100 word fiction: Her love for crystals..


The crystals of her dreams..
The crystals of her dreams..

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“Why don’t you sell all these showpieces? As it is, we are struggling with our lives. This is the least you can do.”

Laura, the youngest member of the Davis family loved making small showpieces out of crystals from the time she was a teenager. Though they weren’t really well off, Nick, her father always ensured that his daughter had all the tools to keep her hobby going.

Over the years, she had made showpieces of varied shapes, sizes and colours. It was just a hobby until the day Nick’s business crashed and he was forced to file for bankruptcy.

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Oman Diaries: Foodie times at Kargeen Cafe!


Does it remind you of Alladin's lamp?
Does it remind you of Alladin’s lamp?

In Arabic, Kargeen refers to a quaint wooden cottage. First established in 1997 in the posh locality of Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Kargeen Cafe has come a long way with many more outlets having sprung up around Muscat in the years hence.

The sitting area at the reception..
The sitting area at the reception..

It’s wooden furniture, the ethnic decor and the lovely rugs give it a truly traditional feel.

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What does a writer dream of?


Writing helps you find your inner voice..
Writing helps you find your inner voice..

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Royalty? Fan Following? A professional writing career? Winning the Booker Prize? Yes, all this is part of a writer’s dream. But at a fundamental level, a writer wants to get a chance to express his opinions freely and ensure that people read what he or she pens down.

Writers are always on the lookout for inspiration. From inspiration to write on a topic they haven’t ever thought of to inspiration from the exploits of fellow writers, there’s so much to learn from.

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100 word fiction: The one who can see all of us


He can see everything...
He can see everything…

Source: © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“I see absolutely everything.”

Humans have quite literally destroyed the world which I have created. There have always been a slew of constant battles between humans, between humans and the environment and last but not the least between humans and animals.

I created a world where I hoped that living and non – living beings would coexist in harmony. Instead, factors like regions, religions, caste, creed and materialistic pursuits among others started to create divisions amongst humans.

Everyone wanted to get rich even if it meant stamping on the other person’s foot. Emotions didn’t have a place in this world of cut throat competition.

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100 word fiction: Demolition


The demolition drive..
The demolition drive..

PHOTO PROMPT – © C.E.Ayr

“It looks as though the government is on a drive to demolish every building that reminds them of the times gone by.”

In the last couple of years, the city has been besieged with refugees from many countries. To offset the dramatic increase in rent and land rates, the government has started construction in earnest. But this is where the problem lies.

A lot many decrepit buildings and historical monuments have been demolished to pave way for skyscrapers meant for housing. Once a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city is slowly but surely losing it’s cultural past day by day.

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100 word fiction: Stabbed in the back!


Lack of trust can destroy relationships..
Lack of trust can destroy relationships..

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“You were the first person I had trusted in my life. I will never forgive you for the way you have stabbed me in my back.”

Rohan, a serial killer, had been on the run for many years. It was during this period that he came across Esha, a senior criminal lawyer who became his close confidant and he was sure that she could help him fight his case in court.

He had always felt that the authorities had wrongly framed him. But Esha soon realized the games he was playing and handed him over in the nick of time.

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Guest Post: Adventures on the Mount Whitney Trail, California


This is why we crawl out of our warm sleeping bags at 3 a.m. It’s to watch the sun rising above the trees in our dark camp ground. As we quickly enjoy our morning coffee in the dark, head lamps on our heads, this is why we brace ourselves against the chilly wind (even in late July!)

The coffee and the deserted forest sunrise felt hours ago as I had been hiking slowly and steadily uphill since just after dawn. I was already feeling the steady incline and this was just the first few miles! As my calves started to hurt and my head ached just a little, a sign of the super high altitude, I thought to myself, why am I doing this? Why am I forcing my body up another mountain?

Then I had mornings like this one; crossing creek after creek across slippery moss covered rocks and logs. I felt like giving up when like a scene out of a movie, so completely unreal, I realized there was an older baby deer in the middle of the trail just in front of me!

Standing in the middle of the single track trail, I was amazed as the fawn began to walk towards me.

The fawn up close and personal..
The fawn up close and personal..

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