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: 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: 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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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: Slur (Fantasy Fiction)


(My plan was not to write stream of continued stories  but now with the help of daily prompt, I am going to try writing them. First story in the series: Glitter)

‘Firde!!!’ the Slurred Cat screamed.

‘Wait what did he scream? Did he say fire?’ Maddy asked.

Before One Eyed Solomon could reply, they heard the gush of fire. If you have never heard fire being sprayed like water from a water hose; it sounds exactly like water. No one can actually make a differentiation between the two unless they see the spray is either fire or water.

Maddy looked and found that from the base of the cave, a stream of fire was being poured out. Only…

‘Is it just me or that fire is too small?’

‘How can fire be small Maddy?’

Solomon looked as well. None of the two were in any immediate danger of being fired upon as they were on the opposite direction and quite far from the cave.

‘Yes you are write. It is almost like that fire is coming from a small mouth.’

‘Small jaw sir. It is a reptile.’

‘Shut up Maddy. Think about what we are going to do next?’

The spray of fire stopped abruptly as it had appeared. Screams from the burned victims could be heard now. The two men had their eyes glued to the entrance of the cave and they were waiting to see what would happen.

‘Is ith gone?’ Slurred Cat asked standing directly behind them.

‘I don’th know.’ Maddy said and immediately received a glower from Solomon.

They got their answer soon as the dragon came out of the cave. The dragon was green scaled and small almost the size of a human when crawling. It was definitely a infant still.

‘So the dragon inside gave birth to a small dragon. Are you sure you want the gold inside which is slick with dragon fluids?’ Maddy asked.

‘Shut up. You have not heard the story have you? Three dragons together captured the cave. They killed almost every man and woman inside.No dragon was birthed inside.’

The dragon was still outside the cave when an arrow was fired on it. The arrow hit the skull of dragon and bounced off as if it was a pebble. The dragon was looking towards the direction where the arrow was fired from.

Another arrow. The result was the same, it bounced off the scales as if a pebble. It did irritate the dragon though.

‘What are they doing?’

‘A mistake.’

Everyone who had bow and arrow was firing arrows now and little good it did to the dragon until one unfortunate shot hit the dragon on the eye. The dragon howled in agony and …. it’s scream was not terrifying.

The scream was a child’s inarticulate scream: full of agony. It breathed fire in all directions burning arrows and heating stones before bolting back in. There was a silence in the night as if time was scared to move. It had to broken by Maddy

‘Now what sir?’

‘These guys run. We wait for the dragon’s revenge. Maddy they are coming out soon.’

 


 

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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: 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: Replacement (Science Fiction)


‘You are pregnant!’ the monitor displayed with tiny GIFs of babies crawling sprawled across the screen like confetti. The screen thought it was a celebration.

Tessa did not want to celebrate though. A baby meant work, lots of hard work and who does that these days. Amongst her sisters, only one had a baby and till this day she says that it were one of the most excruciating experiences of her life. The same sister also says that it was a memorable moment for her.

Why would anyone want to remember pain?! Everyone else, like normal people would rather skip the pain and enjoy the perks.

Tessa asked the screen ‘What do I do now?’

Moni, the AI which controlled her house responded gave her a few options. She decided that she would have to meet with a doctor once to discuss some options. She doesn’t want to be burdened by the pain.


 

‘I am pregnant’ she told her friends, Ali and Javier. They both looked at each other, trying to guess who the father is. It was common these days to have children with your friends as who would like to go outside and try to find a mate. It is a long and painful process.

Alcohol helps with the pain but it gives immense hangover. Technology has advanced and there are some great hangover remedies, but the stronger the remedies became people drank even more.

After about 30 seconds of staring at one another in silence, both of them raised their glasses and clicked them. They were not toasting to their ‘success’ but they wanted to get rid of the elephant in the room without actually talking about the elephant in the room.

Tessa did not want any part of this discussion so she stared around at the bar. The bar tried to emulate the feel of 1960s and it looked remarkably similar. There was some kind of RF signal in the air which made all the guests sway to the Jazz music being played the bar AI.

‘What do we do now?’ Javier asked.

She almost choked on her drink. She had only told them about the baby but she did not tell them that neither of them was the father. She told them now.

They sat silently again for a couple of seconds and both of them ordered lots of Tequila shots. Biologically, she shouldn’t drink. But she drank anyway cause Moni had already copied her embryo’s genetic makeup.

Tomorrow, her doctor would already know what her baby would look like.


 

‘You want SurroMother?’ the doctor asked again for confirmation.

Tessa looked at the artificially generated face of her yet-to-be born son. He would look good when he grows up.

He just won’t grow up in her womb. No pain.

‘Yes’ she confirmed.


 

The night after her appointment with her doctor Tessa did not feel like staying at home. She went out again, this time not calling her friends and drank the bar dry. She met another guy and went with him. She just hoped there would not be another baby this time.

No pain.


I couldn’t place replacement anywhere in the post.

Daily Prompt: Oversight (Fiction)


Nothing bad can ever come here. Last night’s events were not oversight, but they were a result of complacency. How else can three vampires just waltz into Wolf town?

Wolf town is the holy land for all kinds of wolfs all over the world. Werewolves, direwolves, siberian wolves and so on. Sometimes even Huskies are welcome here because predators have hearts too. Huskies are nothing but little lost children of wolves were they not?

It was considered common knowledge that no wolf will ever have to fight for his or her life here in Wolf Town. They can yap and howl all night long with their mates and bros but not get killed. Vampires and ghouls respected this knowledge and wolves territories. They emulated Wolf town a couple of centuries ago and created their own towns.

The names of their towns were alluding as compared to the simple Wolf town. Vampires called their home Bloodhaven and ghouls just called it Brains. Zombies tried to sue ghouls over the town name but no court wanted to have a huge racial dispute on its hand.

Zombies could not settle this the old fashion way, after all attack on one town will lead to an overall attack on all homes. Eventually Zombies called their home “Grrr!” as it was easy for them to say it.

“Where will you go now mate?”

“Grrrr!”


 

The vampires were left on poles exposed to sunlight. They withered and squealed against the sunlight but eventually all of them died. Sunlight gave vampires the most excruciating deaths and after last night’s atrocity they deserved it. But the old wolves of the pack were wary of such a public execution.

“Let’s kill them quietly and then feast on them!”

“They have no blood inside them! Feast on old festered organs?!”

“Well we can always bury them and wait for them to turn to bones!”

“Bones?!” the Husky exclaimed.

