Photo Challenge: Prolific


Last Saturday, I woke up at 6am to try photograph the sunrise from Point Chevalier in Auckland. The sunrise was spectacular but this photo became my favorite. Hundreds, if not thousands of dewdrops.

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Prolific Dewdrops lighted by the morning sun

Photo Challenge: Smile


I had to point my camera at something or someone that puts a smile on our face. Well, Zoey does that. She usually finds me when I am coming, she runs towards me: her feet clapping on the sidewalk and stops a meter away so that I have to get close to her to pet her.

black cat surrounded by weeds

Photo Challenge: Rise/Set


This isn’t exactly sunrise, I think the time was 10am. But I think this fits Rise.

Also, I took this with my friends’ DSLR when we were walking Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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The sun rising behind a hill on a clear day

Photo Challenge: Favorite Place


This is not my favorite, but it certainly is this black Labrador’s favorite place: standing on top of the garage. I have seen him/her so many evenings while coming home but the Lab’s too far away to catch the name or pet.

Black Labrador standing on top of a garage next to the sidewalk
Look at him!

Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be


This photo was from a walk I did in Duder Regional Park.

I would rather be near the sea, and on a perfect day like this, the shore looks amazing.

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Duder Regional Park, Auckland New Zealand

Photo Challenge: Variations of Bridal Falls, Raglan


I was at Raglan last year when we visited Bridal Falls. I took photographs from various angles. Enjoy!

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Bridal Falls from the top ( Edited by Google Photos Assistant )

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PS: If anyone has any suggestions on adding watermarks or copyright to lots of images, let me know!

Photo Challenge: Silence, Duder Regional Park


I was out on a hike at Duder Regional Park, East Auckland. The place was great for oceanic/peninsular pictures. Here is one of them.

 

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Peninsular Path

I walked with 60 people who were behind me. This peninsula is one of the (a fortified site) in the region. As we sat for lunch, most people sat under the shades. I explored and found that the acoustics of the region creates a perfect barrier and I enjoyed some perfect silence even being five feet away from 60 hikers.

Photo Challenge: Growth


I took this photo a long time ago as I was walking to work with my Huawei Y5 phone camera. Spring time meant a lot of flowers and this one was great, a perfect flower growth. Check out Daily Post for the prompt.

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Low Resolution Flowers

Daily Post: Hideout (Fantasy Fiction)


(Unintentional continuation of Glitter fiction piece I wrote yesterday)

‘What are we doing sir?’

‘We are waiting Maddy.’ One Eyed Solomon grumbled. No one knows why his name is One Eyed as he has both of his eyes.

‘We are hiding aren’t we sir?’ Maddy said.

‘No, we are waiting. We are looking for an opportunity to go in.’ Solomon explained to his long time friend and biggest critic. Wiseass.

‘Sir, the three dragons are inside. What do you expect to do with the said opportunity?’

‘Why Maddy, steal the gold!’ Solomon said with a glint of greed in his eyes.

‘The three dragons breathe fire sir!’

‘We breathe oxygen and they burn oxygen. We are somewhat alike than you think Maddy. Plus, I am going to steal the gold and not try to ask them not to breathe fire. ‘

‘Aye. I’m sure that is what the 20 soldiers outside the cave did. It clearly didn’t work out well for them. ‘

Solomon couldn’t say anything to that. He has seen the bodies with his own eyes, or the one eye he still had working. 20 or so soldiers’ bodies were burned beyond recognition and some bones had fused together. It was an estimate that they were just human bodies and no animals were mixed together with them. When those three dragons had ventured out unexpectedly, the soldiers were not ready.

No one will be ready for one dragon and those poor soldiers were facing three. Their last moments would be filled with smell of shit, piss and intense heat.

‘Yeah you are correct. I need gold Maddy. I can’t go back to being a fisherman. The dragons burned my boat, they boiled the lake water. Did you know that fishes were cooked in the lake because of the heat. Sure there are enough fishes for everyone now, but it will not last. I am collecting gold for the damage they have caused.’

‘The dragons will not see it that way.’

‘They will never know when I am in and out’

‘That is what she said’

Solomon looked at his friend and saw him trying to hold on to his maniacal laughter. Once Maddy started laughing, he laughed like a madman.Maddy succeeded for a second but looking at Solomon’s lips curl he burst into loud laughter. Solomon couldn’t stop himself and started laughing with his friend.

In their laughter, they gave away their hideout position to the other groups arrayed around the cave mouth. They never noticed the dragon’s head looming out of the cave either.

Daily Post: Glittter (Fantasy Fiction)


‘I wanna go out Dad!’

‘Out? Did you say OUT?’ Dad screamed back at his son.

‘Yes dad. I am bored here, there is nothing to do. We are living on heaps of gold which is really uncomfortable to sleep over. I have not seen the sun or the moon in over 3 years.’

‘What are you talking about? We have been here only for 3 months.’ Dad said and then looked elsewhere. He turned back to face his son ‘Anyway you know there are people waiting outside so that they can kill us.’

‘Humans are small. We can kill them.Killing most of them is how we got inside right?’

Dad looked thoughtful, contemplating his son’s logic as that is how he got the bed of gold. He arrived like summer’s heatwave, scorching the fields outside the mountain. He would have had a difficult time to kill everyone if he had come alone but he didn’t. He brought his family with him.

Humans might be able to withstand and rally together to fight one of his kind, but against three they would have to run like babies. He looked towards where his mate slept. She looked so peaceful sleeping there that he had urge to go to her. She wouldn’t like that though, after all between the two of them: she was more ferocious.

His son though, he was the perfect mixture between his reptilian methods and his mate’s hot anger. However, his temperament was marred by the lack of patience and for the last couple of days he kept bothering for different things to do.

‘Alright, what do you plan on doing once you go outside?’

‘Fly! I don’t even know if I can fly anymore. I think I am just too fat to fly now. I also want to scare the sheep. I want to set lands and trees on fire. I want to make new friends.’

‘You know right that your friends will the first one to try and kill you?’

‘Yes I know that.’

He waited for his son to say something more but clearly his son had nothing more to add. He looked carefully at his son then: the glitter of the gold lying all around them shined on his jaw. His son looked…sad.

He got up, and shook off the gold coins off his scales. He can always find another cave filled with gold. But first he needed to entertain his son around and that is what he was gonna do.

‘I am taking our son outside. Do you wanna come with us?’ He asked his mate and braced himself for her attack. She did not like being awakened from her somber.

‘You are an idiot. You will not be able to care for him so I will have to come along with you. ‘ his mate grumbled. She wouldn’t have liked if he went to her but for her son she would let go of her sleep and he would let go of his bed of gold.

The three dragons went outside that night, flying and kissing the moon. Then they set the night sky aflame.

Daily Post: Tremble (Science Fiction)


‘How is my baby?’ I ask the doctor. He looks like he is going to say something but then he stops. He looks away from me for a second while I wait for his face to show any sign of trouble. He is old, definitely more than 150 years old as his silicon skin has developed wrinkles. His hair is starting to gray and his irises are dissolving into his eye substrate.

He looks at me again and says ‘Lucy should be fine. Her operation was not without consequences but she made it through. As you may know, consciousness implantation is hardly done on 8 year old kids. The brain is just not strong enough to sustain the imaging.’

He pauses expecting more questions from me. I don’t want to ask questions, I want to stand up and shout at him to tell me how is my daughter. I couldn’t do that though, this man is trying to save my daughter. I grab on to the seat posts and squeeze to control my anger. I hope he does not notice my white knuckles.

‘She is still under medication, so we do not know how will she be when she wakes up. Her medication should wear off in the next two hours.’ he finishes.

I take a deep breath. Lucy is alive and sleeping for now. Nothing has happened to her, and when she wakes up she should be completely okay. A lot of people have done consciousness implantation, they always turn out okay.

I turned out okay and my implantation was 50 years ago! Surely the technology has advanced enough for Lucy to be completely fine. She should be able to live a long life, her new body should be able to take care of her mind.

No more trembling limbs or seizures.

I thank him and go out of his office to call my relatives and friends. Most of them went home during the implantation surgery, even though it was only 6 hours long. Those were the longest 6 hours of my life.

Now I have to wait another two.

I spend the entire time calling people and lastly I call up my parents to inform them. They had been living for nearly 200 years now and yet they still have trouble using holograms. They always know how to make me smile with their simplicity.

Two hours later, Lucy gingerly wakes up. The heart rate and other body signals were being displayed on the wall screen behind her, the sound of her heart beat smooth and healthy cause if it wasn’t then there would be alerts.

She looks at me and smiles. I smile back, hope surging through my heart. I pick up her hand to hold her and say I am here sweety everything is going to be just fine.

I am the first person to notice her hand tremble.


 

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Daily Prompt: Craftmanship (War Fiction)


‘Metal forging is a craft, a skill that one in every 100 men have. Sure, anyone can heat up metal but how to mold it into a sword or an armor: that is a skill. When to cool a metal and how much to beat it, these things can be only done by instincts. You have the knack for this kind of craft. So promise me Pete that the only time you pick up a sword or a hammer is to deliver it. Battle is better off for others.’

Pete remembered that particular conversation with his grandpa. He could never forget it, he has trouble remembering his grandpa’s face at times but that conversation was easy to recall. It shaped his life.

He deeply breathed, trying to steady his speeding heartbeat. He was scared. He has never stepped out on a battlefield before and now the battle was outside. His brothers, the soldiers with whom he has grown up were getting slaughtered outside and he could hear women screaming. Houses were aflame, horses were running wild and the world sounded like it was about to end.

Maybe it was.

He looked at around his armory: he had a hammer, his favorite, a sword and some knives. Enough to fight with, enough to die with it. He knew a little about fighting but he was prepared: he threw his sword into the flame to heat it up. Nothing burned more than seared flesh and he was going to use the heat. His hammer had a long shaft which would be perfect for swinging and gave him reach. Knives would be perfect for arm to arm combat.

Let’s go.

He could hear some men standing outside his hut and swords clashing. He was not sure but he could hear someone cursing in his native tongue. There was a squeal and the swords stopped ringing. One final curse in his native tongue and someone fell down.

Pete ran outside his hands on the heated sword with his hammer on his back. In a second he had swung his sword and had cleanly decapitated a soldier. The heated metal had sealed the wound so no blood came pulsating out. Maybe it was the lack of blood that gave him an advantage as no one turned towards him until too late.

He cut off another soldier’s sword hand, sealing the wound. He turned his attention towards to the other soldiers standing around him: three more, four if you count the maimed soldier. He screamed a battle cry his friends had thought him a while ago, his voice eerily strong.

The soldiers were ready and were able to deflect his swings with ease. However, the sword’s heat threw them backward. He was bigger than all three of them, so he swung again this time putting his full weight on the swing. It worked as the soldier made the mistake of blocking the swing rather than deflecting it. Both the swords were thrust into the soldier’s chest and locking them together. Pete tried to pry loose his sword but to no avail. He had two more to kill for now but he couldn’t do it.

One soldier was at arm’s reach so he did just that, he grabbed the soldier’s neck and squeezed while he kicked the other. With only one soldier to focus on he grabbed his knife and thrust it in the soldier’s eye socket.

With one soldier and one maimed soldier left, he grabbed his hammer.

He could see another group of soldiers in the distance, they had noticed him as well. No matter, he will get to them soon enough. He swung his hammer low and blew the maimed soldier’s knee out. He kept the momentum of the swing and turned around to aim the hammer on the soldier’s head.

It was just like beating a metal into shape. Only this time blood came out.

More soldiers, none of them had any long range weapon. They would die soon. That day, the village was Pete’s forge. All the soldiers were infantry it was a while before any archers made contact with Pete. By the time they did, at least 50 were smashed and the hammer was glistening with blood.

An arrow through Pete’s heart put him down.

Daily Prompt: Recognize (Fiction)


“Do you know who this man is?” Counselor Michaels asked the witness. It was a very important question as it will either make or break the case. However, the witness couldn’t have been more unreliable.

Joe Monley was a two time convicted felon, one for B&E and the other for manslaughter. He has been clean for ten years now but there is always a shred of doubt when putting people like Joe on the stand.

Plus, a couple of days ago newspapers have discovered that Joe had an alcohol addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous was supposed to be well, anonymous. This revelation had put Joe’s testimony into jeopardy and Michaels would have removed him from the stand if he had any other witness.

No one else in the bar had seen the kidnapping of the waitress. No one in an entire bar.

The counselor waited for Monley to answer, his hands behind his back holding a pencil. He was tensed and was flexing the pencil. If Joe did not answer anytime soon then he would snap the pencil.

“Yes I do” Joe answered. Michaels eased off the pencil and continued on the prepared set of questions. Michaels plan was initially focus on the kidnapping but in light of recent events, he had to make some changes.

He had to provoke his client that day and he would never forgive himself. After Joe had answered all of the prepared questions perfectly, it was time for Michaels to take the rug from underneath the defense. He was sure that the defense would questions Joe’s testimony considering his Alcoholic Anonymous membership.

“How long have you been going to AA meetings Mr Monley?”

Joe’s head snapped into attention, his eyes narrowing. This was a low blow and even the defense was not completely prepared for this.

“Three years. I have been sober for the last two years”

“Then what were you doing in the bar?” Michaels asked.

After the papers leaked details of Joe’s AA membership, Michaels had asked Joe the same question and Joe stormed off. Now he could not storm off the courtyard.

“I was meeting somebody. I am sponsoring somebody and he had relapsed. I was there to take him home and take care of him.”

Michaels could have continued, but he stopped. He had already crossed a line with these questions but if he asked who Joe was sponsoring then it would be more…dirty.

He thanked the witness and the Judge concluding his line of questions.

Joe had done what was expected of him: recognize the kidnapper.

Daily Prompt: Scent (Poetry attempt)


What is smell but a trap?

Scented flower buds attract

Killing bees and insects

Unscented buds die hungry.

 


 

I have no idea why I tried this, but if you want to give feedback please feel free to do so. I would like to know what you think: even if you say this is crap! Thanks

Daily Prompt: Exquisite Art (Fiction)


‘What is stolen?’ the curator exclaimed.

Security guard swallowed, remembering that it was her job to keep The Pandora safe in the museum. After all, it was the only painting in the world which can be spread 360 degree.

Now, someone had stolen it.


 

‘Hey bro!’ the street beggar called out to the passing police officer. The officer never changed his step and ignored the beggar completely.

The ones who are supposed to protect everyone sometimes have a different notion of everyone.

‘Alright, I could have told you about the painting.’ the beggar mumbled.


 

‘How much did this painting cost?’ the officer asked.

‘How much?!’ the curator exclaims. He always hated those who had no clue about art. He hated those more who tried to put a price tag over something so unique as The Pandora.

‘It was priceless! There was never any other painting like this. You ask me the price? It took Vincent Bonjo 15 years to make that painting. He ran out of money, he lost his house and eventually completed the painting while staying on the streets. Where else can anyone find a painting like this?’

‘It still would have been evaluated. Any estimate would do sir, we would like to know how much monetary value was actually stolen.’

‘3 years ago it could have bought a small state in this country. Three years ago? After a while we stopped estimating the price because we would need bigger numbers.’

‘Okay priceless was better.’

‘That is what I said.’

‘Any offers to buy the painting recently?’

‘No offers recently. The painting had been stored away as the wing was under construction for a while and it was going to be unveiled tomorrow.’

‘When did the construction complete?’

‘How would I know? I am in charge of the paintings and not the refurbishment.’

‘In charge of the painting? Clearly you were not good at your job.’

‘I am not in charge of the security. She was not good at his job. I fired her!’

‘Fired her? So the security in charge is not here? We would like to talk to her.’

The curator at this point called over his security for further information about the on duty guard. The officer exchanged some pleasantries before jumping to the topic of the guard.

There was something nagging him though, how could someone steal a huge 360 degree painting?

‘How big was the painting?’

‘I already told you the painting was the biggest deal!’

‘No you told me that the painting was one of the kind but you did not tell me the size of the painting.’

‘Oh the painting is about 20 m long and 1 m wide.’

‘That is not a large painting. It could have been easily stolen along with the construction equipment. I would like to know about the construction company.’


‘Hey bro!’ the beggar called out to the curator who was walking past. Even he did not look at the beggar, as if the space occupied by the beggar was non existent.

‘Shame! I could have told you about the painting.’ the beggar mumbles.


 

‘We don’t know anything about any painting.’ the suspect avows.

‘Then give us the name of every construction worker in the last couple of days.’ the officer counters.

‘Sure I already gave them. Your partner has them.’

‘He does?’

‘Yeah he does.’

‘Then why did you let me go all Hulk on you?’

‘I tried to tell you that your partner has them but you didn’t let me.’

‘But you should have told me sooner’

‘You did not let me!’

The officer looked around, clearly embarrassed about his mess up. He then slowly sulked away from the suspect as the suspect looked on. Just as the officer was about to leave the line of sight, he turned back at the suspect and says:

‘Don’t leave town.’


 

‘Hey fellows!’ the beggar greets some police officers. They ignore him too but he tries again. This time, one of the police officer answers.

‘What?’

‘You are here about the painting right?’

‘How the hell you know about that?’

‘I live right outside the museum.’

‘And you are high all the time.’

‘It is not my fault that petrol is so easily available’

‘What do you know about the painting?’

‘Just that the construction workers dropped something big on their way out.’

‘How big?’

‘About 20 X 1 m big’

‘You know where it is?’

‘I just have one condition.’


 

One week later after the case has been closed and the museum reopened. The guests were all patiently waiting for the opening of the new wing. They waited for the curtain to be opened so that they can be ushered into the wing and look at the The Pandora.

All except one person who was already standing inside the new wing, turning around to look at the 360 degree painting. The curator entered the wing and met the beggar.

‘It is beautiful isn’t it?’ the curator greets.

‘Yeah making it was very difficult’

‘I should thank you for that’ the curator paused and then added ‘You don’t look the same as you did back then’

‘Yeah, you know I ran out of colors at the end. I had to use some rotten tomatoes and other stuff I found in the garbage to finish this’

‘You wanted it to be called The Garbage

‘You wanted an exquisite name for an exquisite painting?’

Vincent Bonjo winked at the curator as their deal was now done. The painting was world famous, the curator had enough donations into this place and finally, the maker could see his masterpiece as a whole for the first time.


 

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Daily Prompt: Unseen Hero (Fiction)


‘How could no one seen a thing?!’ Lieutenant Copper exploded.

The two sergeants in front of Copper had never heard their lieutenant speak like this. Copper was a nimble man, full of courtesy and diplomacy. No other man had stayed in charge for as long as Copper has and that is because of how he speaks. The masked surface was under attack now as there was a new kind of trouble on the streets.

According to him at least there is a new trouble.

‘Tell me what do the witnesses tell us?’ Copper asked again, regaining some of his cool demeanor back.

‘Sir, most of the victims or witnesses, as you put it, say that the train was under attack. There was a metal-tentacled man who killed off the driver and then screwed up the controls. They say they don’t know how the vigilante stopped the train but they are glad that he did.’ Sergent Jones iterated.

Copper nodded, his face focused on the statement. He wanted to find a flaw in the witness statement but there was none. Sargent Jones and Sargent Hunter have been over the witness statements a couple of times.

No one said anything out of the ordinary. No one had seen or heard anything to further their investigation about the vigilante. This troubled Copper, this vigilante’s face was one of the most sought after thing currently in the city.

Never mind the metal tentacled man, or his predecessor the green suited-air gliding man or any of the other menace lurking in the city. Copper’s concern was to stop the vigilannte first and then worry about the other menace.

No lone ranger in my city

The entire thing was bizarre enough until a couple of months ago a witness said they had seen this vigilante. The witness hadn’t seen the face properly but he was sure of one thing: this vigilante did not wear a mask.

No mask! The vigilante was saving the city for months now and yet no one had come forward with any information as to what this vigilante looked like? Was he a blonde? A Caucasian guy or an African-American guy?

The answers were out there, amongst the people he had saved but no one ever ventured any information about this vigilante. The train attack was the biggest break the police ever had with the vigilante.

Yet no one has seen his face.

‘Alright, go out again. I want you to canvas the area, find me someone who can tell me if this vigilante is a kid, an adult or a 70 year old veteran. Find me something until I call the Mayor and ask him a favor.’ Copper paused contemplating telling his sargents about the favor. He decided he could trust them both.

‘I would beg him to declare a reward on testimonials about this vigilante. He cannot be unseen after doing so many things.’


 

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Daily Prompt: Cling (Fiction)


The smell clung to his self. He could never wash it out, no matter how many times he tried to wash his clothes. He tried to eradicate it out of his self by trying different techniques, by using the ways of his victims.

He traded perfumes from some of the best manufacturers of the world. They asked him just before their end what did he want. He told them. They laughed and then he joined their laughter.

After hearing him laugh, all the blood had drained from their face. They hurried to bring him perfumes, the costliest ones and the strongest ones. He used them and went out, leaving his victims to live another day.

Literally another day.

Cause he would come back the very next day, angry that the perfume did not work. They would beg more but he would not relent, not this time. You can always make one deal and when you break it, there is no going back. He never regretted doing his job.

In fact he loved his job. He got to travel all around the world. He could go to a country of peace, a country of war and a country barricaded against all of the world. He would sneak in, finish his mission and get out before anyone can notice what had happened.

They would notice after his work is done. That surprise on their faces would always amuse him and he would laugh. His laughter would be silent this time, for no one should hear him laugh.

Regardless of how much he loved his work, it was after all just his day job. The demands of the work impacted his physical appearance and it affected his odor. He cannot take it anymore, the bad odor oozing from his own self. He could smell the lifelessness from his victims radiating from him.

He hated that. Not only did he have to deal with other’s demise but also he had to carry their odor with him.

