There is a story lurking behind every face that we see, that we come across, that we meet, that we ignore and also that one which we fail to notice. Sometimes I think to myself, “Why read books?”, when I can try and read these faces. And maybe I would get to listen to those stories if a conversation takes place. I love fiction, but I wonder how it would be like if I fall in love with the real stories behind all these faces.
These stories are untold. These stories are not known to all. You are one of those stories waiting to be told. I am also one of those faces with a story unraveling beneath my skin. These faces and these stories intrigue me, make me restless and sometimes steal my sleep.
This week, I would like you to notice, focus your gaze on these faces and try to see through them and devise a story based on what you perceived from them. Or maybe you can go ahead and talk to a stranger and learn a new story. After doing so, write a haibun(prose+haiku/tanka, simply) and let us gain something from what you got to know, what you got to read, and what you got to hear.
What to do next?
1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.
2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.
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