A new summer day gave way to blue skies where some of the cirrus clouds tried to coalesce together.
As the cyclone barrelled towards the city, the clouds started to show their true colours. The summer had already begun in full force with the heat giving the feeling of great balls of fire.
But the cyclone bought a sea change in the weather turning the sky from a few white clouds to almost black with dark grey clouds.
With a lot happening in the upper atmosphere, the city beneath looked so beautiful amidst the lovely breeze and the droplets falling on the leaves.
Though it did cause damage with broken trees and other infrastructure including flying objects like bottles.
Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bottle, Fandango One Word Challenge: Upper, Your Daily Word Prompt: Beneath, Photo Challenge #366, Sunday Writing Prompt: Great Balls of Fire, Crispina Crimson’s Creative Challenge #132 Wordless Wednesday
“You’ve got the moxie to flock to a crowded market in a city you’ve no idea about. Being how whimsical you are, sometimes I wonder if you would disappear without telling me only to reappear later.”
Ronald and Rochelle had travelled to South East Asia for a trip of a lifetime. While they commonly shared the love for travel, the differences began thereafter. While Ronald liked holidays to be laidback and loved staying away from crowds, Rochelle liked to explore as much as she could.
For her travelling and exploring was like a contest which she always needed to win.
With her camera in tow, she was ready to go out to photograph how deserted the city became every night. As she stepped out of her house, it was already late afternoon.
The seeds which she had sowed quite a while back had given way to a small plant with many flowers.
While nature was going on as per its usual course, all the markets, roads, restaurants and more came to a standstill every night as a lockdown had been enforced.
Being the journalist she was, it was her job to photograph the emptiness all around. It was quite bizarre.
This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge
Her life gave the impression that it was a myriad of possibilities as she kept flitting from one place to another. She never liked staying put in one job or location. And being a travel blogger, allowed her to live that dream. But little did she know that the path to the house through the forests would haunt her in her dreams.
This being human is a traveler.
Many experiences be it in storms
or in sunny weather.
While one day could turn out amazing,
another day could turn out a bummer.
Upsides and downsides are part
and parcel of the life lived.
The comfort in traveling to places which
one can associate with to avoid any
sort of confusion on what to expect.
Dear thrill seeker, I can see you keenly
looking forward to skiing in such pristine conditions.
From the time I have known you, I have seen that
spark in your eyes at all things adventure and if given
a chance to be a part of the action, you would love to be
in the thick of it without a doubt.
Free your mind, calm your soul and begin your journey.
Linking to dVerse Challenge – Exploring the poetic genre – “Verse Epistle” , Fandango One Word Challenge: Spark, Your Word Daily Prompt: Pristine, Microblog Mondays, Sunday Writing Prompt – In the Thick of it, Photo Challenge #357
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.
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.
Whether it was the fall season or Christmas, they had always spent a lot of time with each other during festive occasions.
But once she was married, their conversations reduced drastically so much so that he was left wondering on the way life changed.