Writing Prompts: Mad Libs

Turn to your co-workers,kids,Facebook friends, family—anyone who is accessible— and ask them to suggest an article, an adjective, and a noun. There’s your post title ! Now write.

The Inconceivable Woman

She was nineteen years old but the kind of determination she had ,would put adults to shame . She was the daughter of a carpenter but she had high hopes for herself .She once told her aunt she wanted to be the best  physician   in the country.

Her aunt jokingly said, ” It’s a long process you have to get an undergraduate degree, then do well in MCAT, only then you can apply to get in to medical school. It’s a long way, I think you should think of completing your degree and get admission in B.Ed. and go for the teaching position, it’s much quicker and less expensive.”

Nerissa was furious, she didn’t like the negative attitude of her aunt. From that day she spoke as little as possible and concentrated on her studies.

First year in college was a bit tough , she overcame her difficulties quickly. It seemed it was yesterday she talked about her ambition to be a  physician, now  she graduated with honors, time passes so fast.

But destiny has a way of turning around , Nerissa was rejected in her application to medical school, once, twice, three times .

Her belief in herself changed she began to think maybe what aunt Alice saw was right, it was a long road to get where she wanted to go. Already rejected three times, her dream of becoming a physician was shattered, she lost faith in herself. She spent a large amount of her time thinking what’s next. She could not get an answer.

Her mom was concerned, she could not grasp why this was happening to her only child. She was  at a loss how could she make her daughter happy was the only thing she thought of. Right at that moment she heard the phone ringing, she picked up the receiver, it was Monica, Nerissa’s childhood friend .

Monica wanted to come over to see Nerissa and her parents. Mrs. Raymond was delighted, it was so sudden and the right moment to cheer up her daughter.

Monica came for dinner, Mr.s Raymond cooked Nerissa’s favorite dishes. Nerissa’s parents and Monica enjoyed the dinner. For dessert Mrs.Raymond baked chocolate cheesecake. This was a favorite of the whole family. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond decided to go  for a walk after dinner, while the two girls volunteered to clear the table and wash the dishes.

While washing the dishes Nerissa told her friend, she was rejected three times in her application to medical school, she lost her confidence, she had no idea whether she could get a job with her Biology degree.

“I have an idea”, said Monica, “meet me at the gym tomorrow!”

……………………………………To Be Continued 🙂

The Inconceivable Woman–Part-two

Early  next morning, Nerissa got dressed to meet her friend and made up her mind to sign up at the gym, if nothing she could at least try to get in shape. It was  her way to direct her energy towards something that would help her to be healthy. She had wasted too much time and effort to get into medical school, it hasn’t happened, chances were good it never will.

She signed the necessary papers and after a long time felt good about her decision. While handing her form to the secretary, she heard someone, it sounded familiar, she turned around, found her friend David smiling,”Hi Ness, what are you doing here, don’t tell me you’ve decided to join the gym.”

“What if I have, what’s that to you, can I remind you my name is “Nerissa” and not Ness?”

“It’s easier for me, you know those three letters, R I A , I dislike them .”

“But why what’s wrong with those letters?”

“You really want to know?”


“When I was in kindergarten, I got into a fight with Peter, he called me names so I punched him.”

The  teacher was furious, in a fit of anger she forgot my name and called me Red because of my hair. I cried and said, “My name is David not Red.”

The kids were delighted, they’ve found something to tease me, from that day on every single boy and girl called me Red.

“Okay why do you dislike I and A, is there a story behind them too?”

“Oh yes, I was a terrible speller, I barely passed the spelling tests, ‘I’ this one was strange, the teacher told us i should always be in capital letter when you mean yourself,e.g  I am, I think I wasn’t listening so when the teacher wanted me to write what she said, “I wrote, i em.” the teacher then wrote the two letters “I” and “A” on a piece of cardboard and pinned it on my back. I was so embarrassed I swore I’ll never use these letters again. Your name has those two distasteful letters I had to eliminate them.”

“It’s a weird story but interesting Red.”

“Not funny David said, let’s go for coffee.”

“I can’t, I’m waiting for Monica, I wonder why she’s not here yet!”

……………………………………….:) to be continued!







365 Written Prompt: Cliche

Cliches become cliches for a reason.Tell us about the last time ‘A bird in the hand was worth two in the bush’ for you.

Years ago when I was new in the teaching profession I was promised a lot of things which were never meant to be fulfilled. I was in my early twenties, I took a job in a “Residential Model School” and I was told it was a step in the right direction.

Ten days after I joined the school, I was ready to quit. I found the principal too overbearing I felt I must leave this place immediately or I’ll forever hate the teaching profession. With this intention, I wrote a resignation letter and  took it to him, he looked at it and showed a puzzled look , “Is this a resignation letter he said.”

I nodded my head indicating yes, it is.

He then started cross examining me, “It’s only been ten days you’ve joined this school, what could have happened in such a short time?”

I did not have the guts to tell him, “You are the reason.”

Two years passed since that day, I was still teaching in the same school. I was looking for an opportunity to get out of that awful place. Luckily I saw an ad of opportunity to study in UK offered by the British council. I wrote my application and sent it directly to the office, indicating I had the intention of sending another one through the school, which was the usual procedure. My excuse I was afraid it may not make the deadline if I sent it through the school.My fear was the principal may delay sending it to reach it  on time.

The council was okay with this and when the application came through the school a few days later it didn’t matter.

The council phoned the school and told the principal I was selected for the interview and they already sent me a letter giving the time and place where I’d have to go for the interview.

About two months later I received a thick envelope by mail, informing me I was selected to study English as a foreign language in the Institute of education, university of London UK. I was overjoyed not only I’d finally leave this school but I will also get a chance to study in UK.

After this the principal came to me he wanted me to refuse the scholarship, he said, “Wait two more years, we will send you to UK for higher studies.”

I looked at him said nothing, in  my mind  the words, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”  was ringing loudly!

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