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Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

‘But man is not made for defeat,’ he said. ‘A man can be destroyed but not defeated.’
– The Old Man and the Sea (1952) by Ernest Hemingway

A struggle to live

amidst the horror of death

without oxygen


A struggle to live

amidst loss of livelihood

and hopelessness


But also a chance

to readapt and rethink our

way of life ahead


But also a chance

for survival of the fittest

in more ways than one

Linking to dVerse Challenge: dVerse Poetics – One True Sentence

First day of summer

First day of summer

It had been a long hard winter with coronavirus wreaking havoc day after day. It was heartbreaking to see people struggling for their lives as the medical community began to buckle under the constant stream of patients. The dark clouds of uncertainty hung over everyone’s life.

But the vaccinations provided a silver lining amidst these dark clouds. And as the first day of summer began, these vaccinations were speeding ahead and began to show that there was light at the end of the tunnel. As the sun shone bright, the brightness in people’s lives also began to take shape.

first day of summer

with the sun shining bright amidst

the beautiful sky

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Haibun Monday 6-21-21: Solstice I

Dark night sky

Dark night sky

The dark night sky

so many stars wherever you see

peace and quiet around,

a time to reflect


So many stars wherever you see

that light up the night sky

in all its glory


Peace and quiet around

with miles and miles of desert

without a single soul around


A time to reflect

and introspect for everything

that has been and always will be


Linking to dVerse Challenge – Poetry Form: Trimeric 

100 word fiction: In the woods

In the woods

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

Sam suggested that his cabin would be the perfect getaway for some fun times with friends. As the day wore on, the clouds looked ominous.

In the woods

They all had their share of fun and just when they were ready to call it a night, they heard a loud bang outside. Almost immediately, the doors and windows swung open. The moon was shining bright and the wind was howling. Suddenly and without warning, Sam was pulled away into the darkness.

And then he woke up with a start. He was sweating and breathing heavily. He was relieved to find himself in bed

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

Linking to Crispina Crimson’s Creative Challenge #136

Journey of life

Journey of life

The train chugged along

identical tracks, but the

surroundings kept changing


The journey of life

and death is the same for all

but people encountered are different


Linking to dVerse Challenge: Poetics – Exploring the realm of Minimalist Photography

The day she was waiting for..

The day she was waiting for..

She was waiting for

this day but now that it was

here, she got nervous


This wedding was what

she had always wanted and

her parents agreed


Though it went well,

she became teary eyed leaving home

and had to avoid smudging her makeup


Linking to dVerse Challenge: Quadrille #130

What does the new normal mean?

What did the new normal mean?

The new normal

left her immobile.

Linking to Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Normal, One Word Sunday: Mobile, Six Word Saturday

Drive to succeed

Drive to succeed

His drive to succeed kept him going as an immigrant. Having a mortgage, he worked doubly hard to repay. Despite rejections, he kept trying to forget and move on.

His family sacrificed a lot and he knew that one mistake could end it all in a snap. The pile of challenges kept growing but he wasn’t deterred. He never stooped to unethical methods.

Sitting in the park, he remembered the day he became a citizen. It felt the galaxy had come together to help realize his dream. His felicity had no limits.

Linking to Fandango One Word Challenge: Snap, Your Daily Word Prompt: Felicity, Sammi’s Weekend Prompt #213, Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Drive, Saturday Mix



A deadly pandemic,

A time to remodel all

aspects of our lives

Linking to dVerse Challenge: How’s your remodeling going?

100 word fiction: The new attraction

100 word fiction: The new attraction

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“Oh, that’s one interesting looking structure.” Ron looked ahead pointing at the orange shaped building.

“Ahh, don’t you know the new attraction in town?” Matt seemed surprised.

“What’s that all about?”

“It’s a three story restaurant which serves some really authentic drinks and dishes which have been selling like hot cakes. They also provide the option of sitting in your car and ordering food which is then brought by rollerskating waitresses.”

With its unique design and importance to personalized customer service like no other, this restaurant had carved a niche for itself. They started trends which others tried to copy.

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

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