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Tell the Story Challenge : The Picture of Life

I have been nominated for Tell the Story Challenge (Creator-The Eclectic Contrarian) by The Dark Netizen.

The Picture of Life

I clearly remember my 6th birthday. Here’s one picture I have. It’s right in front of my eyes.

(Picture courtesy – The Dark Netizen)

Not other details but how much fun I had. Life was colourful. The sky looked colourful too because of the many colourful balloons adorning it.

I ran about in glee. My friends following me. Life was kind of duty-free.

Today as I stand on the terrace of this tall building, the cool wind kissing my cheeks, I come to realise that life isn’t what it looked like.

It isn’t colourful like those pretty balloons, you’ve got to pay the taxes of depression and frustration at every step.

When my first love walked away, when I got rejected at the previous interviews, when I had to struggle for finances and everytime I had to hide my sad life with a smile each one of those beautiful balloons popped one by one.

Rather say the harsh reality popped the balloons of beautiful dreams.

Today, at this instant, life is just a sad and silent night with some cool wind kissing my cheeks as I stand on the terrace of this tall building.

No more balloons, no more fun, (sigh)…. no more life too.

I keep this beautiful picture in my eyes as I slowly jump off this tall building.

(Word count – 217)

I would like to nominate :

Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian

Sadje of Keep it Alive

Deepa of Sync with Deep

(It is alright if you do not choose to be nominated)

If you accept this nomination then here is the picture prompt:

Thank you for reading.

For more stories, be sure to visit :

The Dark Netizen

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12 thoughts on “Tell the Story Challenge : The Picture of Life

  1. Your story reminds me many things.. Will try to come up with something on your beautiful prompt. Thank u once again

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    1. Thank you for appreciating it! Nowadays many young people accept self harm as the only option, hence I had to write this.
      Thank you for joining in.

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜€ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. A realistic story. Very well written.

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Youโ€™re welcome

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  3. Oh! The taxed of depression and frustration, very well put.

    Thank you for nominating me. I shall put my thinking cap on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating my effort!
      I am looking forward to your story. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. You’re welcome. I thought it was a very well worded piece, sad ending though. ๐Ÿ™‚ My story has been posted now, I hope you like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Took this cheerful image down a dark path!
    Well-written! ๐Ÿ™‚

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