Once, he met a great tailor who bartered for a new dresscode. He agreed hopeful for the smell to cease. It did, for a day and then the fabric could no longer contain.

It was like a dam had broken and the smell just burst forth. He had killed one person by that smell alone. He went back to the tailor again and he finished his mission. It was the last barter he ever made.

Now, whenever the mission calls he gets up. He looks at his own image in the mirror. The face was barely recognizable anymore, his cheekbones looked ghastly. He tried to find his eyes but he couldn’t help but stare into the abyss.

The job had taken too much from him. Now, there was no way to stop.

He grabbed his cowl, put it on and grabbed his scythe. He had missions to complete.

Daily Prompt: Infinite (Fiction)


‘Do you know that the hummingbird’s wings make the infinite sign while flapping? No? It is one of the lines from that movie where the guy aged in reverse. Wonderful movie, a little slow for my pace though.’

Adil nodded. He knew that movie ‘Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. He had seen it a couple of times with some of his friends. He looked up at the speaker, his uncle was walking him to some place he did not know where.

His uncle would probably buy him some chocolates which suited him just fine. His uncle was one of the best guys he knew, he secretly aspired to grow just like his uncle. He bought a blue checkered flannel shirt and black jeans which looked similar to the one his uncle was wearing.

His uncle loved flannel. He already knew that his uncle owned no T-shirt, all he had was flannel. Many of Adil’s friends said that flannel is worn by old men who had no sense of fashion, their opinion would be seriously challenged when they met his uncle.

Adil’s mother once told him a school story of his uncle. She said that even then his uncle knew how to flaunt a flannel shirt, way back then when everyone wore flannel shirts. She said all of her friends secretly adored his uncle.

The story was another reason why he wanted to rock those flannels too.

His uncle was still saying something but he was too busy fantasying about his future and the flannel shirts. He felt a hand on his hand and he looked up. His uncle had a frown on his face as he asked Adil what happened.

‘Nothing. Nothing I was just thinking, thinking about the hummingbird.’ he answered.

‘What hummingbird?’ his uncle asked bemused.

‘The one you told me about.’

‘I was not talking about any hummingbird.’

Now both of them were confused. Adil was wondering why was his uncle lying. He was also wondering about the chocolates.

‘It is okay.’ his uncle answered, shrugging off. Adil had a peculiarity of mentally wandering off. Nowadays, that peculiarity has been enhanced ever since the surgery. A huge trauma to the head can have effects, doctors had said. Adil was still conscious, talking and sometimes walking. Another difficulty for Adil was remembering relationships. Hence, Adil called his father sometimes his uncle.

It was a small mercy that his son still knew him. It is a big mercy that his son was still alive. He will learn to cope with his son’s almost limitless mental wanderings.

‘Uncle?’ Adil looked up at his father, breaking his father’s heart ‘Where are we going?’

‘Going?’ his father was confused again. But he would play his son’s game again ‘We can go where you want to. The only thing stopping you is your brain and once it is open, the possibilities are infinite!’


 

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Fiction: Burying my companions secrets


I am killing some zombies on my PlayZ console. The console and the game are really ancient at this point and I have mastered the game by now. But it is still crazy. I want to buy some new game, maybe military FPS this time but my mom wouldn’t give me any money. What’s the point of earning so much money if no one enjoys it?!

To make it worse my damn WiFi is down. Some construction work at the end of the street and now no one has any network. It’s like living in the freaking apocalypse only without any zombies to kill. I get a call from Adam.

“Hey buddy what are you doing?” He asks loudly on the phone in his cocky English accent. I hate it when he calls me and talks like that. He knows it.

“What do you want?” I snap at him, angry about the interruption and accent.

“Haha” he jibes on the phone, perfectly aware that I hate his accent. No wonder we are best friends.

“Alright I’ll speak. If you are not free then it’s cool but if you are free then can you come over and help me bury a body?”

Damn! He did it again. I want to shout on the phone, throw my phone away in anger. But it won’t matter to him. I know him too well.

“Okay cool I’ll be there in 10.”

I never could say no to my friends. And zombies are getting kind of boring anyway.


 

We are outside Adam’s house, in the backyard with only moonlight to help guide us. It is drizzling and in five minutes my clothes are damp from sweat and rain. If our moms found out that we are outside instead of studying then she would kill us. She will never find out though.

When I arrived at his place we exchanged pleasantries and quickly got to work. I haven’t removed the cloth covering the body yet but I can see blood spreading around what I assume is the head.

Headshot then. Damn impressive on my friend’s part. But I will not tell him that, instead I need to beat some sense into his head. We buried a body last week, ten feet from where we are standing. The grave is closer to the tree and he joked about how the tree will get more minerals now. Asshole. I am trying to frame an argument to persuade him to be more cautious in his hobby but so far I have got nothing. So I just dig, both our shovels hitting the ground and prying the soil loose. Crunch, crunch. The sound of the shovels in sync. After another ten minutes we are done.

I stand up straight, my left hand holding the shovel while my right wipes the water from my forehead. I look over at Adam, he was looking at the body and I could see a smile on his face Then he looks over at me and I can see his eyes glittering. If anyone would look at him no one will be able to guess that he killed two people in two weeks. He was small, slightly round and stood with his legs pressed together. His milk white skin was beading with water but he didn’t mind. I have to try something.

“Headshot?” I ask.

“Hell yeah!” He can’t keep his excitement out of his voice. “Oh you should have seen me buddy, I was so good. I hid behind a …”

“You idiot! What if someone had seen you? What about witnesses?” My anger is going to pour out like a fountain now.

“No witnesses, and I learned how to find a good spot. You must know it by now too.” He stops and waits, but I don’t know what he is talking about.

“The new PlayZ! This time we kill zombies and humans. They can’t keep putting us against zombies all the time can they? In the series, there is zombies outside the city which is barricaded. We have to go outside in the day to kill zombies and in the night eliminate the opponents. However if we mess up and get caught game over!”

He says expecting a praise. I don’t give him one. I guess he is right. But that doesn’t change anything, and I just need to get it out of my mouth.

“Allison Martin, George Washington, Philip Mathews. Do you remember those names? They were all over the news recently, for the exact same thing. They killed and they were caught! The characters in the games and real life are different. People and cops think buddy. You can’t keep killing people in the same manner as you kill them in the game! They will catch you!”

I turn towards the body, ready to throw it in the grave. I hear him move a little, the sound of leaves rustling underneath his feet alert me. But not nearly as early enough.

“Not if there are no witnesses.”

I hear the click of the gun…….

 


 

NOTE: All characters are fictitious and any character name mentioned is purely coincidental. In response to Daily Prompt’s ‘Companion‘ and Clever Fiction’s ‘Choose your scenario: If your buddy asks your help to bury a body

Other responses:

 

Your Eyes


(Daily Prompt : Born To Be With You
Not completely related but I found some connection so I am putting this in connection)

Literary Lion: Eye
(I’m being lazy by not writing another post but I already have written this!)

I saw you in train, I was soaked from the rains. I couldn’t see your face. Your niqab covered your face. But I saw your eyes. All I saw was your eyes. Those soft round eyes surrounded by chalk white skin. Some mascara maybe. The deep black irises. I don’t think i have been so enthralled by eyes ever before.

I kept looking, occasionally realizing that I have to look somewhere else. I don’t know if you noticed my stare, because if you did then I would have been bitten senseless in the train. I don’t know how your face looked, I couldn’t hear your voice but I saw your eyes and for me that was enough. Black as a moonless night, I don’t know if iris are ever this black. I stared because there was something about them, I know it was wrong.

I don’t think you noticed anybody in the train. For you were enthralled by your boyfriend on who’s shoulder you kept your head. And he kept talking, his voice getting louder as if he spoke with the entire compartment and not just you. I would have kept quiet and stared. Stared at something so small and so immensely beautiful.

I don’t think I’ll meet you again. I won’t remember you either in a week.

And I went home, forlorn, listening to James Blunt sing ‘You’re beautiful ’

Check out other people’s responses :
http://kosheradobo.com/2013/10/29/orange-crush/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/neurosis-from-a-to-z/
http://bessjonesphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you-bess-you-is-my-woman-now-daily-prompt/
http://sincerelyherz.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/bitten-by-the-love-bug/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you-psychology-behind-choosing-to-like-people-we-met/
http://sincerelyherz.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/emily-and-justin-the-proposal/
http://themagicblackbook.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you/
http://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/dp-daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://childrencount.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you/
http://notjustanyotherblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/be-the-edward-to-my-vivian/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://jigokucho.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/about-a-panda/
http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/love-life-and-loss/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/she-loves-me/
http://lifesansgod.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/the-one-i-love/
http://wordywings.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you-daily-prompt/
http://mcwilson1956.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/recharging-the-cell-phone/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/people-let-me-tell-you-about-my-best-friend/
Born To Be With You
http://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/opposites-attract/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/an-ode-to-a-soul-mate-who-doesnt-exist/
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/cradle/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/my-sun-my-life/
http://viewsplash.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/welcome-back/
Born to be with You: Daily Post
http://neverstationary.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/this-kid-i-know-michelle/
http://neverstationary.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/how-to-be-a-best-friend/
http://asianchemnerd.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/give-her-the-truth-serum-now/
http://myatheistblog.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/soul-mates/
http://gulliblestravelsdma.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/let-me-tell-you-a-secret/
http://jilliannette.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/my-virtual-best-friend/
http://disappearingwoman.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/every-fiber-of-my-being/
Love Crime, Acts of Love, and wacky love bits: this week’s weird news
http://ohthatwaspoetry.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you/
http://remissionary.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/we-go-together-like-a-bird-and-a-feather/
http://arrythmatic.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/dear-stephen/
http://hudleyflipside.org/2014/03/29/the-swale-and-the-swirl-of-now/
http://daniellemcfarlane.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://startingwritenow.com/2014/03/29/soulmate/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://myrenaissanceblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/how-i-met-my-beast-my-love-my-christopher/
http://yellowbrickroad7.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/my-person/
http://incidentsofadysfunctionalspraffer.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://myjourneyeveryday.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/born-to-be-with-you/
http://loveletterstoaghost.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/doorsteps-and-parking-lots/
http://yichinglin.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/in-intro-to-anatomy/
http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-me/
http://oneeducatorsopinion.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/whats-a-girl-gonna-do-without-a-best-friend-i-have-no-idea-because-i-have-3/
http://wileyschmidt.com/2014/03/29/circle-of-love/
http://wisskko.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/strong-bond-with-her/
http://tonkadella.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/born-to-be-with-you/
http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/someone-else-would-do/
http://darkinnerthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/daily-prompt/
http://maya0615.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://dreamypepper.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://manmadeoceans.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/born-to-be-with-you/
Anamchara
http://robert-eberhard.com/2014/03/30/why-i-love-kim-and-will-be-marrying-her-soon/
Born to Be With You
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/daily-prompt-being-a-soul-mate/
http://faranastus.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/for-born-to-be-with-you-daily-prompt/
http://easterellen.com/2014/03/31/meant-to-be/
http://justbeverity.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://treasurethememory.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/born-to-be-with-you/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/star-crossed-lovers/
http://wildandfreeandme.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/my-greatest-fear-as-a-mother/
http://randommstuffblah.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/born-to-be-with-you/
http://emmerleener.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/to-you-with-love/
https://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/molly-first-then/
https://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
http://geekergosum.com/2015/07/11/marriage-or-born-to-be-with-you/
https://thelonerose.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-best-friends/
https://loisajay1213.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you-2/
https://debooworks.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/greatest-friend/
https://thecoolbookworm.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/tanya-and-ryan-3/
https://509majesty.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/gave-up-on-that/
https://irishkisses.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/a-tree-named-fred/
https://quest4voice.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/the-best-friend-and-soul-mate-ever/
and the Kitchen Sync
LOVING SWEET HAZEL
https://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/meant-to-be/
https://unbolt.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/an-averter/
https://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/born-to-be-with-you/
Shoo in…
https://tessacandoit.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/born-to-be-with-you-by-the-daily-post/
https://booksearchjourney.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/darling/
https://meginwriting.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-two-best-friends-are-guys/
https://therealuniversitylife.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/alcohol-joint-classes-secrets-and-shenanigans/
https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/soul-mates/
https://myleviathan.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/going-solo/
Ah, Friday…
Reflected Glory
https://theyyouandme.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/gone-haiku/
https://myhappinessisanallegory.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-hero-for-the-day/
https://madgefie.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-bro/
https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/saturday-sing-a-long-daily-prompt-mash-up/
https://cshowers.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/born-to-be-with-you/

Born to Be With You


https://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/a-soulmate/
https://ladybugswritings.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/8/
https://justsometwentysomethingrambles.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-best-friend-my-soul-mate/
https://nelkumi.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/all-of-the-above-and-more/
https://awonderingsoulsblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/my-sister/
https://paigempowell.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/can-i-take-a-hit-off-that-smile/
https://rogershipp.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/born-to-be-with-you/
http://www.rileycentral.net/my-wife-sarah-and-i/
https://deanneworld.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/im-still-loving-you/
https://18monthsindc.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/relocating-with-my-best-friend-2/
https://veracitymama.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/just-cant-do-the-soulmate-thing-today-so/
https://seifsalamakarem.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/love/
http://bookreviews1966.com/2015/07/11/daily-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
https://shameport.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/morning/
https://thestrangeher.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/your-answer/
http://macbofisbil.com/2014/11/20/the-greatest-uncle/
https://maddqueen.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/in-his-eyes/
https://alkagirdhar.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/the-one-youre-meant-to-be-with/
https://perferviddreams.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/for-you-with-you/
https://lebomokoena99.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/born-to-be-with-you/
https://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/when-the-soul-lies-down-in-that-grass/
https://mondozeitgeist.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/in-response-to-the-daily-posts-writing-prompt-born-to-be-with-you/
https://awordadventure.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/born-to-be-with-you-destined-meeting/
“Born to Be With You”
Sole Mate
https://deanneworld.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/that-much-more/
My Boyfriend Should be the Music Blogger: #NaBloPoMo/#DailyPost
https://yournibblednews.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/daily-post-born-to-be-with-you-soul-mate-or-just-a-kindred-spirit/
Why Do You Like Her/Him?
https://amommasview.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/born-to-be-with-you/
https://elingrace.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/seek-ye-first/

Literary lion responses:
https://unusualstrangeness.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/unseen/
https://sonyca.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/shes-had-it-coming/
https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/literary-lion-sophia-crying/
https://balconyviewz.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/anticipation-a-sonnet/
https://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/the-painter/
The Deadline
Literary Lion : In his mind’s eye
https://any1mark66.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/literary-lion-eye-of-stranger/
https://livehomeandaway.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/the-lens/
Apple of Her Eye
Literary Lion – Watcher
http://rfrmst.com/2015/08/16/can-you-see/
https://vnktchari.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/literary-lion-eyes-the-eyes-are-scaring-me/
https://mytakemythoughts.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/seeing-through-the-noise/
Blue sea

Inadequate


Daily Prompt:
( Green-Eyed Lady

We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?)

Jealousy is relatively easy to talk about. And social networking doesn’t exactly truncate jealousy. The usual things like hanging out, missing out or not having enough money or opportunity does and make almost everyone jealous. And relationships. Definitely.

But I’m not gonna talk about jealousy.

Its not jealousy. No that’s the wrong word.

I compare my life with others. Subconsciously. Autonomously.

Recently I discovered love of having honest conversations with people. Real people. People who would open up and talk about themselves and talk about the things that matter.

And the more I do that, more stories I gather.

People and their stories are amazing. Some climbed to Everest and same people trip a lot. Some stupid people haven’t been to Marine drive even after staying in Mumbai for twenty years. Though I don’t blame them, I know the feeling. Some can’t stop talking about their hometown.

They talk about everything. Family problems. Issues with friends. Professors. And the usual suspects.

People I met on blog are no less. The stories I read here torment the heart, soothe the heart. Make me laugh and make me cry. Some fascinate and some I can’t read more than five words because well I can’t understand what’s been written.

Yesterday when talking about the most embarrassing things which happened to us, I had none. Nada. Zip.
And that’s my usual answer to many things. I have to pick my brains for a long time and most of the times my stories are so puny. So inadequate.

And that’s funny because I basically write stories for hobby! I should be able to voice a past experience as a great story shouldn’t I?

A few years ago this would depress me. Sadden me because I would have felt I haven’t achieved much. Haven’t done anything.

And this is wrong isn’t it? I am supposed to say bravo and wow to their stories ain’t I?

Maybe someday I will stop feeling inadequate when I compare myself to others. But if that happens then I won’t push myself for something new either.

Guess I don’t have the answer to that one.

Let’s see what others have written:

http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/the-match-part-5-rustys-destination/
http://wangsgard.com/wellness/self-defeating-beliefs-23374/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://medinaque.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/dp-daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://purplesus.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://sarahsemeniuk.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/dirty-envy/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://adityaviyer.com/2014/04/04/green-eyed-lady/
http://godthroughmyeyes.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/green-eyed-lady/
http://evilqueensandcoffeebeans.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/114/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-jealousy/
http://therivermom.com/2014/04/04/reciprocal/
http://anawnimiss.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/of-wickedness/
http://thewriteweb.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/wake-up-o-sleeping-stone/
http://mahitravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-monster/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/2635/
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/aces/
http://arakawafiction.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/napowrimo-day-4-smitten/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/2635-greeneyed-lady/
http://jenndonneo.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/leave-me-free/
http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/how-do-they-do-it/
http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/nonsense/
http://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/green-all-over/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/im-just-a-jealous-guy/
http://elementaryverse.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/the-green-eyed-monster/
http://elementaryverse.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/green-eyed-monster/
http://myjourneyeveryday.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://thatsmyanswer.com/daily-prompt-from-wordpress-hey-o-jealousy/
http://myatheistblog.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://wisskko.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/if-i-have-to-choose-one-thing-that-makes-me-jealous/
http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/04/im-jealous-of-chris-potters-coffee-mates/
http://tobyandtimba.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/the-difference-between-cats-and-humans-is-sleep/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/napowrimo2014-as-long-as-i-have-words-day-4/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady-the-path-to-freedom-and-fear/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-being-jealous/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/04/04/me-jealous-sadly-yes/
http://hudleyflipside.org/2014/04/04/with-wild-cat-designs-comes-love-passion-and-jealousy/
http://oneeducatorsopinion.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/sometimes-my-eyes-are-just-a-little-more-green-than-usual/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/i-dont-always-get-jealous/
http://boundariesandedges.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/green-eyed-lady/
http://tobreatheistowrite.com/2014/04/04/napowrimo-day-4-poem-jealousy/
http://diaryofdennis.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://normashilpi.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/haves-vs-have-nots/
http://tonevershutup.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://lenzexperiments.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/caught-in-the-act/
http://worldruler007.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://chasingdestino.com/2014/04/04/green-eyed-lady/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/skinny-selfies/
http://gatitaoscura.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/the-game/
http://truckerturningwrite.com/2014/04/04/the-emperors-new-clothes/
http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/a-big-one/
http://thesalmonyatra.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/wise-words-steve-jobs/
http://flashinthepanwritings.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/envy/
http://theshotgungirls.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oklahoma-rose/
http://lisadorenfest.com/2014/04/05/lovers-in-a-box/
http://sandersjames.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/green-eyed-monster/
http://rosiesmrtiepants.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/i-covet-no-more/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/never-jealousmuch/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/daily-prompt-greens-my-favourite-colour-but/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/04/04/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://paisleyimprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/short-story-green-eyed-lady/
http://viewsplash.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/green-eyed-monster/
http://balidaily.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/me-and-the-money-saver/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://sistasertraline.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady-shiny-happy-people/
http://vmtranblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://fingerlike.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
http://manmadeoceans.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/green-eyed-lady/
http://anawnimiss.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/of-jealousy/
http://wildandfreeandme.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/green-eyed-monster/
http://fieldofthorns.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/fille-fatale/
http://wangsgard.com/post/self-defeating-beliefs-23374/
https://livingonchi.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/daily-prompt-fimb/
https://twmnk.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/zebras/
https://designersophisticate.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/was-that-sugarloafs-only-hit/
http://psychologistmimi.com/2015/05/08/competition-revs-me-up-haiku-and-aspiration/
http://clipsandsnippets.com/2015/05/08/a-double-mistake/
https://cakeandconcrete.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/concrete-cakes-dont-get-envious/
https://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/jealous-guy/
https://funland5000.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/daily-prompt-green-eyed-lady/
https://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/envious/
https://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/jealousy-isnt-pretty/
https://kimberlystreff10.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/green-eyed-lady/
https://jennyahlers17.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/jealousy/
http://teepee12.com/2015/05/08/dont-covet-your-neighbors-ass/
https://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/known-2/
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To The People I Met in College


(Four Stars

Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book.)

While having lunch, someone posed the question ‘Where would we be five ten years from now?’

None of us could answer, but that got me thinking.

If the Mayur of 2011 would meet the Mayur of 2015, he would neither recognize nor believe that this is what the next four years of college would hold for him.

I was shy. Unfriendly, friendless, alone and yes scared. To come to a college that resided in a society that’s way above my normal social standards! I still remember the gooseflesh I had on the very first day, I reached college at around 7.30 am for a 8 am lecture. I met my first classmate that day.

The college magazine photoshoot took place the other day. There is my class! All of us grinning, happy for this photo of our class that we would always have(I would!)

I imagined sitting in my class/lab 306 and bantering. Laughing. Writing assignments. Cursing and laughing again. And then thought about what will we do tomorrow.

And it hit me, maybe tomorrow(literal sense) we won’t be in that lab.

And I realized that day, the college is just a step away from being ‘Present’ to being ‘Past’. That ‘I am going to college’ would soon become ‘I was going to college’. The imminent end is here.

