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He just left

He just left

As I look back, I

keep wondering whether he

really loved me

 

We started as friends

in school, chit-chatting away

for hours on end

 

He always made it

a point to do what he could

to see others smile

 

He always went out

of his way to impress me

or so I observed

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Keeping him in her memories

Keeping him in her memories

It had just been a while since he was gone. Her world revolved around him from morning to night. And now, he had just been cruelly taken away from her.

Her mind just kept wandering back to the last time she saw him. The day was as hectic as it could get and she had never ever been this busy. While she had been a tyro at the start, she had built a strong career in the decade she had worked at this organization. And things had just kept getting busier. She didn’t even have time to bid him goodbye while leaving home. Little did she know that that was the last time.

She kept reading about rebirth and also hoping for a message in a glass bottle from him indicating that he was fine.

She believed – If you are a dreamer, come in.

 

Note: The line – “If you are a dreamer, come in” is from Shel Silverstein’s poem Invitation as published in his book Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Glass, Fandango One Word Challenge: Never, Your Daily Word Prompt: Tyro, The Daily Spur: Rebirth, Word of the Day: Hectic, dVerse Challenge: Meet me where the sidewalk ends.., What do you see #77

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Friends unfriended

Friends unfriended

A team of two dancers, a team of two friends,

they always hung out together

But punishment was an echo of her feelings,

when her friend’s actions were too much to not bother

Forgiveness meant being cordial and working in tandem

in the interim both of which weren’t acceptable to her,

And so with time, the wedge between them got wider

and wider and finally their relationship was wiped clean

Friends unfriended

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Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Interim, Fandango One Word Challenge: Cordial, Your Daily Word Prompt: Tandem, Photo Challenge #336, dVerse Challenge – Three little words: Clean.wider.both, What do you see #51 , Fiction Monday

55 word fiction: Loyalty

55 word fiction: Loyalty

Though he knew that she hadn’t been loyal to him, he hoped to get one last glimpse of her before she left the city. While they had been together for more than a decade, the last couple of months had been a struggle. But there was one lingering question. Was he making an impetuous decision?

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Impetuous, Fandango One Word Challenge: Glimpse, Your Daily Word Prompt: Suspect

 

Book Review – Papa & I

Book Review - Papa & I

Someone has said that only when you become a parent do you know what all it entails to become one. There’s so much we learn from our parents many of which a lot of us truly understand only when they are gone. But it doesn’t always have to be this way. When I saw Pooja’s book, I was quite keen to see what she has penned down.

The blurb goes like this:

“Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.” – Markus Zusak

Papa & I is a collection of the author’s writings dedicated to her late father. In the middle of the COVID19 pandemic, many people are experiencing the grief of past losses and anticipatory grief of future fears. This compilation is for anyone who has lost a loved one to death, particularly a parent whom they deeply loved.

The title and the cover truly indicate that this book is an ode to her father and what all she has learnt from him over the years. I am sure so many of us can apply these learnings to our lives as well.

The book is divided into three sections – prose, poetry and random notes. Prose includes a letter and a few thoughts on how Pooja felt growing up around her parents and the way her father took care of her by instilling different values.

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Hope is what we have

Hope is what we have

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.

Linking to First Line Friday, Thursday Inspiration & Linda Hill: Stream of Consciousness

100 word fiction: Nostalgia

100 word fiction: Nostalgia

“After days of rain, it’s a delight to see the sun shining in all its glory. It would have been beautiful if we had our children with us today.” Gloria couldn’t help but remember the days gone by.

The Robinson’s always made it a point to spend their weekends in their garden. While the children played on the rides, the parents discussed about everything under the sun. It was a lovely way for the family to bond together.

Once the children left for university and then got jobs, the times spent in the garden became nothing but a distant memory.

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

Book Review – 31 Miles

31 Miles - Book Review

From social entrepreneurship to being the Chief Architect of a literature and cultural festival; from being the director of the National Institute of Jewellery in Delhi to penning down a novel, Vinita Bakshi has quite a multi-faceted personality.

31 Miles is her debut foray into writing. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this –

Mansa has the perfect family life—a husband, two daughters and a big house. But she feels that something is missing. After shifting to a major city, she decides to take the reins of her life in her own hands, she decides to step out and seek a career.

While enjoying the new-found freedom and confidence, she completely immerses herself in her work and her new life. Till one fateful day when she finds herself embroiled in a passionate affair—with an online lover. And then everything falls apart!

31 Miles is the story of a woman who rediscovers herself after marriage, and works towards self-emancipation. Will she give it all up for the elusive mirage created by the stranger? What turn will her life take next?

Vinita’s portrayal of Mansa’s world is so life-like. She’s had an arranged marriage and is happily settled as a homemaker with two daughters. Or is she really ‘happily settled’? Though her husband is really supportive and caring, she feels that there’s something missing in her life. We hear about so many Mansa’s around the world day in and day out, don’t we?

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Book Review – My Father is a Hero

My Father Is A Hero

My Father Is A Hero

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‘My Father is a Hero’ by Srishti Publishers is Nishant Kaushik’s fifth novel after four bestsellers. At it’s core, it is a heartwarming story of the love between a father and his daughter. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this –

Vaibhav Kulkarni has had few accomplishments worth boasting about in his modest life and career. Yet, his happy universe lies intact in the love and pride his ten-year-old daughter inspires in him.

Nisha Kulkarni justifies every reason to be the favourite child of Pune’s premier school – be it her academic brilliance, her exceptional facility with music, or simply her unassuming charm. With his daughter showing promising signs of a stellar success story, Vaibhav has made peace with own unrequited dreams of the past.

But when the girl mysteriously starts losing her mojo and spirals into despair and seclusion, Vaibhav faces the toughest test of his life as a single father – to reclaim his child’s trust and happiness. What distance will a middle-class man with limited means go to show his daughter the merit in believing in a dream? Read this gripping tale of love, courage, and of the emergence of an ordinary man as an extraordinary hero.

For starters, the book has a nice cover design which perfectly captures the essence of the story. Everything about it be it the bag or the father and daughter holding hands is so well thought of.

Nishant has a lovely story at hand. The book starts off slowly as it shows the deep bond of love between Vaibhav and Nisha. Along with going out of his way to ensure that the smile never leaves her face, he also makes it a point to instill the right virtues in her despite the challenges of bringing her up as a single parent.

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100 word story: United

They were united in adversity...

They were united in adversity…

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“All you think about is the value of the property you will get if any of the brothers separate. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?”

Alok along with his 3 brothers had stayed in the locality for more than 50 years. The brothers were respected in the community and were known to be kind and helpful to all and sundry. Seeing them happy surely didn’t please a lot of people who tried unsuccessfully to separate them many a time.

Back home, while the wives often quarrelled on needless things, the brothers ensured that they always stood united in the face of any adversity.

I am participating in the A to Z challenge in April  and the theme I have chosen is Micro-fiction

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