Transition of Thoughts

Weaving thoughts into words

Dread: My first solo e-book of short stories

I have always been very observant about whatever happens around us. A lot of my short stories and other forms of micro fiction over the years have always been based on what I have seen and what I feel may happen. The ability of humans to survive all odds and come up trumps is what keeps me going.

Each of the five stories in this e-book is based on my thoughts and experiences of the way humans survive in difficult situations.

There are so many of us who work late at night, don’t we? Haven’t we ever felt nervous on what could happen? A safari sounds like an experience of a lifetime. But what if things go awry? If you are on the way home and suddenly run into a tragedy happening around you, how would you react? Do you just run away? We all wait for that perfect holiday with our family. But what if the perfect holiday turns into a perfect nightmare?

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Onstage Fear

Onstage Fear

They did allow her to speak but having an uncanny feeling of being watched, she started to cry on arriving on the stage. But she did stop as she wasn’t going to capitulate and let this chance pop away.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Chance, Fandango One Word Challenge: Capitulate, Sammi’s Weekend Prompt #205: Uncanny, Saturday Mix

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Never say never

Never say never

As the clock ticked by,

the virus returned in a

lethal avatar

 

Note: For those who thought that they had defeated COVID and it was all a thing of the past, unfortunately with the 2nd / 3rd / 4th waves, the virus has reminded all of us that we are mere mortals.

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Open Link #290

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

100 word fiction: Museum’s secret

Museum's secret

PHOTO PROMPT © Anne Higa  

“Wow! This is amazing. Who would have known that this old well still had so much water to offer.”

The history museum had a number of artifacts and exhibits for people to admire. But the well was its most visited site especially for those who were interested to see how challenging it was to get water during the historical ages.

While they had heard and felt that there was some water down below, they were never sure without any specific proof to go by. This was until the day they finally struck gold when they heard a gush of water.

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

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Leaving home – A birdie’s journey

Leaving home - A birdie's journey

As I saw the birdie fly away, I

imagined how humans flew from one place

to another in search of happiness

 

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Poetics – The Print the Whales Make

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Keeping him in her memories

Keeping him in her memories

It had just been a while since he was gone. Her world revolved around him from morning to night. And now, he had just been cruelly taken away from her.

Her mind just kept wandering back to the last time she saw him. The day was as hectic as it could get and she had never ever been this busy. While she had been a tyro at the start, she had built a strong career in the decade she had worked at this organization. And things had just kept getting busier. She didn’t even have time to bid him goodbye while leaving home. Little did she know that that was the last time.

She kept reading about rebirth and also hoping for a message in a glass bottle from him indicating that he was fine.

She believed – If you are a dreamer, come in.

 

Note: The line – “If you are a dreamer, come in” is from Shel Silverstein’s poem Invitation as published in his book Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Glass, Fandango One Word Challenge: Never, Your Daily Word Prompt: Tyro, The Daily Spur: Rebirth, Word of the Day: Hectic, dVerse Challenge: Meet me where the sidewalk ends.., What do you see #77

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Jaded

Jaded

It only takes a little bit of lace to ruin a marriage.

Her confidence in marriage took a beating as the other lady took precedence while she was jettisoned. While the initial phase together was memorable, the last few years were the difference as they were spent in foraging for happiness. Their relationship did break years ago and nothing could mend it. She never wanted him to feel imprisoned though now was the time to set free and give him his freedom. 

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Confidence, Fandango One Word Challenge: Jettison, Word of the Day: Memorable, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #204: Forage, First Line Friday, Sunday Writing Prompt: Freedom, Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Introduction to Frankfenfood

Introduction to Frankfenfood

As she looked over

her shoulder, frankenfood seemed

rather trite to her

 

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shoulder, Your Daily Word Prompt: Trite, MMA Storytime: Food, Word of the Day: Frankenfood

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Her Dreams

Her Dreams

While her eyes didn’t aid

her, her hands and feet worked in

sync to change her life

 

Note: Inspired from stories of those who achieved their dreams onstage despite losing their vision at an early age.

Linking to dVerse Challenge: MTB – The Body & Poetry

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Prodigious talent

Prodigious talent

He had played a seminal role in setting up the team and his prodigious talent was always on display as they won many weekend tournaments ensuring that it was more than enough to keep the disquiet amongst supporters to a minimum especially those who doubted his age and experience.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Seminal, Fandango One Word Challenge: Prodigious, Your Word Daily Prompt: Disquiet, The Daily Spur: Weekend, One – Liner Wednesday

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

With her camera in tow, she was ready to go out to photograph how deserted the city became every night. As she stepped out of her house, it was already late afternoon.

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

The seeds which she had sowed quite a while back had given way to a small plant with many flowers.

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

While nature was going on as per its usual course, all the markets, roads, restaurants and more came to a standstill every night as a lockdown had been enforced.

Being the journalist she was, it was her job to photograph the emptiness all around. It was quite bizarre.

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

Linking to Crispina Crimson’s Creative Challenge #126 and Photo Challenge #361

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

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