Dare to Imagine


“I’m not Nadir!” said the distraught little boy, “I’m Jack the Cheetah!”

“Alright, whatever, just finish your food, we’re leaving now.”

As Jack stuffed his mouth with the last bit of chicken  and got up to leave, he passed his hand on his back and smiled. His tail had grown longer.

The photo is of my son Nadir, Jack on the other hand refused to be photographed.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty

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  8. Great twist! I love the unexpected your fiction serves up so well. I enjoyed the balance between children being right and not being afraid to tell the truth of how they see themselves. I knew a guy once who when he meditated saw himself as Spiderman! He was brave to share this I thought 😀

    • This story is dedicated to my son who always imagines himself as some animal who’s brave and strong. He’s having problems in nursery because I suspect his teacher is not as imaginative and doesn’t know how to deal with him! He’ll soon be going to school and I hope he gets a good teacher there who lets him use his imagination positively.

      • I am no expert but I imagine it’s difficult when a teacher does not present a new challenge at the right time to keep children engaged. The new school sounds like there will be lots of things to explore. Imagination is such a resource (IMO)!

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  25. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say,
    I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring
    blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.

    Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

    • Hi there! I’m really sorry about losing your comment 😦 I don’t know what could have happened. Anyway thank you for reading my blog and commenting. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.
      Well, my advice to you (and I’m no expert either but just a few things I’ve learnt on the way) is to write regularly and to take part in as many blogging events as you can as this introduces your blog to a wider audience. This means the events put up by the Daily Post (Daily Prompt, Weekly challenges) as well as by other people. I take part in photography events, flash fiction and non-fiction as well. I will have a look at your blog too. If you would like me to send you some links to blogging events do let me know. Always feel free to drop in a comment with any questions you may have.
      All the best, Zainab

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