I have not written fiction for some time now – like real serious fiction. But I want to get back to writing fiction – all kinds of fiction – tiny fiction, micro fiction, flash fiction, short story and whatever kind is possible.


Do you know what the psychologists say? They say – Creative writing is good for the brain.

I like writing Fiction because

  1. I have control – I can do whatever I want with the characters, plots, situations – whatever
  2. This is the only form of communication that I can keep editing till I get right!
  3. I find a great sense of freedom in writing fiction


So I have decided to make it a practice that I write flash fiction regularly and thus Starting #FridayFotoFiction. I am going to co-host this link party with Mayuri every Friday starting today.

How to participate in #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Every Friday we’ll give you a photo prompt
  2. Follow @twinklingtina & @Mayuri6 on twitter and wait for the prompt
  3. Write a 100 Word story on the photo prompt
  4. Use the badge at the end of your posts
  5. Link up with Tina or Mayuri
  6. Read, comment, share on host and co-hosts posts and at least two more posts linked in the party Pro Tip – Networking and commenting is good for your blog’s health and ranks.
  7. Use #FridayFotoFiction in your post and share in social media using the same hashtag.
  8. Every week we will have one featured blogger who is the best reflection of this community spirit

Prompt for this week


Thanks to Heritage Snapper and Imageafter.com for the photo

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Tina Basu

#FridayFotoFiction – Summer Romance

I never met my dad, he didn’t want me or my mom.

Yet she thinks he’s the finest man she’d ever met.

It baffles me why she never wanted another man. I’ve seen her struggle alone yet she has nothing but love for him.

She says ‘his memories are etched in my heart, it doesn’t matter it’s a summer romance’.

This is where she worked as a teen and this is where he spent days sitting and watching her.

Today as I stand by the tranquil waters I know even if her romance was short, it must have been magical.



So people wait no more. Write a 100 word fiction on the photo prompt and link up here. Happy Writing!


22 Comments on Why writing Fiction is good for you? #FridayFotoFiction

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu
    November 4, 2016 at 11:36 am (2 years ago)

    Loyalty and Longing are ingredients for some of the best love stories! Well written!

    • tinabasu
      November 4, 2016 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

      True That. I like it when people are happy inside

  2. Manisha Garg
    November 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm (2 years ago)

    ya it kept her going through thick and thin.

  3. Menaka Bharathi
    November 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Fiction actually helps you in imagining things, connecting them and searching for words that would exactly help you convey what you see in your mind. It is an art of bringing images to your reader through your words.
    I love writing fiction (though my editor may say the opposite!)
    It keeps me sane and at times hen I want to get aloof I write – Fiction.
    Nice story line, yes -It Kept Her Going Through Thick and Thin
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  4. Saumy Nagayach
    November 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm (2 years ago)

    This is awesome, Tina! I like reading fiction but not really a storyteller myself. Whereas, I know that there are many others who are wonderful story-weavers and thru this initiative of yours, I’m going to get a good set of stories to read.

    Also, Mayuri is one of my favorite fiction writers and you are my forever favorite food blogger. 😉

    Wishing you guys all the very best. Kudos! 🙂
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    • tinabasu
      November 4, 2016 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Saumy. And this is also a good excuse to start writing yourself. It’s just 100 words! Do give it a try Saumy

  5. Vinodini
    November 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the challenge of writing in 100 words. And to club it with a photo prompt is all the more challenging. Loved your take on the prompt.

  6. Deepa
    November 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Good start tina..I am not really a fiction writer but gave it a try today. All the best for this initiative. 🙂
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  7. Modern Gypsy
    November 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I find fiction writing difficult, but you made this look so easy Tina! And I love Mayuri’s writing too – she’s really got a knack for writing fiction!
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  8. Anshul Taran
    November 5, 2016 at 4:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Good initiative tina.
    Its good that we have to make a story on photo prompt, I have just written on on your prompt.
    Do opine how you like it ..
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  9. Ruchie
    November 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Submitted mine 🙂
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  10. Subha Rajagopal
    November 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I love writing fiction.It brings out all pent up emotions and is such a soul-soothing process.Nice initiative Tina and Mayuri!

    • tinabasu
      November 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Shubha. Hoping to see you joining us in the party this week


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