five minute fiction Prompt: Sparks

I spent all day, I couldn’t decide what kind of story to write.
I read books, tried to see what sort of fiction was popular.
I came up with nothing, it probably was not my day.
I started watching my favorite show Jeopardy, while watching the show my imagination flared up.
Wow I said,”Why didn’t I think of this story!”
Lillie McFerrin Writes

DP Daily Prompt: Your Days are Numbered

I have to mention Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament. Today January 26 th 2014 will go down in History as the greatest day for, “Stanislas Wawrinka,a tennis player . He accomplished what no one else could believe he would. He defeated Rafael Nadal in the championship match. He took away the trophy that the commentators thought was surely Nadal’s.

Critics may argue, how Nadal got injured and didn’t play his best. When the match started both of them were fine physically and mentally. Wawrinka the under dog took two sets without any problem. In the third set he was overwhelmed by the occasion and what he was about to do. He lost the third and came right back and won the fourth.

I think Nadal is over rated by many.  To me this was the greatest thing for 26th January 2014. I would say, yes Wawrinka they couldn’t make you nervous. Congratulations for winning the first grand slam of 2014.

365 days writing prompt: Musical /2014/01/26/365-days-jan.26-music/

Music plays a big role in my life. Whenever I’m sad I think about certain songs and quietly sing to feel better.

From a very early age I was fascinated with songs and their lyrics. I started with ,”my mind to me a kingdom is, such perfect joy therein I find.” I was very young when we were taught this song in school. Something about the tune caught my fancy. I’ve never forgotten it.

This was followed by songs in my language. I am a Bengali and Tagore became my idol. I can sit and listen to his songs for a long time. I’m never tired or bored. Music gives me the kind of encouragement I need in times when I am frustrated and am at a loss  about what to do with myself.It has a calming effect on me. I’m sure this happens to other people too.

I love Hindi and Urdu songs as well. Now that I understand the lyrics it gives me a lot of pleasure listening and singing.

Sometimes I feel unhappy because I wasn’t allowed to have a musical instrument and a teacher who could give me voice lessons. My family was against it because according to them my education would suffer.

The time has passed, but my love for music hasn’t changed one iota.