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A Writing Challenge: Opposites


Maggie from has posed a challenge that involves a photo prompt story. We have to use the emotion this story invokes to build two stories with opposite emotions.

Here is my take.

Birth of Joy

For the first time in his life, he was bummed. Being an orphan, he had filtered all strong emotions out of his system, knowing they would only make him susceptible to pain and humiliation. He thought himself above all this.

But the moment, his wife’s cries turned into a baby’s wail, and he saw his daughter for the first time…

Death of Pain

I never asked you to hold my hand

in front of the world who wouldn’t understand.

But never even in my dreams

did you ever abandon me

till death makes us meet.



I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

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