Coming to Dadar I met a senior. Passed out last year she is looking for a new job. She hates it. She misses college. She misses the routine of college.

Okay, here it goes:

If I could sum up my college experience it’s this: The people I met here. Its my parents who pushed me to come here, my brother who supported me.

You!

The memories I shared with you all, some made digital, some forever lost in the grooves of my head.

YOU MADE ME REACH HERE!

EITHER BY SUPPORTING ME, or by enraging me.

I ate with you or most probably I ravaged your lunch.

I laughed with you. I laughed on you, you laughed on me. I teased you, you teased me back.

I sang with you, I danced with you.

I consoled you when you were down. You consoled me when I was down.

I never refused to help you when you asked, I never stopped begging for help because half the times I was helpless.

Most importantly I spoke with you. Had lengthy or transiting conversations with you. I got to know you. Glad that I got to know you.

My college is you:

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.

Even if I just say hi to you while walking on the stairs, I’ll remember you.

I’ll remember the one liners you spoke, I’ll remember the hi fives and the bear hugs.

I’ll remember the times I laughed so hard my stomach ached.

I’ll remember the times I got so angry on you that I wanted to just kill you.

I’ll remember the fights I had with you. I’ll remember the fights we watched happening and wished we had popcorn.

I’ll remember you.

So if a long time from now we meet, I’ll grin in recognition because you mattered.

Thank you for all the memories. Thank you for the lessons both taught wittingly and unwittingly.

I’m not good with changes, never liked goodbyes.

Maybe I’ll lose contact, but you have my email, you know me on Facebook. Contact me, I’ll reply.

I’ll be happy to.

I’ll miss this routine.

I’ll miss the familiarity.

I’ll miss you.

Thank you for the four years. I’m glad I got the experience.

While everyone keeps saying and tagging their pictures #onelasttime I would rather say #TillNextTime

Thanks For Reading
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#18 Murder


( Cliché

Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.)

Fiction:

Please say something other than murdering them.

Let’s murder them.

Oh god it was always like that. No other solution gave a permanent answer to the problem.Its not as if it would be the first time. It would definitely be the last time. Murder was perfect.

It was cliché too.

Gangsters like him always did that. When a cop interfered too much. When a politician asked for too much share in the profit. When a neighboring gang tried to enter their turf. Murder and dispose the body. Simple. Bloody. Efficient.

But now he wanted to try something else. Threatening would do no good. He learned it long time ago, you push people they will would event I all push back. And he would have to murder them to get them out of the way.

This time he wanted more than a temporary state of power. He wanted actual control. No one should try to lay a finger on him.

So he became one of the powerful. He became a politician himself. And then hr would make sure that all the other people are his friends. Not his foes.

He wouldn’t threaten. He wouldn’t murder. He wouldn’t coerce. He will persuade. He will make the commissioners and gang leaders his accomplice.

It would be a long time before this control is established. A long time before peace can be achieved. But he was willing to wait. Willing to try.

If nothing else, then there’s always murder.

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

#15 Secret Santa


( Secret Santa

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?)

Fiction:

It is Christmas. The happiest times of the year. Lights everywhere. People gathering together, in their loved ones homes. Everyone tries to be human.

Even vampires.

The Crow family too celebrated Christmas. Just because they suck human blood doesn’t mean they have no right to celebrate. People have broader minds. Today Gays are required to be celibate for a year so they can donate blood. With the speed of human evolvement, it would not surprising that one day vampires and humans can celebrate holidays together.

But Christmas requires gifts. And what better gift than a rare blood group. Like a O negative. Or something like that.

As Dave dressed up, as usual in his best black suit, his wardrobe full of similar suits, he could taste the rarities tonight. Entire Crow family is here. All the way from Alaska and Texas, everyone is here. Father Crow even invited his rivals, Sanchez tonight. Father was always like that around holidays. Almost human and kind.

But it was almost his time, he would soon choose his successor. And everyone knew it would be Dave to be new head of the family.

As he descended he met Ella, the youngest of Sanchez. Lovely and deadly as always she gave him a smile that would send even the impotent drooling. But Dave just answered her with another smile and they reached the dining hall. There was music in the house. But Father was no where to be found.

And suddenly there was a scream. Now in a vampire’s house, a scream is as unusual as a humans. No one screams, especially humans in the house. The sound was from the south end of the house.

Where Father had his room. Dave raced the other house members to the room.

Only find his youngest sister, Julia crying at the door. The room was full red, full of blood. And there sat his Father’s corpse.

Someone killed his Father. Someone made him the new head of Crows.

Someone gave him a Christmas gift. Only to make it look like he killed Father.

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Words….


( ( Calling Uncle Bob

Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose — and would you make the same choice today?))

As I sat preparing for my exams my dog Jimmy decided that was the best time for him not to sleep.

Though he was supine right in the middle of the bed he was someway irritated and looking to chew something, maybe trying to grab air and chew it. This has happened many a times before and like always I gave him my hand so he could chew.

He doesn’t bite, just takes my hand inside his mouth and keeps it there. And after a while he sleeps, mostly with my hand still in his mouth, me feeling as a small dog chew toy. This time I had to scratch his head.

So with one hand tracing the textbook lines, other kept scratching and petting jimmy. Whenever I stopped scratching he would wake up and look with those big brown irises asking me why I stopped.

So this went on for half an hour, me scratching and studying. And when I stopped he was still asleep, dreaming of chicken and bones and everything favourite.

Makes you wonder what he would have said if he could have. Like somewhere along the lines of ‘Hey I have an itch to scratch, on my head. Help’ Or something else entirely.

It is thought inducing how him without saying a word or making a sound could convey what he wants. And how simple is it for him. Life’s big questions for him would be where to sleep now or what’s mummy making.

No words. No complexity.

Words. I always had a problem with them. I could never put them together, make them jell. Make the listener completely comprehend the kernel of what I intend to say.

And then I started blogging.

It is freedom.

I can write anything I want, how I want. Completely independent of who reads it and what they will think. Freedom which you will not attain outside the webpage where conversations cut short your thoughts, and sociality and mannerisms hamper you.

It is honesty.

Honesty that is interpreted as a fake in real life simply because no one can be that honest.

Every single one of the seventy something posts is me. Me, unfiltered and complete. People liked my thoughts and words, praised them. Writing became the sole way for me to express myself. I wrote to say sorry, wrote to say thank you and wrote for everything I could write on.

And I forgot that blogging ends with the website. That as soon as I click publish I have to attenuate myself for this world.

My honesty in real life spurned loose, and transpired to shamelessness. My freedom is now what I take forcefully. In complete disregard to others around me.

I forgot that blogging and real life is never the same. One of them is a page to write some four hundred words, other is more than just words. It is life. I got carried away.

I said things that have repercussions beyond my control. And now I realize that while my blog posts are me, I am more than those one paged posts. While I get followers and likes on blog for my thoughts, in my life thoughts are just a small role to play. My actions speak louder.

So here I am maybe taking an oath. I’ll change. Keep my freedom and honesty to my blog. But somehow finding a correct balance in life. Because I should.

Because I got carried away

Jimmy has it so easy.

Thanks For Reading
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http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/11/25/uh-did-i-say-that/
http://warriorfreya.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/post-0063-daily-prompt-calling-uncle-bob/
http://plaridel.wordpress.com/2009/05/31/long-lost-relative-found/

What Does It Mean to Amplify?


http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/11/25/how-to-overcome-perfectionism/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/random-thought-to-todays-prompt/
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/help/
http://myleviathan.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/calling-uncle-bob/
http://sincerelyloewe.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/part-xv-the-boy-with-the-golden-feathers/
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/gratitude-week/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/bobs-your-uncle/
http://whenmybrainfarts.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/i-tried-i-didnt-quite-conquer/
http://pigeoneyeball.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/uncle-bob-no-one-of-that-name-lives-here-sir/
http://tylershepard1991.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/asking-for-help-vs-asking-for-advice/
http://juliepowell2014.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/standing-on-my-own-two-feet/
http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/11/25/cesky-krumlov/
http://rojo1990dotcom.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/a-little-bit-of-help-please/
http://strikeforceshooting.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/sucking-it-up-and-drive-on/

Loss


( By Heart

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?)

Yes, I understand that every life must end, aw-huh,..
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, aw-huh,..
Oh I’m a lucky man, to count on both hands
the ones I love,..

Some folks just got one,
yeah, others, they got none,

The song is Just Breathe by my favorite band Pearl Jam. While watching a TV show once I heard this song for the first time, and I absolutely loved it. I still have this song in my phone, and the line from the song always touched a cord. Always.

After I heard the song I did the same, I counted the ones I love and care about. Counted the ones who I think love and care about me. And as ashamed as I am to admit it, I never count family. They are bound to love and care, they have always done so. So in conclusion I could never reach four fingers.

I cared about so many people, yet I never felt that the feeling is mutual.

I feel alone. In crowds. In the seclusion of home. I am not ashamed to admit it. Everyone feels the same, everyone is looking for something in their lives. So am I.

And now more than ever. When everything is golden and blissful, at those times the ephemeral feeling of accomplishment, the feeling of not being alone even for a small time lifts you up. When surrounded by people who laugh with you, eat with you. But when things turn sour, the people disappear with the wind.

When someone who I got really got attached to decided to walk out, I had to reevaluate my life. With the anger of  feeling of being discarded as thrash, the mourning and the selfish sadist urge to hurt back, I realized that maybe I am doing things wrong.

Maybe I expect people to be like me. To live their lives by my ideals. To fill in the picture that I painted for my perfect life. And that, even for all my nice intentions, is really the most selfish I could be. And I never realized it.

I cannot even live up to my ideals, how could I expect others to do so? And how could I expect them to know answers to questions that I should know.

The only person who can help me is me. About time I realize this. Only I can decode my life. No one else can decide which master’s am I supposed to pursue, or how to manage the abrupt stress of college work.

I have a direction, and I intend to improve myself down the path just opened.

To the friend who decided to walk out, I want to stay angry. I want to hurt you, even for small measure of pleasure I could get. But I know it is not going to help me. Your decision to end things, so be it. No more heated words exchanged, no more shouting in front of others. And I hope that when you decide to talk again, I’ll have lower expectancy. And I’ll be better. And I hope the same be said for you too.

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

(Lack of) Equality


( Unequal Terms

Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?

(Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.))

Recently I was accused of being libidinous and lacking any sense of propriety and mannerisms when talking to women in general. Though insulting in every sense possible, I concede that the accusation may hold some merit.

Most of my jibes do run along some lines which women in general may take as insolences, they forget to notice some mannerisms that guide me. And if I may, I’ll probably say that it is the women who accuse me of imprudence are in fact using gender as an excuse to protect themselves from my pokes.

After all it is the same girl who would not think a second before poking my patience. Where does the shield of ‘Being A Girl’ disappear then? And where does the equality lie?

I hate it, when girls(Not going to call them women for their immaturity) decide to use their gender as a means to win argument. More often than not, I have heard them say ‘I am a women and you will talk this way to me?!’ Or something of that order. But that same girl wouldn’t hesitate a second before crossing the same metaphorical lines for another person. So why use their gender to hide behind, when you can very well use individuality as a means to win an argument.

In short what I mean is that (some) girls more often than not think that they can get away with anything uttered or done simply because of their gender. But their same ideology vanishes into smoke when they should practice it.

The apparent hypocrisy of these individuals and their claims of being morally and ethically sound are what infuriates me. And then they decide that they are the perfect judges of your character.

How many times have you encountered a girl(or a guy) who wouldn’t give a second’s thought before that person starts bitching? And you could bet that the next sentence uttered will be along the lines of ‘I don’t like bitching, I’m not her’

It is asinine to be advocate of feminism and yet not understand that it encumbers no special preference to being a female.

I am not against the idea that certain reverence has to be given to females. Not because of their gender but because of their circumstances.

I should curb my ranting for now, I won’t be able to stop. After all I son want good amount of views and feedback on my post.

The very concept of equality is ideal at best. There couldn’t be equality among the gender because its prevalent to have chivalry and mannerism specific to a gender. And that is just the beneficial aspects of inequality. For women of course.

I treat people equally. Regardless of your gender or your sexual orientation you could expect me to.
treat you like I treat everyone else(I pass verbal jibes and pokes at everyone). There is your equality and that is possibly the best you could get from me.

Your gender doesn’t define you, its your abilities and choices that do. So possibly stop hiding behind the Being A Woman remark and face the world for what it is. Its hard, and it has nothing to do with you being a woman. We live in twenty first century, and in urban areas of Mumbai. You are not going to find any better place for gender equality in India(I think so).

FYI post is directed at a certain generic girls, not at females in general. I have had the pleasure of having great friends who are as open minded as they can get.

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Let’s see what others have written:
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/cries-of-the-first-trillionaire-of-the-lost-planet/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/purity/
Unequal Terms: Inequality
Unequal Terms – The Daily Post.
Unequal Terms
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/brilliant/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-thanks/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/not-at-par-with-each-other/
Equality
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/equality/
http://designersophisticate.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/no-one-can-make-you-feel-inferior-without-your-consent-eleanor-roosevelt/
http://starfor52.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-blog-action-day/
http://youaintspecial.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/nope-never/
http://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/blog-action-day-2014-mental-vs-physical-health/
http://beartales.me/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://charlafarmington.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
http://sayadpoet.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/so-what-am-i-chopped-liver/
http://namelessspaces.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/woman-to-woman/
tantalising
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-is-the-law-of-nature/
http://hoangmkvu.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-ground/

Unequal Terms


http://oh3za.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
http://theyyouandme.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/feminism-or-sexism/
http://fcmiller3.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
Life is not fair, but it need not be filled with inequality
http://randomactsofsnark.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://joantatley.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/my-two-cents/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/work-is-a-four-letter-word/
FAR FROM EQUAL
http://katherinewebber.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://thewindroseblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/daily-prompt/
http://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/connecting-the-dots-some-thoughts-on-criticism-empathy-blogging-and-being-human/
http://liveoutloudandproud.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/lifes-not-fair/
http://noemptywords.net/2014/10/16/the-layers-of-inequality/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/the-haves-and-have-nots/
http://www.prayersandpromises.org/7-reasons-to-let-go/
http://raspberrydaydreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
Daily Prompt: Unequal Terms – That’s life unfortunately.
http://deepmarvel.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/conscription/
http://carlosxcunha.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/my-neighbor-wants-me-in-prison-because-i-hate-coons/
http://mojowritin.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/the-deepest-hours-part-two/
http://scienceinpolitics.com/2014/10/16/misallocated-billions/
http://ajustmanishardtofind.com/2014/10/16/man-in-the-mirror/
http://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/daily-prompt-unequal-terms/
http://unravel286.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/the-daily-prompt-3/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://randomscores.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://apparentlyanna.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/blog-action-day-why-i-fight-inequality/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-opportunity-employer/
http://vagariousvoyage.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/insult-with-a-smile/
http://losingmyreliginity.com/2014/10/13/marriage-equality/
http://notapunkrocker.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/give-it-time/
http://aliceandeve.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-perspective-privilege/
http://secretmuhajaba.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://l5gn.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/butch-geek/
http://girlinagameworld.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-in-the-gaming-world-sucks/
http://foreignforeigner.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/equally-yoked-as-humans/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/on-inequality-and-social-mobility-short-notes/
http://carolinethroup.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/every-child-matters/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/daily-post-blog-action-day/
http://insach21site.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://megselizabeth86.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/you-are-not-entitled/
http://whenmybrainfarts.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/i-didnt-ask-for-this/
http://ambikarani.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://bbnest.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/equality-isnt-fair/
http://imanikingblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
The Importance of Educating Girls
http://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/the-inequality-of-leaning-out/
http://yellowstonewords.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/gray-wolf-talks-inequality/
http://macbofisbil.com/2014/10/16/in-a-prison/
http://cartervail.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality/
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-for-no-one/
http://ungiornonellavita.com/2014/10/16/what-does-ocd-mean-to-me/
What Inequality Has Meant to Me
http://moosha23.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
My Perception
http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/10/pa-state-house-candidate-throws-down-the-anti-trans-card/
http://thescaredone.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/77/
http://impossiblebebong.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/you-talkin-to-me/
http://normashilpi.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/treated-with-cucumber/
http://redswrap.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/the-reflex-of-deference/
http://emo1956.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-and-the-state-pension-a-personal-view/
http://kosheradobo.com/2014/07/29/colorism-in-the-philippines-youre-not-white-enough/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/daily-prompt-being-inequal/
http://livelovelaughdancepray.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms-the-daily-post-inequality/
http://endeavoury.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://tidlidim.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/daily-prompt-unequal-terms/
http://joatmon14.com/2014/10/16/perspective-of-inequality/
http://biancapaigesmith.com/2014/10/16/who-says-you-cant-do-that/

What About Me?


http://clairecrowe.com/2014/10/16/inequality-when-the-guys-get-all-puffy/
http://wtfaioa.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/443/
http://finaletoanentrance.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal/
http://livinglearningandlettinggo.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/experiences-of-inequality/
http://spadethought.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/we-deserve-equality/
http://slimcrescentmoon.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/shout-if-you-have-to
http://barbarapyett.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptunequal-terms/
http://kaoutarchahbane.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-can-we-stop-it/
http://chasinglifeandfindingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/inequality-hits-us-all-even-if-you-dont-realize-it/
http://maggiecarlise.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
http://conqueringanthropophobia.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/the-equality-complex/
http://www.deliberatingdave.com/created-equal/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/unequal-terms/
My Suffragist Grandmother
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/10/16/daily-prompt-unequal-terms/
http://1874firstimpressionistexhibition.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/unequal-terms/
http://caliten.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/brony/
http://thejournalofabeautifulmind.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/different-yes-its-one-of-my-assets-daily-prompt/
http://focalbreeze.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/wont-back-down/
http://grrrrrrl.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/notes-on-inequality/
http://testmecards.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/blog-action-day-2014-inequality/
http://ritalnielsen.com/mind-the-gap/

Transiting


( In Transit

Train stations, airport terminals, subway stops: soulless spaces full of distracted, stressed zombies, or magical sets for fleeting, interlocking human stories?)

This post can be taken as a continuation of an earlier post about the train travel experience.

Almost three and a half years of travels via trains,  which could be summed up to about four hours a day. That’s a lot.

When I started my college, everyone said that college is too far,  which they are right,  and I politely replied ‘You get used to the travels.’ You do get used to it,  the train journey becoming an integral part of everyday life. Leaving college according to the train timing and waiting at the edge of station straining to get a glimpse of imminent train. 

Mumbai Local Trains. They make your life.

But my post isn’t about the trains. It’s related to what happened in 2006. (For full story read here and here)

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File photo of the blast. Image courtesy : http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Forking-Paths-Of-Faith/235136

Those terror attacks changed everything. I mean everything. I admit,  from the first day of my college my parents told me to call them when I reach college.  That habit grew old and I stopped it. But it doesn’t change anything.

Those attacks killed common people,  commuters like me.  Maybe they were returning from jobs or from college and they never reached home. And ever since trains are no longer completely trusted.

Authorities did what they could,  and stations still have metal detectors and emergency ambulances standing by and countless measures were taken but the fear is still there.

When I travel there comes a time when I suddenly notice a rather normal looking Bag. Completely ordinary yet it grabs my attention. And I take eschew glances till someone picks the bag up and departs the train. I sigh in relief,  guilty for mentally accusing a person’s innocuous bag as a means of terror and death.

And I’m not alone in this. I have seen people who form groups and sing pious lauds but are very cautious about the luggage. Every bag that seems to be left out is called out. Mostly at Dadar where the trains halts,  commuters calls for the owners of the bag.

The fear is now ingrained. Every train journey there is a nagging sensation that something can go wrong. And the thought scares me.
At that time people who died, were grievously injured were unaware. And now the vigilance in the trains, portrayed by everyone is some assurance.

Everything else in the trains, like fights and cussing,  the rush to grab a window seat or even the stupid couples standing near the door when the train is empty seems natural. Seems a part of the routine.

But the dread of a mishap is not. Don’t get me wrong,  being wary and vigilant is our responsibility. And I will do the same whenever I travel.

And this is what travel is. A promiscuous mixture of kindness, anxiousness and apprehension.

The four hours of life.

Let’s see what others have written :

no parking
http://randomactsofsnark.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/in-transit/
http://lewellynhughes.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/traveling-with-strangers/
http://alightningbug.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/life-in-transit/
http://aerretha.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/oh-joy/
http://quotosphere.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/363/
http://betterbloggingat.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/in-transit/
http://privyperspective.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/on-fainting-in-a-train-station/
http://musingsfrommyid.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/in-transit/
http://ripplesnreflectiontimes.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/in-transit/
http://notstargirl.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/noisy-thoughts-on-a-train-station/
http://thedarkerandshadier.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/last-train-to-home/
http://debrabooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/at-the-gare-st-charles-in-marseilles-france/
http://macbofisbil.com/2014/10/07/airport-panic/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/3576/
http://geletilari.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/rush-hour/
http://conqueringanthropophobia.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/beyond-the-subway-tracks/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/terminal-illness/
A Yellow Tale: part ii
http://20000milesandcounting.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt/
http://thejournalofabeautifulmind.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/in-transit-daily-prompt/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://thelarksroost.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/132/
My Secret Thoughts!

