As Bitter As Life

Daily Post Prompt :

You have to choose one flavor that your sense of taste will no longer be able to distinguish. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami, spicy (not a taste per se, but we’re generous): which one do you choose to lose? – The Daily Post

“What was that, Mama?” I asked  a question to the old woman who sit on wooden chair next to my bed. She gave me a liquid on a tiny glass. She asked me to drink that liquid. Not much in fact, it’s just 10 ml or less, perhaps. I wasn’t quite sure. But I felt like its taste would bite my tongue for a week or longer at the moment that liquid wet my tongue.

“It will make you feel better, Sweetheart. Go sleep now” She replied while covered me with blue blangket.

“It’s not better to my tongue, Mama”

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Playing With Dots And Commas

Daily Post Prompt

We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks – The Daily Post

“Will I see you tomorrow?’ She asked me.

“Hm….. I don’t know” I replied.

“Is it goodbye?” I saw tears in her eyes.

“Please….don’t cry. I just can’t see you like this. I beg you. You’re gonna be OK”

“How can’t you see me like this, but you’re going to leave me, and pretending I’m gonna be OK ?” She cried.


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Writing Space

Daily Post Prompt

Where do you produce your best writing — at your desk, on your phone, at a noisy café? Tell us how the environment affects your creativity” The daily Post

I thought I could only write in a completely silent place and in the night when the world stood still. Yes I mostly produce my (best? I would rather take this word away from this sentence) writing in such environment. But looking back at those writings I’ve been written in this blog then I realize that it doesn’t matter where I write. I could write at the place as noisy as bazaar. I did it by phone when I had to make an immediate report. I could write at my desk in the office. I did it when the idea came up in a sudden and I just didn’t want to lose it.

The important thing is how I can calm my mind in every environment. When I do that, I feel like having my own space away from anyone and anything. I feel like having my own world. Because encouragement to write can happen everytime and everywhere. So be calm and keep writing.


Dian Widyaningtyas

June 28th, 2014