A new summer day gave way to blue skies where some of the cirrus clouds tried to coalesce together.
Being a tenant in an integrated township, he had felt thankful during the pandemic. Amidst the endless lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, he felt happy seeing people around. While the world outside had changed, there was at least a sense of normalcy when he was in the township. As people shared each other’s pain, the community grew stronger.
But as he stepped into the world outside, he could hear a voice echoing in his head warning him of the dangers that lay ahead. He was unsure on what all had changed.
“Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning or end.” He knew that he couldn’t rush into the pre-pandemic life in a matter of days or weeks. The health measures need to be followed as the health threat was still elevated.
It would be a slow return to business as usual.
As they lay watching
the stars, they felt pure bliss not
having to stress out
But in the dead of
night, a shape-shifter had
other plans up its sleeve
While they got curious,
it went berserk posing a danger
to anything in its path
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.
The arboreal vegetation of this country is beautiful with its plethora of natural flora and fauna. The mountains provide the perfect backdrop for some excellent camera shots. And it’s quite perfect that it has been used to build an excellent brand for the country by so many travel bloggers around.
Being amidst nature is known to make so many buoyant including myself. And come to think of it, I had initially been told that it would be a mistake to come here as some tourists had found things to be quite difficult. It instead turned out to be what I would call – a ‘beautiful mistake’.
Spring arrived with mud and a torrent of bad news.
They planned the expedition but unfortunately the weather ended up being a bummer. Considering his dexterity when it came to all things travel, he had organized everything in advance.
He also made sure to convince his best buddies who lived at the front and back of his house along with the solitudinarian. After the great winter freeze, the snow did melt away before spring arrived. But their trip just froze away instead becoming a fodder for so many around them.
May didn’t augur well for him. While he was sure that his family was careful, he knew that the precautions followed by those who came home had gone wayward off late. Within days, the covid fatalities rose and as he lay in bed, his thoughts were interrupted as an auger was used to put his wife’s frame on the wall. He laid a lei on her grave next morning wondering how the pandemic had broken their union.
Pizzazz was an innate part of her personality. And this is why she was always in the frame whenever it came to any promotion in her organization. She went about her work without any haste striving for perfection in anything she did and thus was fortunate to get whatever she deserved.
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