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http://positivatude.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/love-actually-is-all-around/
http://wileyschmidt.com/2014/10/06/everything-in-transit/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit-daily-prompt/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/1296/
http://fcmiller3.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/train-stops/
http://pigeoneyeball.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://ungiornonellavita.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-in-transit/
http://spadethought.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/transportation/
http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/hello-goodbye/
http://jayhouse.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/train-of-thought/
http://corinthialynne.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-daily-post-in-transit/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/crossed-paths/
http://tidlidim.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-in-transit/

Moving People


http://worldwidesoulmate.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/writing-101-lost-and-found-forget-me-not-2/
http://camembertandchocolate.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/canned-sardines/
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/sick-transit-gloria-on-a-monday/
http://traversinglines.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/i-am-just-another-zombie-til-you-said-hello/
http://colourunabridged.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/accidentally-sincerely-yours-2/
http://mojowritin.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/connect/
http://melearningoutloud.com/2014/10/06/disney-princess-philosophy/
http://msbstories.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/eternal-terminal-airport-to-the-afterlife/
http://waywordness.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/silent-movies/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/okay-i-know/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/hard-transit/
http://moosha23.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://philosaic.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/transition/
http://steve-says.net/2014/10/06/id-never-had-one-that-big-before/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/train-rides/
http://petrd1.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/a-tale-of-two-bus-stops/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-in-transit/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/10/06/how-to-get-more-emotionally-fit-an-online-course/
http://ajustmanishardtofind.com/2014/10/06/eau-de-new-york/
http://unravel286.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-daily-post-2/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://oartheboat.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/an-airport-is/
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-world-moves-on/
http://katespencer17.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/heartprints/
http://emo1956.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit-in-a-transit-van-why-do-these-things-always-happen-to-me/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/running-fast/
http://worddisorder.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/inspiration-comes-in-many-different-places/
http://vid00shak.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/joy-of-giving-in-a-metro/
http://jaysiphonesnaps.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/somewhere-to-be/
http://cartervail.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-crossing-paths/
http://rustyiam.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/transiticity/
http://greenlegs7.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/a-sea-of-asters/
World’s Best Teleportation Device

http://jaysnaps.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/most-transitatious/
http://stuffenonsense.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://alisha3cats.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/stuff-to-do-when-youre-bored-on-the-subway/
http://joatmon14.com/2014/08/04/this-time/
http://oh3za.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
Hanging out at the train station
http://theodorazheng.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit-throwback-monday/
http://jenbrunett.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/morning-state-of-mind/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-post-in-transit/
http://threepsandq.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/prompt-in-transit/
http://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/a-very-knotty-problem/
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/06/08/snippet-sunday-8614/
Daily Prompt: In Transit – in Switzerland
http://avatarofmrbean.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/ps-woes-with-customs-lest-he-forgets/
http://shawnwingsit.com/transit-ever-ridden-nyc-subway/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/10/06/does-moving-count/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-being-magical-3/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/waiting/
http://kindlingword.com/2014/06/04/the-days-of-our-lives/
http://trablogger.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/my-love-affair-with-indian-railway/
http://youaintspecial.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-other-other-other-white-meat/
http://mydecadelongtravels.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-joys-of-traveling-and-racial-profiling/
UP THE MOUNTAIN
http://aliceandeve.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/a-story-in-each-face/
http://lifeconfusions.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/rails-and-ties/
http://rsativus.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/instant-friendship/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-mta/
http://ettemeyer.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit-poem/
http://lifeassirli.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/train-station/
http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/zombies-dont-eat-breakfast/
http://charlafarmington.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
FUN IN TRAIN, SOULFULLY YOURS
And I was No Where at All #microfiction #travel #dpchallenge
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/people-watcher/
http://suejutakeshi.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/end-station/
http://movingtowardsthelight.com/2014/10/06/angel-at-the-ferry/
http://mycurvyattitude.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://geekergosum.com/2014/10/06/in-transit-the-hell-of-other-commuters/
dreams
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-in-transit/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/another-life-on-another-side/
http://designersophisticate.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/too-many-people/
http://sayadpoet.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/wisp-of-dream-daily-prompt/
In Transit: Solitary Reader
http://namelessspaces.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/oxford-circus/
http://ourgorgeouschaos.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-luxury-at-shanghai-international-airport/
http://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-in-transit/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/10/06/in-transit/
http://badosto.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/daily-prompt-in-transit/
http://isimonfiction.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/reblog-generosity/
http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/how-to-spend-8-hours-in-an-airport/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/victoria-station/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/staying-put/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/sudden-inspiration-by-music-journey/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/dp-prompt-as-a-new-story-begins/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/highway-to-heaven/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/shades-of-last-evening/
http://crashcoursedummy.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/ttt/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/transitions/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

I’m proud


Daily Post
( Truth Serum

You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

Not the best relation to the topic. But if I could frame a question to this post it would probably be like what are you proud of?

I did my best.  Really I did. I don’t know how it didn’t go so well.

In retrospect I can’t even count how many times I said this.  I repeated this again and again to everyone and everyone who listened. 

And I did this every time I failed.  I was distraught,  the weight of disappointment too heavy for my lank shoulders.

Tonight when I was watching a tv show,  a reality show nonetheless,  I heard one contestant say she is proud of what she did. Even if she is eliminated she knows she couldn’t have done better.

And she is proud of that fact.

That one line caught my attention.  If she fails or she isn’t up to the standard,  she is eliminated.  No second  chance.  No retries. Just gone. 

But she said she will be proud of what she did regardless the results.
I never said that. I never said that when I screwed up a big exam three years ago.  I never say it now when I have so many things to be proud of.  I never say I’m proud of that.  Even when I got great scores which I just recently did,  I was ecstatic but never uttered or felt proud.

Is that even possible?

So I asked friends.  Almost all said the same.  They were proud of themselves when they did great.  But when they didn’t accomplish what they sought,  they didn’t feel happiness much less pride.

And they certainly never felt pride when they fell. Unlike the girl on the show.

Maybe the show is fake and not reality, a deceiving telecast just to win audience.  Or maybe the girl lived halfway down in Australia maybe.  Or some other rationale can be valid here.

It is like someone poured an ice bucket on me.  Realization is disheartening and sends a shiver down my spine.

So I ask you,  After you failed in something you put your heart and soul into, after you did your best, 
Did you say to yourself that you are proud of yourself? Not after days of crying and hurting yourself.  Immediately after.  When and if the shock is just given and the first thought in your mind is ‘Hey I did my best,  I’m proud of that’

If you are anything like me you wouldn’t have.  You would have cursed and punished yourself for the failure.  I always said to others it is the efforts that matter,  not the end product.  Now I regard this a bit differently.

Being proud of your investment is what matters.

And this is rather more important to believe in when you fall.

Saying it that matters. Believing it that matters. Because great outcomes are rare.  And when you are down,  clothes bloodied and downcast sight only pride on your efforts may lift you. And make you try again.

If you do not feel the same then I plead you to consider it.  Ponder it for time being.  I propound this to you.

Next time when you fall,  which honestly I don’t want,  I want you to say you are proud of what you tried to do. It couldn’t have been otherwise.

And I vow that what come in near futures, I will always be proud of my efforts. It will not be easy. Appreciating the good amidst the worse situation is never easy. But I’ll try.

I always put in my best.  Be it my family or friends, or academic or my extra activities, I’m proud of I chased and achieved,  and what I fell short of grabbing. Good and the bad.

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Let’s see what others have written :
WHERE OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE PROMPT GONE?
http://emo1956.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-truth-will-set-you-free/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/you-cant-handle-the-truth/
http://petrd1.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/simply-ire-quizzical/
http://crashcoursedummy.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/better-way/
http://iamj0ann.com/2014/09/30/b101-truth-serum/
http://theempathyqueen.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-truth-is-not-only-words-but-experience-daily-post/
http://msbstories.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/consent-and-truth-serum-dont-mix/
http://mojowritin.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/tooth-be-told-a-green-lake-tale/
Daily Prompt: Truth Serum – the truth always hurts
http://kenyindian.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/just-friends-or-something-more/
http://suejutakeshi.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-truth-has-been-spoken/
http://mybeautifulbreakdown.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-served-cold/
http://debooworks.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/any-takers-2/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/dwellings/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/governance/
http://stilllifewithgradstudent.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum-comes-in-a-little-glass-vial-a-little-glass-vial-a-little-glass-vial/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/wheres-all-my-stuff/
http://bhalsop.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/daily-prompt-truth-serum/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/if-i-have-a-vial-of-truth-serum/
http://raspberrydaydreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/truth-serum/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/daily-prompt-truth-serum/
http://whenmybrainfarts.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/veritaserum/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-whole-truth/
http://evolvingruminations.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-will-out/
http://l5gn.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-truth/
http://berryduchess.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/the-absolut-truth/
http://csaravg.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-is-better-than-lies/
http://watermovesme.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/prompt-and-thorough-ish/
http://apparentlyanna.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/i-dont-need-truth-serum/
http://youaintspecial.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/you-cant-handle-it/
http://watermovesme.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/prompt-and-thorough-ish-2/
What do you live for?
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/daily-post-truth/
http://www.ryanerickson.com/writing/2014/09/30/using-a-truth-serum-on-__________-perhaps-not/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/daily-prompt-being-truthful/
http://robertmcq.com/2014/09/30/the-truth-potion9302014/
http://amakaanozie.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/independence/
http://thoughtsofajunkiemisfit.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/do-you-swear-to-tell-the-whole-truth/
http://scriptunderconstruction.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/lying-to-myself/
http://sayadpoet.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truthful-me-daily-prompt/
http://teachezwell.me/2014/09/30/teachers-lounge-chat-3-truth-serum/
http://beginnersblessings.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum/
http://teachezwell.me/2014/09/30/daily-post-prompt-blogging-racial-sterotypes/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-shall-set-you-free/
Truth Serum
http://silverthreading.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum/
http://schattenengel.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/a-truth-serum-for-myself/
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-tactics/
http://waywordness.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum/
http://dallernaturel.com/2014/09/30/truth-in-black-white/
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/deus-ex/
http://movingtowardsthelight.com/2014/09/30/the-hunters-high/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/i-cant-handle-the-truth/
Whoppers

Truth Serum Special Guest


http://kizzyandizzy.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/blogging-101-is-honesty-the-best-policy/
The Easy-Peasy Road
http://thedailybants.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/could-you-handle-the-truth/
http://daniellewong09.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-or-truth/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/09/30/how-and-when-to-lie-five-tips/
http://joatmon14.com/2014/09/30/all-in-the-name-of-science/
http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/simply-truth/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-whole-truth/
http://backinthecityblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/daily-prompt-truth-serum/
http://ajustmanishardtofind.com/2014/09/30/does-the-truth-have-to-hurt/
Truth Serum or are you listening?
http://letthestarsout.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/blogging-101-one-vial-of-veritaserum/
http://brennquenn.com/2014/09/30/veritaserum/
http://writingfromunderabeechtree.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-truth-is-there-for-the-asking/
http://aussieemjay.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/fact-or-fiction/
http://fcmiller3.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-serum/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/all-i-want-is-the-truth-just-gimme-some-truth/
http://spadethought.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/knowing-the-truth/
http://speculativeparadigmshifts.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/moment-of-truth/
http://closetoeighty.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/how-i-would-use-a-vial-of-truth-serum/
http://danaldaggett.com/2014/09/30/no-bake-dog-treats-truth-serum-optional/
http://macbofisbil.com/2014/10/01/public-enemy-number-1/
http://jaysnaps.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/truthishly/
http://dhglearning.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/truth-serum/
http://rustyiam.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/puphood/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/daily-prompt-wouldnt-waste-me-time-mate/
http://lemonlimefollies.com/2014/09/30/i-envy-you-not/
http://traversinglines.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/truth-be-told/
http://literaryfaith.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/what-does-sasha-think/
http://oh3za.com/2014/10/01/truth-serum/
http://amiewrites74.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/house-of-cards/
http://anita64.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/4186/
http://anita64.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/and-nothing-but/
http://thefailingadult.com/2014/09/30/i-have-the-truth-serum/
http://fromthestickstothebricksandbackagain.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/truth-serum-no-5/
http://namelessspaces.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/look-me-in-the-eyes-and-lie/
http://asqueezeofbliss.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/calling-a-spade-a-spade/
http://betterbloggingat.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/truth-serum/
http://xavanessa.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/perspectives-on-truth/
Truth Serum: Q & A
http://perferviddreams.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/truth-serum/
http://spilledthoughtsandcoffee.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/the-upsetting-truth/
http://etor237.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/serum-of-truths/

Numbness


( Pains and Gains

Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?)

I haven’t written in a ten days. Neither fiction nor reality.

I hardly checked other people’s blogs either. I have no clue about what’s happening in their lives either.

I could lie about having a hectic schedule, or about being tired all the time (I am!) But that isn’t the reason.

It’s because I feel numb. Completely and utterly numb. Lifeless and senseless.

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I should be tensed, I have my Ielts this Saturday. But I don’t feel tensed.

My college’s placements (Job Interviews) start this week. I should feel anticipation. I don’t.

I should feel anger at my friends for not inviting me for festivals. I don’t. I don’t feel morose either.

I should feel something. I don’t. I’m filled with apathy and it sickens me. I am human. How could I feel nothing!!!

I read news. Ukraine. Gaza. Israel. Russia. Islamic state. Ebola. Rape. Murder. Scams. Scandals. Etc. Etc.

That’s what they are to me now. Not some other human agony. Just some blah, some etc. And it is sickening for me.

I don’t even feel anything when things turn sour at home. I should feel anger, concern. Nothing!

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It is like I have exhausted myself. The sudden bereavement of my emotions is like I have lost some intrinsic quality. I feel as if I have been supplanted by a clone.

And without these little tiny prompts that are born within, I couldn’t write. My posts are all driven by them. I stalled thinking I’ll find something to write about. I didn’t.

And that was the last straw. I decided I’ll come back to writing. With the number of people in life with whom I could talk to less than my fingers I needed an outlet. I don’t want to end up as a caustic fellow, full of hostility and lack of concern. Or I don’t want to end up a taciturn either. It took a whole lot of courage and will to reach this place, I’m not going back.

I read other people’s blogs. And that isn’t easy when you have about a hundred or so posts backlog. I did my best to read as many as I could. I either starred them or commented on them. I read and read. With each post my comments became more and more thoughtful. With each comment I retrieved the urge to write again.

I don’t know how much power this post is going to have. I have no idea about how you, as a reader will see me after this post. I just want to get back into writing.

I recently tried getting into the Internship Story Contest by Internshala.com.  Don’t know how that will turn out.

I want to write more. I want to participate in more contests, grab as many chances I can to be able to be empathic again.

I’ll take pain. But I want this gain back.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://yougottawrite.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/its-all-in-our-heads/
http://randomactsofsnark.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/pains-and-gains/
http://vmtranblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/daily-prompt-pains-and-gains/
http://jesstyt.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/no-pain-no-gain/
http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/pains-and-gains/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pain-free/
http://sayadpoet.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/pains-and-gains-daily-prompt/
http://flashinthepanwritings.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/no-pain-no-gain/
http://neverfinished.net/2014/08/30/slump-busting-at-the-halfway-point/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/daily-prompt-depends-how-you-look-at-it/
http://katherinewebber.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains/
http://wileyschmidt.com/2014/08/30/belong-to-your-dreams/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/the-voyagers/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/have-to-and-get-to/
http://shyspark.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/hardship-versus-hard-work/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/on-childbirth/
http://endeavoury.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains/
http://lewellynhughes.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/08/30/no-pain-no-gain-that-is-the-question/
http://adjustingyourfocus.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/making-room-for-courage/
http://rodgersthat.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompt-no-pain-no-gain/
http://insach21site.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/flying-without-falling/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/actually-no/
http://tidlidim.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompt-pains-and-gains/
http://emo1956.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/define-greatness/
i don’t need your rocking chair: daily post
http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/on-the-tip-of-a-pointe/
http://myviewonlifeafter65.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/painless-greatness-wp-daily-prompt/
http://designersophisticate.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/that-which-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger/
PAIN AND GAIN? NO SUBSTITUTE FOR USING YOUR BRAIN
http://dossiersofsbk.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-gains-greatness/
http://tornin2.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/there-has-to-be-pain-to-achieve-greatness/
No gains without pains
http://thedailyblabber.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/reach-our-dreams/
http://januarysdream.com/2014/08/30/wrestling-jacob/
http://agileopedia.com/2014/08/30/no-gains-without-pains/
dialogue
http://joantatley.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/no-pain-more-gain/
http://angelamccauley.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/i-agree-with-the-statement-no-pain-no-gain/
http://cockatooscreeching.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/does-pain-really-equal-gain/
http://geekergosum.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains/
http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains-the-daily-post/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/walk-it/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompt-pains-and-gains/
http://csaravg.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/no-pain-no-gain/
http://preciousjalisa.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/thorn-removed-a-journal-entry/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/double-double-toil-and-trouble/
http://joatmon14.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/no-pain-no-change/
Daily Prompt: Pains and Gains – I have plenty of pains, where are the gains?
http://corinthialynne.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompts-pains-and-gains/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/you-can-see-the-summit-but/
http://runtrading.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains-in-trading/
http://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompt-pains-and-gains/
gr8 formuLa
http://thewriteweb.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/my-pain-is-my-gain-therefore-i-live/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains-no-not-jane-fonda/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pain-is-my-teacher/
http://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/realization/
http://milambc.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/bleed-to-succeed/
Pains and Gains: Fly light
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompt-only-pain/
http://valprehension.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/brief-thought-applying-no-pain-no-gain-to-blogging/
http://hobilari.com/2014/08/30/how-to-grow-my-audience-its-a-pains-and-gains/
A Satisficer I am not: No pain, No Gain indeed
http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/experience-makes-you-stronger/
http://helenccsmith.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-post-pains-and-gains/

No Pain, No Gain


http://quotosphere.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/37/
http://shesrambling.com/2014/08/30/pain-is-not-always-physical/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/really/
http://badosto.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/pain-and-balance/
http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/no-pain-no-gain/
http://kevinsunny.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/try-try-again/
http://davidfetzer6271951.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pains-and-gains/
http://dancingtotherain.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/no-pain-no-gain/
http://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/daily-prompt-pains-and-gains/
http://itsmatthewburgos.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/sliced-skin-daily-prompt/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/pain-and-gain/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/with-gain-comes-pain/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/where-to/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/looking-for-you/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/skyping-long-after-midnight-and-4-margaritas/

7 Seals – a personal Matter


http://caliten.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/pain-and-gain/
http://glowingcoatofawareness.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/challenges-yield-personal-power/
http://sweetykannoth.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/no-pain-no-gain/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Wrinkles


(New Wrinkles

You wake up one day and realize you’re ten years older than you were the previous night. Beyond the initial shock, how does this development change your life plans?)

Ten years a night;

A week’s lifetime.

Midnight stroll,

Weather’s cold.

Would hardly sleep,

To feel time slip.

There would be no Too much Time,

Seconds worth more than thousand dimes.

Nothing left for the morrow,

No time for sorrow,

No time for regrets.

Feel the death rushing at the weekend,

And not able to stop time’s gallop towards our end.

Will we still worry?

Live our life in a hurry?

Let’s see what others have written:
http://wporterxblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/342/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/another-day/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/if-ever/
http://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/daily-prompt-new-wrinkles-i-see-an-opportunity/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/depth/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/bizarro-world/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zipping-into-the-future/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/where-the-heart-truly-is/
http://shiradventurist.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/struggle-wrinkles/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/08/11/ten-years-big-deal/
http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/let-time-stand-still/
http://onemanversustheworld.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/it-will-be-what-it-will-be/
http://whatwouldkirstieallsopdo.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/the-student/
Fly like an eagle: Soar and land with grace
http://davidfetzer6271951.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles/
http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/balance-the-odds/
http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/but-no-wiser/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/what-are-plans/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/what-we-have-yet-to-learn/
http://epentesi.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/thirty-five/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/daily-prompt-new-wrinkles/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/still-younger-than-my-boyfriend/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/daily-post-new-wrinkles
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/to-whom-it-may-concern/
http://charronschatter.com/2014/08/11/10-years-have-got-behind-u/
New Wrinkles: Daily Shock
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/that-scary-day/
http://stuffmydogtaughtme.com/2014/08/11/helen-mirren-wrinkle/
http://moosha23.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/08/11/no-time/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/a-dream-of-old-age/
http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/too-old-to-party-too-young-to-die/
http://wriculent.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/just-living-on/
http://turboblaze09.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/no-wrinkles-no-studies/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/what-on-earth/
http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles/
http://daringtodream92.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles-new-perspective/
http://theflowersofmymind.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/holy-shit-i-need-to-do-stuff/
http://thoughtsofawanderlustmermaid.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/im-freakin-33/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/1127/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/wrinkle/
WELCOME BACK, RIP VAN WRINKLE
http://kartikkotian.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/growing-old/
http://thedespicablehuntress.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-daily-post-new-wrinkles/
http://shiradventurist.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/jungle/
http://thedespicablehuntress.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-daily-post-new-wrinkles/
http://onmyfrontporch.com/2014/08/11/7731/
http://joantatley.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-wish-to-spit-at-the-mirror/

Sharpen one another


http://badosto.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/daily-prompt-new-wrinkles/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-shock-in-10-years/
http://siapositive.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-new-rising-2024/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/so-sad-2/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles-ouch/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/dont-want-a-change/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ten-years-from-today/
Praise
http://seriouslyjustsayingdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles-and-prunes/
http://gjrblogger04.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/dp-new-wrinkles-an-odyssey/
http://writingpromptsforrookiewriters.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-daily-posts-daily-prompt-new-wrinkles/
http://turquoisenoises.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/old/
http://soulnspiritblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/an-open-letter-to-a-wrinkle/
http://nitinnair.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ten-years-what-the-hell/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/heaven/
http://ivymosquito.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/this-is-my-answer/
http://mydailyminefield.com/2014/08/11/i-want-it-back-now/
http://katefrazerwrites.com/2014/08/11/daily-prompt-new-wrinkles/
http://jessiebardell.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles-and-a-young-life/
http://insach21site.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/new-wrinkles/
http://forgottencorrespondence.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/chaotic-renaissance-the-14th-of-july-2001-orange-city-iowa/
http://barefootnpregnant.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/1522/
http://wanderingideasoflife.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/what-a-difference-a-day-can-make/
Ten Years in One Night
http://catscoffeelifeatrandom.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/day-2-plus-daily-prompt/
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/transmutation-flash-sci-fi/
http://mariesmemoirs14.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/life-is-a-vapor/
http://joatmon14.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/it-happened-to-me/
http://adayinthelifeofana.com/2014/08/12/a-few-more-wrinkles/
http://scrapydo.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/new-wrinkles-the-daily-post/

Artistic Vision Pgh Focuses on Eye Health of Local Artists


http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/daily-prompt-king-for-a-day/
http://suejutakeshi.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/sweet-dreams-or-a-beautiful-nightmare/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/when-im-sixty-four/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/08/11/i-aint-dead-yet/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/dear-robin-williams/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

The Other Species


( Not Lemonade

When life gives you lemons… make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.)

