The Monthly Ketch-Up

Hello there!

How have you been? I’ve been missing writing for my blog so so much! Feels so great to be back! ^_^

Finally time to do The Monthly Ketch-Up aka Catch-Up of my blog yet again. Like every month, this is gonna be sort of a recap/throwback/flashback of the blog posts I made last month, so that you all can enjoy these posts again or catch-up on those you missed.

Let’s start! 🙂

The Monthly Ketch-Up : May 2015

The 5th month of this blog, and for me it’s been that long of being a blogger. Wow! Well, to begin with, this month I have been a bit lazy or laid back you might say. But sometimes a break is good. You never know, it might turn into some research and stuff too. 😉

Right now, I’m steering clear of all the stats, hardly had a few posts last month. But few turned out well. 😉

Most Popular of the Month

Obviously begin with the best. 😀

The Only Choice : And it’s a flash fiction story written for MFtS challenge. Honestly, this is my favorite too. It almost has all the elements. Well, almost. 😉 You can read and decide yourself.
What is happening in the life of Amaya – the mysterious girl on the beach…

Another flash fiction story for the same challenge

Captain Chronicles : All aboard the ship. Something is fishy. Find out what is bothering the Captain!

More Fiction:

The Danger Sign – Scene 5 : Well this was the 5th installment of the series. But the last one with the flashbacks. Confused? You can always start at the beginning. 😉

Poetry

This month only one poetry post. Not fair, eh? Ok, will do better next month.

Cycle of Recycle : Written for Poetry101Rehab this one is a little tricky. Recycle or Reincarnation or something else? Do find out and read the poem!

Movie Review

You’re Not You (2014) : The movie truly moved me. It’s about an ALS patient (played by Hillary Swank) and her unique bond with her care taker. Very inspiring.

Other:

Friendships, Feelings And MoreMy Perception on different type of friends and Friends’ Relationships; Emotional or Philosophical stuff:

And,

Surprise:

So I talked about a surprise in the last Ketch-up and here it is!!

Smile For Me Baby – (My First Song) : Title explains all. I call it a song rather than a poem since it felt like one and I was sort of singing it out while writing. 😀 So yeah, my first song indeed! I have no idea why I wrote it or for whom, but I just did. Hope someone smiles after reading it! 🙂

For This Month :

Alright people, this was it. For June, expect the final two installments for The Danger Sign, maybe a few more stories and poems.

Keeping it short and sweet.

See you next month,

Keep Reading,

Enjoy

Much Love, 

– Realist Rebel

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The Monthly Ketch-Up

Greetings to all the amazing people reading this.

It’s that time of the month again! 😛

I’m talking about The Monthly Ketch-Up aka Catch-Up of my blog. This is to catch a glimpse of the previous month to see what all I did and wrote about.

Keep reading if you are interested to read some poetry, flash fiction and even some humorous posts….maybe one or two philosophical ramblings as well….

Let’s begin the show!

(PS: Color code for links: All blue and red highlights are definitely links to the mentioned posts and categories. Click away! Happy Reading. – The main purpose of this catch-up!)

The Monthly Ketch-Up : April 2015

The 4th Blogging Month. Had been quite slow. I almost disappeared after doing the last monthly Ketch-Up, which I shouldn’t have! I apologised for the same, stating reasons, with the post Uncharted Territory. Also another reason was I couldnt keep up with the Writing 101 course….well reasons, again. I hope to do it the next time… Life is so unpredictable. Whatever we think will happen, almost never does. Hmph.

So anyway, about the stats.. !5-16 posts as usual… Just today touched the 150 follower mark and total 700 likes…. 😀

Well thank you all. Each and every one of you. You rock. ❤

On that note, I would love to get to know my readers better. And like you know me through my About Page, I would like to know you or hear from you through my very New Contact Page. So if you don’t feel like sharing through comments, you can easily talk to me through there. Waiting to hear from you. 🙂

Most Popular of the Month

Seems to be a tie! Both are poems, coincidentally written for the Poetry 101 Rehab hosted by Mara Eastern. She gives such great prompts which inspire to think and write better. 😉

Find Your Flavour : Very flavour-full surprising poem for the prompt ‘Sugar’. Has all the sugar and spice you need! Do taste! 😀

No. Just No. : That’s just the title! This poem deeply reasons why the word “NO” should or shouldn’t exist in the world!

Closely following in popularity were the fiction posts:

The Follow Game : It was a flash fiction story written for the challenge ‘Monday’s Finish the Story’. The first line was provided: “They followed the buffaloes and their babies along the trail heading into the woods.” Read the story to know more! 

The End…? Part 2 : Well everybody liked the first part of the story too. 😀

A to Z Acrostic Poems

1st edition: A to H 

2nd edition: I to U

3rd edition: V to Z

More Poetry

The Show Must Go On : Even with a broken heart….

The Road Ahead : Don’t look back,  good things await.

