- Grab the 7th book from your bookshelf.
- Open it up to page 7.
- Pinpoint the 7th sentence on the page.
- Begin a poem/a piece of prose that begins with that sentence
- Limit it in length to 7 lines/7 sentences.
The seventh book in the shelf was “The Motorcycle Diaries” and the line on the seventh page is “he is nine years old”
“He is nine years old,” I replied slowly.
I followed the trajectory of his sight watching the boy running helter skelter in the green park.
“Its getting late I must go, Ramesh must be waiting for us,” I rose from the bench and began to walk briskly towards my son.
“Ramya, you called that night when I was boarding my flight to Sweden . There was something you wanted to tell me, you were sounding very frantic,” he spoke casually.
“Nothing nothing at all. Rohan Rohan come over here,” I called out a bit nervously.
“Doesn’t Rohan look quite a bit like me. And strangely enough its been nine years to that call,” he spoke these words looking straight into my eyes.
There was very little I could offer to speak beyond that.
Written it for Write Tribe on prompt 7X7X7.