(Not a tricky situation, but I found some relation to the post I was writing so I submitted anyway)

Women.

I’m not going to say that I am some expert, in fact it is the complete opposite of it.

If I talk about the different women in my life, I’ll probably never finish this post. Not because I know so many, it is because they are so complex that I won’t be able to pen down one point. So I’ll probably stick this posts to the main and vital ones.

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First and obviously, my mom. And yes, after living with her for twenty years I still can’t foresee when she will break down and cry rivers. Sometimes I could get it, but most of the times it is ‘let’s see how it goes’. And what’s worse is when she says ‘okay’.

Example, I say I’m going to my friend’s and she says okay. I know I am in trouble. Extent of the trouble I’ll find out later. And all at once.

But she is my Mom and still comparatively easy to understand. I know she cares about me, and most of her actions are still based on that affection. And it is adorable so I never say a word. She is best mom ever!

Now let’s talk about women/girls of my age. It wasn’t always difficult picking up conversation with them when I was tiny.

Then they decided to hit puberty and well grow things.

In summation, my school and junior college went with as limited interaction with girls. Only Hi! And usual assignments.

Cut to present day. I am in a class whose sex ratio is like 3 girls to 1 guy. Seclusion won’t work, and honestly I didn’t want to either. I wanted to talk, get involved because I felt I was missing out.

To paraphrase a friend, I not only speak now, I speak a lot! Somehow the awkwardness around girls, stammering and shyness reduced.

But that doesn’t mean everything’s okay.

I have a teacher who could not give one lecture without passing a jibe at me. Literally she made me a joke in class (no she isn’t ragging me!)

And the girls!

They are so so so so confusing. Seriously. I know they are as confused as I am, and I shouldn’t be so harsh in judging them. But sometimes it is like they are from another species. So frustrating it gets!

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One moment they are all so nice and saccharine, next I feel their animosity towards me that I get an urge to go and hide under some rock. I am seriously afraid that one day one of them will stab me.

Friends for one day, next they say they aren’t talking to me anymore. Random reasons to pick fights. I Didn’t tell her to join me when I ate, ‘Don’t talk to me anymore’. Or the latest, ‘You are gonna forget me anyway’.

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What did I do? I find the most complex maths problems easier. Studies is easier. Talking to bunch of guys is way easier.

And talk between guys is fixed, either sports or end up telling how hot the girl passing by is. No offense girls. Men will be men.

But somehow I managed. Today I don’t stammer whenever I talk to a girl. Their erratic behavior is somehow amiable, in certain girls cute too. And they know something about listening.

A friend who I judged incorrectly in the beginning turned out to be the best friend I could have asked for.

Another girl who I befriended is complete opposite of me. I still don’t get how we end up being friends. Ended up among the leftovers and made a presentation group. Talking to her is so easy. If I could go back two years and help her, I will.

The main reason I am writing this post is that I found out that I can’t say no to girls. Logic goes completely out of the window when they ask for help. And they know just how to ask. Puppy faced, slightly tensed visage.

It isn’t possible. I agreed to stupid thing for which a guy is teasing me to death. Not exactly a stupid thing, just headlong. Should have given it more thought. But she really needed my help and I couldn’t say no. And my help paid off, I got repaid and now no harm done.

Try saying no! I dare you!

This isn’t a big tricky situation like so many others may be facing.  But I wanted to share anyway.

(Girls of my class if you are reading this, just because I can not say no doesn’t mean I am going to say yes. I learned that trick!)

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Let’s see what other have written:
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/edifice/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/brave/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/bad-drink/
http://kosheradobo.com/2013/12/15/how-a-dirty-joke-saved-my-green-card/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/lemonade/
http://vexingpoint.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/daily-prompt-not-lemonade/
http://gabicringus.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/not-lemonade/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/yo-mama/
http://shiradventurist.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/just-cry-it-out/
http://livingbreathingbeing.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/when-life-give-you-lemons-no-no-i-wont-make-lemonade/
http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/wake-up-and-smell-the-lemons/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/1071/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/once-upon-a-time/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/compulsion-to-rhyme-all-the-time/
http://wanderingideasoflife.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/stinkin-thinking/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/the-comeback/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/not-lemonade/
http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/thank-you-steven-soderbergh/
http://mindsoffollowers.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/conflict-management-helps-to-make-lemonade-out-of-lemons/
http://breakingbadness.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/the-daily-prompt-not-lemonade/
http://wriculent.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/not-another-unorthodox-story/
http://msbstories.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/the-blunt-object-of-compassion/
http://loisajay1213.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/daily-prompt-not-lemonade/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/getting-lost/
http://joatmon14.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/when-life-gives-you-a-friend/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/3291/
READING THE BOOK OF ALL-ANSWERS
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/tale-of-a-stepmom/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/not-lemonade-acceptance-the-route-to-ease/
http://thereluctantbaptist.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/and-the-babies-lived/
Turning a Meltdown into Songfest 🙂
http://guidetogettinglost.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/how-to-avoid-trouble-while-traveling-abroad/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/lemons-are-not-always-lemons/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/curtains-and-clothes/
http://deanbowman.co/2014/08/09/paper-august/
http://perfectpubquiz.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/theres-something-about-terry/
http://ifollowislands.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/guinea-pig-on-the-road-no-lemons/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/wordless-crushed-but-never-broken/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/true-strength-begins-with/
http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/lemonade-with-a-twist/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/support-hose-incident-debriefing/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/support-hose-incident-debriefing/
http://griefhappens.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/sometimes-you-have-to-make-things-happen/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/08/09/not-lemonade/
http://siapositive.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/taste-the-lemons/
http://griefhappens.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/talesfromtheteenyears/
http://photofaithchallenge.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/more-than-i-deserve/
http://fieldofthorns.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/loss-objectified/
http://greyzr.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/stranded/
http://theshotgungirls.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/the-hungry-calf/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/finding-the-hidden-good-in-lemons/
http://withafrenchmaidfetishwhilstmusing.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/have-kitchen-will-travel/
http://thisonpurpose.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/a-lemon-of-a-class/
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/daily-prompt-born-at-the-right-time/
http://thisonpurpose.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/a-lemon-of-a-class/
http://wileyschmidt.com/2014/08/09/an-open-letter-to-the-haters/
Not Lemonade: Have some!
http://sienawritesthings.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/not-lemonade/
http://no1muzzy.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/brown-chook-v-black-puppy-2/

Who Made You?


(Handmade Tales

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?)

Fiction:

The huge metal exoskeleton looked at him. His red LED eyes could be surmised at being bloodshot. And his gargantuan arms had lifted a SUV off the ground. The internal mechanisms of the automation seemed to sound more and more like ragged breaths. Andrew gulped.

And as suddenly as that the automation went inanimate. The SUV still lifted off the ground by at least ten feet, the automation turned off. Andrew was confused. The automation shouldn’t be turned off now, not when another needs to go below the SUV and repair it.

“Heinous things aren’t these” Shawn called from behind him.

Andrew turned and greeted his childhood friend, who as of now was his boss too. But who cares, meeting him was always a good feeling.

Shawn continued “If they spend thousands of dollars making these machines can’t they look a little less horrible. I mean look at it, all the cables popping out of his limbs, cables all over him. If you have a figment of my imagination, that looks like a crabbed old man. Um wait, it also looks like your granddad Andrew.”

They both laughed at the similarities between the machine and the loving granddad. Shawn was always like that, he could smell if anyone had any difficulty and would always come to  aid. They both talked for a while and then continued to move towards the cafeteria.

The entire factory was deserted. Most of the workers were on strike, opposite the factory. Strike was simple, stop using machines, it increases their chances of getting a pink slip. A couple of the other issues, unions and certain interested parties also had their motives in the strike. But the main concern was this. Workers are being replaced by machines.

“Say Shawn” Andrew began “How long do you think the strike is gonna go on for?”

“Can’t say. They always go to strike these days. Every issue it seems is solved by strikes. But I don’t think they should be concerned with they getting replaced by machines.”

“Um, we are replacing them aren’t we? That’s what those machines are for?”

“Yeah but they,are forgetting something. Who is gonna make those machines? We are. That’s right, the authorities are so darn impressed by these bots that they are considering building a separate factory just to make that. And then sell the machines of course.”

Andrew couldn’t help but think about Terminator. His face must have shown it because Shawn continued, “You see the bosses are not very keen on mass termination of employees”

Andrew looked sharply at Shawn who snickered a laugh and continued “You aren’t looking at the bigger picture here. The more bigger the neighboring new factory is gonna be, the more employees they are gonna handle. We have employees who are loyal just there, doing nothing. They are great in mechanics and auto machinery. Perfect for new factory.”

Shawn has a point. “After all these machines aren’t here to steal people’s jobs, they are here so that people couldn’t work more. Simple jobs that require the employees only to press buttons.”

“You must have forgotten something. Even if we are turning this town into machines, who makes these machines? Well we do. And as long as the machines are there, there are jobs!”

Andrew was convinced that Shawn was right. More machines, more jobs. After all these autos were nothing but man made creations aren’t they?

(Since I am an engineer, I couldn’t write bad about these automatons. So I just wrote that these machines too are man made!)

Let’s see what others have written:
http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/bread/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-brave-little-tailor/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/time-user/
http://pintsof.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales
http://wporterxblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/fast-food-is-fantastic/
http://transformsiberia.com/2014/07/30/nosh-some-khuushuur-taste-the-steppe/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-automation/
http://deanbowman.co/2014/07/31/obscurity
http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/hand-skills/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/take-a-break-and-see-the-place-we-truly-call-home/
http://onemanversustheworld.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/married-to-a-friend/
http://wanderingideasoflife.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/divertiti/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-story-of-bread/
http://yellowelcamino.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-art-of-coffee/
red speck
http://oneseventwentyfourteen.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/committing-technologicide/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/my-favorite-things/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/just-one-thing/
While on CIPRO longing for a handmade strawberry daiquiri and mojito
http://dumbifyisnotaword.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/not-blog-10-blogging-before-internet/
http://priyankakanagaraj.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/your-hands-are-your-art-2/
ONE-OF-A-KIND
http://charlieray45.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/leave-my-biscuits-alone/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/use-your-hands/
http://wordswewomenwrite.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/a-handmade-tale-the-myths-say-that-the-raven-brought-fire-to-the-people-by-stealing-it-from-the-sun-im-similarly-enlightened-by-the-ravens-and-childre
http://artmoscow.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/naming-the-dog-on-my-plate/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales-a-confession/

Monochrome Monday: Craft Fair


http://jahnavichintakunta.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-oh-soooo-sweeeeet/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/thick-and-thin-plates/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales/
http://wherevertheheartgoes.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/a-tribute-to-the-good-old-fashioned-maths/
http://senorpez.com/fresh-ground/
http://keyboardpizza.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/home-cooked-history/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/romance-novel/
http://mywitchkitchen.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/chocolate-my-guilty-pleasure/
http://mariesmemoirs14.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-pulls-on-the-heartstrings/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/luddite-within-reason/
Daily Prompt: Handmade Tales – I am Mrs. Do-It-Yourself in person
http://suburbanunwife.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-bread/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/3228/
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/of-snickerdoodles-and-lemon-meringue-pies/
http://livelifeincrescendo.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/homemade-canning/
Rise of the Machines: 3D-Printed Pizza Vs. Handmade Pizza
http://moreactionresearch.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/acting-handmade/
http://themasculinepen.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-post-that-one-handmade-thing/
http://cognitivereflection.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales/

http://theshotgungirls.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/considerately-made-presents-and-pies/
http://joantatley.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/why-do-we-give-in/
http://pollyannapress.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/my-kind-of-bling/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/07/31/hand-made-treasures/
http://agonyandecstacy.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/reading-the-old-fashioned-way/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales/
http://joatmon14.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-only-way-to-read/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales/
The lost art of penmanship (writing prompt)
http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales-homemade-mozzarella/
http://musingsofawarmheart.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/amigurumi-2/
http://knsalustro.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/maybe-im-biased-on-this-one-maybe/
http://ava1martini.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-show-cover-ukulele-and-guitarlele-version/
http://randommstuffblah.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade/
http://briething.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/good-old-fashioned-words/
http://typosandterseness.com/2014/07/31/a-handmade-pregnancy/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-being-handmade/
http://fisundigniuwe.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/what-things-do-you-still-prefer-in-their-traditional-handmade-version/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales/
http://thisonpurpose.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-fine-art-of-making-tasty-treats-and-edible-edibles/
http://wriculent.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/non-modern-art/
http://rustyiam.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handy/
http://beatofmydrumx.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/how-can-you-beat-handmade/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/986/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/07/31/homemade-or-made-from-scratch/
http://insach21site.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales/
http://goodgollymissmollie94.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales-from-the-mouth/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/lets-go-back/
http://musingsofawarmheart.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/my-world-of-play-amigurumi/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/lobster-love-blogniversary/
http://badosto.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales-kintsugi-and-other-things/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales-kintsugi-and-other-things/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/07/31/laugh-play-pray-make-something/
http://silverthreading.com/2014/07/31/prussian-crochet/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/frankenstein-opens-pandoras-box/
http://windywonderings.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-sock-story/
http://acmelodyblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/why-i-dont-eat-ice-cream/
http://meowscripture.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/black-magic-vinyl/
http://stuffmydogtaughtme.com/2014/07/31/friendship/
http://myjourneytofindmyself.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/books-vs-the-kindle/
http://epentesi.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/racconti-fatti-a-mano/
http://thisblogneedsatitle.com/2014/07/31/daily-peompt-reading-a-book/
Handmade Gifts of Love
http://stuffenonsense.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/left-foot-right-foot/
http://sienawritesthings.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/handmade-tales/
http://theultimatefundraiser.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/handmade-tales-handcrafted-furniture/
http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/dial-me-a-phone/
http://testmecards.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/learn-science-by-handmade-experiments/
http://legendsoflorata.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/handmade-tales/
http://jaysnaps.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/at-the-show/
http://20somethingrealism.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/daily-prompt-handmade-tales/
http://99problemsanddone.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/made-with-love/
http://fieldofthorns.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/dreams-twilight-a-nyquil-sight/
http://lifeassirli.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/do-it-youself/
http://soulfoood.me/2014/08/01/the-mummification-is-now-complete-love-letters-to-my-son/
http://funnierrevolt.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/handled-letters/
http://writingpromptsforrookiewriters.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/the-daily-posts-prompt-from-yesterday-handmade-tales/
http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/stainless-steel-chef/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Resuscitation


(Back to Life

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?)

Feel human again? That’s new.

Post exam/stress condition:

My right hand is numb, pains all over the arm. Writing so much has its consequences.

My back is killing me simply because they don’t make benches for tall people(stupid college authorities).

And I can’t think. Numbers are all still floating in my head. And if I start to so much as suppress my mental activity I get reminded of all the mistakes I made in the papers.

Its like my mind telling me to let itself unwind! So I don’t even try to control my mind.

See after my exam is done the next day I always have to, I repeat I HAVE TO watch movies.

It can be either a comedy or action packed movie. Or a simple decent movie that leaves me moved at the end.

But does that make me feel human again? Probably not. Don’t get me wrong, movies do work great. I forget all about my stupid exams(during which I end up being so distraught that I write stuff like these!) And I just enjoy those two hours.

I become enthralled by those movies, even if they are stupid and they don’t make any sense. That’s why after my I exam day I have now a Movie Day. After every single one of my exam. If you are engineering student in Mumbai University you would know how many days we have between exams.

But that’s not the point. They relieve stress, but they don’t exhilarate me.

What then makes me human?

Simple it is the sleep that I get in the train. See I have mentioned before I have an hour or more of travel in the train one way. And while coming home I do always make sure I get a place to sit, listen to songs and just close my eyes. And let the tiredness run its course.

It isn’t perfect, but it is like splashing water to my tired face. Works wonders.

And it is way better than reading books, or watching movies or any other thing. Because it is the only thing my body needs. Reprieve.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/art/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/rest-from-vacation/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-collapse/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/lounge-sluggard/
http://pintsof.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/away/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-post-back-to-life/
http://onemanversustheworld.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/relax-and-unwind/
http://muddyrivermuse.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/i-go-walking-days-end/
http://livingbreathingbeing.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-post-i-wanted-to-feel-human-i-wanted-to-feel-alive-i-thought-suicide-could-do-this/
http://wanderingideasoflife.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/humane-association/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/life-unplugged/
http://musingsofawarmheart.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/somewhere-over-the-rainbow/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/1562/
http://kosheradobo.com/2013/10/10/taking-off-my-shoes/
http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://kaapitimes.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-after-work/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/07/29/desolate-drives/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://themasculinepen.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-daily-post-back-to-life-read-or-go-flying/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/unwinding-with-music/
http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/life-to-back/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-from-dismemberment-to-re-embodiment-in-two-easy-steps/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-rhythm-of-life/
http://blainecindy.com/2014/07/29/music-is-the-key/
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/04/11/tips-for-freelance-writers/
http://coffeeandtheoffice.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/to-feel-human-i/
Daily Prompt: Back to Life – did I die??
http://develynwymore.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/tired-all-the-time/
http://keyboardpizza.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/worked-hard-game-harder/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/hell-on-wings-part-two-parigi/
http://maya0615.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://cognitivereflection.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://turquoisenoises.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/how-to-be-human-101/
5 Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Plane Flight
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-post-back-to-life/
http://traversinglines.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/wake-me-up/
TIME WHORES AND THEIR DAMNED GAMES
http://ivymosquito.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/zzzzzzzzzzzz
http://writingpromptsforrookiewriters.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-daily-posts-prompt-back-to-life/
http://writingpromptsforrookiewriters.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-daily-posts-prompt-back-to-life/
http://shesramblingaboutstuff.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/how-to-feel-human-7-steps-with-photos/
http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/resetting/
http://lifeassirli.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/lazy-day/
http://kindlingword.com/2014/06/25/ode-to-joy/
http://no1jenn.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/dolce-far-niente/
http://rustyiam.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/feeling-human/
Como se dice? #dpchallenge #poetry #children
http://thedailyjuniorblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-what-would-the-therapy-dog-do/
http://thisblogneedsatitle.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-watching-some-comedy
http://joycepoggihager.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/first-thing/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://avatarofmrbean.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/synergy-and-energy/
Force myself to relax and then hit the ongoing fast-paced merry-go-round
Revive, rejuvenate, or, how I relax (writing prompt)
http://ifollowislands.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/flight-from-hell/
http://thedailyblabber.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/please-pass-the-potatoes/
http://oneseventwentyfourteen.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/go-to-my-happy-place-aha-thanks-tom/
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/what-a-day/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/07/29/pray-for-relief/
http://kevinsunny.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/revitalisation/
http://goodgollymissmollie94.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://normashilpi.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/got-my-life-back/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-through-exercise/
http://rockportshirl.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/write-with-your-heart/
http://soulfoood.me/2014/07/29/the-taboo-of-being-too-human/
http://fieldofthorns.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/path/
http://ungiornonellavita.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/bring-me-to-life/
http://preciousjalisa.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/coming-undone/
http://thisonpurpose.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-profession-that-makes-one-batty/
http://treasuraa.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-pet-therapy/
http://senorpez.com/resurrection-by-chords/
http://kimaedwards.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-from-solitude/
http://theultimatefundraiser.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life-into-the-arms-of-music/
http://pigeoneyeball.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/that-feels-much-better/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/after-work/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/normal-whats-that-2/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/krash/
http://thatgirlfromfriday.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/on-feeling-productive-and-the-need-for-weekends/
http://creativestoryline.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/refresh/
http://ascribetodescribe.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/back-to-life-read-to-write/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/recuperating-from-stress-or-exhaustion/
http://abbiesbabble.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/in-my-own-head/
http://thedaily400.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/wash-cloth/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/back-to-life/
http://99problemsanddone.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/back-to-life-back-to-reality/
Back to Life: Unwinding
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-post-stress-is-a-six-letter-word-so-is-human/
Post A Day: Back to Life
http://patcoyle53.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/staying-in-focus-daily-prompt-back-to-life-let-s-be-real/
http://sienawritesthings.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/back-to-life/
http://pickedlastingymclass.com/2014/07/29/how-do-you-feel-human-again/
http://osuzyquilts.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/cleanse-your-aura/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/daily-prompt-back-to-life/
http://asword684.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/take-me-away/
http://testmecards.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/sit-on-the-couch-and-rest/
http://siapositive.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/back-to-life/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/daily-prompt-no-brainer/
http://l5gn.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/the-kiss-of-life-back-to-life-the-daily-post/
http://funnierrevolt.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/but-i-need-that-one-thing/
http://psmithak.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/a-way-to-unwind/
http://weedytan.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/brainstorming-and-brainwriting/
http://niquelektra.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/human-again/
http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/the-almost-naked-truth/
http://frenchtouchincebu.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/back-to-life-right-after-my-nap/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Age is


(DAILY PROMPT

Age-Old Questions

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?)

