The First Grand and Build A Story Competition

Guess what WP gifted me last night???


100n followers

My very first 1000!

I have been so happy since last night! When I read the notification on my phone, it was close to midnight here, and I started pumping my fists violently in bed, so much so that my daughter woke up and was looking at me like, ‘My Mom’s a whacko!’

I won’t lie. I have been waiting for a long time to make this number, and now that I finally made it, I feel like hugging each and every one of you for helping me get here.




You guys rock!



You guys are the reason I write!

You are my friends, critics and motivators.




free hugs


When I created this blog, I never thought that I’d be able to make such amazing friends out of it too. I haven’t met even a single one of you, but some of you are so close now that I have conversations with you on anything under the sun, e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. It’s amazing how friendship really doesn’t need a face. Just two people eager to spend time with each other.

Now, I can’t spend a day without checking in on you guys. Your stories and your writings move me and inspire me in so many ways.

I credit my achievement


thank you


Now since this is a huge achievement for me and since I want to celebrate it with you guys, lets get into party mode!  I wish I could get the snacks, the booze and the party hats too, but we have constraints. Not to worry, lets make do with these…


party table

And what’s a party without some fun games, right?

So let’s play a game


Build a Story 

How do you play this game?

At the end of this post, I’ll give you a line, which will be the start of the story. All you have to do is add another line, in the comments section of this post, but it should not be more than 20 words.

Make sure that the sentences you add make sense and when read in conjunction with the previous sentences, they make a sensible story.

The word limit is 2000 words for the whole story.

You can write your sentence in any genre – romance, thriller, horror, action, whatever floats your boat, as long as it makes sense in the story and fits in.

So when, the 2000 word limit is reached, I shall declare the game over, and I’ll publish the story here on The Pradita Chronicles, crediting all those who participated in the story building competition.

Oh, and one more thing!

The best line will get an award


Thinking cap award


Doesn’t it sound like fun?! I know that cat looks grumpy, but it’s the award that matters. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

So put your best thinking cap on folks, and write your sentences to me in the comments section of this post.


Not more than 20 words and,

Should mesh with the previous sentences!

Once again, thank you all so, so much for helping me achieve this landmark. I hope that you stay with me till the next landmark too, and the next one, and the next one…. and so on! You make me want to be a better writer!


Here’s the first sentence

It was midnight, but the boy wasn’t in bed.


Looking forward to your contributions!

Love and hugs to everyone!

❀ β€ β€ β€

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154 thoughts on “The First Grand and Build A Story Competition

  1. Wow babe!! Congratulations!!!😘😘 Let’s party πŸ€˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ»πŸ»πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸ•πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŸπŸŸπŸ”πŸ”πŸŽ§πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΈπŸŽΈ
    I think I covered every important thing to keep the party going. Don’t worry it’s on me πŸ˜‰
    And now I have to participate!
    “It was midnight, but the boy wasn’t in bed. Creaking sound from old rusty swing set in the lawn could be heard.”

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  2. And here I am, to add some mirch masala wala horror to the story πŸ˜€
    “But he knew he was on his bed…oh didn’t feel like his bed”
    Can I participate more than once? πŸ˜€
    “The clothes he wore to sleep were lying on his bed.. there was blood everywhere “

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  3. Congrats Pradita – superb idea!

    After supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: He threw it away, diamonds were passe he was looking for the time traveler that he had flicked from Rekha.

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  4. ‘But he did! Thud! A loud sound that splinters the opulent light bulb into pieces and smoke. Someone was knocking on the door’

    Congrats and well deserved Pradita. You are such an amazingly talented writer. What’s the age of your child? I bet she will say it one day, whacko mummy ke bache…kidding itne saare party. Well! I am glad to connect and hope to see each other one day in Pune.


    • Thank you so much Vishal. There is one problem with your line. Make that 4. They are 4 sentences, and each contributor can only contribute ONE. Could you please somehow squeeze it all into one sentence for us? πŸ˜€

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  5. Congrats, Pradita! This is great news. I’m so happy for you πŸ˜˜πŸ€— may this be the first of many thousands to come. Now I’m picking up right after Jeni. I hope I’m not ruining the flow but here it goes:

    He woke up, drenched in sweat and realized that he’d dreamed about the time when he had been taken away from his mother.

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  7. Congrats on 1K…now my line…(am still looking for your response to my challenge)

    The wind has chill like the silence of the night but he kept on walking; only his pet–an old German Shepard–Lucy follows him because he knows he is sleep walking.

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