Daily Prompt : Ordinary

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Ordinary

One day I made up my mind to ask a friend about a novel she was writing. My question, was she able to finish it? In reply she said she had finished writing it, but didn’t publish it.

I was always interested to read her first novel, and requested her to send me the pdf. She immediately sent it. I thought it probably is a normal story which I’d be able to read it.

When I started reading it I could not believe that it’s not an, Ordinary story and it didn’t seem this was her first novel. I read a lot of Urdu novels, but this novel easily is worth reading. You can tell she did a lot of research about everything she wrote, it includes the city. One might think if you live in the same city it’s easy to describe the streets, shopping centers in it, esp. when it happens to be a very large city. Honestly it’s not.

I live in a much smaller city, I bet I won’t be able to describe the streets, schools, or even a restaurant if I don’t personally visit them, sure you can imagine some, but it’s not that easy.

So far I read eleven chapters, but I have no idea what will happen next, it keeps me interested till the end of the chapter. I’m not sure if I’m making any sense, I can say this much, anyone who knows Urdu must read her novel, it is exceptional and not Ordinary as I first thought.

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365 Writing Prompts: these boots were made for walkin’

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

My favorite pair of shoes is an ordinary pair, they are actually sneakers I always wear when I go for a walk.

A few years ago I  had some problems with one of my heels, I do not recall which one, I went to the physician to see if he could help me.

He gave me a long lecture about how women wear high heel shoes which is not good for them. I told him I don’t wear high heels. His advice was I should always wear sneakers to avoid any problem with my feet.

I took his advice seriously and bought a black pair of sneakers. They took me to the streets of London, Montreal, Atlanta, Chicago,Baltimore, Calgary and also my city st’ John’s . I find them comfortable, I do not have any aches and pains that I had when I wore the fancy shoes.

My black pair of sneakers are the most comfortable shoes I own and I’m delighted to have them!