I’m a twenty years old kid. Yes I still am a kid. Just because I crossed the threshold of eighteen doesn’t change it. Neither does the fact that I have just progressed into my twenty’s.

I am still a kid.

And that is the thing about age. It is just a number.

I am here talking in general about people aged between adolescence and retirement.

Let me explain that.

Age doesn’t guarantee respect. And that coming from an Indian is a contradiction. Indian culture a founding stone in respecting elders. But I hardly see that. Sure we append ji as suffix to them when we converse, but it doesn’t mean respect.

I believe we live in a world that is adamant to the idea, “You want my respect, you have to earn it”. Wonder whatever happened to “Give respect first and then receive respect”.

Next important thing, age doesn’t mean experience. Experience isn’t something that gets cumulated by age. It is accumulated by what all you do in that age/time spent.

Age doesn’t give you maturity, and increasing age doesn’t take away your jovial nature.

Yes, experience is by what YOU do with the time spent. It is your choice! And respect is also at the end is still your choice!

So if I may conclude I’ll say this, age doesn’t mean anything, it is just a contributing factor. It is at the end your choices that decide things.

So age is just a number. That increases without any control.

You are as young as you want to be.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://wporterxblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/how-old-am-i-again-oh-yeah/
http://davidfetzer6271951.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-old-questions/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/big-number/
http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-a-convenient-concept/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/justification/
http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/today-i-am-my-fathers-age/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
http://pintsof.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
http://livingbreathingbeing.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-post-age-not-just-a-number-but-an-achievement/
http://wanderingideasoflife.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-candle-burns/
http://ajvalliant.com/2014/07/27/essentially-forty/
http://omasuino.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/whats-my-age-again/
http://kosheradobo.com/2014/02/08/accidentally-aging/
http://lxylb.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/what-age-is/
http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/as-old-as-you-feel/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-post-age-old-question/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/scared-of-getting-older/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-old-questions/
http://dumbifyisnotaword.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/not-blog-8-cause-8-is-great/
http://mywitchkitchen.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-invisible-gift/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/dancing-with-ex-pupils/
http://moosha23.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-old-questions/
http://shesramblingaboutstuff.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/just-a-number-i-care-about/
http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/she-knows/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/la-la-la-la/
http://aerretha.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/bunch-of-numbers-actually/
http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-sixty-one-applause/
http://swarasa.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/thirty-forty-fifty-and-beyond/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/shut-up-about-it/
http://thoughtsofajunkiemisfit.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-defying/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/my-numbers/
WHICH NUMBER IS AGE?
http://rouladen.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/im-not-to-my-ideal-age-yet/
http://ifollowislands.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/aging-without-social-preconceptions-and-prejudice/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-the-indicator-of-time/
http://layloushti.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/i-just-turned/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/6238/
Daily Prompt: Age-Old Questions – The Golden Oldie strikes again
Daily Prompt: Old as Dirt
http://jedsplayhouse.com/2014/07/27/what-me-old-never/
http://samhitarhodes.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-alive-and-the-grateful/
http://blainecindy.com/2014/07/27/age-is-a-work-of-art/
http://josephrathjen.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/5-ways-to-convince-yourself-and-others-that-you-are-still-young/
http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/why-i-climb-mountains/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-doesnt-matter/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/07/27/its-all-about-senior-discounts/
http://finaletoanentrance.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/2186/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/i-lost-a-year/
http://dlrjournal.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-really-is-just-a-number/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/07/27/age-a-period-of-time/
http://lourdesmint.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/day-66ish-daily-prompt-act-your-age-mama-not-your-shoe-size-prince/
http://lifeassirli.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-is-just-a-number-kinda/
http://janeydoe57.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/im-how-old/
http://develynwymore.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/a-case-for-yolo/
http://livelifeincrescendo.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-not-a-number/
http://normashilpi.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-and-life/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-secret/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-is-just-a-number/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/grizzly-adams-and-eves/
Worn
http://medlefn.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-for-the-ages/
http://justlikenooneelse.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
http://authornicholascatron.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/a-question-of-age/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/whats-that-about-age-again/
http://virallyyours.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-old-questions/
http://katcarpita.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-best-is-yet-to-come/
http://thisblogneedsatitle.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
Musings on age (writing prompt)
http://ripplesnreflectiontimes.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/the-best-is-yet-to-be/
http://pieniajaristyksia.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/i-am-not-a-number-i-am-a-free-man/
http://daniellejkoon.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/blog-post-post-a-day-ageold-questions/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/07/27/growing-old-i-hope-so-alternative-uncertain/
http://eatlesssugaryouresweetenough.com/2014/07/27/elle-macpherson-mango-sorbet/
http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/age-matters/
http://joecasta.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/time-makes-fools-of-us-all/
http://jeansayers.com/2014/07/27/age-is-just-a-number-or-is-it/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/been-a-long-time-been-a-long-time-been-a-long-lonely-lonely-lonely-lonely-time/
http://reddoorponderings.com/2014/07/28/the-passage-of-time/
http://traceyupchurch.com/2014/07/27/forty-four-eighty-eight
http://thequotegal.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/age-is-just-a-number-ha-age-is-a-bunch-of-numbers/
http://noririn148.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/daily-prompt-age-old-questions/
http://wordsofavirgo.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/22-2/
http://polyproticamory.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/millennialproblems/
http://acmelodyblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/act-your-age/
Age-Old Questions: Father Time times out?
Always Sixteen
http://thegadabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/daily-prompt-45-and-me-a-love-story/
http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/this-many/
http://musingsofawarmheart.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/that-day-i-turned-thirty/
http://amiewrites74.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/fab-at-40/
http://sienawritesthings.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/age-old-questions/
http://bylrose.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-vet-says-my-cat-has-the-body-of-a-6-year-old/
http://maggieliuu.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/100-years/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/daily-prompt-were-worth-it-wrinkles-and-all/
http://testmecards.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/age-to-me-is-watershed/
http://siapositive.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/age-is-just-a-number-says-the-well-worn-adage-but-is-it-a-number-you-care-about-or-one-you-tend-or-try-to-ignore/
http://laughagain.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/its-how-much-not-how-many/
http://keyboardpizza.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/age-old-questions/
http://thatsmyanswer.com/2014/07/28/daily-prompt-from-wordpress-is-age-just-a-number/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Cord Struck : Are We Listening?


Daily prompt
( Strike a Chord

Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice.)

Rains splashing,
Thunder growling,
Lightening flashing.

Some place:
Waves crashing,
Winds whistling.

Some days:
Birds chirping,
Dogs growling,
Cats purring.

Everyday they play,
Instruments of the Creator:
Never did they fray,
Nothing ever sounds soother.

Seems like noise they are,
But when you are listening,
If seconds you could spare;
Complements the visuals glistening.

Instruments come and go,
Physical will be replaced by digital,
But these will forever be aboriginal.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://fearfuldragon.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord/
http://inconversion.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/meeting-an-old-friend/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord/
http://coffeeandathought.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/promptly-forgotten/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/i-chose-voice/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/daily-prompt-strike-a-chord/

Strike a Chord


http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/guitars-and-video-games/
http://thefinickycynicat.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord-the-daily-post-challenge/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-guitar-man/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-daily-post-strike-a-chord-violin-acoustics/
Struck a Chord
http://fabulouswitfeyz.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/daily-prompt-strike-a-chord/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/still-my-guitar-gently-weeps/
Clair by Ruswa Fatehpuri
http://traversinglines.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/technique-to-my-technics/
http://principledduff.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/healing-with-the-hank-drum/
http://shivanshchaudhary.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/tinkling-sound-through-my-soul/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/musica/
http://teepee12.com/2014/07/03/in-love-with-the-piano/
http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord-stevie-wonder-wannabe/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/daily-prompt-strike-a-chord/
Daily Prompt: Strike a Chord – The Lost Chord
http://joantatley.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-guitar/
http://knsalustro.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/brass-noise/
http://hooray4rae.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/do-re-me/
http://kartikkotian.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-symphony/
Guitar Hero: Daily Post
http://vittorioezra.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/tug-tu-tak-tug-tug-tak-tsh-shuk/
http://joatmon14.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/i-could-play/
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/463/
http://bohemianstargypsy.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/brass-of-the-brave-daily-prompt-strike-a-chord/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord/
All That Resonates
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/one-of-my-dreams/
http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-drum-beats-no-longer/
http://mamacormier.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord/
http://livingonborroweddays.com/2014/07/01/sparrows-journaling-fixation-back-of-the-queue-the-cello/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/tweet-clang-crash/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/07/03/musically-inclined/
http://fazalabbaswarraich.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/coke-studio-my-favourite-five-songs/
http://awanderingstoryteller.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/to-play-or-not-to-play-that-is-the-question/
I was in a meeting today where people said no: is that allowed?
http://noririn148.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/daily-prompt-strike-a-chord/
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/steps-of-musical-understanding/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/07/03/musical-instrument/
Ah the sound of the grade school recorders
http://kansamuse.me/2014/07/03/music-to-my-ears/
http://anecdotefictionindia.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord/
http://blainecindy.com/2014/07/03/a-dream-come-true/
http://thedespicablehuntress.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-daily-post-strike-a-chord/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/daily-prompt-strike-a-chord/
http://fazalabbaswarraich.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/strike-a-chord-dhol-beats/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/stimulant/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/violins-and-sex-education/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/my-choice-is-voice/
http://alanewart.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/daily-post-be-careful-with-that-axe/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/daily-post-obsession/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-sound-of-a-single-instrument/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/until-you-are-blue-in-the-face/
http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-keys-to-my-heart/
http://kindlingword.com/2014/05/06/handpicked-and-handcrafted/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/dance/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/cheerful/
Things NOT to Worry About
Wedding in Mina A’Salam – Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai – Nouf & Ammar

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Back in the queue


Daily Prompt
( Back of the Queue

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.)

I try. I so try!

When I do something, something I really want to do, something I am really looking forward to, I dive in.

No time for second thoughts, no time for studying the situation. Just dive in headlong. Pure impulse. And I never leave anything behind. I give it my best.

That is something I never got around to change. I don’t know how I’ll do it either. This is me! Impulsive.

Let it anything I end up doing.
Studies.

Friends.

Family.

Work.

Writing now.

And then when I give it so much I expect too much. I am not realistic about it. Not every exam is giving me good grades. Not every friend will always like my habits. Not every time my parents will be happy with what I do.

And not every post will receive great views and likes.( And to think I expect to be freshly pressed!)

That is the second thing. Be realistic. I know I should. But I can’t simply detach myself.

And then there is the favourite archenemy. Whispers in the head. Repeating my past mistakes. Saying I am not good enough. Saying I belong at the back of the queue. And me believing it rather than at me.

Third thing. I really should start believing in myself and my abilities.

Fourth and main thing. Every one of the above leaves me drained. I look and think too much about the future. I ponder too much of my past. I still remember a quote from movie Rang De Basanti

“One leg in the future, one leg in the past. That’s why we are peeing on the present”

That’s what I need to do. Stop peeing on the present. But it is so hard!

Let’s see what others have written:
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/keeper/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/tinker-bells-home/
http://sawyersundries.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/postaday-daily-prompt-5/
http://guthonestfaith.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/preach-it/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/daily-prompt-life-bucket-list/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/on-new-things/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/daily-prompt-write-here-write-now/
http://sbjamestheauthor.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/heres-what-id-really-love-to-get-back-to-doing/
http://randomwritingsofme.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/let-it-shine-through-daily-post/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/stand-up-comedian-thats-me/
http://naziyahmahmood.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/boxing-and-tea-with-muhammad-ali/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/a-toyota-odyssey/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/daily-prompt-back-of-the-queue/
http://alanewart.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/back-of-the-queue-the-daily-post/
http://thedespicablehuntress.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/the-daily-post-back-of-the-queue/
http://kartikkotian.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/the-diary/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/daily-prompt-back-of-the-queue/
http://fazalabbaswarraich.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/back-of-the-queue-sketching/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/back-of-the-queue/
http://precioussmile04.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/oh-god-please-dont-ask/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/my-unfulfilled-desire/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/20/yesterdays-hero/
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/meadow/
A Life to treasure
A better life
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/28/you-are-a-winner/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/back-of-the-queue-phd-in-psychology-mindfulness-and-meaning-making-an-existential-analysis-logotherapy/
http://writingpromptsforrookiewriters.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptback-of-the-queue/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/07/01/back-of-the-queue/
Doggie stompin’ on Fear
http://jestpost.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/coding/
http://temporarilyontheshelf.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/407/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/07/01/i-believe-in-you/
Where life queue and bucket lists shall meet
http://ramblingonblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/martial-arts-and-fear/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/why-do-i-live-here-part-ii/
http://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/me-and-you-2/
http://wangsgard.com/post/backpacking-into-the-wilderness-53318/
Daily Prompt: Back of the Queue – How to be a Failure
http://psibrone.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/right-to-write/
Daily Post: Not so forgotten goals
http://westallhead.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/back-of-the-queue-piano/
http://hooray4rae.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/rock-wall-for-all/

The Things I Never Got Around To


http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/07/01/last-on-the-to-do-list/
I CAN’T REMEMBER THE DETAILS
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/errr-another-hobby-travel-maybe/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/notoriety/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/never-let-them-go/
http://joantatley.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/colored-pencils-mystery/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/getting-started-how-to-keep-going/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Punctuation And Misfits


Daily Prompt
( By the Dots

We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!)

Fiction

Jon: We could try to get that guy he knows how to work this project out he is good last year he worked for another group on their project and delivered a quality product

Kay: Oh come on! Pause a bit. There are full stops and commas in English language for this purpose exactly. You are very difficult to understand when you keep babbling like this.

Dave: Ha. Ha. Ha. You. Are. So. Stupid. At. Times. Jon.

Quentin sighed. Three weeks it has been and almost every time they meet they hardly come to a decision. And as usual he kept his silence.

Jon: Alright. You guys remember Shawn and his group?

It was painfully plain to Quentin that Jon was trying his best to speak properly. Wonder how long that will last.

Everyone nodded their affirmation.

Jon:  Yeah yeah Shawn and his group needed an application on their project and they didn’t know what to do they tried and tried but till last they couldn’t make one and at last they had to resort to a app developer for hire and it was costly yes yes but it took the hired developer to make an app like a day or so…..

Jon would have continued but professor William walked into their conversation.

Quentin regretted this already. Meeting and discussing their project in the college university was a mistake. If someone overheard them their ideas could easily be stolen. A big university like this had a lot of people competing for attention. And now Jon was speaking of cheating. And a professor had overheard them.

This was not going to be good.

William: Don’t mind’e. I’m jus’ passin’ by. But couldn’t help’t overh’r you talkin’ about cheatin’?

Quentin spoke for the first time.

Quentin: Was nothing sir. We don’t know anything about no cheating sir.

William looked at Quentin closely and nodded.

He walked away. Every member of the group looked at Quentin.

Quentin looked around and grinned.

Quentin: You were saying Jon?

(Please do comment and give your feedback!)

Let’s see what others wrote:
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/06/29/beyond-excited-lol/
Grunt Work
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuating-my-words/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/daily-prompt-exclamation-marks/
http://turboblaze09.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctual-punctuation/
http://randomlyabstract.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/punctuated/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/comma-arggaah/
http://finaletoanentrance.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/in-honor-of-the-comma/
http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/comma-trauma/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/1233/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/3235/
http://kartikkotian.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-exclamation-and-the-question/
http://borderlinepersonalitybliss.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuation-saves-lives/
http://paracetamoloverdose.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/double-feature/
http://thefloralbunny.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/commas-periods-semicolons-oh-my/
http://mylittleavalon.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-grammar-nazi-a-dark-flash-fiction/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/by-the-dots/
http://enchantedlivingplaybook.com/2014/06/29/romancing-the-comma/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/06/29/vexing-punctuation/
http://naziyahmahmood.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/i-ate-granny/
http://bohemianstargypsy.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/because-there-is-more-to-tell-by-the-dots/
http://blainecindy.com/2014/06/29/crystal-clear/
http://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuation-problem/
http://officialmattroberts.com/2014/06/29/daily-prompt-by-the-dots/
http://tyastlc.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/playing-with-dots-and-commas/
Daily Prompt: By the dots – what dots?
http://jscottiblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/a-love-letter-to-the-enabling-elements-of-punctuation/
http://greenembers.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuation-where-were-going-we-dont-need-punctuation/
Pointed Avoidance
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/relations/
http://deanbowman.co/2014/06/29/synchronicity-turns-50/
http://awanderingstoryteller.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/your-stupid/
http://sawyersundries.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/postaday-daily-prompt-3/
http://thebebuiltblog.com/2014/06/29/dp_promptby-the-dots/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/daily-prompt-being-punctuated/
http://61musings.com/2014/06/29/to-comma-or-not-to-comma/
http://sarahao8689.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/lol/
http://flippyzipflop.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/daily-prompt-by-the-dots/

http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/daily-prompt-punctuation/
http://fakedoc101.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuationsquestion-mark-comma-i-use-them-a-lotdot/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/thats-all-period/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/06/29/punctuation-pet-peeves/
http://thenibloggedit.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/do-you-overuse-them/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuation/
http://layloushti.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-comma-user/
http://newteacherlife.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/by-the-dot/
Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose
http://okcforgottenman.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/parenthetically-speaking/
http://inconversion.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/bitter-roots/
http://bylrose.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/what-whatever/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuation/
http://dant3z.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/my-never-ending-story/
http://femalecriterion.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/eats-shoots-and-leaves/
http://jacobnewton1018.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/periods-and-the-two-spaces-after-them/
http://maineforestcafe.com/2014/06/29/enter-the-interrobang-2/
http://yogamomdaily.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/you-haunt-me-mr-twain-an-exploration-of-punctuation/
http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/say-what%e2%80%bd/
http://abbiesbabble.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/pause-and-breathe/
http://musingsfrommyid.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/by-the-dots/
http://lynnesartandsoul.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/my-whole-life-has-been-disappointing-so-how-come-i-use-so-many-exclamation-marks/
http://justvisitingthisplanetblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/daily-prompt-true-grit-by-the-dots
I Love You Oxford Comma
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-life-of-a-comma/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/lets-eat-grandpa/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/unruly-punctuation/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/ellipsis/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/about-punctuation
http://mydeliblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-comma
http://uncustomaryhousewife.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/a-tale-of-two-commas/
Ellipsis Queen: Daily Post
http://sbjamestheauthor.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/introducing-the-interrobang/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/alliteration-and-other-stuffs/
http://pinkpodster.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/by-the-dots-ellipsis-junkie/
http://thedaily400.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/punctuation/
http://katesclippings.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/by-the-dots
http://barbarapyett.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptby-the-dots/
http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/by-the-dots-meet-the-drafters

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

“Guitar Lessons”


This is a reblog, I couldn’t have written it. But it is somewhat related to today’s daily prompt so.

The most touching story I have read so far!

the drew moody

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I come from a family of musicians. On my mother’s side, anyway—the members of my father’s side of the family have trouble enough playing the radio, let alone any musical instruments. My mother and aunt dabbled with the piano when they were young; their mother has been playing jazz and boogie woogie piano semi-professionally for years; her younger brother played blues guitar; their youngest brother plays the blues on the mighty Hammond B-3 professionally; and their father, my great-grandfather, Pa, played bluegrass and skiffle on the banjo almost his entire life. These years of musicianship were passed down through the generations and have landed with me—an acoustic guitarist by trade. It’s my hope to continue passing down my family’s ear for music to my children, should that day ever come.

I first picked up the guitar when I was eleven. Just like everyone else who picked up the guitar for…

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My Day’s Musings(Attempt at poetry)


Daily prompt
( Rare Medium

Describe a typical day in your life — but do it in a form or in a medium you’ve rarely — if ever – used before. If you’re a photoblogger, write a poem. If you’re a poet, write an open letter. If you’re a travel blogger, write a rant. (These are all examples — choose whatever form you feel like trying out!))

Awake but still somnolent,
Lots to do but indolent.
Yet I can’t help but muse,
What’s the use?

I drag myself and fumble,
And dread every imminent stumble.
Can’t help but feel lost,
But have to put a smug face no matter the cost.

What am I to do? Where do I turn?
In this musing I remain a taciturn.
But can’t muse entire day,
Cause I know at the end I won’t have a say.

So I club all this into pulp,
Chew, ruminate and then gulp.
This diurnal habit brings rage,
But no choice but to lock it in a cage.

Gawk all around,
People with their purpose and destination found.
And the cage rattles,
The desperate attempt and prattles.

I keep myself busy,
Twitter, Facebook, instagram all easy.
Movies, books give me distractions at loan,
Cause honestly I still feel alone.

Can’t help but wonder,
Do people my age ponder?
Or am I just plain weird,
And answer to that is what I feared.

When the cage is just on verge of break,
And the day just couldn’t look more bleak.
I pull myself together,
And become hard as a reptile’s leather.

(I usually write fiction or just a essay/post about the topic. I readily never write poetry, so there may be some mistakel.)