Others saw their child and were ashamed. One by one they howled and the Husky joined their howls. The elders were proud of the Husky’s howl though.


The vampired walked towards Wolf town’s square and faced the decayed bodies of the three dead. Wolves all over the town had heard of the new fang in town but he kept waving a white flag as a sign of surrender.

He also had a couple of balls which distracted everyone: elder and young pups.

“You should stop throwing those balls.”

“Your kind is so easy to distract”

“But we don’t attack unless offended”

“True. I would like offer my kinds’ sincerest apologies.”

“The vampires almost killed three wolves and ate one pup”

“And you killed them. Vengeance is dish best served cold”

“Your kind is cold already, they need to lighten up”

The vampire looked down at the old wolf standing next to his hip for a few seconds before laughing aloud. He kept laughing as more wolf heads tilted seeing his strange reaction. He stopped eventually.

“I offer truce. These deaths were apt, and my kind could not have given them a better punishment. As for compensation, we are ready to offer heaps of tennis balls, bones and half of our prey for a month. Let your mouths feast on succulent human flesh so that you will not have to hunt.”

The elder wolf waited and thought about the offer hoping there was no oversight. But wolf are after all parents of Huskies, they trusted very easily.


 

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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: Shine


The light that shines brightest burns fastest

Chanakya kept thinking of the line in his mind since morning. He was scared. He had played his hand and now his gamble might backfire on him.

Definitely result in some firing.

He had no choice but to put one foot after another. He had to pretend that everything’s normal, that his organization was not about to fall flat on its face.

So he made his breakfast, played his favorite Beethoven and sat in silence. Before he started eating, he picked a pinch of salt with his fingers and sprinkled it on his omelette. He looked up at the wall opposite his seat, at the clock.

9:55 am.

Only half an hour more. He sighed and started eating, the knife sliding smoothly cutting the omelet into pieces. He had about 35 minutes of freedom today before the police barges in, according to his estimation.

He was counting on it, the evidence he had dropped in the police station would be opened soon. Police will take 10-15 minutes to reach his evidence and a few more minutes for Judge’s arrest warrant to process.

10:30 am he would be walking out of his own home in cuffs.

He had no other choice. The only consolation for him was he won’t be the only one walking out of his home in cuffs. Chanakya had made sure that when he falls his competitors would also be falling down. The evidence would implicate Swami as well. This will make sure after the arrests, there would no rival families lunging for one another’s throats.

No turf wars. No war on the streets. Not until their sons grow up, which was still 10 years away.

10 years of peace.

Chanakya tried to squash the tiny shimmer of hope burning in his home. The Police had enough evidence to arrest him, he had given them evidence to arrest Swami. Why would his heart still think that the police spare him?

Because of the 10 million I dropped off at the inspector’s house.

It was hopeless though, the inspector’s reputation preceded him. Truthful and idealistic. He would use the money to implicate Chanakya even further.

He stopped eating, the last two pieces of the omelet looked unappetizing now. They looked dry. He was no longer hungry.

His breathing rate was rising, heart was beating faster.

Everything has ended.

He put his head down on the table and started crying.


 

An hour later he watched Police arrest Swami on the news. Not so ideal now inspector.

He is shining bright, but he won’t be burning out today.

 


 

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Poem: Trying too Hard (NZ National Poetry Day 2016)


Inspired by a recent Meetup I just went to & today’s Daily Prompt challenge: Obvious. I decided to try poetry for the day.


 

Trying too hard you say,
Mockery spurns away.
Why is this such a bad thing?
Everyone wants to fit in.

It is easy for many to find their places,
others struggle to find spaces.
Trying too hard you say,
with disgust and others hearsay.

Stop with your pretentiousness,
Embrace the awkwardness.
Be kind in with your words,
they are sharper than swords.

Many grew in times,
when one had to earn their wines.
Nothing was a mouseclick distant,
Nothing was a publicity stunt.

Trying too hard you say,
Mockery spurns away.
Fitting in is what makes us,
can’t you what’s Obvious?


 

Other entries in Daily Post Challenge:

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 ’

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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/
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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/
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https://quest4voice.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/the-best-friend-and-soul-mate-ever/
and the Kitchen Sync
LOVING SWEET HAZEL
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Born to Be With You


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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/
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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/
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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/

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https://unusualstrangeness.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/unseen/
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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/
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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
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#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
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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://kindlingword.com/2014/05/28/scar-gazing/
http://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/the-toughest-decision-of-a-lifetime/
http://509majesty.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/sword-of-damocles-borrowing-money/
Pushing It Hard, Why wait for Uncle Bob?
http://namelessspaces.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/band-aid/
http://parkinkspot.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/calling-dr-bombay-emergency-come-right-away/
http://pinoyteacherabroad.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/when-times-get-tough/
http://oh3za.com/2014/11/25/calling-uncle-bob/
http://quotidianrevisions.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/forget-uncle-bob-call-momma-2/
http://ungiornonellavita.com/2014/11/25/daily-prompt-calling-uncle-bob/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/vito-i-tole-you/
http://livingonchi.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/daily-prompt-uncle-bob-is-a-sweetheart/
http://www.kansamuse.com/2014/11/when-life-gives-you-too-many-choices/

Ask and you shall receive


http://lifeisgreat0.com/2014/11/25/the-note/
UNCLE WHO?
Daily Prompt: Calling Uncle Bob – and Uncle Jim, Uncle Harry and Uncle Arthur
http://jfirefox10031974.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/hindsight/
Uncle Bob by Default, It’s Me
http://ripplesnreflectiontimes.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/achievement-weekly-photo-challenge/
http://shazzameena.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/in-need-of-soup-and-diplomacy-with-marcella-79-80-of-466/
http://tokillamimingbird.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/freshie-memories/

Be a role model like


http://lordofsick.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/called-god-in-difficult-situation-and-he-helped/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/bibleman/
http://tokillamimingbird.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/proverbial/
http://traversinglines.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/id-gladly-let-you-know/
http://ripplesnreflectiontimes.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/1005/
Calling Uncle Bob: Unfix easy
Duck, Duck, Use
http://nelkumi.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/who-do-i-call/
http://mjamesjackson.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/my-uncle-bob-is-too-far-away/
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/

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/

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

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

Lessons Given & Received


Writing challenge

( Student versus Teacher

Throughout our lives, we play the role of both student and teacher many times, and in many forms. As a child, you watch your parents, siblings, and friends for cues on how to interact, speak, and communicate. Later, you may attend school, vocational courses, or university.

