Once upon a dark night, a prodigy’s brain was lying a maimed mess on the battlefield of advanced calculus. ‘What happened?’ ‘What happened?’ That was the only chanting heard from her locked door. Her only wish was, ‘Leave me alone.’

When the clock struck midnight, she counted the hours until the haunting deadline and the moon chuckled at her plight. “Stop laughing.”

“Don’t be too proud for a helping hand. I also illuminate darkness with borrowed light,” the moon advised.

So up she went and knocked on her mother’s door with inky fingers. “I need you,” she cried.

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22 days ago

A true gem. A great writer can turn anything into a special story – even calculus homework! We loved the picture and the title and were impressed by the author’s facility with words. “I also illuminate darkness with borrowed light” is a line well worth remembering, especially when we’re too proud to ask for help! 

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 month ago

I remember those deadlines so well, luckily none of them ever needed quite the brain power of advanced calculus thank goodness. Great story, Aanchal

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Fuji
Fuji(@fuji)
1 month ago

Welcome to the Voice Club Aanchal! What a great story this is, to introduce yourself. Such an original interpretation of the prompt, and such a wonderful use of each word. I like the phrase “maimed mess on the battlefield of advanced calculus”. I remember that calculus battlefield very well, even though it was a long time ago.

You are obviously a very gifted writer with an original mind. You’ve come to the right place!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Hello, Aanchal. How are you? Fuji is right, you are obviously a very gifted writer. And I would like to know that you made my night by what the moon says, “Don’t be too proud for a helping hand. I also illuminate darkness with borrowed light.” Such great words of advice. Very well done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Aanchal Verma
28 days ago

You’re always welcome, Aanchal.

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Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 month ago

Hello! Aanchal. That’s a unique name. Welcome to Voice Club. A lovely story with a nice ending. I understand your protagonist’s plight. I’ve been there severally as a student as well as a teacher.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
29 days ago

Absolutely love your opening sentence, Aanchal. You opened dramatically and closed with the protagonist knowing she needed her mother’s help. Smart story.

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
22 days ago

Wonderful story, Aanchal. Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
21 days ago

Congratulations, Aanchal. You did it.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Aanchal Verma
17 days ago

You’re welcome.

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Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
21 days ago

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Aanchal.

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