Frustrated #atozchallenge

Frustrated #atozchallenge




It slipped as she held on.

She tried to grip it tighter but her hand started to pain, the wood pressing her bones.

She stopped and looked around but there was no solution.

She felt uncertain, she had been trying to hold it for a while now but it just did not listen to her.

She was on the verge of tears but decided to give it one more try.

She held it softly as told and tried to move it on the dots but it just slipped away.

Frustrated, teary and upset she flung the pencil at her classmates.



Through the month of April I am writing along with over 1900 participants for the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the Alphabet Challenge is FEELINGS and FICTION. The happy, sad, funny, silly, envious, over the top and totally low down account of feelings in 100 words of fiction. 


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  • fabulus1710
    Posted at 08:27h, 07 April Reply

    Frustration does make us throw pencils at each other! But it’s really sad for this cute child. Does she have some physical abnormality? I do hope she learns to grip the pencil soon.

    Loved this flash fiction, Indy 🙂

  • Shalzzz
    Posted at 08:51h, 07 April Reply

    Oops, I was wondering what she was holding on to. Excitement was built till the very last sentence. Poor kid! And I loved the post 🙂

  • Lata Sunil
    Posted at 09:17h, 07 April Reply

    Aw… so cute and the image goes so well with the story.

  • Sunila Vig
    Posted at 09:31h, 07 April Reply

    Awww the lil one. My daughter gets frustrated at times and makes fists and clenches her teeth to show it….Nicely worded Indy 🙂

  • BellyBytes
    Posted at 09:42h, 07 April Reply

    Poor little girl. How frustrating is that!

  • Sulekha
    Posted at 10:34h, 07 April Reply

    Nicely written, had me guessing till the end. Am sure she will try again and succeed.

  • Deepti
    Posted at 12:02h, 07 April Reply

    you are nice with words.. i thought she was holding on to rope clinging off a cliff or something.. :)..
    I understand this frustration in kids as i had been a kindergarten teacher myself..

  • The Journey Of a Rolling Stone
    Posted at 13:00h, 07 April Reply

    Its true. Giving up is the easiest task but to keep trying is hardest.

  • rosemawrites
    Posted at 14:06h, 07 April Reply

    oh. I just want to hug her tight… is she physically challenged???
    love this piece. It is so thought-provoking. 🙂

    @rosemawrites from
    A Reading Writer

  • kalaravi16
    Posted at 14:42h, 07 April Reply

    Hahaha…poor baby! This was super cute Indy! Frustration starts early huh?!
    @KalaRavi16 from

  • vishalbheeroo
    Posted at 15:16h, 07 April Reply

    I couldn’t help smiling reading it, her indomitable spirit and attitude without being conscious. You’ve constructed the image so vibrant. I wanna hug and says, it’s fine, kiddo:)

  • Rajlakshmi
    Posted at 15:50h, 07 April Reply

    awww little girl … Loved the way you have described her attempts and then her frustration.

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

  • My Era
    Posted at 16:26h, 07 April Reply

    Learning to hold the pencil right and going ahead with joining the dots can take a lot of effort for a young child. I have seen similar frustration when my child started school.
    Your poignant narration made me want to hug the child & tell her “it’s okay”.

  • inquisitivegeet
    Posted at 19:15h, 07 April Reply

    I didn’t see that coming. Very well penned!


  • Shilpa Garg
    Posted at 20:05h, 07 April Reply

    Aww! Poor lil child. You brought our her struggle and frustration so well. Liked this story 🙂

  • Beat About The Book
    Posted at 22:44h, 07 April Reply

    Aw I know this struggle. It’s sad the way we have to push our kids. A great perspective for frustration.

  • moondustwriter
    Posted at 03:33h, 08 April Reply

    well expressed from a child’s pov. Creativity should not be forced it should be allowed to flow freely.
    Best of luck with your book!
    Im blogging from Fill the cracks and Moondustwriter’s Blog. Happy A to Zing!

  • Jayanthi
    Posted at 10:25h, 08 April Reply

    short and sweet
    brevity is’nt my forte so when i see things expessed so accurately in such few words i must say i feel jealous

    nicely expressed will be back for more

  • Nibha
    Posted at 12:14h, 08 April Reply

    oho!! That’s sad for the cute little girl! 🙁

    Nibha @ Expressions

  • Dahlia
    Posted at 06:35h, 11 April Reply

    Instead of support for her frustrations, she would sure to be penalized for her little tantrum – poor thing. Nicely done!

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