Life in Ink…

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. This year, I’m planning to do short pieces of fiction (not a series), or a poem based on a word with that letter.

Life in Ink…

A ray of light burst through the opening in the door, just for a moment standing still. The letter now fallen on the carpet inside, the opening closed and the space below returned almost to darkness.

Anna picked the letter, the envelope of which bore the logo of one of the biggest publishing houses. It was addressed, as she knew it would be, to her brother Tom Spinner. Her fingers crossed for good luck, she slit the envelope open and read it.

Laughing with delight, she ran up the stairs.

“Tommy! Tommy! You made it. They said yes.”

As she threw the door open, her laughter fell silent seeing the limp body of her brother hanging from the ceiling.

“Why, Tommy, why?” she screamed, though he couldn’t answer.

As she dropped the letter, the wind caught it from her hand and it floated to the floor and fell on to the twenty papers strewn on the floor near the study table. As the light turned to darkness, the last drop of black fell from the overturned inkpot on the table, and fell on the sheets, all but one of which began with the words,

“Dear Mr. Spinner,
We are sorry to inform you…”

Like last year, I’m taking the challenge along with my friend Bhavya. We’re writing on the same themes each day, and giving each other the themes on alternate days. Day 09, the word chosen by us was ~Ink~.

(© 10th April 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

18 thoughts on “Life in Ink…”

    • Well, good that you didn’t, Sundari. 😀 Would’ve lost so many novels then.

      But hope is not something that all people hold on to when fate seems against them 🙁

    • We never know what the limit is before we’re broken, Titli. When we’re rejected often, it feels like we’re not good enough, and that kills us. In Tom’s case, it “literally” killed him.
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    • I’ll definitely check it out, Chicky 🙂 but once my PC problems are solved. Some continue to persist, sadly 😛

      Yes, hope can be elusive and failure doesn’t need to be final. But sometimes that continued loss breaks us.
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