Transition of Thoughts

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Tag: Humanity

Precursor to the future

Precursor to the future

“Is this the end of the world as we know it?”

“Why do you say so?”

“Look at the way the pandemic is raging. There are thousands dying everyday as the health facilities have been overwhelmed.”

“While I can understand where you are coming from, I am sure humanity will rise again as it always has from different tragedies across the centuries. We humans are a resolute lot. We don’t accept defeat easily.”

“I am not conceding defeat. But I just feel that this pandemic is like karma for all our actions especially the years of torture our planet has borne due to our actions ranging from deforestation to pollution of all kinds. Following years of adverse weather events, this pandemic seems like the precursor to the future.

It’s like a red moon has been riding on the humps of the low river hills.”

“a red moon rides on the humps of the low river hills” is from Carl Sandberg’s Jazz Fantasia

Linking to dVerse Prosery 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: Waste

100 word fiction: Waste

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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.

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

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Limp & Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Outline

Microblog Mondays: 2020 – The decade of hope?

2020 - A decade of hope
Every year we all proclaim our New Year resolutions only to break them after a couple of days or weeks. But as the new decade begins, can we hope for the world to be a better place than before?

Could this be the decade of peaceful coexistence?

Could this be the decade when we start reversing the effects of global warming?

Could this be the decade when we forget our differences and work together for the greater good of humanity?

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Microblog Mondays: The spirit of Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot

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I can’t really get over the experience of watching the Bollywood flick – ‘Neerja‘. It’s the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22 year old senior flight purser who died but not until she had saved more than 340 lives when 4 terrorists hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi way back in 1986.

Though she was young, she taught all of us so much about humanity and love that even the oldies could have learnt a lesson or two. The courage and thinking which she displayed in the time of despair was unmatched.

Rather than differentiating passengers based on their caste, creed, religion, region, gender and so on, she went all out to save each and everyone. It was as though even fear got scared looking her in the eye. She could have been the first one to escape but instead chose to stay on until every passenger had been evacuated safely.

While she was awarded by India, Pakistan and USA, her legacy lives on with the Neerja Bhanot Award which is given to a woman who has fought injustice in society with determination.

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99 word fiction: In the middle of nowhere..

In the middle of nowhere..

In the middle of nowhere..

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“How can you even stay in such a godforsaken place? You stay here for six months at a stretch every year. Don’t you miss us at all?”

Krystal, George’s daughter had come to her dad’s laboratory located in one of the northernmost regions of the world. She couldn’t take in the fact that her father was never there when she needed him. All he seemed worried about was finding ways to save the earth from destruction.

“You know I am doing this for the benefit of humankind, don’t you?” Saying this, he got busy again much to her chagrin.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – April – My post no 6 for this month.

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

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100 word fiction – Lost in the sea of humanity

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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Jack wanted to meet and greet all the cartoon characters who had come to the square as part of the Children’s Day celebrations. We reached the venue half an hour in advance keeping the crowds in mind. But little were we to know that the swarm of people would multiply as the minutes go by. As I stood on my toes trying to look around, I realized that Jack was nowhere to be seen. Inquiring with everyone around and searching every nook and corner didn’t yield anything. I was quite literally lost in the sea of humanity which surrounded me.

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

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