The blue sky where birds
fly, the blue ocean where the
sea beings stay calm
Linking to dVerse Challenge – Blue Tuesday
It came as no surprise to anyone when she entered the shop and found it inhabited by fluffy cuddly creatures. She had always seen a lot of people bringing their pets or kids coming to the shop to play with them time and time again. In presence of these creatures, the kids seemed full of verve. On full moon nights, the shop used to organize pet friendly events for people to play and bond with these creatures. Their aim was to move thoughts of animal lovers away from the froth in the name of animal protection by other groups. Though the shop’s owner knew that his shop was in imminent danger from these groups, it didn’t stop him one bit. He was more than happy working in the shadows of others to do his bit in taking care of these creatures.
Summer was at its
peak though without power, he
slept beneath the moon
Someday, this will be over– only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare.
The sun is still rising from the east and setting from the west,
Birds are flying up and about without a care in the world,
Animals are roaming freely in their habitats,
The weather is having its usual cycles from one season to another,
The seas are going through their usual mood swings,
There is so much which hasn’t changed yet there is so much which is different,
Jobs have disappeared leaving many penniless,
There is a real struggle for food and water,
Businesses have been shut leaving people at home,
Cracks have appeared in family relationships leaving many broken families,
But hope is all what we have and can cling onto amidst this chaos.
They loved going to their cabin almost every weekend to have a nice time with the family.
It was the perfect getaway from the busy city life. But as time went by, they started to see an outline of garbage around the area whenever they approached their cabin.
It felt that as though people had started to dump whatever they could from electronics to papers without a care in the world. Despite numerous pleas, there had only been a limp effort to clean the mess.
One could only imagine how the animals around felt seeing the ruckus created by humanity.
Being an introvert was his way of life but
Life around changed within weeks,
Handshakes got replaced by footshakes,
While kisses and hugs were considered dangerous,
Social interactions got replaced by video calls,
While going outside was considered dangerous,
As the world began to lockdown,
The pollution levels plummeted like never before,
While the birds and animals were having all the fun
Loneliness and seclusion inside was taking a toll like never afore,
The sound of the cars on the road and roar of the planes in the sky were absent,
But humans began to adapt and started to gain their composure,
As everything started to go online, it all compensated for the boredom,
The world was much more different than ever before,
But for him it was if he felt a part of it like never afore.
Linking to dVerse Poetry Challenge: Solitude
It was a gloomy day with ominous clouds lining up the horizon as far as the eyes could see. But the cool breeze and the tranquil surroundings around Lake Manny were enough for the Smith’s to plan a family’s day out.
Good food, swimming, games with the kids and more importantly, a nice little walk on the banks of the lake, this was the perfect way to relax. But the animals in the swamp had other plans up their sleeve.
Before the parents could even realize, the kids had disappeared. It seemed as though the swamp had gobbled them up.
“It looks as though that house has been abandoned since quite a long while.”
Their group had been trekking through the jungle when they came across a dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere. Tired from the day’s heat, they decided to rest for a while.
As it started to get dark, they began to hear strange noises which became louder with time. When they realized that sheltering themselves in the house wouldn’t be safe anymore, they began to run for their lives away from an unseen enemy.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – January) – My post no 14 for this month.
A doctor by profession and a writer by passion, “The Devil’s Gate: An Impossible Journey” is Deepak Kripal’s first novel. Though he is already a known name in the blogosphere, he was waiting for the right story to debut with. Does it work? Let’s check it out.
The blurb goes like this –
Plundered by humans of their habitats, animals take a drastic step when they decide to send a team of a cat named as Katy and a dog named as Dug, to an invisible island known, as the Island of ‘Five Hundred Graves’. The island becomes visible only for a short time on the night of the full moon.
Legend has it that the island is inhabited by the demons. Katy and Dug are supposed to negotiate a deal with the demons, convincing them to allow the animals to inhabit the island. Majority of the animal community believe that tinkering with the other world could bring their wrath to the animals. The team is sent to the island nevertheless.
But can a deal with the dead be materialized?
Are there really demons on the island? Is there any conspiracy involved?
Will Katy and Dug be able to negotiate, or will survival remain their only question in the deadly island.