As we grow older, we also find that we’ve transitioned into the role of a teacher, as well. As a parent, you teach your children about the world around them, and why things happen the way they do. As a colleague, you teach your coworkers how to become a better version of their professional selves.

Despite this, we are never no longer a student, since there’s always more to learn.)

The challengers are giving this challenge this time. I have my exams coming up in the week and here goes the schedule of learning, revising and teaching(helping) friends.

I have friend who teach better than I do. I have friend who is so tensed before the exam he can’t teach. And then there are some who look so relaxed at the times of exams that makes me want to shout “Aren’t you supposed to be tensed?”

First, teaching is wonderful profession. How do I know? Because my mom is a teacher for the past ten years now. And no matter the stress, or the encumber she has, she insists on continuing her job. And before I hardly understood why she is insisting on continuing her job, I understand now.

Along the way I started teaching too. But that doesn’t mean I want to pick this up as a profession. In India it is hardly respected, hardly rewarding and (being one) I know students don’t want any teachers in college.

These are the things about teaching as I understand:

1) Teaching comes easy to me. I like teaching (or helping out you may say). And it is also a great revision of what all I have studied.

2) There is nothing like it. When you do spend time teaching(helping) people you do get involved. So the first question that comes out of your mouth after the exam is “How was your exam?” You want them to get great marks. It is not just their hard work in it, also some of yours.

3) Once you make a group of people you study with, people who you help and receive help from it is a little hard to adjust to other groups. And honestly it is not nice finding them studying with others.

4) You want to get good grades, not just for yourself but for your entire group.

5) Teaching may backfire. Something you say wrong or something is partially understood may cause them to answer wrong. And then blame is on you. Nothing worse than spending time teaching and then being blamed for the mistake.

6) If you are anything like me then most of the time after you are done helping out, sometimes your eagerness to help is perceived as arrogance.  I have had people say that I am arrogant and know it all. Though it may be because I brag (bragging is fun when you are not taking me seriously). But if you are reading this, undermining others is not my intent.

Now studies is the only thing I can teach, I should teach. I am good in studying. But that is not the only there is, is there? There my role changes. I am a student here.

I have a lot to learn. I read a post that made me realize that maybe my behavior is not appropriate. I learnt how to act(not that good) this year and honestly there is hardly anytime when I don’t like acting now.

I still have to learn how to clear my head from distractions. I am learning how to let the past go. And maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to help others along the way.

How do I learn?
I read novels. I watch movies. Mind you none of these are superficial type. I watch around, I observe people, animals, trees and skies. I learn from any source, all I could learn. I learned from family, I learned from my dog.
But I could say that me teaching studies is nothing compared to life giving lessons. Lessons can’t be more permanent.  Nothing gives a more harder lesson.

I don’t know when I’ll write after this because my exams start this week on 13th and end next month after so.

Let’s see what others wrote about this:
http://dcmontreal.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/consider-teacher-turnover-rate-when-choosing-a-school/
http://aimanpeer.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/this-is-called-a-beautiful-relationship/
http://jdhager.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/one-step-at-a-time/
http://hbobis.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/student-teacher/
http://bumblepuppies.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/talking-about-communism-insults-my-intelligence/
http://impartialme.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/student-teacher-the-most-influential-person-in-my-life/
http://neverstationary.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/the-english-teacher/
http://louisebleger.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/teaching-students/
The Assault: Part 4: Mulisch’s Five Times
http://dljordanwriting.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/to-teach-a-teacher-a-tale-of-a-student-and-a-teacher/
http://artfullyaspiring.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/how-to-be-happy/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/gabriel-garcia-marquez/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/srsly/
http://joearlam.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/weighty-matters/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/teacher/
Lessons from my foster children
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/607/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/imagination-exercise-student-teacher/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/ludic-memories-a-path-almost-taken/
http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/things-movies-have-taught-me/
Food Taught Me Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Life
http://abrbook.com/2014/05/05/life-is-my-teacher/
http://earnestlyextraneous.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/how-to-cut-your-hair/
http://speculativeparadigmshifts.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/the-monty-hall-game-show-paradox/
http://haiverer.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/student-teacher/
Student versus Teacher – Memories of the Classroom
http://thisisthelogblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/physics-of-a-good-poop/
http://advocacyautismspecialneeds.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/vision-for-the-future/
http://plaridel.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/teacher-extraordinaire/
http://www.rejoicebeloved.com/dear-student-i-was-wrong/
I Could Teach Someone A Thing Or Two
http://balidaily.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/learning-my-culture/
http://attrelat.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/ido/
http://asnappshot.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/weekly-writing-challenge-student-teacher/
http://thinkinglanguages.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/teachers-cannot-teach/
http://shakespearesgal.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/a-horse-is-never-just-a-horse/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/student-teacher/
http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/05/06/lessons-from-my-foster-children/
The Perils of Giving Advice
http://makingadancer.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/teachers/
http://maryjmelange.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/learn-24/
http://insearchoflostmuchness.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/lesson-learnt/
http://innatejames.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/the-trouble-with-women/
Tech Tip: Part 2
http://advocacyautismspecialneeds.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/learning-how-we-learn/
A Letter In Trees
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/how-to-get-another-chance/
http://roseseilerscott.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/weekly-writing-challenge-student-teacher-keeping-the-88-straight/
http://mrthomas16.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/student-teacher/
http://bellemorgen.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/parent-reconstructed/
http://cindyshea.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/writing-challenge-lessons/
http://mahitravel.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/writing-challenge-student-teacher/
http://spiritgrind.com/2014/05/07/i-am-not-broken-teacher/
http://blackstargalaxy.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/the-value-of-money-is-a-bar-of-gold/

