365 Writing Prompts: A bend in time

When you’re giddy with excitement, does time speed up ? Slow down? Tell us about the experience of anticipation.

I had those moments of anticipation more often than I’d care to admit. They were not exactly excitement but were too stressful for me .

I had finished my school final exam. and had to wait a while for the results.I was not waiting for an outstanding result, how could I, I barely spent enough time  studying as others. I was hoping to pass the exam, I knew if I didn’t there was going to be trouble, my brother had already threatened to marry me off to some farmer or anyone of his kind, if I failed.

At fifteen things were looking dismal, and because my father passed away my elder brother was the head of the family, failure would mean I’d be at the mercy of my brother.

The day of the result arrived, our roll numbers would be out in the morning news paper i.e. of those who passed. I didn’t forget to say my morning prayer that day, I knew if I asked God to help me, He would.

The moment I heard the bicycle bell of the delivery man my heart beat faster, “please God I said let me cross this hurdle, I will study hard if I passed.”

The results were out on the front page my younger brother was jumping with joy, I’m not sure what he was thinking I was terrified, I opened the newspaper, the first page was filled with roll numbers of candidates who passed in the first division, I went on to the second page, after going through a whole bunch of numbers, I saw mine, tears rolled down my cheeks as I said,”Mom I passed.”

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/365-writing-pr…a-bend-in-time

DP Daily Prompt:Because the Night

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Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work?

 

Whenever I think of night owl I am reminded of that terrible night I stayed up till 1:30 am to study for a final exam. It was my room mate’s fault who reminded me my classmates study till two in the morning, I should do the same. I listened to her, when I went to the exam hall I forgot everything. Fate was on my side I recovered and was able to write my exam and passed the course.

I’m not a night person I cannot function after 10:30 pm. I dislike going to parties where they serve dinner at 10:00 pm., sometimes 11:00 pm which I think is ridiculous. For me night means sleep. There are people who work better at night, I’m not one of those.

I like to wake up bright and early. I get all my work done, I perform better too. I follow the phrase,”Early to bed early to rise makes a man/woman healthy wealthy and wise”. I do my best work during the day.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/dp-daily-prompt-4/