Monday, April 3, 2017

B - Bored #AtoZChallenge




She shifted in her seat again, letting out another long sigh. The two open chat windows refused to blink despite her long stares. How can everybody else be so busy? She refreshed her inbox for the millionth time. No new messages. She cruised through the other fifteen tabs on her crowded Chrome instead, and closed each one of them. There, it looks so much better now.

She went back to the two chat windows.

The time on her screen showed 11:23. Wait, wasn't it 11:23 five minutes ago? 

She stretched herself a bit, her shoulder muscles were beginning to feel a little stiff due to inactivity. She let out a light moan, startling herself. She looked around to see if anyone heard, but the half-empty, half-busy, mostly uncaring surrounding made her even more desolate. There was laughter in the other block and she began to wonder why she was even here. Life-altering questions began to seep into her mind. No, now is not the time.

Yawn.

She closed one eye and squinted at the tip of her nose. Aha. She closed the other eye now to see if this side looked the same. Oh, they don't. Interesting. Her eyes drifted to the ceiling, noticing for the first time that one of the lights was dead. How long has it been like that? She scanned the entire dull ceiling for more burnt lights, her fingers gently stroking her ponytail that fell on her shoulder, finally resting her eyes on her hair, examining the tips for any split ends. She remembered having them in college, she wondered where they all vanished to. Just when she needed them.

Ping! After what seemed like an eternity.

Her face brightened.

'Lunch?'

This was the closest she came to feeling alive that day. With a spring in her step, she walked to the other side of the building.



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Thank you for dropping by :) The theme of my posts this year, for the A-Z challenge, is To Show, Not Tell. I hope I was able to bore you enough ;)

I decided to share some tips that I found useful when writing my posts. Needless to say, they are from various sources on the internet. I hope you will find them beneficial too.

Today's tip:

Describe - Describe the setting. Create an image in the reader's mind. Use as much of the five senses as possible and as relevant. Its easy to overdo it, just like I did ( :P) , so it doesnt hurt to be careful.





6 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to this one,,, waiting so long for messages.. and just mundane one too excites and does wonders .. 'Lunch'!! .. nice way to show not tell...

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    1. Thank you Pratikshya! You made my day :)

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  2. Boredom described perfectly! Loved the picture too! Very well done Sampada.

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    1. Coming from you, it means a lot Dahlia!! Thank you for your encouragement :) Much needed !

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  3. Haha. This is what I go through on odd days when there's a lil less work to do. And I'm bald, so I don't even have split ends.:p

    Cheers,
    CRD

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