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Wordy Wednesday..

*The encouraging comments I received for When the past beckons,  have prompted me to develop it into a short story. So,  I would like to give it a try and see how things shape up! I plan on using every week's Wordy Wednesday prompt (if I can) to further my story, bit by bit. Let's see where it takes me! :)

The story began here 
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                 We never know how or when an idea or a thought can inspire us, and, grabbing us in an instant,  shake us out of our minds!

                One moment, Serena was  sipping her coffee, leafing through a glossy, and the next moment, out of nowhere a thought creeped into her mind, shaking her out of her reverie.  Ruby -  her librarian  - had handed her a couple of books by  Dr. Brian Weiss; books which travelled between life times, making us aware of the link between our past and our present. Books which spoke of past life regression therapy.

              How often she had  wondered where she had come from! An abandoned child of an unwed mother, Serena always had these questions hovering around her mind ; questions like, why was she here, what had been her fault that she had been presented such a miserable life, and why, oh why did she always find herself comfortable in tunnels! 

            The books had seemed rather mysterious initially. However, soon she had found the whole past-life concept so fascinating,  she read both the books back to back!  The idea had begun taking shape in her mind that maybe there was something from her past that would help  unfold her present. And, maybe, just maybe, help her find her long lost mother. And, also, herself! 

           Abstract it may have been, but, the more she thought about it, the more she felt it would offer an insight into 'her world'. Oh, how she had borne the mystery about her life all these years! How she had let those doubts nag her, irritate her, no end! But, now, it would all be clear. 
   
          Her past would help solve the mysteries of her present. And, Dr. Weiss would help her do it. 

          Her mind was made up. 


*This post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
This week's prompt: word prompt: words beginning from the letter I.
Inspire, instant, irritate, insight. 
           



Comments

  1. You're really beginning to stretch your writing muscles and I am glad to see that! Do continue writing fiction, Shilpa :)

    The strong points in this piece for me are the nuanced thoughts that go through her head as she debates and deliberates over her choices. Worked well for me as a reader.

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  2. Thanks Shailaja! That's a major boost! I never considered fiction my cup of tea! Now, I definitely AM going to work on it..:)

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  3. I remember doing a quiz on the Internet a few years back, and they told me that I was some English princess in my past life! *hides face*

    I wish I could write fiction like you, you've got such good control over the flow of your words! Keep it up :)

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    1. OMG! Mithila, please, don't say such good things about my fiction! I have just begun sort of getting a feel of it..:))
      But, thanks so much, sweetie! Its so encouraging! <3

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  4. This is great, Shilpa. I really like how you're developing the Word Wednesday prompt into a continuing story. So clever! Intriguing story with the past lives theme. Keep em coming!

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