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 … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Smile

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.   I walked with 60 people who were behind me. This peninsula is one of the Pā (a fortified site) in the region. As we sat for lunch, most people sat … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Silence, Duder Regional Park

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 … Continue reading Daily Post: Hideout (Fantasy Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Post: Glittter (Fantasy Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Post: Tremble (Science Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Craftmanship (War Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Recognize (Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Scent (Poetry attempt)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Exquisite Art (Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Unseen Hero (Fiction)

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. … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Cling (Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Infinite (Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Fiction: Burying my companions secrets

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 … Continue reading Your Eyes

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 … Continue reading Inadequate

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 … Continue reading To The People I Met in College

#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 … Continue reading #18 Murder

#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. … Continue reading #15 Secret Santa

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 … Continue reading Words….

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 … Continue reading Loss

(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.)) … Continue reading (Lack of) Equality

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 … Continue reading Transiting

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 … Continue reading I’m proud

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 … Continue reading Numbness

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, … Continue reading Wrinkles

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 … Continue reading The Other Species

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 … Continue reading Who Made You?

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 … Continue reading Resuscitation

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 … Continue reading Age is

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, … Continue reading Cord Struck : Are We Listening?

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 … Continue reading Back in the queue

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 … Continue reading Punctuation And Misfits

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 … Continue reading My Day’s Musings(Attempt at poetry)

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, … Continue reading Life And Art

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. … Continue reading I stood… Now I move (An autobiography)

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 … Continue reading Unexpected Burdens

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 … Continue reading Open Letter To That Friend

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 … Continue reading I Have Got It!

That Night….


Daily Prompt(Pick Your GadgetYour 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 … 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 … Continue reading I got better than Expected!

You’re Beautiful,….


Daily Prompt(Great ExpectationsTell 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(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 … Continue reading You’re Beautiful,….

To the Men I Never Met


Daily Prompt (Modern Families If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?) This is the kind of thing I hardly talk about, so this is difficult. My Grandfathers. From both my parent's side. I never met … Continue reading To the Men I Never Met

To my fellow Commuters


Daily Prompt (The Kindness of Strangers When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!) He climbed on to the bus and scanned around for a seat. There was none. He was an old fellow, with stooped posture, few grey hair on his balding … Continue reading To my fellow Commuters

Obsolete/Saying Goodbye


Daily prompt: Going Obsolete Writing challenge: Flash Fiction Joan's father came in her room. He saw her playing with her iPad two. He shook his head. That thing was way too ancient to be considered a plaything. But ever since she got a hold of that iPad from the attic she never let it go. … Continue reading Obsolete/Saying Goodbye

Possesion


Pride and Joy Yesterday night while coming home I saw a couple carrying a big plastic bag. I would have ignored them if not for the line of stray dogs following them. And as I watched I saw them take some food(leftovers or freshly made I don't know) and give it to the dogs. The … Continue reading Possesion

High Expectations


Great Expectations He had to. Everyone is looking at him to give a great oral exam. He is expecting himself to give a great exam. He is a great speaker. And more so than anything else, he knows that all he needs is portray confidence. He may only know the half answer but he could … Continue reading High Expectations

Saturday Birthdays


Daily Prompt Saturday Night Saturday. This is on most weekends the best time. Holiday the next day. I become automatically relaxed. Before even the clock shows 11pm I feel sleepy and go to sleep. And Saturdays is the time when I can sleep for hours because I don't have to get up early the next … Continue reading Saturday Birthdays

Junk of life


Daily prompt Junk food junkie. Fictional Lisa made coffee. It was the fifth coffee in the last three hours. But she had to stay awake as she had her presentation in an hour in the office. She quickly freshened up, changed and headed for office. With no time for making breakfast, she headed out buying … Continue reading Junk of life

I’ll stand


Daily prompt (5 days late): George sat on the toilet seat. He was trying to swallow the gulp which was growing bigger in his throat. Shoulders slumped in defeat, sore eyed he tried. Tried to not let his vision get too blurred. Willed himself to swallow the gulp, willed his eyes to take back the … Continue reading I’ll stand

Breaking Romantics


Daily prompt Fictional post. "Will I see you again?" He asked at the last moment. She turned from the doorway and looked at him. The ambient light was not enough for him to see her face. But he could hear the shy smile in her reply. "We'll see." She replied. With that she quickly unlocked … Continue reading Breaking Romantics

Friends with me?


Why can't we be friends? The boy entered the house. He was immediately overwhelmed by seeing so many people at one place. People who were twice as tall as he was, easily his father's age. People who he had never met before. People who's names he will likely forget in two days. But that didn't … Continue reading Friends with me?

My Threshold


In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Initially I was going to write a fictitious story personifying a house threshold as a human. But then this morning I experienced something that changed my mind. Today morning after almost a week my entire family was together. My parents, my brother and my dog, who was listening … Continue reading My Threshold

Back in Time


Daily prompt Weekly challenge An attempt in creative writing. -------------------------------------- Time Travel: Johnathan woke up. It was 11pm in the morning. He was tired. But lots of work to be done. He took a shower, dressed back into his work cloths. Tie lose, the top button of his shirt undone. With his suit in his … Continue reading Back in Time

Daily prompt: Where is The Line?


Daily prompt I walk the line. Which line? Which code? I am no Dexter to have a code to live by. I make things up as I go. More of an impulsive code to live by. Mainly my thinking in influenced by what I think is right or wrong. And I strongly intend to do … Continue reading Daily prompt: Where is The Line?

Daily prompt response: Tired of this Shit


I read a post Blaming and Punishing The Victim recently. And I got really angry. My day wasn't all that great. And on top of it, to read something like this. We are very sure, very confident. In fact over confident. Confident in news like this is only part of others lives. We understand what … Continue reading Daily prompt response: Tired of this Shit

Daily prompt: Remember those moments


In response to What are the three most memorable moments — good or bad, happy or sad I have written posts similar to the prompt before too. My post ephemeral feelings, make them linger are somewhat similar too. So this time I'm writing a fictional story on the mentioned prompt. He stepped on the gas, … Continue reading Daily prompt: Remember those moments

Make them Linger


(In response to Daily Prompt) Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? My usual response would be I want happiness to linger. After all, my first blog was on the same topic. But that … Continue reading Make them Linger