Transition of Thoughts

Weaving thoughts into words

Month: May 2020 Page 1 of 7

Frontline Workers

Frontline Workers

A challenge awaits them every second,

Fighting against unseen enemy,

They step out everyday,

In the hope that things can get better,

They wear all the protective gear,

Knowing fully well that any mistake can be disastrous,

They may sweat and get frustrated as the stress increases,

But they know that each life is as important as the next,

They do their job each day with utmost dedication,

To ensure that everyone else stays happy and contented,

Their families wait for their arrival,

Hoping that each day passes by without worry,

These are the frontline workers who ensure that so many of us can sleep happily every night even during this pandemic.

Linking to dVerse Challenge: OpenLink Night #267

 

100 word fiction: Holiday

100 word fiction: Holiday

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

“This hotel is beautiful. We took the right decision when we chose this for our holiday. It caters to tourists of all ages.”

They were a family of four residing far up north away from the hustle and bustle of city life. But they knew that they had to ring in the New Year 2020 with the entire family in the capital amidst all the music and dance.

The food was finger licking good. The hotel staff treated them like royalty. The children were having fun. Little did they know that this would be their last holiday for a long time.

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

100 word story: Life

100 word story: Life

They sat there on the rocky outcrop wondering how their lives had changed. They both had rough childhoods and their notion of happiness was just to make more money and move out of their dingy homes.

Little did they know that more than a decade later they would have a house by the sea and a flourishing business which would put them among the creme de la creme in the city.

It was an idea which was enough to change their world and of those around them. Their life had taken a 360-degree turn like a circle in a spiral.

Linking to Sue Vincent’s Write Photo prompt, Ragtag Daily Prompt: Like a Circle in a Spiral and Fandango One Word Challenge: Notion

Photography: Harvard University Campus

Photography: Harvard University Campus

#ShotoniPhone

I had a chance to visit the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge last year. While we didn’t get a chance to go into the library or any of the other classrooms as such, we did take a stroll around the campus. And I must say it’s really green and beautiful.

Linking to Thursday Tree Love, Wordless Wednesdays & Skywatch Friday

Ten Word Story: Snag

Ten Word Story: Snag

The bridge encountered a snag

after opening for the boat.

Linking to Crimson’s Creative Challenge & Ragtag Daily Prompt: Snag

 

Rooms

Rooms

We all occupy different rooms at different points of our lives,

The room where we first enter as a baby in someone’s arms,

This is where our cries can be heard loud and clear,

Once school begins, we may move to a separate room,

This is where we grow up into a young adult,

With school over and the time to move on comes the college room,

It’s the room full of life, friends, fun and more,

Then comes a job, a family and all the responsibilities that go with it,

During this time rather than change rooms we get a new house or apartment itself,

 

As we grow older, our outlook towards a room changes.

Inspired by John Updike’s ‘Chambered Nautilus’

“How many rooms one occupies to lead
a life! – the child’s small cell, within earshot
of his parents’ smothered moans; the college room
assigned by number, a poster-clad outpost
of freedom, the married man’s bedchamber,
cramped scene of glad possession and sneaking sorrow…”

Linking to dVerse Poetics: Make some room

Ten Word Story: Innuendo

Ten Word Story: Innuendo

Their relationship bloomed whilst his

innuendos got out of hand.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bloom & Fandango One Word Challenge: Innuendo

 

New York City

New York City

Initially, this image reminded me of the Lego building blocks with its different colours, shapes and sizes. But when I read that this has been done by Piet Mondrian when he moved to New York, I could figure the different squares in the painting to indicate the busy squares and thoroughfares in New York city. Manhattan specifically is full of so many buildings of different shapes and sizes that one could get lost in the maze. I remember walking in the city a couple of months ago and not being able to even get sunlight as the skyscrapers seemed to be competing with each other on who would be taller.

In the summer sun

he explored New York city

taking the subway

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Haibun Monday

 

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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100 word fiction: Sunset

100 word fiction: Sunset

“It’s been long since we saw the sunset by the beach. I miss walking with you hand-in-hand and hearing the waves hitting the shore.” Monica had taken the simple pleasures of life for granted.

“Honey, even I miss it too. We can only hope that things can get better soon.”

Like so many others, they were tired of having to stay home for so long. They longed for getting fresh air. They longed to see those sunsets together again. Monica longed to wear her gossamer-like dress and walk by the beach.

They knew that there were no shortcuts to happiness.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Gossamer, Fandango One Word Challenge: Shortcut and Pegman Prompts: Galway, Ireland

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