Silly Poem (Yup, poems about the elements of nature)

Part Nine: My First HaikuFlowers 

Inspirational and Philosophical

Truth Behind “Moved On”: Pretty self-explanatory. But mentions the crucial things most people tend to overlook.

Big News!

So in the month of March, I took part in the 50 word story challenge, hosted by Cynthia Franks. Wrote 5 stories for it.  And guess what? One of my stories got the tag of “Best story of the month”!! How cool is that! 😀 And another got 3rd place and rest got special mention too. Check out the post which mentions all this on Cynthia’s blog.:

http://franklywrite.com/2015/04/07/50-word-story-round-up-march-2015/

Again, thank you Cynthia. 🙂

So the story which got ‘The best of the month’ tag “The Danger Sign”, on popular demand I decided to write the story further. Check it out:

Scene 1 (The Danger Sign)

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Saved the best for last

Ice-breaker : This one’s surely gonna crack you up a bit! It was written for a daily post writing prompt: “Fearful Symmetry.” 

For This Month :

Few more scenes of The Danger Sign. Following parts of The End…? series. And of course more and more poetry to watch out for. With some surprise elements as well. Keep a close eye on this blog for further amazing stuff.

Gosh, I’m tired now. Gonna get some rest and meet you guys after a break!

Until Then, Stay Tuned,

Keep Reading, Keep Exploring.

Much Love, xo

– Realist Rebel

The Monthly Ketch-Up

Hi there!

By now those of you who have been following my blog know what this post is gonna be about! But if you don’t then fear not, this is The Monthly Ketch-Up aka Catch-Up of my blog; listing my posts and activities of the previous month. Pretty neat idea, ain’t it? 😉

Well maybe that’s why I got The Real Neat Blog Award too, lol. There is also The Blog Tour Award in which I have mentioned what am I currently working on, and things about my inspiration, creative writing, etc.

Have a look…Read…Enjoy!

The Monthly Ketch-Up : March 2015

The third month of my blogging…. Let’s start with a good news. I have finished my blogging101 course finally!! Yayy me!! 😀 (that was my second attempt, so pheww)

Now on to some stats. Again made 15 posts (like last month), finally crossed 100 followers (yippie) and also crossed total 500 likes! Definitely happy. 😀 So a big hearty thank you guys, it all means a lot. I’m glad that I have such great readers and supporters. Much love. ❤ ❤ ❤

What else had I been busy with in the past month? Watched a few movies, but didn’t really do any Movie Reviews; nothing seemed to be worth writing about! Hmm…. Oh ya, also went to my college, my Alma mater after a long time…. So much has changed there!! A new learning wing has been added, parking space and another building still under construction, but the sad part: the neighbour college closed their canteen. Me and my friends used to hang out there most of the time whenever we felt like having South Indian food and coffee. Ah, those wonderful days! Felt nostalgic with mixed feelings, sad and happy and… I don’t know! You get it right? I’m sure you do. 🙂

Ok, so back on track. Time to reveal the most popular post of march (with highest likes of course!)

It is The Ugly “Wall” (also the best of all time, hehe). This was in response to the daily-prompt: Wall. I really loved all the different takes on this particular prompt, they all were very interesting, inspiring and we all got to learn something from each other. The best thing about blogging, right? 🙂 So do read it once, I’m sure you would learn something new.

Summary of blogging 101:

Wrote a whole post for my introduction! It is a fun post, also answered things like why I blog and more about my blog. You can check out Introduction Revisited.

Then updated my About page. Feedback welcome. 😀

Also tweaked my blog name and tagline a bit (shhhh…. not a big deal!) 😛

And most importantly, added all kinds of widgets and gave more options for you guys to follow me (please do!). There is a FB page and twitter as well. So please please, check all that out.(like, share, you know how it works,  hehe) Thanks! 😀

Silly Poem Series

Wind In My Hair (the best of the silly poems)

Fly Away (something to cheer you up)

More Silly Poems (8 parts so far. Also, these are not silly, just a name! I write about nature or various elements of nature in this particular series.)

More Poetry

Well, from last month’s Writing201, I didnt experiment with Found Poetry. This time I did! Don’t miss this! Found Poetry – Poster

Poetry 101 Rehab

We all were missing Writing 201 so badly, thanks to Mara Eastern, this Rehab made it easier for us addicts to survive! 😀

In The End, At Last. (This was a two-fold response to the prompt ‘End’.)

Thaw or Not To Thaw (Experimented with Shakespeare style! for the prompt ‘Thaw’)

The Right Thing (Well, not so right, just from the heart! For the prompt ‘Right’.)

Seconds’ Worth (Short and precise. For the prompt ‘Second’)

Flash Fiction / Stories

The most important feature of the month! Introduction of a new category for this blog: Fiction. (ta-da!) It’s just the beginning, and I hope I will keep writing and keep-up with the expectations. *fingers crossed*

So far, I have written:

The End…? (A short story) (Just the first part)

50 Word Stories (First attempt 3 stories)

50 Word Stories (Second attempt 2 stories)

For Next Month :

Have signed up for Writing 101, it would be a fun thing am guessing! Also it means more posts. 😀
Look out for more Poetry and the follow up to the story I started.

