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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Photography: Now and Then

A lot has changed in the post-pandemic world. Travel meant going on international trips while now it is about sightseeing locally.

Photography: Now and Then

Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

Photography: Now and Then

Tranquility in Kuwait

What started to worsen sometime in spring around the world has just sadly continued on as we near winter.

Photography: Now and Then

Sunset in Kuwait

Photography: Now and Then

Windy day in Kuwait

Linking to Lens-Artists Challenge #124: Now and Then, Which Way Photo Challenge, Weekend Sky, Shadow Shot Sunday

Ashamed

Ashamed

Dominic bowed his head to hide his face. He felt ashamed of steps he took despite attempts to proclaim new beginnings.

When asked to save, he decided to spend. While others called him shallow due to his love for money, he considered it a deep paradox that having so much he couldn’t spend.

Eventually, it was too late as his temerity gave way to his shady dealings which marked his end.

Ashamed

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Steps, Fandango One Word Challenge: Temerity, Your Word Daily Prompt: Proclaim, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #184: Paradox, Tale Weaver #302: Beginnings, First Line Friday, Saturday Mix: Opposing Forces, Thursday Inspo 83: Late

Was his search worth the time?

Was his search worth the time?

He search didn’t

yield anything fishy.

Linking to Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Fishy and Six Word Saturday

55 word fiction: Music brings calm

She was an exuberant individual but did cling onto her failures from the past. She always had the fear that she may not succeed due to the setbacks. And so, when she found that she could take her musical instruments along on her space mission, she found it quite interesting. These would keep her busy.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: QI, Fandango One Word Challenge: Exuberant, Your Daily Word Prompt: Cling, Photo Challenge #341

Eyes

Eyes

He seemed shocked at what

all he had been forced to see

in that crazy house

 

Those greenish yellow

eyes told a thousand words as

he kept staring on

 

Linking to dVerse Challenge – Poetics: Look into my Eyes

Coping with a crisis

Coping with a crisis

If possible,

we would emerge out of this pandemic by switching it off,

If possible,

we would fume less and smile more as the pandemic taught us that life is short,

Maybe this is just an aberration

for learning to cope with a crisis.

 

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Emerge, Fandango One Word Challenge: Aberration, Your Daily Word Prompt: Switch, Sunday Writing Prompt: Coping, Fiction Monday 20: Fume, dVerse Challenge Quadrille #116: Poem Those Possibles

Photography: Found in the neighbourhood

Photography: Found in the neighbourhood

Joy of a beautiful sunset in Kuwait

 

Photography: Found in the neighbourhood

Windy day in Kuwait

 

Photography: Found in the neighbourhood

Calm sea in Kuwait

 

Photography: Found in the neighbourhood

Beautiful colours at sunset in Kuwait

 

Linking to Lens-Artists Challenge #123, Which Way Photo Challenge, A Photo A Week Challenge: Joy, Shadow Shot Sunday: Autumn Leaves, Weekend Sky, Water Water Everywhere

Wrangle

Wrangle

With him in denial, the wrangle continued. With the others adept at handling everything, he didn’t get anything in the end let alone a space to live. There was no luminescence in life.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Luminescence, Fandango One Word Challenge: Adept,  Your Daily Word Prompt: Denial, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Wrangle, Thursday Inspiration 82: Space, Tale Weaver #301

How did he end up succeeding?

How did he end up succeeding?

He was crazy

about his work.

Linking to Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Crazy and Six Word Saturday

100 word fiction: Remembrance

100 word fiction: Remembrance

He stood there looking at their photos in remembrance of the times they spent together. While she was a scalawag of some sort, their friendship hit it off.

Though they did have their fights and arguments where she ended up with a moue of disdain, they laughed it off together at the end of the day.

100 word fiction: Remembrance

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Whether it was the fall season or Christmas, they had always spent a lot of time with each other during festive occasions.

100 word fiction: Remembrance

But once she was married, their conversations reduced drastically so much so that he was left wondering on the way life changed.

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

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Moue, Fandango One Word Challenge: Scalawag, Your Word Daily Prompt: Remembrance, Crimson’s Creative Challenge #105, Photo Challenge #340

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