Today is better

“If there’s anything you can do today, I don’t advise you to keep it for tomorrow. Do it now. Today is better. The winners are those who do things promptly not those who keep things to do tomorrow.” Romilia Quotes

The burden of secrets

This post is in response to the “Masters of Writing Flash Fiction Challenge, Week 13

This week’s theme is – Weight’

The rules are:–

  1. Only one submission per user is allowed.
  2. You must link the original in order to be considered for the competition, i.e. pingback your post to the post.
  3. Word limit is strictly 100 words.

Her shoulders could no longer bear the weight of the secret that she had been holding for so long. Nightmares flooded her happy and melancholic memories. Regret filled her eyes as her life passed through her head. She dissected the guilt, the anger and the viciousness that she felt, and she realized that the double life that she had been living caught up with her. She could no longer contain the feelings of disgust, confusion and frustration when she thought of the love that she held for her colleague, a woman, despite being a straight married woman for 10 years.

You can check out my series of thoughts on the theme of  “Perfection”:

“I wanted to be perfect!”

“What is Perfection?”

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SIWO Weekly Creative Writing Trigger 1

Hello friends!

Many of you know about the Weekly writing Trigger here on SIWO that used to go during the weekends.

It went off for a while but is coming back more powerfully.

This time we shall call it SIWO Weekly Creative Writing Trigger.

The trigger will challenge you to write a post during the week end starting on Friday evening.

When you finish writing, you shall share the link in the comment box here. That will enable the rest of the community to visit, read, like and comment.

This week’s Trigger: Fake news

Happy blogging!

Flash Fiction : Button(s)

I’m back to writing with a flash fiction!

Here’s my take on the July 5 prompt.

Granny Ruth made the best cookies in the world. They were sweet, crunchy and filled with chocolate chips. Alice was staying at her grand-mother’s place for the holidays, and though she already had her share of cookies for the day, she wanted more. She had seen a cookie box on a table in Granny Ruth’s room, so she tiptoed in and tried to reach the box, pushing from the sides, for the box was too far from the edge of the table. The box fell and all she found were buttons, small, big, patterned and flower-shaped instead of cookies.

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A great musical festival was recently organized in the city hall. A symphony of sounds, married to a symphony of colors, gave birth to startling beauty and a thrilling cultural jamboree that amazed the guests. Highly motivated, from time to time, they erupted into roaring laughter and profuse appreciation. It was an historical cultural show.


Using a toothbrush

It seems you have not written
On the prompt toothbrush;
Doesn’t it inspire you?
I’ve taught my grand daughter
How to use a toothbrush
To keep her teeth clean;
It is not everybody
Who knows how to use
A tooth brush in a proper way;
It’s good to teach our children
How to do so
When they are still young.
Using a toothbrush is a must
For all, both young and old.


First-class performance

If your eyes are fixed on the top-rated, highly coveted job of Executive Secretary of your organization, I will say it is a most lofty aspiration; which is not beyond your reach. If others can, so too can you.

My advice would be, wherever you are, tender first class performance. If your work is rated as substandard, it will be hard to convince anyone who matters in the selection process to fill the position that you are up to the task.

It is imperative for you to do your best to excel in every assignment you are given. Stay clear of second-rate work.


#prompt, #substandard

Lust for power

The lust for power is doing great harm to the world. That is why we have wars here and there. These wars have taken away an untold number of human life. We must look for a way to put a stop to it.

Equally dangerous is the lust for riches. Riches are good but when we desire to be rich to the point of having a lust for them, it becomes dangerous. We have to watch out.


No pests around

When Peter came to me for advice on his future, I urged him to work hard in order to stand on his own legs tomorrow and avoid being a pest to anybody.

Life is hard and nobody likes when people come to pest them. They don’t want any pests around. Unfortunately, one finds rather too many pests in cities and towns in many countries in the world.