Let’s wrap it up (who likes unnecessary long posts, I know I don’t!) 😀

So Stay Tuned,

Have fun.

Until Next Time… ❤

The Monthly Ketch-Up

Hi guys! 🙂

Another month went by! Time to write The Monthly Ketch-Up (catch-up) of my blog again. Yes, like last month, I am going to tell you all about what I did in the last month, listing my star posts and activities etc. Let’s begin!

The Monthly Ketch-Up : February 2015

So I have been blogging for 2 months now. Feels great! Although this month I didn’t make so many posts (around 15 only). But got some more likes and follows, so been pretty great. Again a big thanks to you guys. You are awesome! 🙂

In Feb, I was not able to make posts for a few days, I was busy with other things (mostly attending weddings!) and not to mention the Valentine week of course…(ahem ahem…lame excuse for a person who’s single!) 😛
But the good news is, I finished the Writing 201 course which I signed up for here, which has made me better at writing poetry! Pretty awesome, right? 😉
Here’s the list of poems I wrote during the poetry course:

  1. I, Me & Myself : Wrote a Tanka on Water using Simile.
  2. The Butterfly Effect : A Limerick on Journey using Alliteration. (Also includes a sketch by me) 🙂
  3. Mind Games : An Acrostic on Trust using Internal Rhyme.
  4. Wish For A Star Fish : A Concrete Poem on Animal using Enjambment. 
  5. Mysterious Mist : An Elegy on Fog using Metaphor.
  6. Fav Poems : Poetry Potluck – verses from my favorite poems.
  7. Just One Touch : A Prose Poem on Fingers using Assonance.
  8. Ode to Little Treasures : An Ode on Drawer using Apostrophe.
  9. On The Go : Poetry on Landscape using Enumeratio.
  10. Future Calling : A Sonnet on Future using Chiasmus.

You can click on the name of the poems to read them.

Apart from these, I added two more parts to my Silly Poem Series. Six parts so far.

I could only write one Movie Review in Feb. It was for White Bird in a Blizzard.

Also wrote a post for Daily Prompt “Morton’s Fork”. My Choice, My Story is about why I love writing, a little background story/flashback. I am sure you will enjoy reading this, some of you might even relate. 🙂

For Next Month :

I would surely continue my Silly Poem series, and will try to write a few more poems. Also, since I wasn’t able to finish blogging101 course last month, so I certainly hope to finish that in March. Maybe one or two movie reviews as I am planning to watch movies now.

So Stay Tuned,

Keep Smiling 🙂

&

Keep Reading! 😀

The Monthly Ketch-Up (An Intro) !!

Helloooo everyone. Hope you all doing good. 🙂

Allow me to introduce: The Monthly Ketch-Up (catch-up, hehe) of my blog. This space is all about what I did in the very first month of becoming a blogger. (Wow! Feels weird when I say that out loud!).
This is gonna be sort of a recap/throwback/flashback or whatever you wanna call it! And I hope to make this a regular monthly feature. So here it goes…

The Monthly Ketch-Up : January 2015

This month had been quite amazing. I made 25 posts, crossed a 100 total likes and got some followers as well !! So a big thanks to you guys, you all are amazing. Thanks for reading all my posts no matter good or bad and appreciating the better ones. Now I know!

I still consider myself to be relatively new to this blogging world. That’s why i have signed up for the blogging courses for Feb. But I accidentally came across the “daily-prompt” once and have two blog posts from there (which surprisingly turned out to be quite good – well ’cause they made it to my top posts list – not bragging just saying) 😀

For the topic “Serenity”, view my post here.

For the topic “Re-springing Your Step.”, view my post here.

Also a lot of people love to read Poems so ya i have a few of those, here. 

And guess what! I have a mini-series for my poems (Silly Poem). You can read the Silly Poem series here. So far 4 parts are there and one more,which is a small dedication to dog-lovers!

Looking for something interesting? You can go through the Pages of My Diary, and see if you can relate, or just to read something amusing!

Apart from that I try to write a few things from my experience which can be informative and Inspirational (if not anything else, they can be thought-provoking).

If I left something out, you can always check the Blog section. Basically, things I have to say, things which grab my attention and thoughts are all there.

There are some Movie Reviews as well, I wrote them just like that, but only for movies I felt were worth it. Movies which made me think or moved me to the core or plainly entertained me enough. 🙂

For Next Month :

You can expect me to continue writing my mini-series of Silly Poems, plus since this month is a bit busy and i will be doing the blogging101 and similar courses, so my posts would be related to that.

That’s all for now (as if this post isn’t long enough already!), please do drop in your feedback, I would love to hear your comments about my blog and posts; what you liked, and what you disliked and all (especially about this post and its title!).

And for the rest,

Stay Tuned !!

&

Happy Reading !!

🙂