Guest Lecturer – Dosen Tamu


http://jdhager.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/hope-springs-eternal/
http://parchmentcadenza.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/sleep-better/
http://apathoflivingstones.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/on-coke-and-mentos/
http://rebeccabarray.com/2014/05/07/photography-craft-exposure-triangle-overview/
http://tomboyforlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/weekly-writing-challenge-student-teacher/
http://sonotsimple.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/life-echoes-on-your-face/
http://justbeverity.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/daily-post-weekly-writing-challenge-student-teacher-jo-and-verity/
http://cornedbeefhashtag.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/how-to-be-homeless/
http://mallorykessen.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/student-teacher-response-to-daily-post/
http://noleksiak089.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/weekly-writing-challenge-student-teacher/
http://theempathyqueen.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/if-life-werent-so-crazy-we-would-all-go-insane/
My Child, My Teacher
http://thatfinancechic.com/2014/05/07/what-i-learned-from-the-kentucky-derby/
http://justmomentarily.com/2014/05/08/a-whisper-of-a-thing/
http://mermaidtresses.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/its-just-scrambled-egg/
Student, Teacher. And me in Between
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/08/its-a-beautiful-world-come-out-to-play/
http://rockandrollsupermom.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/you-learn-something-new-every-day/
The Oblivion of Amphibians
Is that Good Science? A Guide to Cutting through BS
http://jdhager.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/smart-phones-make-us-dumber/
http://icelandica.net/2014/05/08/horse-lessons/
http://melanielynngriffin.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/native-american-wisdom/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/09/baggage-check/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/03/a-better-life/
http://www.gaiagazette.com/native-american-wisdom/
http://normashilpi.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/sometimes-student-sometimes-teacher/
http://eclecticali.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-challenge-and-blogging-101-unite/
Bachelor’s Degree Bargain
http://chemistrychristianityandme.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/life-skills-learnt-in-my-chemistry-ph-d/
http://lifesunfilteredramblings.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/learning-to-ask-for-help/
Lessons Without Walls
There has to be an app for that… Teens, Communication and Modern Vampire Parenting
http://rabiscosdaju.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/aprendendo-e-ensinando-para-a-eternidade/
http://burbujachica.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/weekly-writing-challenge-student-teacher/
http://thafreebird.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/teacher-more-than-an-educationist/
http://maria9saif.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/introverts-here-we-are-this-is-us/

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. She kept playing Candy Crush, Temple Run and all those games that nobody played anymore.

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Her father didn’t know what to do now. But he had come to a decision. The iPad had to go. All those expensive gadgets down in her room weren’t for show keeping. 

“Joan?”

“Hm” she said without looking up.

“Remember what we talked about? The iPad is very old. I am going to have to take it away.”

Suddenly she looked up in alarm. She shook her head pleasingly. His father sighed. This isn’t going to be easy.

“Sorry girl, you have the newest iPad twelve. This thing has to go.” And with that he took the iPad two from her hands as she started crying and walked away.

He could hear her crying “No” from behind and he knew then that this gadget she’ll never forget.

He never did.

Check out my other fictions:

Breaking Romantics

Back in Time

Junk of Life

Let’s see what others have written in writing challenge:

Flash Fiction
http://gritandsatin.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/can-i-lay-by-your-side/
http://bumblepuppies.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/ingenuity-insults-my-intelligence/
http://pippakinsothernews.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction/
Karmic wine glass
http://findingourspirit.com/2014/04/28/six-word-story/
http://lauraemerges.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/2-six-word-stories/
Burying A Body In The Desert For Dummies
http://nirupamaprv.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction-six-words-2/
http://joearlam.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/reflected-light/
http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction/
http://challengingmyself2013.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction-six-words/
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/04/28/more-six-word-stories/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/interesting-kin/
http://garyholdaway.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-shaman/
“Last Shot” | Flash Fiction – Six Words
http://peacefulblessedstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/changing-cells-the-daily-post-flash-fiction/
http://characterkaleidoscope.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-swallow-sisters/
http://welcometomy20somethinglife.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/good-morning/
http://melissuhhsmiles.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/cabin-in-the-woods/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/rave/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction-6-and-300-weekly-writing-challenge/
http://fireflydance.net/2014/04/28/take-the-flash-fiction-challenge-with-me/
http://maryjmelange.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/round-and-around/
“Predator” | Flash Fiction – Six Words
http://justbeverity.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-daily-post-weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fiction/

“The Widow on the Hill” ( Flash Fiction Piece )


