Only Things that Followed

She came, she stayed, and she went.

Memories were the only things that followed.

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Life Worth Living

My life is still dancing

With a starlight glaze

As though the big red sun

Will rise up ablaze

 

But my family is more important

Than anything in my life

My dad is a good husband

And my mom is a loving wife

 

And I got a big brother also

Who is funny and also loving

We love, enjoy and sometimes fight

But he also helps me with everything

 

My life is just incomplete

Without all my friends

Because they never leave me

Even until the world ends

 

And one-third of my life

I give to you, my love

Cause you are the best gift

That God gave me from above

 

My life comprises of these three

And makes it happy and interesting

And these three are the things

That makes my life worth living

Real Strength

One day, Adam was watching Superman movie. He is an 8-year old boy full of vigorous charisma and cheerful mentality that makes people more soothing to approach and even have an exciting time with him. Days were crammed with absolute amusement with him.

His father was crossing in front of him when he asked for him to come back and take a seat next to him. His father took the chair from the opposite side and placed it next to his son.

“Dad, can I ask you something?”

“Yes, son”

“How did Superman conjure such supernatural strength?”

His father, a kind and a caring father, didn’t wish to spoil the fun for his kid by revealing that Superman is just a fictional character and so he answered.

“Superman was born with such strength. That’s why he has such a mighty potential.”

“Is it possible to attain such strength afterwards? Like we’re not born with it, but later we have the possibility to attain it?”

“I don’t know son. Why’d you ask?”

“I was just wondering whether there is a chance for me to become as strong as Superman one day. Is it possible dad?”

His father felt dumbstruck. He felt bound by his son’s request. His mind felt impassive. He failed in having a single suggestion to acknowledge his son. The whole truth in his mind steered the concept that such superhuman strength will never be attained even though we tend to train our whole lives. It is all just simply movie logic. Nothing is ever practicable in the real world.

But seeing those pleasing eyes of his son, he wasn’t able to say the bitter truth to his son, who, along with his young age and mild playful heart, is waiting eagerly for the answer. Suddenly he remembered one thing and made up his mind what to mention to his little boy.

“Son, it’s not possible to attain such strength in our lifetime.”

“Oh”

His son felt down by his father’s reply.

“But, it is possible to attain a strength which will surpass each other strength.”

“What is it, dad?”

His son was quite eager to know. His face lit up just like the full moon radiating the ever glazing glimmer over everything.

“The strength within yourself”

“How am I able to attain such strength dad?”

“It might sound simple, however, there’s plenty of work done for that.”

“Can you offer me some pointers for that dad?”

“Well, as a matter of truth, I can’t teach you that. You have got to earn the real knowledge yourself. But sure, I’ll provide you with some pointers.”

“Wow really, dad”

“Yeah, the first and foremost factor that you just got to do is to believe in yourself. Regardless of what everybody keeps saying, never ever lose the trust on yourself. Everybody will keep saying worse things behind your back, several might tease you, make fun of you, they may additionally keep saying don’t and can’t and won’t and all. They may be all negative towards you. Believe me, the world is packed with people that might some assist you, whereas all the other simply wish to see you crumble all the way down to your doom.”

“So what should I do dad?”

“Never believe what people say concerning you. The truth lies in what you think of yourself. Don’t ever mind people’s word. They may contain truth and lies equally mixed together. If you happen to listen to somebody saying things concerning you, simply brush those words off your shoulder and believe that you’re capable of doing anything that you just put your mind into. If you believe in your own strength, then, sure enough, you’ll be capable of achieving great heights. It’s true that you just might end up in failures. But, as it is said, it’s these failures that push a man to success. When you fail, rise up. You may fail again if so, rise up again. And one day, you’ll see yourself standing on the very top that you always wished to attain. And on that top, you can keep your head held up high for all the critics to see and say that you believe in yourself. Your strength lies in your heart. There’s nothing more powerful than that.”

His son with eager enthusiasm began to show stances of Superman.

“I’m going to be a superhero dad, just like you said.”

His father smiled a little, seeing his little boy.

Short Tale Challenge #1

Everyone loves to be challenged, so do I. It’s those challenges that intrigue us to write even more. Challenges give us a perception of whether we are capable of writing, given a particular theme.

I loved challenges, and here are some of the challenges that I do participate. Feel free to participate in their challenges as well.

  1. Twittering Tales by Like Mercury Colliding
  2. Weekly Tanka Challenge by Ramblings of a Writer
  3. Three Line Tales by Only 100 Words
  4. Weekly Writing Prompt by the secret keeper
  5. One Word Photo Challenge by Jennifer Nichole Wells

These are some of the challenges that I participate and made me want to start a challenge of my own. I’m just starting and so I don’t know how this goes on, but I’ll be sure to give the prompts in a regular manner.

“Each Tuesday, I will be putting up a prompt and you can simply publish a post on your own blog responding to the prompt. The task is to write a short tale in no more than 100 words.”

Today’s prompt is “Free”

free

Leave a link to your post in the comments below for others to view or create a pingback to this post by linking this post to your challenge entry post.

Read and leave a feedback on other’s entries to encourage more participation.

Have fun and Happy writing! 😉

Note: To check the number of words that you have written, you can use any online word counter tools. For example, you can use this WordCounter

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