The day he lied to me..


The day he lied..

The day he lied..

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“He is a liar. He doesn’t even care what I feel. If he did, he would have had the guts to tell me the truth. All the times we spent talking sweet nothings for hours on end seem like a big joke.”

The first time our eyes met was when he trooped in coolly at 8:45am for an 8 am class. With unkempt hour and a shabby appearance overall, it looked as though he had just got up from sleep and set out for a long day ahead. He seemed too much into himself making me wonder if arrogance was his second name. For me though, classes were all about talking to everyone and making as many friends as possible.

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Five Sentence Fiction: Abandon


Abandoned House

Abandoned House

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“It looks as though that house has been abandoned since quite a long while.”

Their group had been trekking through the jungle when they came across a dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere. Tired from the day’s heat, they decided to rest for a while.

As it started to get dark, they began to hear strange noises which became louder with time. When they realized that sheltering themselves in the house wouldn’t be safe anymore, they began to run for their lives away from an unseen enemy.

Written for Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Abandon. Read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 14 for this month.

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Is doing laundry only a women’s job?


Is doing laundry only a women's job?

Is doing laundry only a women’s job?

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“A woman’s place is at home.”

“The woman of the house is the one who handles the kitchen.”

“The woman of the house should be the one who cleans and tidies the house.”

A lot of us must have heard many or all the above statements being uttered by relatives in our respective homes. This is just a miniscule snapshot of what society thinks even today. But why this mindset? Why is the women expected to work like a machine at home while the man relaxes after a tough day at work? Can’t a woman work outside home as well?

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100 word fiction: The wooden boat


The antique wooden boat..

The antique wooden boat..

Source: PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Georgia Koch

Though it appeared as nothing more than an antique piece of wood for anyone, for Raju it was his daily bread and butter.

For years, he had been taking his wooden boat out into the open sea to get his daily catch of fish for selling in the open market. From extreme heat to deadly winds and rain, his boat had weathered it all.

Seeing that it could sail through every challenge in his life, he had slowly but surely developed an attachment towards it so much so that he refused an offer to put it up in a museum.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 12 for this month.

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55 word fiction: Solitude


Solitude

Solitude

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“It’s only during your solitude that you dig into your mind.”

With the vivacious and cheerful persona she possessed, she could easily impress anyone. Normally surrounded by hordes of friends, she loved being away from everyone for a couple of hours every day to introspect on the things she learned and could have done better.

Written for Indispire Prompt 49: Solitude teaches some of the most valuable lessons in one’s life.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 11 for this month.

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100 word fiction – Life after death…


Stair to Heaven

Stair to Heaven

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“Dad, I feel that mom doesn’t seem to care either for my sorrows or my happiness.”

Reena was a happy-go-lucky woman who was always full of life and brought happiness and joy to everyone. That’s why her sudden death courtesy a heart attack was all the more shocking for everyone.

For years, Ram had tried to deflect such questions from his son for want of a suitable answer. But finally, he had to give in.

“Son, she has gone to God’s place since she was a beautiful person. And God likes beautiful people.”

“She’s up there.” He exclaimed pointing skywards.

Written for Indispire Prompt 48: What do you think happens after one dies? Bring out the best creative imagination to explain.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 10 for this month.

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Five Sentence Fiction – Faith


Offering to God..

Offering to God..

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His only aim while working at Lenus Ltd was to travel abroad to a client location and earn as much as he could.

More than seeing the world, he knew that through this he would fulfill his primary aim of making and saving lots of money and help in treating his unwell mother. She had been diagnosed with cancer and the treatment required money which his family members tried to provide unsuccessfully.

When everything failed, he decided to go to the nearby temple to pay his obeisance to god and take the blessings.

He had heard that whoever came to the temple with faith, warmth and love in his heart, his visa was successfully processed and he went abroad to the location he wished for.

Written for Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Offering. Read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 9 for this month.

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100 word fiction – Her touch..


Lonely without her..

Lonely without her..

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

“David! Dinner is ready. While we change and come along, you can serve yourself and begin.”

The Smith’s had shifted to a new city and a new house far away from the pollution and maddening traffic which had troubled them day in and day out.

While his parents were delighted with the change, David was missing everything from the surroundings to the friends he had made all these years.

But above all, he missed her touch more than anything else. While he was actually there in person, it seemed as though a part of him had stayed back with her.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 8 for this month.

 

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Hyderabad Bloggers Meet: An experience..


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I have always cribbed about the fact that in the cities where I have resided in, there have generally been no blogger meets at least during those periods. From Pune to Hyderabad, I always longed to attend one. Yes, some are nothing but brand promotions with tea, coffee and good food thrown in for good measure. But the fact that you get a chance to meet some amazing bloggers across the spectrum is quite exciting.

Just a day prior to the Hyderabad Bloggers Meet, Manjulika dropped a note to me on Twitter with the FB page link about the details of the meet. I managed to register just in time and the rest is history. Interestingly this was the 4th such meet. And I thought no blogger meets happen in Hyderabad :O.

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Awards are always amazing whether they are virtually given or awarded in person. Thanks to Claudia for nominating me for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ Award. This is my second virtual award for blogging after the Liebster Award nomination last year. Just feels lovely that there are bloggers out there who read and appreciate your work.

As is the case with such awards, there are a few rules: –

– Thank the person who nominated you for the award and display the award logo

– Nominate other blogs (10 or so) which have inspired you and name them

– Mention 3 things that inspired you the most in the last week

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