http://jessicagadziala.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/188/
http://penciljargons.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction-six-words/
http://bkaotic.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-storm/
http://jdhager.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/family-reunion/
http://jeanreinhardt.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/flash-fiction/
http://corinthialynne.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/death-is-not-death-for-those-who-die-by-their-own-hand/
http://corinthialynne.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/six-word-stories/
http://mainelybutch.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/momma-cried/
http://kashmirgirl1976.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/lost-potential/
http://laevers.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/six-word-story/
http://daisiesfromdust.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/while-she-sleeps/
http://cateritforward.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-electric-gulag/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/100-word-romance/
http://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/running-the-great-race/
http://chey4412.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/a-key-a-whistle-and-a-post-it/
A LIFE LIVED IN A FLASH
http://bellemorgen.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/dp-flash-fiction-the-biggest-loser/
http://tonkadella.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/flash-fiction/
Flash Fiction – Death Sentence
http://balidaily.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/ghosts/
http://27weekchallenge.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/dp-challenge-flash-fiction-the-bowl-of-stones/
http://experimentswithhappiness.com/2014/04/29/day-33-black-dog/
http://avatarofmrbean.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/a-six-word-story/
http://margaretrosestringer.com/2014/04/29/weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fiction/
http://fightingfatblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fiction/
Flash Fiction: The second sister had no hand-me-downs
http://scarlettcager.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/flash-fiction/
http://shakespearessugarspunsister.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/six-words-not-one-in-mind/
http://jdhager.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/brantley-2/
A six word story
http://theheathercoy.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/61/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/04/29/a-twofer/
http://helpalittle.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/weirdest-proposal/
http://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/not-yet-ready/
http://theheathercoy.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/his-smile-daily-post-flash-fiction/
http://thinspiralnotebook.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/a-salty-lullaby/
http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/cinderella-and-the-designer-shoes/
http://rebeccabarray.com/2014/04/29/retail-therapy-a-six-word-story/
Friday Fictioneers: CHERYL DOES A JIGSAW
http://zaphnathpaaneah05.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/till-death/
http://artfullyaspiring.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/a-crescendo-of-cries/
http://theshadytree.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/the-lantern/
http://mirakraz.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/love-short-and-sweet/
http://mk17design.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/writing-challenge-flash-fiction-1/
http://bayliethat.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/flash-fiction/
http://loyalmuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/1/
http://eclecticfemale.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/the-one-in-the-elevator-2/
http://bonuminlibero.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/together/
More Than Words
http://mermaidtresses.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/our-mushrooming-adventure/
http://undefinedbydesignblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fiction-bees-and-beowulf/
http://justmomentarily.com/2014/04/30/flash-fiction-my-hearts-on-fire/
http://manjunathkulkarni.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/flash-fiction-six-word-story/
http://finaletoanentrance.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/pantry-parables-fish-sticks/
http://hellofromsandy.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/well-you-never-loved-me-anyway/
http://cleveroldowl.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/disobedience/
A favor is all he did
http://debz2653.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fictionsix-word-story/
http://drkiranacharya.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/six-words-one-wish/
http://eclecticali.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/flash/
http://dadialogues.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/greed/
http://cleveroldowl.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/six-words/
http://mohanpuja.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/my-pride-and-joy/
http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/darkness-finds-us/
http://innatejames.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/slash-and-burn/
http://mk17design.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/writing-challenge-flash-fiction-2/
http://lifesunfilteredramblings.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/one-more-chance/
http://northidahostories.com/2014/04/30/the-interview-question/
http://loyalmuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/2/
http://cornedbeefhashtag.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/meesa-and-the-gremlin/
http://wutherornot.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/jack-of-clubs/
Hettie Wins The Lottery
http://lazymoan.com/2014/05/01/little-life-a-story/
http://wordswewomenwrite.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/writing-challenge-flash-fiction/
http://scaryevents.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/intruder/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/in-sixes/
http://thejimmieg.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/the-gruber/
http://spiritgrind.com/2014/05/01/calling-all-guards/
http://fieldofthorns.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/glassed-tears/
Letting Go
http://mwvolare.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/happy-dogs-dont-bark-at-clouds/
http://tomboyforlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fiction/
http://andreeaim.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/the-days-of-yesteryear/
http://srishtygrover.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/right-person/
http://didntjustwakeup.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/squeezing-my-arms-around-flast-fiction/
http://northidahostories.com/2014/05/01/he/
http://boisterouslife.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/the-ominous-six/
http://asnappshot.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/weekly-writing-challenge/
http://caseynormando.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/dp-challenge-flash-fiction/
http://lovebookscoffee.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/watch-out/
http://worldruler007.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/writing-challenge-flash-fiction/
http://theblacksquid.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/a-teddy-bear/
http://ripplesoftruth.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/saved/
Breaking Point
Until a tiny thing trips you up (Flash Fiction)
http://dancewithmadness.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/hope-in-the-form-of-light/
http://averyessmin.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/flash-fiction-my-imagination-in-6-words/
http://tessross.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/once-upon-a-time-a-short-story-about-romance/
http://lifeinlightofeternity.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/snappost-2-the-rise-of-a-hero/
http://scarlettcager.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/six-word-story-the-centaur/
http://scarlettcager.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/in-the-afternoon-field/
http://picassoplate.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/six-word-story-gold/
http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/01/what-cats-really-think-of-russell-crowe/
http://boisterouslife.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/a-necessary-reset/
http://kristineriddle.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/flash-fiction-friday-the-storm/
http://shawnong.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/cavern/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/the-victim-six-words-flash-fiction/
http://haventales.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-writing-challenge-flash-fiction-guardian/
http://thebonegarden.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/war-frost-flash-fiction-dp-challenge/
http://onepinkrose.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/the-goat-in-the-armchair/
http://thafreebird.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/comfort-zone/
http://name5ake.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/i-am-sorry-dad-i-am-not-like-you-fifty-word-stories-3/
http://avatarofmrbean.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/p-p-quite-contrary-how-does-your-garden-grow/

Let’s see what others have written in daily prompt:

http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/subliminal/
http://knowledgeaddiction.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/couriers/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete/
http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/daily-prompt-not-extinct-just-evolving/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/tap-tap-tap-tap-tap/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/daily-prompt-going-obsolete/
http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/ludic-memories-the-casette-player/

Reproductive Hygiene Technology Flashback


http://www.pghlesbian.com/2014/05/reproductive-
http://flaneur451.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/the-fiber-of-being-erased/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/those-were-the-days-my-friend-we-thought-theyd-never-end/
5 Modern Archaic Technologies: Times, They Are a Changin’
http://easterellen.com/2014/05/03/obsolete/
http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/the-daily-post-going-obsolete/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/daily-prompt-going-obsolete/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/give-me-that-old-time-technology/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/05/03/going-obsolete-yes-it-happens/
http://beingchelle.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-going-obsolete/
http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete/
http://mylittleavalon.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/broken-a-dark-flash-fiction/
Daily Prompt: Going Obsolete – Why not?
http://tyviner.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/spin-me-right-round/
http://speculativeparadigmshifts.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/my-answer-of-course-yes-i-have-an-answer-right-around-here-somewhere/
#DailyPrompt: Going Obsolete
http://alreadyhavingfun.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/miss-them-but-wouldnt-trade/
http://sweattearsanddigitalink.com/2014/05/03/obsolescence-pitfall-of-a-sci-fi-writer/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/holding-onto-memories/
http://wildandfreeandme.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/coffee-shop-dream/
OBSOLETE? I THINK YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ME!
http://carolsalisbury.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/ready-set-tape/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete-life-before-social-media-daily-post/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete/
http://redswrap.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/the-old-grind/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/daily-prompt-being-obsolete/
http://onepinkrose.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete-kismet-connection/
http://lemonlimefollies.com/2014/05/03/humanitys-extinction/
http://myrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/going-obsolete/

Hunting the Byrds and the Animals


CAN YOU HEAR ME? ARE YOU THERE?

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 dogs hogged the thing down in a matter of minutes. And then almost every dog received a good scratch behind his/her ears.

I watched because sometimes even I have done something similar. I watched because I have seen many other people do the same. I watched because my dog was also a stray dog before we adopted him. I watched because in watching those dogs hungrily gulp down their viand there’s a sense of satisfaction(Maybe, I don’t know the exact feeling)

Today’s post is about prized possession. If not obvious by now then I’ll say; for me it is my four year old mongrel Jimmy.
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Why?

Here’s a list of things my dog taught me:

1. Get as much petting(pampering) as you could:

Do I have to explain this? Simple. Take as much pampering you could get, and best close your eyes, flatten your ears as someone scratches your head(figuratively)

2. Never say NO to food:

Dogs I think are too cunning. They have this big brown eyes and surprisingly they twinkle at the time when you are having their favourite food. Try saying no to those twinkling puppy eyes, I dare you! Yes it is a sort of competition in the household now every time meat is made. Jimmy easily hogs down at double the speed than I am even capable of. And it is the same for any of his dinner, meat or veggie.

3. Have a deep sleep:

No matter what, always have a deep sleep. And never have a frown in your sleep, you could sleep with you doggie grin but I don’t think it will as funny for humans as it will be for dogs.

