Beating the Block

55 Fiction

It’s time you updated your blog.

Blogger's Block

I want to but it’s a struggle. The thoughts are too foggy and the words are eluding me.

How about a story in 55 words? Certainly, you can manage that.

You think that is a cake walk?

Don’t give excuses, just start writing.

Ok, if you insist. Here it goes…

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28 thoughts on “Beating the Block

  1. Quite a struggle, isn’t it? But you managed well in those 55 words. It’s a start, Shilpa. I’m going through a similar phase. Haven’t written the five sentence iction series in a while. It’s not writer’s block for me, though. Just not getting enough time to brainstorm and write. Looking forward to read more drabbles in 55.
    Vinitha recently posted…Wordless Wednesday 40My Profile

    • You bet, some days it is a struggle. Even the blank page must be fed up of staring back at me. Sigh!
      Hope you get back to your writing rhythm soon, Vinitha and thanks for dropping by 🙂

    • Yes, there’s a lot on my plate, but guess these are excuses and I need to pull up my socks. Thanks Corinne, glad you liked this attempt. 🙂

  2. At least you are writing in your blog. And 55 words, too. Woohooo! Aside from the challenges, I don’t do much blogging. I need that pressure and camaraderie to make me write as I don’t have a regular blogging routine going with an email list and all that. It’s easy to let it slip to the back burner and think it’s not overly important.
    Cathy Graham recently posted…The Call of the Wind – Day Seven #BlogAThonMy Profile

    • You are amazing with words and your poems rhymes are so fluid. You must write more often, Cathy. Agree with you that the blogging challenges truly push us and I love the camaraderie too. When I am busy and cant update the blog, it’s fine with me. But when I have the time to write and I dont/cant write, that distresses me. 😛

    • Thanks Susan. Yeah, just challenged myself and finally managed to write these 55 words.
      You can do it too. I like the clarity and depth of your thoughts and look forward to read more from you 🙂

  3. “I want to but it’s a struggle. The thoughts are too foggy and the words are eluding me.” … this is exactly what I am going through.

    • Ah, I can empathize with you, Sheethal. But do challenge yourself and start writing. Like they say, that if a writer’s block is staring at you, describe it’s shape, colour and texture 😀

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