Contest Winner – The Obsessive Writing Challenge (Week 1)

Thank you for all the amazing entries! I loved each and every piece. I am truly honoured that such talented writers took part in this. If anyone who’s reading this would like to check out a few nice blogs, please head to the Obsessive Writing Challenge – Week 1 post, and read their amazing work which they have linked to in the comments. You will be very glad you did because I was mind blown when I was done scrolling through their work.

As promised, I have picked one winner. Everybody’s entries were amazing! I can’t say that enough. The piece that spoke to me the most was,

Dear Mr. Mistry by dMello. I love the idea of story telling through a poem. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me. Please visit their amazing blog!

Thank you all for participating. 🙂 I will announce the next week’s theme tomorrow. The next week’s winner gets to do a guest post on my blog. So be sure to stop by tomorrow for more details. 🙂

– The Obsessive Writer

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The Obsessive Writing Challenge – Week 1

Welcome to the very first edition of the Obsessive Writing Challenge. 🙂 I hope you have some fun and make a few friends!

This week’s theme is : SIN

You will have to write content, any kind of content relevant to the theme and it has to have the word “sin” in it. I will pick a winner and link to their blog in the next week. So exposure to my readers is essentially the prize. I hope it helps send a good amount of traffic to your blog. 🙂

The rules are pretty simple.

  1. You can submit your entry by writing it and posting it in your blog. Your entry should have : a title, followed by a link sharing this post about the challenge and then finally the body of your content.
  2. Your post has to have the word “sin”, and it has to be the overall theme.
  3. Leave a link to your entry in the comments below, that’s how I’ll be able to see it.
  4. Your entry can be any written work, like a story, a poem or a passage. Just make sure it’s relevant to the topic and most importantly, original.
  5. The last date for submitting your entry is 18.11.17 (Saturday) 11:59 PM IST

This is the first edition of this prompt, and I will make it a weekly thing if it goes well.

Good luck! And make sure you follow the rules to make it easier for me 🙂

– The Obsessive Writer

Count Your Blessings

It’s very easy to let life bring you down. In my case I made my whole life about someone and all my happiness and sadness was no longer in my control. It’s easy to blame relationships or yourself and mope around. I’ve done that. I haven’t been able to write, well I could write but it would just be depressing shit so I haven’t. It took me a while to see clearly. It did not come to me suddenly. It was no miraculous epiphany. When you feel broken inside and you think you’ll never get out of this spell life has cast on you, gradually your vision clears up. Like fog lifting at day break.

Whether you’re have an amazing day or not, I’d like to remind you that scientifically there is a very huge possibility that this is the one chance you get at life. Are you really willing to waste it all over someone or something? I’ve realised that I’m not. Make your own happiness. And the first step to that is listing reasons why you should be happy. Count your blessings along with me in the comments if you’d like to. Here goes,

  1. I have a gorgeous, amazing, loving and extremely huggable little pup who’s just waiting for me to get out of bed every morning.
  2. I have the most amazing father who happens to be more than a father. He is my best friend.
  3. I have a blog and people, nice people. You have no idea how nice! These people visit me every day and make my life a thousand times better with their kind words. They make me feel like a writer and I am forever grateful. 🙂
  4. I am learning to drive and I’m kicking ass at it.
  5. Most importantly, thank God for Netflix. It’s like I have a thousand families and friends every day when I tune in to watch my favourite shows.

This was just a post I needed to write for myself, more than for others. But I hope it helps you in a way too. Thank you for reading. Don’t forget to smile today. It literally costs nothing! 🙂

– The Obsessive Writer

MOONCHILD

Would you think I was crazy

If I said the dark gave me peace?

There are no blaring lights,

In these calming nights.

No one can really see,

The dark offers a lot of privacy.

To just be, to exist.

Live a life unnoticed.

What goes unnoticed, remains untouched.

I’d like to be that unbruised flower.

The one you water every day in your garden of dreams.

For when the morning comes,

So does all the hate.

I am more than how the light falls on me.

I am more than what they see.

They teach us to beware of the monsters under our bed.

Whilst they hide in plain sight, all the demons in their head.

© Abirami

Anger Management

I don’t understand how a certain group of people are categorised as impulsive. How are only some people that way? Is it not human to feel an impulse? If it were up to me there would only be two categories. People who are alive, and those who are dead.

But I’ve been told recently that I couldn’t always say or do what I liked. And that being “impulsive” is not the right way to deal with things. That right course of action is apparently to carefully think about it and agonise over it until you’re too numb to want to do something about how you’re feeling.

Like if you’re at work and a co-worker undermines you, or you’re at school and someone takes credit for your work or belittles you. Would you just walk away? That is the society we live in. There’s so much importance to conforming to social norms and “decency”, that the line between right and wrong is so blurry these days.

If you’re able to bottle up your feelings when someone stabs you in the back, or outright insults you, then good for you. I cannot live a lie like that. And I won’t. To hell with your opinions. I will remain impulsive for as long as I have a pulse.

– The Obsessive Writer

A Search for the Right Way

Is there such a thing?

I’ve always been taught by life and it’s experiences that nothing is ever black or white. Our moral compass if often dunked in shades of grey and we’re left stranded with no sense of direction. I did not think there was a rule book. But lately, it feels like there are indeed some strong indicators that guide us unintentionally.

Whenever I am faced with a difficult choice, there are often two options. One that feels like it might suck immensely, and an easier one. I hate confrontation, or any sorts of negativity so I’ve always ended up picking the easier thing to do. Like not leaving my hometown for college, not ending a bad friendship, just not taking risks.

Maybe the right way doesn’t feel so right? Maybe its when you’ve got that pit in your stomach you’re doing what you’re supposed to. I have reached this point in my life where I feel like nothing can go wrong. Every high or low is just the path I was meant to take to my rightful destination. The only way I’m going to end up where I am supposed to is by doing things the right way no matter the consequences and irrespective of how hard they are.

Seeing as I’ve only got this one life, I might as well get it right.

– The Obsessive Writer

Breaking, Breaking, Broken.

I searched,

For a single drop of tear,

For a second of regret,

For some compassion

In your unforgiving eyes.

As you tore apart my wings.

I prayed,

For a morsel of kindness,

For a minute of sympathy,

For mere reluctance

In your cold, dead heart.

As you shot your poison dart.

Some people cannot be saved.

And some people cannot be loved.

© Abirami