Discover Prompts, Day 28: Focus

Day 28: Focus

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Today’s prompt was kind of difficult for me to write about. I cannot exactly remember when I used the word, ‘FOCUS,’ seriously. Several minutes went by and I was still thinking. To dawdle is not something that interests me. So I started writing.

I went back to my school days, I did not focus in the lower grades I read my lessons a few days before the exams and barely made it to the next level. This habit persisted till I finished the undergraduate degree.

Suddenly I woke up I took admission to do my Masters degree. At first I had no idea what subject I must take to complete this degree. I asked big sister if I should study Economics. ‘No,’ she said, ‘you’re not a serious student you will not make it.’

After a few seconds she suggested, ‘English, study English.’

I was irritated I said, ‘No I’ll take History.’

Big sister went her way and I took admission in the department of History.

The day of our first lecture I found myself in a large room. The room was buzzing with the voices of boys, and the three of us females would not have been noticed if we sat at the back.

The Prof. was a serious guy he looked at us and pointed the first few seats for us to sit.

Classes started the prof. got his register called the names of the students and marked the attendance.

First few days went fast. The new week brought with it immense pressure at least for me. We were going to have tests after a few weeks. I was worried, what if I do badly in the tests. The male students who already thought they were superior students will make fun of us.

I realized then that I need to pay attention in class and do well in all these tests.

I started going to all three libraries in the city to take notes and study hard.

For two years I spent my time studying which was something I never did before.

The final exams were tricky I knew the subject well and succeeded in getting good marks. I was pleased I finally got a certificate I was proud of.


DP Daily Prompts: Ready,Set,Done

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Our ten-minute free write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached.( Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).

Today is November thirteen,2014, it’s the third time time my favorite tennis player Roger will play against Andy Murray, Roger must win this one to get the semi-final spot. I know he plays well, but sometimes his mind is not focused on the game but his four kids, it’s normal, but I want him to play well.

I’m telling his racket to help him play well. It should try to keep the maestro awake even if it is for an hour,’ come on racket do your job,’I’ll say.’

The racket if it understands my command may say,’it’s not all up to me dear fan, Roger must do his job too.’

As I’m thinking all this in my mind I’m worried whether the racket realizes how much is at stake, I have to remind him,’the number one rank at the end of the year, you weird one, sorry I don’t mean to make you angry.’

I’m praying ,’please God let Roger win, he’s my favorite player!”


365 Writing Prompts: A little sneaky

Are writing prompts a useful exercise, or do you find them to be too limiting and/or hokey?

To me writing prompts are useful as long as they do not suggest knowing about people who write these prompts, I know some use it in a different way and ignore writing about themselves,which is a good thing.

There are a lot of prompts where they want us to write about us, I am tired of doing it. There are a lot of things it can focus on and leave out knowing about people who write these prompts.

By this time I think I have written a lot about myself, anyone reading it will have no trouble writing a biography of me.

It’s time the prompts given to us is something more educational than knowing about us as persons. There are a lot of topics that can help one’s general knowledge.…-little-sneaky/

DP Daily Prompt: Might As Well Jump Post by Ranu

The biggest risk I’d like to take is enroll  in the P.hd program. I could not before,there was the financial situation,the age of the children and a not so healthy husband. Now that all these things are not a hindrance,I have lost my focus.

I don’t really know what has to happen to take the risk. Perhaps nothing. Then again if some well-known Sufi, such as Jalal-din Rumi,shows up in my dream and advises me to do so. I will gladly “JUMP” ,but that will never happen.Therefore I’ll never register in the course.