Writing Prompt: The little things

Describe a little thing— one of the things you love that defines your world but is often overlooked.

I remember when I was in college I was a very shy teenager, I stayed away from people who talked too much and had a very big ego. I disliked that part of their personality and kept myself aloof from them.

I met a senior student who came forward and introduced herself,she was taught by my sister, she felt I was lonely and did her best to make me comfortable.

One day I thought maybe if I introduced my sister to my classmates they might try to be friendly with me. Hoping my sister wouldn’t mind I asked her to accompany me to my college. At first she said she would, but when I was ready to go back to college ,she told me she was unable to go. Her reason, she had more important things to do than go to my college. I was angry,I picked up my bag and left the house.

Hours later she came to my college, her important work did not materialize, therefore she decided to visit me. It was too late I did not forgive her.

It was only a little thing I asked for, my sister overlooked it, I was disappointed , at my age then I viewed things differently I felt my sister rejected me because  to her I wasn’t important enough!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/writing-prompt…-little-things/

5 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: The little things

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. It’s true…people may disappoint us in life. I know I disappoint people.

    I like giving little pieces of bread to the birds in my yard. When I don’t, I disappoint myself.

    All good wishes,


    • I also keep a small birdhouse in my little balcony at home. Sometimes I am more worried that I forgot to feed my winged friends than anything else. One day a bird flew into our house and walked into my room. I tried to guide it out slowly, gently but it was almost like it wanted to stay in my room. It jumped onto my laptop, hid behind my bed, pecked at my yoga mat and sat on my bookshelf (all the things I like to do!) Finally I managed to take it to our laundry area where it could fly out. It was virtually out but all of a sudden it turned around looked at me and hopped back into the laundry area. I was concerned that it was injured but couldn’t do much. I left bird seeds and water for it. It stayed overnight and the next morning flew away. Everyone says it’s because I feed them every day. It was such a lovely experience 🙂

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