Please do comment and let me know your views.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/inexplicable-time-space-continuum/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/geometry/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/a-dream-at-the-beach/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/a-dedication-so-you-may-remember/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/06/17/too-early-for-a-poem/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/daily-prompt-rare-medium/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/7-a-m/
http://journey2dfuture.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/daily-prompt-day12-rare-medium/
Mimi’s Day Summed up in a Haiku
http://kansamuse.me/2014/06/17/garden-flowers/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/06/17/garden-flowers/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/06/17/survive-rare-medium/
BRIGHT KITCHEN MORNING – WHERE LIFE BEGINS
http://borderlinepersonalitybliss.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/life-and-death-conversation/
http://spiritgrind.com/2014/06/17/dear-ist/
http://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-right-advice-from-yoda/
http://jandelaforce.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/rare-medium-heres-a-rant/
http://dx0330.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium/
http://anonnadutt.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/a-day-in-the-life-of/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/16/theres-no-place-like-home/
Do You want to know a secret?
http://wangsgard.com/post/a-typical-day-in-the-life-of-me-53108/
http://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium/
http://jottingsandwritings.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/dailyprompt-rare-medium/
http://ildiariodicarta.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium/
http://jesusgirl7774.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/day-in-the-life/
http://hooray4rae.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/chopin-list/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium-video-daily-prompt/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium/
http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-worst-poem-ever-written/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/06/17/a-day-in-the-life/
http://hooray4rae.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/college-corner-ii-weekday-edition/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/medium-rare/
http://darcsunshine.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-strength-i-never-had/
http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/06/17/jameson/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium/
http://theshotgungirls.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/the-typical-day-served-rare-medium/
http://blainecindy.com/2014/06/17/just-another-day/
http://agonyandecstacy.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/an-open-letter-to-my-day/
Daily Prompt: Rare Medium – Hello Mr. Shakespeare
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/thank-you-mr-ginsberg/
http://aerretha.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/hello-may-i-help-you-miss/
http://callmekeira.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium/
http://ionanerissa.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/a-typical-day/
http://naziyahmahmood.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/life-cloud/
http://geekergosum.com/2014/06/17/a-day-in-my-life/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/daily-prompt-being-ranty/
http://livingwithnoexcuses.com/2014/06/17/the-tilted-home/
http://blueloft.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/never-done-that-before/
http://justvisitingthisplanetblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/no-longer-alone/
http://mylifeisyoga.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/my-day/
http://thinkingdiagonally.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/start-the-day-out-stinking/
http://dreamlifer.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/another-day-in-paradise/
Do I Have To Stick To A Schedule?
http://20somethingrealism.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/daily-post-rare-medium/
http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/daily-prompt-rare-medium-a-poet-i-am-not/
http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/dog-rap/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/18/two-of-us/
http://helenmeikle.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/daily-prompt-hymn-to-the-day/
http://wileyschmidt.com/2014/06/17/a-poem-from-the-ground-up/
http://deanbowman.co/2014/06/17/rar%d3%99-medium/
http://osuzyquilts.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/not-so-typical-day/
http://starrytraveler.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/job-hunter-attempt-at-poetry/
http://starrytraveler.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rare-medium-poetry/
http://photoartistrycafe.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/daily-prompt-rare-medium/
http://compassandquill.com/redesigning-my-typical-day/
http://thefinickycynicat.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/a-day-in-life-junejour-challenge-day-6/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/surrounded-by-mirrors/
http://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/my-day-in-rare-poem-style/
http://typosandterseness.com/2014/06/17/extravagance-off-the-mat/
http://audreyhepburnbooks.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/a-typical-day/
http://compassandquill.com/living-alone/
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/an-atypical-day/
http://kingdomrichness.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/wheres-your-push/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptrare-medium/
http://jeffwithoutwax.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/my-metered-day/

Middle of the Night


http://insach21site.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/a-typical-day/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/daily-prompt-a-typical-day/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Life And Art


(Living Art

One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next?)

Favourite piece of art comes to life?

A great topic for writing fiction in itself yet I find it a contradiction in itself.

How can art be lifeless?

Art, be a painting or a sculpture or even it be a written article or a poem. How can it be lifeless?

Why is a painting drawn? To capture something. Same goes for photography. Mostly it is to capture life in still.

A sculpture is made in resemblance to a certain life form. Be it an animal or a human, it is made to decorate and increase its appeal.

If art itself is nothing but an attempt to capture life in still, how can it be said art comes to life? Art itself is life.

Every time someone draws a portrait, a life is captured. Thus even the most delicate of lines in the visage are portrayed. The life is being captured. Everything has to be resemble the life itself.

Same goes for sculptures. The inanimate form is said beautiful, elegant and many more names because it is life.

Though you already know this and I am the only one understanding it now. Art is life. That is why walls are being filled with paintings full of colors and Life. That is why sculptures are one of the main attractions anywhere.

Because life attracts life. And as long someone notices these still lifeforms, they remain alive and beating. And as long they are shared they remain what they are, a representation of life.

Let’s see what others have written:
21 Rules to My Life
Dubai Art Season – SIKKA14
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/06/09/must-have-happened-to-some-else/
http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-its-alive/
http://worldwidesoulmate.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-touching-shadow-dance/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-cafe/
Living Art
http://furrynuff.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-daily-post-living-art/
The Daily Post Writing Prompt: The Pitchfork Murders
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/my-day-with-a-sculpture/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/hope-my-favorite-paintings-dont-come-to-life/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/a-glimpse-of-england/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/3235/
http://journey2dfuture.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-day6-living-art/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
http://abimazumdar1.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-an-interview-with-lisa/
http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/abdicating-monarchs-butterflies-and-others/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-michelangelos-david/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/the-light-of-faith-always-shines-bright/
http://spiritgrind.com/2014/06/09/soulprint-iii-master-piece/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-redefining-art-in-daily-usage/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-sounds-daily-prompt/
http://herestill.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
SIT! STAY! THINK!
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/fishing-with-the-fisherman/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/06/09/living-art-walking-bear-takes-over/
http://littlegirlstory.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-my-mothers-day-treat/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/06/09/the-ride-on-the-canal/
http://awanderingstoryteller.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/cupcakes-and-more/
http://legelcas.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/bring-me-to-life/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/bejin-by-david-agenjo/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/bejin-by-david-agenjo/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/stick-man/
http://eyesthroughtheglass.com/2014/06/09/a-chance-to-see-into-the-darkness/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/art-to-life/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptliving-art/
http://justkate914.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-daily-post-living-art/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-painting/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/morgan-le-fay-daily-prompt/
http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-large-studio-of-nature/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/world-like-a-white-stomach/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
Daily Post: Living Art – A Journey into the world of Surrealism
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-forgotten-soldier/
http://pencilnibbler.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/emerging-from-a-painting/
http://dewritermd.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-and-unnumbered-sparks/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://artmoscow.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/if-a-nude-gets-alive-she-becomes-naked/
http://justvisitingthisplanetblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/life-imitating-art/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/van-goghs-sunflowers/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/gang-graffiti-unsettlingly-alive/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-being-artistic/
http://typosandterseness.com/2014/06/09/is-yoga-art/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://photoartistrycafe.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-the-doll-house/
The King Beneath the Mountain of Gold
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
SCARE THE KIDDIES
http://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/lets-see-if-i-got-it-right-in-school-2/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/trop-mignon/
http://hooray4rae.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sorry-chef-boyardee/
http://bylrose.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/adding-the-third-dimension/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/06/09/being-with-monet/
http://thebookreadby1.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/meeting-the-void/
http://reneeandherthoughts.com/2014/06/09/living-art-the-scream/
http://lindalulong.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/permission-love-sex-poetry/
http://polymathically.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-winged-not-quite-victory/
http://borderlinepersonalitybliss.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-living-art-or-the-art-of-living/
http://theastridoxfordstory.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://uncustomaryhousewife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/meetcaptainamerica/
http://greyzr.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-the-daily-prompt/
http://myeatprayrvinglife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-just-a-pirouette/
http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/06/comes-to-life-are-you-kidding-me/
http://skybluewithdaisies.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-nicoletta-ceccolis-delicious-world/
http://korovieva.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/peasant-wedding-are-you-a-boy-or-a-girl/
http://rustyiam.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/dogku/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/10/whatll-i-do/
http://whenthedoorcloses2014.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/not-til-the-end/
http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/the-night-cafe/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

I stood… Now I move (An autobiography)


(Living Art

One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next?)

Fiction

I stood my ground. For ten years I stood my ground. Now I move. No more.

You made me in homage. You made me in resemblance to someone. Mostly someone great. Someone you never met. Someone you read about in your history books. But you made me.

I was black ceramic, lustrous in my birth. I stood in that posture that you wanted. That posture which must have become an identity. And I stood my ground.

I was proud. Head held high. Broaden chest. My eyes turned towards the skies, yet I still saw those who stood beneath me. And I stood my ground.

But years went by. You held speeches around me. You wore clothes like I wear. As if that makes you like me. You paid your respects to me on one day of the year. And I stood my ground.

I stood in the sun. No shade for my eyes. No relief for my skin. I lost my lustre. But I gave shade for those who couldn’t find shade. I stood my ground.

I drenched in the rains. Saw the city flooded, with water seeping into my ankles. Water made cracks in my unscathed skin. And I still stood my ground.

Birds chirped on my shoulders. And gave their offerings there. Cats and dogs dogs slept against my legs. I didn’t move. I stood my ground.

This place became acknowledged by a new name. I changed the name. I became a landmark. Guess that is how you make people remember the dead. Make them part of the diurnal routes. I achieved my goal.

Now I am leaving. Maybe people will run witnessing me move. I’ll definitely be on their phones and whatnot. But I stood my ground. Now I want to sit. And bath in the nearby lake.

And embrace the end that I have earned.

Let’s see what others have written:
21 Rules to My Life
Dubai Art Season – SIKKA14
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/06/09/must-have-happened-to-some-else/
http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-its-alive/
http://worldwidesoulmate.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-touching-shadow-dance/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-cafe/
Living Art
http://furrynuff.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-daily-post-living-art/
The Daily Post Writing Prompt: The Pitchfork Murders
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/my-day-with-a-sculpture/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/hope-my-favorite-paintings-dont-come-to-life/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/a-glimpse-of-england/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/3235/
http://journey2dfuture.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-day6-living-art/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
http://abimazumdar1.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-an-interview-with-lisa/
http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/abdicating-monarchs-butterflies-and-others/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-michelangelos-david/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/the-light-of-faith-always-shines-bright/
http://spiritgrind.com/2014/06/09/soulprint-iii-master-piece/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-redefining-art-in-daily-usage/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-sounds-daily-prompt/
http://herestill.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
SIT! STAY! THINK!
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/fishing-with-the-fisherman/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/06/09/living-art-walking-bear-takes-over/
http://littlegirlstory.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-my-mothers-day-treat/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/06/09/the-ride-on-the-canal/
http://awanderingstoryteller.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/cupcakes-and-more/
http://legelcas.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/bring-me-to-life/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/bejin-by-david-agenjo/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/bejin-by-david-agenjo/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/stick-man/
http://eyesthroughtheglass.com/2014/06/09/a-chance-to-see-into-the-darkness/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/art-to-life/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptliving-art/
http://justkate914.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-daily-post-living-art/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-painting/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/morgan-le-fay-daily-prompt/
http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-large-studio-of-nature/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/world-like-a-white-stomach/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
Daily Post: Living Art – A Journey into the world of Surrealism
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-forgotten-soldier/
http://pencilnibbler.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/emerging-from-a-painting/
http://dewritermd.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-and-unnumbered-sparks/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://artmoscow.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/if-a-nude-gets-alive-she-becomes-naked/
http://justvisitingthisplanetblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/life-imitating-art/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/van-goghs-sunflowers/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/gang-graffiti-unsettlingly-alive/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-being-artistic/
http://typosandterseness.com/2014/06/09/is-yoga-art/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://photoartistrycafe.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://duniyaku.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-the-doll-house/
The King Beneath the Mountain of Gold
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/06/09/daily-prompt-living-art/
SCARE THE KIDDIES
http://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/lets-see-if-i-got-it-right-in-school-2/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/trop-mignon/
http://hooray4rae.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sorry-chef-boyardee/
http://bylrose.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/adding-the-third-dimension/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/06/09/being-with-monet/
http://thebookreadby1.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/meeting-the-void/
http://reneeandherthoughts.com/2014/06/09/living-art-the-scream/
http://lindalulong.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/permission-love-sex-poetry/
http://polymathically.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-winged-not-quite-victory/
http://borderlinepersonalitybliss.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-living-art-or-the-art-of-living/
http://theastridoxfordstory.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://uncustomaryhousewife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/meetcaptainamerica/
http://greyzr.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-the-daily-prompt/
http://myeatprayrvinglife.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/living-art-just-a-pirouette/
http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/06/comes-to-life-are-you-kidding-me/
http://skybluewithdaisies.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/living-art-nicoletta-ceccolis-delicious-world/
http://korovieva.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/peasant-wedding-are-you-a-boy-or-a-girl/
http://rustyiam.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/dogku/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/06/10/whatll-i-do/
http://whenthedoorcloses2014.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/not-til-the-end/
http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/the-night-cafe/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Unexpected Burdens


Daily prompt

(Unsafe Containers

Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?)

First:  Thank you, the authors of daily prompts. Somehow you know exactly what I am feeling and you give me an opportunity to share it.

I feel lost. Every direction beckons me, and every direction repels me. I feel like walking down the road where the destination is unknown.

What am I doing I don’t know. Why am I doing them I don’t know either. I am just ‘going with the flow’.

What makes me feel this way? I have my exams going on. And they aren’t going well.

Last exam I scored way better than I expected. Probably the only time I outdid my expectations. And while the ephemeral blithe lasted, I realized that now  the stakes have risen. I CAN’T get any lesser than that, and I have to get better this time.

I know what people will say. ‘You did it last time, be happy’, ‘Come on you are a scholar, you can do it’, and the favourite of theirs ‘Don’t lie dude’

Well I am not lying. No I can’t lie now. Partly I blame this blog because after being so blunt and honest it is quite difficult to go and lie pretend. But I am saying this honestly, I was more tensed this time, during this exam than most of exams.

I know it is stupid. I know I made a big deal of them this time, when I should have just relaxed and prepared like every other exam. I couldn’t.

So if any of you reader ever meets any ‘nerd’ or ‘scholar’ and that person happens to say he is tensed, I ask of you to refrain yourself from commenting stupid things if you don’t believe him. Because, although I don’t know the tension and pressure of giving a reexam after failing, you don’t know the pressure of repeating your best performance, let alone beating your best.

And because of this I can say, things didn’t go smoothly. I messed up more than one paper. Overconfidence, ego and pride took their shares. And now I am left with only two papers this time.

I don’t think I’ll come close to my goal this time. I don’t believe I will. Four out of six papers weren’t up to the mark. And now I am tired. The pressure is gone because I know that I have lost my chance. And I am left wondering whether I should try my best. Whether it is still worth giving my best.

This is just a question whose answer I know. I am still giving my best. I have to, no choice. And that makes it more disappointing because I know it isn’t enough. No matter how many sleepless nights I spend now is not enough.

I am not enough.

And now as I took a small hiatus from my studies I realized that this is how I always felt. No matter how many feats I accomplished, no matter how much I know, or how much knowledge I attain, I am still not going to feel it is enough.

It will never be up to the mark. I will always feel like there was something more I could do. And then the cycle of self blame and criticism begins.

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And trust me I know how bad this kind of thinking is. It doesn’t help. It just leads down a bottomless dark chasm on whose fringes I have always walked.
And considering the novel I last read I already know the answer to that.

From Stephan R Donaldson’s Fatal Revenant:

When all hope was gone, they heeded the counsels of despair. Had they continued to strive, defying their doom, some unforseen wonder might have occurred. And if it did not, still their glory would have surpassed their failure.

So here’s the answer daily prompt. I can’t shut up when I am upset. When I am low. I choose to sequester myself at these times. And I know I am not gonna change. Something I have to learn to change.

Let’s see what others have written.
Wedding in Four Points by Sheraton, Dubai – Shama & Shahid
http://jcm3blog.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/thoughts-on-bottled-up-emotions/
http://throtherye.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-least-containable-emotion-i-have-found-to-not-even-be-an-emotion/
Knowing when to Quit
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/23/congratulations-youve-left-your-comfort-zone/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/31/smudged/
It’s up to you
http://thelifeillusion.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/say-anything/
http://purvakalra5.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/uncontained-happiness/
http://asqueezeofbliss.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/being-animated/
http://cabinpressuremaychange.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-no-footholds-here/
http://katalizilo.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/i-am-volatile/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-unsafe-containers/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://marcimentalhealthmore.com/2014/06/03/wordpress-prompt-unsafe-containers/
http://nanasgotablog.com/2014/06/03/rage-tangles-homelessness/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/rage-in-a-can/
http://writingpromptsfordailywriting.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/is-it-safe/
http://lettersfromlinz.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/containing-emotion/
http://bylrose.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/no-holds-barred/
http://destinationkarma.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/grasping-at-joy/
Daily Post: The Rage to Live!
http://glenn2point0.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/life-119-daily-prompt-hard-to-control-emotions/
Unsafe Containers: Daily Prompt
http://goinroguedotnet.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://ilenelocke.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/writing-101-cracked-vessel/
http://herestill.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-which-emotion-do-you-find-hardest-to-contain/
http://typosandterseness.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/irritation-on-the-mat-daily-prompt-3/
http://mydeliblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/what-i-cant-contain/
http://littlemotivations.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers-the-damp-squib-effect/
Too Many Faces
http://anotherboomerblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://borderlinepersonalitybliss.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/the-unsafe-container-of-emotions/

Pittsburgh Dyke and Trans March Set for Sat June 21 in Bloomfield


http://margaretrosestringer.com/2014/06/04/daily-prompt-unsafe-containers/
http://ullisinstamoments.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/croc-skull-in-a-container/
A Lid on My Emotions
http://kindlingword.com/2014/06/03/cache-me-if-you-can/
http://insach21site.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://lenzexperiments.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/wpc-split-second-story/
http://nalaikpanda.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://advocateofentropy.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/living-with-social-dysfunction/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/770/
http://randomlyrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://srollinson7.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/masking-my-emotions/
http://melissaholden.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers-hard-to-contain-emotions/
http://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/the-daily-post-envy/
http://rebeccaraelyn.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/glass-case-of-emotion/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptunsafe-containers/
http://thecowboyslady.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/uncontained/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-container-for-happiness/
http://blueyesterday.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/your-place-setting-is-gone/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/joy-and-anger/
http://naziyahmahmood.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/best-thing-to-wear-is-that-smile/
http://usedstamp.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/cant-let-anyone-know-i-am-one-crazy-b-bean/
http://www.comingoutblack.com/stubborn-pride/
Daily Prompt: Unsafe Containers or how I cope with life’s small problems
http://focalbreeze.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/time-bomb/
http://www.prayersandpromises.org/seeds-of-hope-for-your-disappointments/
http://bohemianstargypsy.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/224/
http://spiritgrind.com/2014/06/03/chamber-music/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/im-like-a-cannon/
http://cockatooscreeching.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-unsafe-containment-of-anxiousness/
http://diannethornton.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-writing-prompt-2-unsafe-containers/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/dont-let-fire-rush-to-your-head/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/joy-and-sadness/
http://torschlusspanic.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://themisfitscloset.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers-grief/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/i-see-the-voice-of-rage-and-ruin/
http://legelcas.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/aint-it-obvious/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/got-apprehension/
http://robertjepson.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/emotions/
http://photoartistrycafe.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/containment-of-self-confidence/
http://worldwidesoulmate.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/unsafe-containers-please-dont-hurt-me/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/the-daily-post-unsafe-containers-anger/
Unsafe Containers – Schoolroom vignette
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-being-emotional/
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/06/03/motivating-your-characters-emotions/
http://jandelaforce.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/cant-keep-joy/
http://outlookoutlet.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/this-masquerading-host/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://aimanpeer.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/i-dont-have-a-container/

Unsafe Containers


http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/let-it-all-out/
http://sefertj.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://shameport.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/620/
http://weedytan.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/anger/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/3235/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/eternal/
http://reneeandherthoughts.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers-feeling-happiness-overloaded/
RAGE AT THE DYING OF THE LIGHT
http://keyboardpizza.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers-anger/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/06/03/before-it-controls-you/
Green-Eyed Monster: Daily Post
http://prideinmadness.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/the-daily-post-unsafe-containers/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/emotions-anticipation/
http://fibercompulsion.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-container-for-depression/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers-daily-prompt/
http://purplesus.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/unsafe-containers/
http://alviewaterslife.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/red/
http://abimazumdar1.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-rage-rage-rage/
http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/my-unsafe-container/
http://sincerelyherz.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/envy-an-original-poem/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/11752/
http://journey2dfuture.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-day2-unsafe-containers/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/true-strength/
http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/goosfraba/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/daily-prompt-containers/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/one-deadly-sin/
http://itsmatthewburgos.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/wont-let-it-daily-prompt/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Open Letter To That Friend


( Break the Silence

When was the last time you really wanted (or needed) to say something, but kept quiet? Write a post about what you should’ve said.)

Fiction

I’m going to make this as precise and truthful as possible.
I know I should wait till situation are normal and things get cooled down. But I haven’t slept well last night and it is difficult for me to sleep well tonight either.
The scenes keep replaying in my head, every argument we had, every stupid thing you and i said. The words keep resounding in my ears, as fresh and brutal as when I heard you or myself utter them.
I don’t think you will ever understand that how much I dislike fighting. Yet half the time we fight. I hate it. Fighting with anyone. It isn’t me, and I can’t forget them. The memories just get permanently stored in my brain.
I don’t know why. I tried. I tried so hard for it to not happen. Maybe you saw it. Maybe you did not. Or maybe you didn’t think it was enough.
I don’t why you insult me every chance you get.
I don’t know why you taunt me every time.
I don’t know what I did or what I said to MAKE YOU HATE ME THIS MUCH!
This message is for you but I wanted to get these things said or written so I could relax a bit.
I tried talking to you so many times as to ask you this. Never you heeded or even acknowledged. So I had to get this mountain of things said this way.

