Daily Prompt: Groupthink

Write a post that includes dialogue between two people– other than you. (for more of a challenge, try three or more people.)

Parker, Tom and Howard were busy talking. I stood in the background to find out why they looked so serious.This is what I heard.

Tom: Parker, did you see our boss this morning?

Parker : No what’s up?

Tom: I have some doozies to tell you about.

Parker : Really what can be so amazing?

Howard (joins in ) : I want to know too, it’s always fun to find out about our boss, especially, how does he spend all that money he’s making.

Tom: Howard, you are so nosey, do you always have  to butt in and say your piece, some people!

Tom : Well I was walking along the road, minding my own business, suddenly I heard a car whiz by me, it was our boss, I had a quick glance and saw a lady seated on the passenger’s side, she wasn’t the missus.

Howard :Who was it?

Tom : Will you stop asking questions,Howard?

Parker: Who was it Tom ? I’d like to know too!

Tom : I’ve heard it on the grapevine the boss and his missus are not getting along, so she’s out of town somewhere.

Parker and Howard: WOW, don’t they have children?

Tom : I’ve heard they have a son, he is sent to a boarding school.

Parker: Well, well this is some news.

Howard: Are they getting a divorce?

Tom and Parker: Howard do not jump to conclusions!



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DP Daily Prompt: Four Stars

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Write a review of your life— or someone close to you—as if it were a movie or a book.

I was the seventh child of my parents and the second daughter. I was told  I was born after my mom lost her ten month old son.

My sister informed  me mom sat in a corner every day and cried for her son who passed away.

I had an unusual malady as an infant I fainted without any reason, once my aunt had me on her lap, I suddenly fainted, my aunt cried and said, “Apa(big sister) I did not do anything.”

Before my mom could reply,my sister blurted out, “You didn’t do anything she always faints without reason.”

When my sister narrated  this I knew how much my sister loved me i.e. (hated me).

I loved poetry early on, I’d hang out with my older brothers and listened when they memorized poems esp. the funny ones. My memory was sharp, I recited the poem before my brothers  could learn by rote.

I loved singing quietly when no one was watching, the songs the nuns taught were my favorite.

I spent my time reciting my favorite poems and singing. My siblings always found me in the corner of my room, squatting on the floor singing.

I loved to go to school, but when I was unable to complete my homework, I’d make an excuse and stayed home. This angered my sister so much she’d scream at the top of her lungs with the words, “Dad is spoiling her.”

Life according to me was playing with my siblings, having fun moving around the neighborhood exploring a brand new place every day. I never ever thought what I’d like to be when I grow up, these feelings never found its way  in my mind.

When I was eleven my Dad planned a trip to Bangladesh, it was the first time I saw my aunts,  uncles and cousins. Before I saw them in real life I wondered if I have these relatives that my friends boasted about. The mystery was solved I too have near and dear ones like them.

I barely turned twelve, it was a Wednesday morning, the sun was bright, we the younger siblings came out of the house to play as usual, a loud scream from my mother caught our attention, we raced inside, mom was in Dad’s room, we all went in, to my absolute horror I witnessed my dad taking his last breath.

Things were not the same after this incident,my mom announced we will go to Bangladesh for good.

Everyone in the family was heartbroken as we packed our belongings to leave the place we called home for so long!



DP Daily Prompt: Bookworm Post by ranu

The Kite Runner (film)

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The last book I read was Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner”. I selected it after reading the author’s two previous books,’A Thousand Splendid Suns’ and ,”And The Mountains Echoed”.

After reading his previous books,I knew I would like ,’The Kite Runner’ as well. I was not disappointed. I started reading the book immediately after my daughter bought the copy for me.I enjoyed reading about the kite flying competition.It brought back memories of my childhood.I loved watching my brothers flying the kite that they themselves put together.

At one point there was an incidence in the book,it made me stop and think,whether I wanted to continue. Something in me made me stick to it and carry on.

The story of two young kids,coming from a completely different background becoming good friends fascinated me. As I continued to read I began to understand how cruel human nature can be.Hosseini did such a wonderful job of portraying it. I instantly felt the human drama unfolding  right before me.I was no longer the person reading a story,but I was really watching these two young boys in person.

The story was more interesting when the boys grew up and one of them had a son.The father was killed. The son was sent to an orphanage.This is where his father’s friend,put his life in jeopardy to rescue his friend’s son. There were moments when it seemed the friend would not come out alive, but his sheer determination and his belief in the almighty,helped him to be successful.

I loved the book,it makes one relive certain things that happen in real life. The cruelty of one human being against another,just because of his status,his wealth and power has enabled him to carry on his evil ways. In the end, truth always triumphs.I would recommend everyone to read it.