Today’s prompt: Write about a place you lived in as a child. If you can’t remember the details of a house or apartment, make them up. Often when you start writing about the past, things you think you can’t remember will come back to you.
A Place You Lived In As A Child
Since my Dad was in the Army, we moved around many times. It’s hard for me to decide a house I want to write about.
Today, I’m thinking of our apartment in New Delhi. It was a pretty makeshift place, but my mother who had a flair for interior decorating, made it home!
I think I know the two reasons I chose this particular house to write about!
It was here that I consciously fell in love with books. Memories of five year old me – gathering all the books I had and surrounding myself with them. I would read for a long time and discovered the joys of reading in bed!
It was in this house too, that fed up with my constant attempts to bring random puppies back home, my parents finally got us a dog. A lovely black Labrador, Keta, who was our family dog for years.
It was in this house that my two loves – books and dogs – became a real part of my life. After that, I’ve almost never known life without either.
Why I’m moved to tears writing this, I don’t know. But they’re grateful tears! I’m grateful that early on in life, my parents gave me access to both these loves of mine.
Would you like to share about a place you lived as a child?
I’ve been writing every day since 15 August 2022 — a five minute write in response to a prompt from the book, Kicking In The Wall and other prompts, as a 100 Day Writing Challenge to myself. I write in a notebook the night before and publish it the next day – so that might explain references to pen, paper, night etc )