SoCS: Reading is Easy

I am adding this at the beginning this time because of the challenge as part of this week’s post

Posting it for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Prompt

This week’s prompt will be slightly more of a challenge, should you choose to accept. Your prompt is to include the word read (present tense), read (past tense) or red. The extra challenge? Publish without reading. Just do your best while you write, then make a really squinty face and pluck up the courage to hit that button. If you’re brave enough to do it, make sure you tell us you’re going to at the end of your post.

OK, so here it goes.

Reading is something that was never in our growing up agenda. So when I took to reading , mostly fiction, when I started work, I got addicted. But it also opened up a whole new world for me and I used to wonder how it would have been if I had this habit growing up. But I am very glad that my sister realized it much earlier and she is already encouraging my nephew, 3+ years now, into reading. Of course he can’t read anything now, but he loves books and he would always ask his mom or if I am there, me , to read it for him. The only thing I am not particularly happy about it sometimes is that he would expect me to weave him new stories on the fly about something he thinks of. He would go ‘Aunty, tell me a story about the sheep’. Well, at least with those Aesop fables I have read, I can recollect a story here and there and tell him. But then when he says, tell me a story about the fly, that is when I get into trouble. I am surprised by the way my sister is able to handle it. She is able to mix and match stories and finally she comes up with something convincing. But I always sit blank when he asks me like that. My creative capacity is nothing to write about. Not only that he has also started telling his own stories now that he can form words. He started speaking very recently but very fluently. And he doesn’t want to stop 🙂 which is nice because he has all those fancy little stories that he tells us and he is happy with himself too about it. I think I have gone on about long enough now. Ah ! one more thing. He loves red cars. Thought I will use that word too 😉 And yes, that has got everything to do with Lightning McQueen in Cars movie and may be the fact that we own a red chevy also might have added fuel to his fascination. Because all he ever buys are red cars.

OK. Now that I am done, I am gonna go ahead and press publish and I seriously hope that it isn’t bad. God help me and those who read this 🙂

2 thoughts on “SoCS: Reading is Easy”

  1. That was great! I could never come up with stories for my kids on the fly… and yet I can write one. I suppose there’s a difference between oral and written creativity. 😛
    Thanks for picking up the extra challenge this week! 🙂


    1. Thank Linda 🙂
      I suppose since I was writing this down, I could do this challenge. I could have never done it orally. But it was nice to try.


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