Find the Fun #writebravely
“My days can barely be distinguished from one another. I’ve just finished cleaning, laundry, cooking and I’ll have to do them all again, tomorrow. How do I come to terms with the endless nature of these household chores?” I whined and asked him.
“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—snap!—the job’s a game!”
I asked him to find the fun in the clothesline that was an eyesore and added to the cacophony.
He smiled and asked, “Can you find a pattern? Would you hang these clothes differently?”
Linking this to Write Tribe Festival of Words – June 2018
Day 2 : Image Prompt and Quote Prompt -“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—snap!—the job’s a game!” – Mary Poppins
June 25, 2018 12:07 am|
Wow, I liked the way you clubbed two prompts
June 25, 2018 12:20 am|
June 25, 2018 12:09 am|
I love how you correlate two separate prompts and weave a story in so few words. I actually stayed up to read your post before signing off for the day.
June 25, 2018 12:16 am|
And you have made my week, Sonia. Am beaming as I type this. Thanks much for your kind words
June 25, 2018 12:13 am|
Nicely done! Combining both and a hundred words too!
June 25, 2018 12:22 am|
Thank you Deepa.
June 25, 2018 12:23 am|
Isn’t it beautiful! The post, the prompt and the picture prompt. How much I enjoyed it.
June 25, 2018 12:24 am|
I loved it too.
June 25, 2018 12:44 am|
this is such a lovely use of 2 prompts
June 25, 2018 6:03 am|
Yeah, yeah, patterns or otherwise this one chore is always boring to me. Still you make it sound interesting, Shilpa.
June 25, 2018 6:19 am|
Beautiful. Wish this has was published last Sunday, Father’s Day.
June 25, 2018 7:31 am|
True. Unless you find the fun any job (at least for me) is a drag.
June 25, 2018 8:17 am|
It would be nice for him to take over the laundry once a while #JustSaying. Great use of prompts Shilpa. Very cleverly done
June 25, 2018 8:28 am|
I thought of my Mom, because she was so particular about how the clothes should be hung out. She had a method to what I thought was madness!
June 25, 2018 8:55 am|
GENIUS. You’ve done it again. Successfully woven two prompts together. I really liked it. Very creative!
June 25, 2018 9:37 am|
100 words and all said well!
On a different note, I find it weird how men can find a pattern in this activity
June 25, 2018 10:26 am|
I loved the way you used two prompts. Very creative.
June 25, 2018 10:30 am|
There are ways to find the joy even in the mundane chores. Just like the beauty lies in the eye of beholder, the joy lies in the mind set of the person executing the task! Wish I also get hold of that mind set…
Short and engaging!
June 25, 2018 10:33 am|
Very nice one and logical also.
June 25, 2018 12:14 pm|
Hey! you are doing a commendable job of using two prompts to come up with one shortie.. I mean short story.
June 25, 2018 1:05 pm|
thoughtful interesting post sharing
June 25, 2018 1:25 pm|
Finding the fun in laundry would definitely be a hard thing to do. Love how you combine prompts.
June 25, 2018 1:30 pm|
Like the way you have combined the image and quote prompt. Quite innovative… 🙂
June 25, 2018 1:33 pm|
Wow! This was an awesome take on the prompt. I loved the way you used both.
June 25, 2018 1:56 pm|
I love the way you wove two different prompts into one beautiful fabric (of the kinds the picture has in it). *Pun intended*
Particularly, about finding the ‘fun’ in doing the yawn-inducing household chores! Love your creativity.
June 25, 2018 2:16 pm|
100 words, picture prompt and quote.. wonderful shilpa. u combined both and gave us a treat
June 25, 2018 2:20 pm|
Shilpa you’re truly impressive – first up there everyday and also clubbing prompts left, right and centre. I loved this.
June 25, 2018 2:47 pm|
Nice one, Shilpa! What an interesting post you have woven around a clothesline!!
June 25, 2018 2:49 pm|
I like your smart way of accomplishing more with less! Nice take on the prompts Shilpa.
June 25, 2018 3:20 pm|
He’s sure to be optimistic, he’s not doing the laundry, or the same thing day in and day out after all!:))
Your post made me smile and I so love how you used both the prompts in such a fun way, Shilpa. You are brilliant!
June 25, 2018 3:26 pm|
Beautifully written Shilpa, yes the fun is finding the pattern. How well you moved the whole script on the quote.
June 25, 2018 5:14 pm|
I love how you’re combining prompts. I’m struggling just with one prompt!!
June 25, 2018 6:12 pm|
two prompts and one post
Amazing work Shilpa.
June 25, 2018 7:10 pm|
Great way to combine both the prompts and I totally relate to the feeling
June 25, 2018 8:44 pm|
I ended up staring at that pic and wondering how I would do it differently. I wonder if there is a psychology test which determines one’s character based on how they rearrange those clothes..
June 25, 2018 9:06 pm|
Haha, interesting way to combine the two prompts. And the message is very true too. We can make almost anything fun.
And even if we can’t find anything to like in the task, there are other ways to make it tolerable. I for one, always have music or audiobooks to go along with my least liked tasks.
June 25, 2018 10:43 pm|
100 words post is not an easy job at least to me. And see how beautifully you wrote the post kept the creativity intact and a beautiful blend of two prompts.
June 26, 2018 12:07 pm|
I always try to hang clothes in a different pattern, but the norm says that it should be hanged in a pattern, so…
I liked the way you have incorporated the two prompts.
June 26, 2018 1:27 pm|
We should enjoy our job… find out the fun part always to avoid monotony! You have clubbed the both prompts so well
June 26, 2018 2:52 pm|
Now that was an interesting way of weaving 2 different stories, indeed life feels monotonous but I try finding a pattern in hanging clothes differently.
June 26, 2018 3:02 pm|
wow.. so light and so so positive
don’t u think..?
June 26, 2018 7:30 pm|
Finding the fun is the core thing everyone should understand which all works happier and easier. I loved the way the conversation went on.
June 27, 2018 10:26 am|
This is lovely Shilpa. What a lot of sense you made out of these two prompts together.
June 27, 2018 8:13 pm|
The daily chores are so boring at times. But when they had to be done every day then it’s better to find that fun element. I admire your way of writing in fewer words and still the story looks complete.
June 28, 2018 1:36 pm|
I like your idea to bring in fun to monotonous routine work. I should try it too.
June 28, 2018 6:05 pm|
Loved the message hidden in your post buddy. It is vital to find the fun element in each work we do.
June 28, 2018 6:59 pm|
What a lovely perspective! This is why I love your short fictions, Shilpa. Keep them coming.
July 1, 2018 12:56 am|
It is a chaotic day everyday. We have to anyway do it.. It’s better to do it the fun way and smile all along