16.5.14.

And darling the path will waver like the flags that break their knots

Home will differ away until it’s no place for you

The choices you’d make are branching out

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22.4.15

There will be consequence.  Somewhere
In lost children. Lost elsewhere
Walking down a bridge that guarded time
Following back home a risen tide
Was that the day he chose his side?

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11.12.15

And all the word hangs in the balance of what you don’t yet have

And all you are is a matter of what you are not

Until one day when you suddenly feel

Like the skin you have has been shredded enough

When you have been in all places unkind

The better place is somewhere inside

Freedom is in the colors you hide

 

Momina Arif

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Writing prompts for your writing slump.

Whether it’s a blog that needs running or a journal that needs filling. Whether it’s a short story you’d like to write or a novel that is lacking something. Here’s a list of writing prompts to help you out of a writing slump.

  1. Date. Any date. ( And why that date)
  2. If you were a book what book would you be?
  3. If everyone you knew were a song decide what song would they be. ( And why?)
  4. The sad golden man and his 7 trophies.
  5. A myth that I read somewhere: your face in this life is the face of the person you loved the most in a past life. A face you loved enough to ask for, again. But in this life we all hate what we look like.
  6. Things that make you sad ( vent, vent, vent)
  7. A story you keep trying to write but it just doesn’t happen.
  8. Words from the oldest poem you remember writing
  9. Lights out. 11 something in the night. It’s a run away bus. But you’re staying this time.
  10. “King of the Hill, I want to see you at your worst now.”
  11. First memory you have of being treated like an adult.
  12. Write a fight scene. Bring out the guns and the swords and the frying pans. Make it bloody. So long as you don’t forget to write about the thoughts.
  13. Write about a photograph you took of someone that isn’t around anymore.
  14. Write about the future. An anxious future. A prosperous future. However you see it.
  15. Write about a book that everyone hates but you really don’t see why.
  16. Write a crime fiction piece with the theme: colors.
  17. Make a to do list of impossible things (for you).
  18. Do you know about the Japanese myth of Bake Kujira? It is basically a dead animal (in the form of skeleton or a carcass) showing up as a sign of bad luck where once the appearance of a living one was good luck. Think dystopian fiction: all the endangered species that we know deserved better but are finished off now, show up in different parts of the world to give mankind a taste of extinction.

 

Lets make this tradition.

First of all If these writing prompts inspired you to write something and make a move out of your writing slump, please share (the excerpts or the entire thing) it in the comments and  I’ll randomly pick a few to get featured on the blog.

Secondly, for that writing slump of yours there’s more here

Lastly, let me let me know in the comments below if you’d like me to share more writing prompts.

 

Momina Arif

 

 

 

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A Million Miles

You know that day never arrives
There are always a million miles
The sunset I sink into
Is always pacing through
The walls the absorb every word
Don’t even know what they heard
Where are then the happy isles
In a galaxy of manic rhymes
Because there is a deadline
To I’ll be just fine
Truth that would not show
A world that does not know
Wishes that don’t come true
The souls I peak into
Whatever way I seek
Love alone is beyond weak
Laws that are not to breach
A place you cannot reach
The bland infinity where I am caught
The eternal struggle which comes to naught

Momina Arif

 

featured image credit: Indie Space

 

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