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100 word fiction – Drops of rain


Droplets of rain

Droplets of rain

PHOTO PROMPT – © Santoshwriter

“The smell of the earth courtesy the season’s first rain is something I have always cherished. The nature around seems so fresh and pure.

Taking advantage of their extended weekend, Ramesh and Ila had taken off for a short vacation to the nearby hill-station. They were greeted with light rain and greenery all around as far as the eyes could see.

Sitting in the veranda with piping hot coffee in one hand and delicious snacks in the other, they were lost in each other as one interesting conversation gave way to another and finally it was the time to leave.

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

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – May – My post no 7 for this month.

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100 word fiction – The lifeless farm..


The lifeless farm..

The lifeless farm..

PROMPT -© Marie Gail Stratford

“Our lifeless farm is proof that this summer has been the harshest on record. How will we survive? The silo has grains that would last only for a few more days.”

Linda listened in silence as Sam expressed his utter disappointment. Disappointment was slowly turning into nervousness and fear. With consistent rains over the last couple of years, Linda and Sam had a bountiful harvesting season and lots to eat.

But this year, it hadn’t rained one bit. The situation had become so dire that if it didn’t rain soon enough, they would be forced to cut on their meals.

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

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – May – My post no 6 for this month.

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Book Review – RIP


Resurgent Indian Patriots

Resurgent Indian Patriots

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Since his Lashkar series, Mukul Deva has been regarded as one of the best in the military fiction genre in India. And now he comes up with RIP – Resurgent Indian Patriots, another thriller about the endless scandals and corruption which has plagued our nation for years on end. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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Book Review – The Guardians of the Halahala


The Guardians of the Halahala

The Guardians of the Halahala

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After the exciting thriller ‘The Karachi Deception’, Shatrujeet Nath is back with a completely different genre in the first book of his King Vikramaditya trilogy. From thriller to mythology, that’s quite a big shift in terms of genres, isn’t it? Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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Movie Review – Piku


Piku

Piku

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Starring Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan in lead roles, Piku is directed by Shoojit Sircar. From the time the promos of this one began airing on TV, people have been quite excited seeing the comic and light – hearted nature of this flick. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

Deepika Padukone (Piku) is your everyday young woman who works at an architecture firm  and takes care of her 70 year old dad played by Amitabh Bachchan (Bhaskor). Bhaskor Da has a weak stomach and frequently ends up sitting in the toilet with loose motions. Piku tries to balance her work life with ensuring her father gets his medicines at the right time. Bhaskor convinces Piku for a trip to Kolkata to see their old home and catch up with their relatives. The rest of the flick deals with their journey and how Irrfan Khan (Rana) slowly but surely becomes a part of their lives.

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97 word fiction: The leaking faucet..


The leaking faucet..

The leaking faucet..

PHOTO PROMPT – © Madison Woods

“Why did I have to agree to work in the lab the entire night?” He said to no one in particular.

Though George didn’t believe in ghosts, he felt a bit uneasy thinking that he was the only soul in the entire building that night. As he stepped out of the lab to drink water from the nearby cooler, he heard what sounded like water falling from somewhere. Was it a leaking faucet or something more?

Whatever the case, he kept himself busy and didn’t dare come out of the lab for the rest of the night.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – May – My post no 2 for this month.

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Five Sentence Fiction: Memories


Childhood-Memories

Childhood-Memories

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“Don’t we all count on beautiful memories when in times of distress?” Rahul and I were arguing on being too over dependent on memories for anything and everything in life.

Whether its getting a job or a date; winning a contest or enjoying with friends, memories of all kinds shape our world almost all the time.

They give us the motivation and encouragement on being able to turn around things for the better. What we need is to strive to work even harder to create even sweeter memories for the future.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – May – My post no 1 for this month.

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