You hate me for some reason you never said.
You take me for granted.
You insult and demean me.
You are biased. Same mistakes from others are easily forgiven and forgotten but if I do the same then it is my intention!
I don’t know how you will react after you read this. Hell I don’t know if you will even read this entirely and comprehend what I just said.
I don’t know what to expect from You after this. Mostly you will call me a desperate loser after this.
Maybe you don’t think the same. Maybe you do.
But I can’t keep up with this constant clashes.
So either you try making things better between us or ..
(PS:
There are so many things left unsaid here simply because I don’t know how to write them down.)

Let’s see what others have said about this:
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/alert/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/chameleon/
No Means No!
http://cvillewinter.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/k/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence-a-contrarian-friend/
http://mcwilson1956.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/slips-trips-and-falls-part-four/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/the-do-over/
http://yichinglin.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/here-is-our-unspoken/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/duct-tape-is-silver/
turn
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/05/25/snippet-sunday-25514/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptbreak-the-silence/
#DailyPrompt: Break the Silence
http://tomboxe.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence/
http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/glocks-on-campus/
http://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/emerging-from-the-darkest-shade/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/is-it-worth-it-daily-prompt/
http://teepee12.com/2014/05/25/sounds-of-silence/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/daily-prompt-break-the-silence/
http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence-our-lives-are-not-our-own-sonmi/
http://mintylemony.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/the-little-boy-with-the-little-boat/
http://mesardonicmesarcastic.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/mental-truama/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/thoughts-and-thoughts-and-thoughts/
http://gerriblue.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/quaker/
hear ye, hear ye: i support gay parents… (any pretty much all other things “gay”)
http://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/breaking-the-silence-or-not/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/tell-it-like-it-is/
http://gryffindorky.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/how-your-voice-matters/
http://dx0330.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence/
Daily Prompt: Break the Silence – What Silence?
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/03/a-better-life/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/04/20/live-on-top/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/if-a-tree-falls/
http://renew2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/165/
http://myrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/501/
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/daily-post-break-the-silence/
http://thereyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/break-the-silence/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence/
http://61musings.com/2014/05/25/to-speak-or-to-suffer/
http://fatimanaeem12.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/breaking-the-silence-thoughts-of-a-not-so-fat-woman/
http://themisfitscloset.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence-dead-or-alive/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/this-is-for-all-the-ladies/
Silence Never Broken
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/keeping-the-peace/
http://10eveningflowers.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/sunday/
What are your superpowers?
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/13/stop-and-smell-the-hibiscus/
http://advocateofentropy.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/thats-not-counting-or-anything-at-all/
http://blueloft.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/speak-for-me/
http://jdhager.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/felonies/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/daily-prompt-break-the-silence/
http://myatheistblog.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence-there-is-an-elephant-in-the-room-seriously/
http://bohemianstargypsy.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/muted-daily-prompt/
http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/break-the-silence-wait-what/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/elvinko-and-katie-pie/
http://dawnmelissavlogs.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/crazy-commuters/
Can we be kind all the time? Really?
http://sweetlittlesomethingsnet.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/truth-be-told/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

I Have Got It!


Daily Prompt:

(Pick Your Gadget

Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?

(Thanks, atana’s world!, for inspiring this prompt!))

Fiction

The mad scientist stumbled around the shop in haste, screaming at the top of his lungs “I have got it! I have got it!”

Clarice sighed. It has been this way for days. He running around and exclaiming his joy.

The stores sale had dropped drastically. Nobody buys from a store anymore. Online shopping sucks.

They have to come up with something that no website sells. Or at rates nobody offers. Both unfeasible options. Or shut down Original Electronics like every other shop on the street.

She wouldn’t be surprised if one day people sold babies and pets online too.

Something everybody wants, she thought again. Maybe its time to check what that scientist has made.

As she entered scientist’s workplace she was amazed. Everything was so organized. Nobody expected him to be organized, seeing how he hardly shaved or combed his hair. Thank god he baths, was what her boyfriend had said about him.

But as she saw now, she could see loads of stuff. And there was a robot coming towards her.

“Shit!” She exclaimed. From where did he get the money to make robots. And that robot looks like…. She couldn’t place it, but familiar it looked.

And then there was a gush of wind which blew her hair astray. She looked back and saw the scientist closing a door. A door which was never there initially, or even a month ago when she rented the place to him.

“You made another door?!” She shouted at him.

“Door? Of course I made it. What do you think I was so happily about? Yes yes I am so happy. What is that you ask?”

She didn’t ask. But conversation with him always were like this.

“Oh it is the best thing I have made this week. This week yes yes. Brand new! It was such a headache to make this one. I didn’t sleep or take a bath in last three days. No no I didn’t.”

There you go boyfriend, she thought.

“And you will be surprised. Where do you want to go?”

“What kind of question is that? And how is it even related?”

“Bear with me. Bear. Tell me where do you want to go? Tell me, tell me tell me…”

“Okay okay. Say I want to go to the…my home. My home.”

Scientist looked disappointed with her answer. But in a moment he was again superfluous with his, um, invention.

“Okay okay. You think of your house and walk through that door.”

She hesitated but then figured might as well she what happens. And with him on her heels, she walked in through the door.

And into her house.

She stopped dead in her tracks and he hit her from behind. How is this possible?! Her house is half way across town.

He became his own self again. He started screaming again “I did it! I did it!” And ran through the house. Meanwhile she stood there trying to process of what just happened.

She couldn’t understand. How! How! HOW!

He came around running to her and she caught him, stopping him in his path.

“WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”

He chuckled but sobered when he saw her expression. He cleared his throat, tried to sort out his hair.

“I made it. I call it a Door to Anywhere!” He looked at her expectedly but she didn’t reply. He continued “It is so simple. Simple. You think of where you want to go, walk through the door and you reach there on the same day within moments. Isn’t it amazing?”

Clarice stood dumbfounded. It can’t be possible, it must be a dream. She thought. She slapped herself just to be sure. The Slap hurt but she realized that this is her reality.

He didn’t stop talking. “… and I have made so many things. I made a inexhaustible battery. I made a sticky gloves. I made a helmet that will make you invisible! And wait this is the best…..I made a TIME MACHINE!”

THIS CANNOT BE POSSIBLE.

A month ago this crazy looking scientists begged her for a place for his workshop. And now he could make things like these. She no longer was dubious of his claims, she had a proof of that herself.

“There is just one problem. Once you leave through this door and close it, there is no going back” He looked ashamed of this. Clarice couldn’t help it, she burst out laughing. She kissed him there, and the look on his face made it even more funnier for her.

She now had an idea. And she was sure this will work.

Who wouldn’t want a cellphone which never has to be charged?

Who doesn’t have regrets? Who doesn’t want to change their past?

Who doesn’t want to disappear? Leave their life back and start again?

And now she had what she wanted.

Let’s see what others have written:
Split Personality
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://itsmatthewburgos.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/rush-of-excitement-daily-prompt/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/11630/
Pick Your Gadget
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/its-an-investment-i-think/
http://randommstuffblah.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/my-anywhere-door/
http://thediaryofaquirkyteenager.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptpick-your-gadget/
http://jeffctrnews.com/2014/05/21/testing/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/05/21/you-are-now-here/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/4258/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://rjjainrahul97.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/why-pick-one-when-you-can-get-all-three/
http://advocateofentropy.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/so-there-is-this-new-store-in-the-neighbourhood/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-future-is-now/
http://haiverer.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://aportiaadamsadventure.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/open/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget-travel-back-to-the-past-gadget-we-have-now/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/05/21/dokodemo-door/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/driven/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/subliminal/
http://trekkismoen.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-invisibility-helmet-nature-vs-street-photography/
http://trekkismoen.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-invisibility-helmet-nature-vs-street-photography/
http://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/traveling-through-time-at-88-mph/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget-daily-prompt/
http://trekkismoen.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-invisibility-helmet/
http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptpick-your-gadget/
http://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/my-blogging-goals-revisited/
http://escaparse.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/bye-bye-traffic-heelllllo-world/
http://renew2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://annelfwind.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-doors/
http://themisfitscloset.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-anywhere-door-2-0/
http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/my-new-gadget/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/magic-madness-and-good-times/
http://starrytraveler.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/how-to-pick-my-gadget/
http://www.maggiemayq.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://thelandslidephotography.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/could-i-place-an-order/
http://thatssophie.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-post-pick-your-gadget/
http://peeksi.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/loves-time-machine-would-you-want-to-see-if-it-ends/
TIMING OUT TO ELSEWHEN
http://remindyourmind.org/2014/05/21/a-dream-machine/
Daily Prompt: Pick Your Gadget but make your own decision.
The Anywhere Door
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-door-to-anywhere/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://thereyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/pick-your-gadget/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/see-you/
http://masalaandblarney.com/2014/05/21/daily-post-pick-your-gadget/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/restless-explorers/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-door/
http://mitraarchita1995.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/lets-teleport/
http://chronicalsman.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/clash-of-the-gadgets/
Time Flies
http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-door-to-anywhere/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/second-door-to-the-left-and-straight-on-till-morning/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-a-door-to-anywhere/
http://randomlyrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget-a-tough-decision/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-being-futuristic-2/
http://cateritforward.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/tomorrow-is-a-new-day-2/
http://tornin2.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/its-not-just-any-door/
http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/05/21/bunratty-castle/
Where To, Miss?
http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/4628/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://halfwayamazing.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-doors/
http://srollinson7.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/were-not-in-kansas-anymore/
http://bmauritz.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/dr-who-sales-me-the-latest-greatest/
http://teezywrites.com/2014/05/21/i-can-only-pick-one/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://singingaboutsinatra.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/as-time-goes-by/
http://chancefroese.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/time-machines/
http://lazymoan.com/2014/05/21/319/
http://thelocallens.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/4572/
http://abrbook.com/2014/05/22/the-mind-is-the-thing/
http://jedsplayhouse.com/2014/05/21/the-fun-is-inevitable/
http://goinroguedotnet.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
Anywhere Door, I’ll Take That, Please
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/i-choose-all-three/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anyway-anyhow-anywhere-i-choose/
http://pathdiscoveries.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-doors-wait-they-make-those/
http://timbaldwin313.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://jessemholmes.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://blog.ryding2health.com/2014/05/22/harry-potter-style-fantasy-gadgets-which-would-you-buy/
https://itsmayurremember.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/that-night/
http://noririn148.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://loindezanzibar.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/un-petit-voyage-dans-le-temps/
http://noririn148.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://littlellost.com/2014/05/22/breakfast-at-tiffanys/
http://jcm3blog.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/choices-choices-2/
http://ghwordforge.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/teleport-vs-time-travel-vs-invisibility-implications/
http://asqueezeofbliss.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/gateway-to-happiness/
http://tiffanymetzger.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/pick-your-gadget-daily-prompt/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/dofp-review/
http://ollienumberseven.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/237/
http://rheyofsunshine.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/pick-your-gadget-anywhere-door-a-la-doraemons/
http://fabulouswitfeyz.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

That Night….


Daily Prompt

(Pick Your Gadget

Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?

(Thanks, atana’s world!, for inspiring this prompt!))

Time Machine.

Like three and half or more years ago I was walking my dog. My dog was still a pup then and he used to play a lot, running around the house like a lunatic, biting and chewing down every thing he could grab on with his mouth. He was full of energy and at that time(and till today and maybe forever) I called him my most prized possession.

But this isn’t about my dog. That day I saw something that is seared into my memory, still today burning hot.

I saw a swaying, speeding car coming down the road. I couldn’t see who was behind the wheel but my brain always fit there a youngster. Always.

I saw that car speeding and then running over a pup. A small pup that you could hold in your palm. Who looked like my dog. I still remember the whimper that escaped my throat when I saw that. I don’t know whether the pup had time to make a grasp or sound of pain.

All I saw was the pup, a second ago like any other stray pup, now no more then a inanimate body.

It took a second for me to turn and shout that bastard driver to stop. I would have hit him, fought with him if he would have stopped the car. He didn’t stop.

But in that one second I saw the scene repeat in my memory a thousand times. I imagined the look of pain in that pups face. I know that isn’t possible but I saw it. And every replay of gruesome scene made it more filled with anguish.

But nothing could have prepared me for what came next.

I saw the pups mother(I think so) come running. And the mere sight broke me. And then she howled. She barked. She nudged the body with her nose, trying to wake him up.

She seemed like crying. It was like a scene of a funeral. I may be imagining this but I could understand the raw cries of mourning there.

The mother turned in circles, barked at every moving human as if demanding answers, demanding explanation for what had happened to her pup.

I moved the dead and brought it to the side of the road. My dog was also curious to what happened.

I want a time machine. I want to go back to that night. I want to pick that pup before he is run over. I want to hit that guy senseless before he gets into his car.

I don’t care how it changes things. I don’t care about anything else, I just want to go back to that day and change it.

IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT WAS A DOG. SOME ONE SO YOUNG DOESN’T DESERVE TO DIE LIKE THAT. LET IT BE A HUMAN, DOG, OR CAT. ANY LIVING BEING.

Life is life. No matter in any form.
Continue reading “That Night….”

I got better than Expected!


Daily prompt

A year ago. Things were different.

I liked writing, but I hardly showed anyone. I wrote fictions and I kept it in my cupboard. And then I lost the books in which I wrote.

I had so many ideas, penned down so many of them. I even had many ideas for writing a novels. Many ideas for novels. Never did I complete one, though I did try to write something.

I decided to complete one novel by February this year. That was my new years resolution.

I couldn’t. I couldn’t even finish four chapters.

But I don’t regret it. Because now I blog!

Many people told me to blog. I have read about it, and as I was always interested in writing I always considered it an alternative. But I never tried it. Guess I always thought of writing novels better.

I couldn’t be more wrong. Blogging is fun! Its easy, I could write about my day, I could read about other people’s day. I could write fictions, read other people’s fiction.

When stuck on what to write I could get inspired by other people’s blog. Or get inspired by a song, or by any thing and just write.

And what’s better, I am learning to write. Writing isn’t something that requires some time to think and strategize. It comes easily, that I complete a post while travelling.

I am no longer worried about expressing my thoughts. I know and I have read about other people expressing ideas that are analogous. You would be surprised the similarity between their posts and mine.

I no longer have to be choosy about my words, even the usual problem of being misunderstood seems to be degenerating and maybe I am becoming a better communicator. I hope.

This is not a post if regret, but rather a post of joy of finding something better.

Let’s see what others have written:

http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/of-mountains-and-goals/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/pizza-my-heart/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/pizza-my-heart/
http://fabulouswitfeyz.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-post-great-expectations/
http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
VITAL ORGANS WILL PLEASE REMAIN VITAL
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/just-keep-swimming/
http://atrulymovingstory.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/a-germ-of-an-idea/
http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-daily-post-great-expectations/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations/
http://rheyofsunshine.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectation-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/
http://notapunkrocker.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/five-months-into-the-year/
http://angryfishrants.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/dailypost-great-expectations/
http://renew2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/failed-resolutions/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/to-a-mouse/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-line-tight-or-slack/
http://lifeofloww.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-prioritize-love/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/champagne-wishes-caviar-dreams/
http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/05/20/czech-republic-affordable-and-worth-it/
http://ennismismith.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/following-through-on-the-promises/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/bachelors-or-bust/
http://divyaprakashsrivastava98.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/181/
http://jessemholmes.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/41/
http://gerriblue.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/month-1-check/
http://anauthorandwriterinprogress.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/holy-great-expectations-a-daily-prompt-post/
http://schattenengel.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/a-levels-i-am-coming/
http://purvakalra5.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/new-year-resolutions/
http://myrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-2/
http://vivhtaylor.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/passion-into-profession/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expeectations

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

You’re Beautiful,….


Daily Prompt

(Great Expectations

Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?)

Writing Challenge

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The Setting’s the ThingToday, we challenge you to create a compelling setting for your story.)

Fiction

(Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me

It is 31st December 2011.

Harry sat and asked for another beer.

“That’s your fifth. What’s the occasion?” The bartender replied with a grin.

Someone said it right, a bartender is the best kind of priest for confession. But harry wasn’t here for confession. His obsession had brought him here.

A year ago he attended his office’s New Year’s Eve bash. He had fun. He drank, joked, laughed and occasionally flirted with every girl that could consciously move.

And then he saw her.

She was one of the best girls he saw. Brunette, hair tied behind her head in a bun, still dressed in her office clothes she walked in. Her round face and tiny eyes, which even from far he saw were blue. A smile slowly spread across her face as he interacted with others, and he saw that smiling came easy to her. Her smile had an exuberance he never saw before in anyone before.

And she had dimples in which he could dive and lay forever.

And she noticed him gawking at her.

As he came near, a whisper escaped his throat. Then words. Then he sang when she could hear him.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don’t know what to do,

She laughed again and it only made him groan.

She heard something and turned away, completely ignoring him. And then disappeared in another man’s embrace.
They kissed.

And a fire burned in Harry’s chest. Heat so intense that it brought tears to his eyes. He left before the new year countdown begin.

He tried to forget her. He honestly did.

At first he assumed that he will forget her with time; after all he didn’t even know her name. But he saw her everywhere. Every female colleague looked like her, every cute smile had dimples, every tied hair like her.

And yet none were hers.

He couldn’t get her out of his head. Her face was ingrained in his brain. He drank to forget her. He tried dating other girls but none were interesting any more.

He cursed himself for this stupid obsession. ‘What’s wrong with me?’ he asked repeatedly.

Every couple was a reminder of them. And he felt bitter and jealous towards everyone of them. He knew it was wrong but he couldn’t help himself. He didn’t know how.

And sometime in April he understood. He ran the party but he couldn’t leave. Somehow he had made a decision to talk to that girl. Somehow his new years resolution included that girl. His new years resolution was that girl.

And he didn’t even know her name.

May. He found out her name.

Janice. Janice Price soon to be Janice Price-Quentin.

She was engaged now. And he broke his phone when he got that news.

He tried again to move on. It took a bitter turn now, self destructive now. Drugs and alcohol. Nothing helped.

Months passed and he couldn’t help himself from finding more and more about her.

And now, a year later he sat in the bar, cursing himself. Tired of this jealously. Tired of his obsession. Even a psychiatrist couldn’t help him.

His resolution was never meant to be achieved, he understood now. Just a regret.

December 31,2011. Some one played the radio and the song turned to “You are beautiful”. He sighed. No use pretending now, and began to sing the song.

And his eyes fell on the mirror behind the bartender. And there he saw Janice.

First he assumed that it is just his hallucination. But then he became sure it was her. Sitting alone. Checking her phone.

He didn’t move. He saw her, observed her. He doesn’t know or understand why but now he did not want to go and talk with her. He just wanted to see.

And James Blunt sang “You are beautiful.”

Harry said “It’s true.”

Let’s see what other have written in daily prompt:
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/writing-a-short-story-everyday/
http://dreamsofaphoenix.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/a-great-puzzling-expectation/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-daily-prompt/
http://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/mixed-progress-in-achieving-my-targets/
http://itsmatthewburgos.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/filled-with-stories-daily-prompt/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/05/20/get-me-out-of-here/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-reviewing-the-progress-of-years-end-target/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-being-accomplishing/
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/expectation-the-occasional-barrier/
http://www.maggiemayq.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://mumbaimornings.com/2013/05/09/aptly-named-alarm-clock/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/05/20/one-day-at-a-time-2/
http://themasculinepen.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-memo-to-self/
http://rjjainrahul97.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-post-great-expectations/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations-and-a-new-online-course-on-tolkien/
http://nopageleftblank.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://haiverer.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://chronicalsman.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/my-own-misfortunate-chain-of-expectations/
http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/future-expectations/
http://trifectaexecutivecoach.com/2014/05/20/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptgreat-expectations/
http://psychologistmimi.com/2014/05/20/bathe-in-truth-cream/
http://wannabepoet.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-a-huge-disappointment/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/at-the-end-of-day/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://planitjanet.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptgreat-expectations/
http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-the-great-expectations-of-a-golden-oldie/
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-for-2014/
http://chaitalibhattacharjee7.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://mesardonicmesarcastic.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/expectations-of-my-imaginations/
http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/05/take-part-in-the-lgbtqa-2014-pride-edition/
http://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/heading-in-the-right-direction-more-or-less/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/30-before-30/

 

http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/of-mountains-and-goals/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/pizza-my-heart/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/pizza-my-heart/
http://fabulouswitfeyz.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-post-great-expectations/
http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
VITAL ORGANS WILL PLEASE REMAIN VITAL
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/just-keep-swimming/
http://atrulymovingstory.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/a-germ-of-an-idea/
http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-daily-post-great-expectations/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expectations/
http://rheyofsunshine.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectation-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/
http://notapunkrocker.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/five-months-into-the-year/
http://angryfishrants.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/dailypost-great-expectations/
http://renew2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/failed-resolutions/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/to-a-mouse/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/the-line-tight-or-slack/
http://lifeofloww.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-prioritize-love/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/champagne-wishes-caviar-dreams/
http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/05/20/czech-republic-affordable-and-worth-it/
http://ennismismith.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/following-through-on-the-promises/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/bachelors-or-bust/
http://divyaprakashsrivastava98.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/181/
http://jessemholmes.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/41/
http://gerriblue.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/month-1-check/
http://anauthorandwriterinprogress.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/holy-great-expectations-a-daily-prompt-post/
http://schattenengel.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/a-levels-i-am-coming/
http://purvakalra5.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/new-year-resolutions/
http://myrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/great-expectations-2/
http://vivhtaylor.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/passion-into-profession/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/daily-prompt-great-expeectations/