4. Be friendly to everyone:

Ironically this only applies of you are a human interacting with my dog. But if you are a pet owner with a male dog then your dog is my dog’s nemesis. Similarly, any dog is an archenemy if they so much as come near to sniffing a bitch’s butt. My dog goes berserk, at times it is like I have Hulk on lease. Wait, this point doesn’t count.

5. Show your gratitude:

Main point. A simple act. Licking. After their food’s are ravished or their pampering is done, my dog just turns to me and licks my fingers clean. At times he places his head on my knee and looks at me with those big brown eyes. Sometimes he bows his head down and keeps his head locked at my knees. And he doesn’t leave till a scratch or some words of appreciation isn’t given. That is the routine. And I would like to believe that each and every one of this behavior is a Thank You. No words are uttered neither is any sound made. Yet the message is conveyed. Thank you. And in this simple act I realized that while we humans say thank you, write down our appreciation we couldn’t come close to make the receiver understand the depth of our feelings. Words fail our feelings. And this is the crux of what I learned. Sometimes our gratitude has to be conveyed through actions rather than simple cliché words.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://knowledgeaddiction.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/jamming/
http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/imagination-is-my-prize/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy-relationships/
Pride and Joy
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/free-will/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/perseverance/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy/
PREVIOUSLY PRIZED POSSESSIONS
http://ivymosquito.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/free-your-mind-and-the-rest-will-follow/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy/
http://mylittleavalon.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/prized-possession-a-daily-prompt-post/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/commitment/
http://easterellen.com/2014/04/29/yesteryear/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/life-without-you/
http://harmonyxxx.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/possessive-much/
http://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/my-reputation-as-a-knitter/
http://raspberrydaydreams.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy/
http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/prompt-my-favourite-possesion/
http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/i-do-not-possess-my-prize-possession-pride-and-joy/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy-possessions-have-many-reasons/
pride and joy
http://inkhammer.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/lucky-coin/
http://littlegirlstory.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/its-cold-but-i-have-my-pride-and-joy/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy/
#DailyPrompt: Pride and Joy
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/the-forerunner/
http://rheyofsunshine.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy-whats-in-my-bag/

Do You Prize Your Peace of Mind?


The Daily Prompt: Pride and Joy in Person
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/puppy-love/
http://robssurfreport.com/2014/04/29/daily-haiku-2014-04-29/
http://myatheistblog.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy/
http://lesiesworld.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/am-i-right-or-am-i-right/
http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-most-prized-possession/
http://agarmontconfession.com/2014/04/29/prized-possession/
http://nenskeifacestheworld.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/i-am-a-degree-holder/
http://tornin2.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-pride-and-joy/
http://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/the-sweetest-guy-i-know/
http://www.rejoicebeloved.com/a-mothers-hands/
http://angelamccauley.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy-what-are-your-greatest-possessions/
http://mirakraz.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/stupid/
http://myrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy/
http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/pride-and-joy/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/possessions-possessions/
http://artmoscow.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/possessing-russia-in-condensed-form/
http://danilobortoli.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/posse/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy/
http://insearchoflostmuchness.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-room-lizard-central/
http://kashmirgirl1976.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/brain-matter/
http://gonnamove.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-most-prized-possession/
http://alreadyhavingfun.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/prides-and-joys/
http://www.nocrybabies.net/2014/04/12-steps-self-care/
http://ordibild.com/2014/04/29/my-presschioussss/
http://elisapreston.com/2014/04/29/pride-joy-my-husbands-heart/
http://carolsalisbury.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/writing-the-healthy-addiction/
http://yorkhull.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-favourite-book/
http://peacefulblessedstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-prized-possession-the-daily-prompt/
Scrapbooks: Daily Post
http://elizabeth1813.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/what-wont-end-up-in-a-box/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/the-very-heart-of-me-2/
Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions
http://barbarapyett.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/our-library-is-our-pride-and-joy-daily-prompt/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/my-wallet/
http://10eveningflowers.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/all-you-bloggers-yes-you-are-my-pride-and-your-appreciation-is-a-pure-joy/
http://ditchthebun.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/pride-joy/
http://viewsplash.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/baptized-in-the-river/
http://mohanpuja.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/my-pride-and-joy/
http://haphazardlyharpingon.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy/
http://tonkadella.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/most-prized-noticing-beauty/
http://adorablyobnoxious.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy/
http://helpalittle.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/my-worldly-possessions-and-inner-joys/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/daily-prompt-prized-possessions/
http://casssuselessopinions.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/meet-my-pride-and-joy/http://garyholdaway.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/pride-and-joy/
http://quandoporcivolare.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy/
http://nugs321.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/daily-prompt-pride-and-joy-it-works-no-bother-end-of/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/daily-prompt-being-proud/

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 day. Saturdays I read novels, watch TV shows I missed out on, movies I want to watch. Saturdays I stay at home as my entire family’s at home.

But this Saturday was a little different. It was my big brother, Navin’s 22nd birthday. And what’s different? This birthday he spent at the hospital.

Earlier this week he was admitted to the hospital on the susceptibility of having a chest infection. Though now almost fine and back to being himself(pain in the ass), he is still being kept under observation till Monday. So birthday in the hospital.

I went to the hospital in the morning with tea and cakes. And when in the evening daddy mommy and me got to the hospital to celebrate his birthday the best way we could under the circumstances, we found he had already had enough restricted food for the day.

He had cakes, will have pizza with his friends and was telling for chicken in dinner. Idiot brother. He could control his hunger for food like that for a few days but no, he had to eat now.

We left him with his friends that night and came home for the second birthday, my dog Jimmy’s.

Now if you don’t have a pet or never had one you will find this bit strange. Trust me I have seen the look on people’s faces when I talk about Jimmy.

Four years ago, after celebrating Navin’s birthday,me and Navin were coming home when we started playing with this random stray dog. We never had a dog and always wanted one. That night we brought the stray home. On impulse, without worrying if our parents will agree or not.

Mommy loved the dog and daddy took his time getting used to the presence of a brown fur ball in the house. But eventually everyone was happy about the dog(there’s a story here too, not gonna get into it now).

And this Saturday was his fourth birthday. He is a bit older than that but we take 19 or 20th April to count his age.

Chicken rice for him too. He just hogged the entire thing down in like minutes. Surprisingly this two feet nothing dog eats more than I do when it is his favourite. And when he looks at your with those puppy eyes as if asking for more chicken there’s no way you can say ‘No’.

And the bastard knows it.

So he it is, Saturday night, two birthdays.

