IBMC Challengers – April 2016


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of April 2016. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week.

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The first one to complete the challenge is Abrar Farhan Zaman who runs the blog INKuisitive Mind. Do look out for his interesting posts. He is a vivid writer and all his prompts on the challenges are must read! Here is a link to the first one: The Perfect Match.


The blogger from On a Blue Leaf has completed Nine tasks so far. You can read the first post here: Tick Tock Tick TockHer writings will put you a smile. You must check the posts! They are beautifully awesome!


Blogger from Khan’s Lantern has completed five challenges. There are stories weaved with creative knits! You can read the first post here: The Cool and The Fool. You will enjoy reading them!


Zoe, a nine year old blogger has completed five challenges! Here is the first one: Mark of the Destiny. You will be happy to read the challenges by this young blogger! They will leave you smiles!


You can read my prompts as well on my blog! Thank you to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you! 🙂

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Letter to Earth



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In response to the daily prompt, Earth,

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Image Reference: http://www.nasa.gov

 

I shall stay nearby, Orbit around,
Circle in the sky, Dusty surround.

You go brown, I am red,
Terrain and craters bed.

Dunes, gullies and layers,
Ah! We mighty players.

Solar system houses nine,
A friend close will you be mine?

Dear Earth,
Will you be my friend?
Till the end?
Your neighbor,
Mars.

Happiness is


This Post is written for the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the tenth one.

IBMC #10: The Happiness Challenge is a challenge where we are supposed to complete the phrase ‘Happiness is …’. (Check the link for more)

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Here goes my prompt:


You know how at times we thrash out and say ‘I don’t care’ at outset and still cry inside? We behave as if nothing mattered and everything was a passing cloud but we exactly know it isn’t. We know that though we show it all easy, every step of overcoming it is going to be too difficult.  

It all goes on and we are back to happy mode. But life isn’t that easy. There comes yet another situation which marks in deep and we are yet to behave ‘cool’ taking things easy.  Life is that cycle of happiness and not so happiness. Yeah! Like ‘I care’. I know. No matter what, we will move on.

Then there comes a time where we say ‘I don’t care’ and actually mean it! There are critics everywhere of all sorts. We know amidst everyone we care, we are still independent emotionally and mentally. We understand that we are responsible for our acts and it affects us in many ways. Yeah! I understand and know it all and I really don’t care!

Well, that is maturity and Happiness is Maturity. It is to know when to act matured and when not to. A lot has been explored and lot yet remains as a query when asked ‘what is maturity?’ May be the definition and understanding of maturity is not matured yet. But still, it’s happiness.


Feel free to take up the challenge if interested.

The Change


This Post is written for the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the ninth one.

IBMC #09: The Be a Baby Challenge is a challenge as described below:

As a baby everything around is new to them. They slowly learn things by keenly observing how each and everything is done. It’s a pleasure to watch a baby learn new things. They learn that they need to cry to get something. They learn that they need to put forward their hands to reach out for something. Many such slow incremental things accumulate in order.

Now the task is if we were to see something with a fresh new perspective, what would be it? Give a baby step to something and explore this new perception and dimension with your engaging thoughts. You can give a fresh meaning to a new word, sentence, concept or anything weird or meaningful. (Check the link for more)

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Here goes my prompt:


My take would be on the conception of how the system and government works. I believe there would have been wonders if the government provided the vital amenities; food, clothing and shelter free to all and one worked only for the luxury and other benefits. I believe there would have been many, more than many, who would be happy with the basics and spend the accessible time working on their passion. There would have been a lot more inventions and discoveries making this world a happier place. An ideal station where there is no hierarchy at work place and talent takes the lead.  

There is a concern that many would have got lazy and died early with no activity to mind and brain, but in that way there would have also been no one who died of hunger or economic conditions. The pros and cons are debatable but we can always look at the shiny and brighter side.


Feel free to take up the challenge if interested.

Twinkles & Stars


This Post is written for the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the eighth one.

IBMC #08: The Nursery Rhyme Challenge is a challenge where we are supposed to pick up a nursery rhyme, use and provide a new interpretation to it. (Check the link for more)

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Here goes my prompt:


I have picked up the rhyme:

Twinkle twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky

Below is the conversation between a mother and her little son using the same poem.

Mother:
Twinkle twinkle, my dear star
How I wonder cute you are
I see my happiness in your smile
Rise and shine, high like sky

Son:
Twinkle twinkle, mommy star
How I wonder sweet you are
My  happiness is all in your smiles
With you along I can touch the sky


Feel free to take up the challenge if interested.

The little’s


This Post is written for the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the seventh one.

IBMC #07: The News and Paper Challenge is a challenge where we are supposed to pick a newspaper article and discuss over it.  (Check the link for more)

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Here goes my prompt:


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Article from July, 2000

For this challenge I have picked up my first published story in newspaper. This was very long ago. Sixteen years ago, I had my first earnings of 50 Re for the story published. It was a local Kannada newspaper which used to publish a special edition for kids every Saturday called ‘Putani Vijaya’. 

The story was simple: the worker who picks up the call while at owners absence, makes the other party wait for many minutes claiming to bring pen paper etc things. After the long wait he final tells him that he does not know how to write!

I still laugh at myself for this silly story which I had scribbled while I was in my high school. However, still a sweet memory!


Feel free to take up the challenge if interested.

The 20 Years


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This story is written for Sunday Photo Fiction: 17 April 2016. The task is to write a short story of 200 words or less for the supplied photograph.

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Everything was blurred. It felt like something long lost was back. The vision was not clear yet. He could see his favorite road. It looked exactly the same like he had seen it last time. As he remembered, he was in the middle of the same road, hit by a vehicle leaving him unconscious. For that moment he had thought it was all over.

As he opened his eyes, he saw around many smiling faces. There was this one who was holding his hand firm with tears in his eyes.

He questioned him, “Who are you? Why am I on arm chair?”

He gently replied, “I am your son dad. You had been to coma. We thought bringing you to this road everyday might help. And that fine day is finally here!”

With many questions in his head he asked his son, “How long has it been?”

His wife replied, “20 years; exactly!”


You can read other stories here, by clicking on the blue fellow:

The Black Lake


This Post is written for the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge. The challenge has 10 tasks and this is the sixth one.

IBMC #06: The Mass Media Challenge is a challenge where we are supposed to use the given picture, poem and the word and build a story around. (Check the link for more)

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Here goes my prompt:


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People said it was a haunted house and a soul waited to consume who ever enters it.  It was right in the middle of deep waters. They said there was a telephone there which kept ringing 365 days, 24 hours. There was this ancient rumor spread that if the ghost finds someone then the surrounding will turn to pinkish red on sunset. And apparently one who took boat rides in the lake was missing!


Feel free to take up the challenge if interested.