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Navin

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Jimmy

Let’s see what others have written.
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-being-cool/
http://quandoporcivolare.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night-special/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
http://derekalanwilkinson.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/suicide-no-48-saturdays-roster/
http://losjourneytoboston.com/2014/04/19/prompt-best-saturday/
http://shortneysblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/saturdays-relaxation-or-recovery/
http://knowledgeaddiction.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-means-party/
http://steve-says.net/2014/04/19/dee-dee-na-na-na/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/unts-unts-unts/
http://travelwithintent.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night-in-madrid/
http://nanasgotablog.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://louisebleger.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-nights/
http://thefloralbunny.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night-woot-woot/
Saturday Night
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/s-a-t-u-r-d-a-y-night/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/rockstar-ii/
http://lnfpthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
http://bluejbluej.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/live-raven-on-raven-action/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/easter-fun-and-hunger-games/
http://flashinthepanwritings.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/saturday-night-at-the-seashore/
http://thelandslidephotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-nights/
http://merakigeek.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/a-to-z-q-is-for-quiet-time/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-nights-all-right-for/
http://herheartshapedbox.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/saturday-night-katauta/
http://viewsplash.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/inhale-exhale/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night-psychology-how-every-mistake-we-did-is-good-for-learning/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night-special/
http://noah121weiss.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/in-a-newton-minute/
Daily Prompt: Golden Oldie Saturday Night

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Nights!


http://angirach.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/sadderday/
http://thatmontrealgirl.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://muddyrivermuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/i-go-walking-at-dusk/
http://lindasbiblestudy.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/approach/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/
The Wonderful World of Disney (or, Saturday Nights When I Was A Kid)
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/one-day-is-the-same-as-another/
http://valflyworld.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://shockblankets.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/daily-prompt-saturday-night/

A Queer Saturday Night in Pittsburgh


http://averyessmin.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/saturday-night-par-tay/
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/grassy/
http://blog.fluenthistorian.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night-music-schumann/
http://julesxiong.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/gno-girls-night-out/
http://pippakinsothernews.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://wangsgard.com/post/quiet-saturday-night-48787/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/04/19/saturday-entertainment/
Saturday Night
PAH-TEE!
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/mismatched-part-1/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/snl-is-always-a-favorite/
http://abdulwajidck.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/kerala-exam-results-the-truth-exposed/
http://babygatesdown.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/a-chair-a-fireplace-and-a-tea-cozy/
http://yorkhull.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/changing-needs-changing-focus/
http://sincerelyherz.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/rape-is-a-forever-sentence-aniemas-story/
http://wisskko.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/mahjong-night/
http://bkaotic.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/uneventful-saturdays/
http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/living-for-the-weekend-saturday-night/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/going-wild-saturday-night-daily-prompt/
http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/saturday-night/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/live-from-mobile-its-saturday-night/
Saturday Night: Daily Post

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 burgers from nearest Junk food store. She ate while she rode in the cab.

It was her third day of the same routine. Same staying awake at nights, junk food in breakfast. Only to repeat the same next day.

And when she reached office she quickly gave some finishing touches to her presentation. She had a lot of trouble on her computer, as it was all filled up with unnecessary junk stuff. She has been meaning to delete the junk.

An hour later and her presentation was greatly appreciated. Party time!

She went out with her friends for dinner. She called her boyfriend over also. And when with friends celebrating, health concerns go out of the window. When her meal was almost over she realized that she had more calories in the last three days than she did in the entire week. She realized she had to start working out again.

Her boyfriend came over and she excused herself from her friends. He told her to come over to his place, said it has been weeks and she too deserved a break. She politely tried to decline when he burst into rage, shouted and stormed off.

With all her friends staring at her, she couldn’t take it and when to quietly weep in the washroom. She convinced herself that it wasn’t his fault. That it will be okay after a while, he will let it go after a while.

Next day back in the office, she was dumped with a lot of paperwork. Again stressed over so much workload, she asked Tom to help her. He complied and sat with her till the work was done. And all the while he made her talk about herself, listened to her opinions. As it was a little late in the night, he also dropped her off to her home. She admitted her disappointment in her friends as none stayed to help her.

All her friends teased her by saying Tom is in love with her. Preposterous she thought, he is just a nice guy.

Weekend! Party again with friends!(The Very same she was disappointed with)

She sat again with all her friends, they went on making judgements about her various officemates.

Oh, look how he does his hair!
Oh, look at that slut!
Did you know they just broke up!

As she drank her drink and saw her boyfriend come towards her, she suddenly remembered her conversation with Tom the other night.

But this thought was short lived and she went on with her junk friends and boyfriend.

Let’s see what others have written:

http://kansamuse.me/2014/04/17/i-scream-you-scream-we-all-scream-for/
Junk Food Junkie
http://lozziirawr.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/junk-food-junkie/
http://raspberrydaydreams.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/lifes-better-with-booze/
http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkie/
http://lynnesartandsoul.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/welsh-rarebit-rules/
http://bumblepuppies.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-insults-my-intelligence/
http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-junkie/
http://patcoyle53.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkiestaying-in-focus/
GINGER!!
http://wherethemindroams.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/a-musing-on-self-destruction-a-junk-food-unrequited-love-dying-night-owl-kind-of-thing/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/blue-magic-can-2/

Ice Cream Sunday


http://wisskko.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/my-junk-food-history/
http://vitalorgan.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/did-anyone-say-chips/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-junkie/
http://flashinthepanwritings.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/comfort-foods/
http://mindfuldigressions.com/2014/04/17/grocery-list-confessions/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-junkie-daily-prompt/
http://marjanitalarosa.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/its-a-sweet-trip-to-the-candy-shop/
http://misplacedtalent2.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/first-the-sour-then-the-sweet/
Daily Prompt: Junk Food Junkie
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/sprinkles/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/time-for-something-tasty/
http://givingthoughtgivingsight.com/2014/04/17/cookie-monster/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkie/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkie/
http://knowledgeaddiction.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-junkie/
http://2020hines-sight.com/2014/04/08/day-7-g-is-for-gummi-bears/
http://remindyourmind.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/a-junkie-for-junk-food/
http://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/not-really-a-junk-food-junkie/
http://justmomentarily.com/2014/04/18/confessions-of-a-news-junkie/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/churros-i-forever/
http://stephanietherose.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/the-wonderment-that-is-nutella-gelato/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkie/
http://sunnysidedreamers.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/summer-body-or-food-orgy/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/afternoon-tea/
Don’t Judge Me; I Just Love Pie.
http://myjourneyeveryday.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkie/
http://windchimesanddreamcatchers.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/sweet-cream-horn-orgasms-for-your-mouth/
Junk Food Junkie
http://thetravellingtiles.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-junkie/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/raspberries/
http://losjourneytoboston.com/2014/04/17/prompt-junk-food/
http://merakigeek.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/a-to-z-o-is-for-ono-junk-food/
http://worldruler007.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-junk-food-junkie/

Baked Beans


Oatmeal Creme Pie : Daily Post
It’s This Simple: Ice Cream
http://kosheradobo.com/2014/04/18/hiding-blessings-why-i-prayed-to-a-cadbury-easter-bunny/

Junk Food Junkie


http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/can-you-cook/
http://windywonderings.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/junk-food-junkie-mini-cadbury-cream-eggs/
http://randomnreal.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/maggi-moments/
http://snowneverbotheredmeanyway.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/nutella-pancakes/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-being-unhealthy/
Pepsi-Cola
http://bkaotic.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/1168/
http://wipkitchen.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/wipkitchen-junk-food/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/youll-have-to-have-them-all-pulled-out-after-the-savoy-truffle/
http://eatlesssugaryouresweetenough.com/2014/04/17/bitchin-bananas/
http://wildandfreeandme.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/live-healthy/
http://pagalbanjaara.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/delightful-pao-bhaaji/

Addicted to Cha Siu Bao


http://tony1577.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/from-junk-food-to-junk-in-the-trunk/
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/sugary/
http://logetshappy.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/daily-prompt-fooood/

Chocolate Junk Food Junkie


Traveling to Panama and Getting my Sugar Fix On
http://myatheistblog.com/2014/04/18/junk-food-junkie/
http://healthfoodiemel.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/desert-island-desserts/
http://littlegirlstory.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/are-you-a-junk-food-junkie

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 tears which were trying to rush out of his eyes.

Willed. And failed.

And the tears poured out, the gulp escaping his throat sounding as a gasp. And with each tear, he broke. Broke down into another anguish. He became defenseless against the hurt he felt. Each sob and tear choked him. He became short of breath, his gasps and sobs have taken so much air out of his lungs. And yet he couldn’t stop crying. He couldn’t even he put his entire efforts into it. An damn inside of him has broke down,which contained all his hurt, all his ignored feelings and now he couldn’t stop them flowing.

He hadn’t cried, refused to cry for two years now. Refused because he was acutely aware if what would happen when he did cry. Two years. Of infernal torment.

But today was different. The entire school cafeteria had laughed. Had laughed when he was mocked. When he was bullied. When they ragged him. Pulled his pants down and made him stand on the table as an exhibit. Today he couldn’t keep it all pent up and stored.

Two years of this! Nobody listened, nobody cared. Nobody dared stand up to those arrogant bullies. He pleaded and begged for help but nobody gave it to him.

He cursed himself, finally understanding whose fault all this was. If only he was a bit stronger, a bit taller. A bit more courageous. He cursed himself for being such an easy prey. Cursed himself for being so weak and pathetic.

Pathetic!

He screamed in pain, with his arms he tried pulled his hairs out but even his hairs were too stubborn to be plucked out.

He fell down, there beside the toilet and curled himself into a ball. His arms around his stomach as in pain he slept there.

Slept there, but the tears refused to stop flowing.

This isn’t my story. This is fiction.

I am not writing this to talk about done school bully. I am writing this to the biggest bully.

I am writing this to talk about the biggest bully, Life.

Life knows exactly how to hurt you. It sucker punches you exactly in the place where it hurts. Where you are vulnerable.

And it continues punching you. Again.

And again.

And again.

Till you don’t have the strength to get up. Till you cry. Till you loathe yourself. Till you have pushed yourself in the arms of despair and self hurt.

And from bottomless embrace of despair, you have no choice but to lash out. Hit any innocent bystander. Inflict the same hurt and pain that is being seared into your soul. And with that you refuse to let your pain die.

Life isn’t like school bully whom you can stand up to once and he will back out. You stand up against life today, it will be back tomorrow with more firepower than you can endure. And it will hurt you.

And against this authority standing up is hardest. Practically impossible if you are in despair. All other school bullies, all heartbreaks and hurt all are by life’s grace.

And when you do get up and say stop! life doesn’t stop hurting. It continues to throw punches. Hurling pain and torment on you. And only then you should find the will to withstand it. Will yourself to face it. Pull yourself away from Despair’s embrace.

As Rocky Balboa puts it:
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

I am trying. So are many people I know who refuse to show it on their faces.

Let’s see what others think:
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-match-part-13-a-torn-photo/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power-history-of-how-small-things-changes-the-world/
http://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/jesus-and-the-man/
Fight the Power
http://nanoflicks.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/an-ordinary-ant/
http://wisskko.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/a-memory-in-kindergarten/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/sinners-and-saints/
http://ninesilos.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/fight-the-power/
http://singingaboutsinatra.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/my-way/
http://vnsslltt.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/go-the-arc-length-not-the-distance/
http://lenzexperiments.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/the-hunt-is-on/
http://24problems.com/2014/04/10/chipotlesucks/
http://melissuhhsmiles.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/indignation-a-to-z-day-9/
http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/fighting-for-the-underdog-daily-prompt/
http://blissfulpages.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/go-make-a-stand/
http://latebloomerliz.com/2014/04/13/fight-the-power/
http://loriloo.com/2014/04/10/fighting-the-power-one-frozen-yogurt-at-a-time/
http://musingsofamenopausalmaven.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-daily-post-fight-the-power/
http://peacefulblessedstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/why-my-daughter-turned-her-back-on-the-flag-incarceration-to-repent-and-rehabilitate-not/
Fighting the man while still dancing with him
http://wp-cron.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://anawnimiss.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/of-violence/
http://babygatesdown.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/take-a-stand-have-a-seat/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/choose-your-fights-1970/
http://chippedcracker.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/saying-nothing-saved-me-money/
http://derekalanwilkinson.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/suicide-no-42-defiance/
http://yichinglin.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-american-dream/
http://eilenej1.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/fight-the-powers-special-ed-woes/
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/subversion-isnt-my-thing/
http://new2writing.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/i-should-be-so-lucky/
http://frncnseal585.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/lost-one-won-one-in-the-battle-against-cruelty/
Daily Prompt: Fight The Power
http://letsmakechanges.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/evidence-can-kill/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/internet-warfare/
http://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/dp-daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://thelandslidephotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/what-is-your-limit/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-man/
http://polymathically.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/the-unintentional-rebel
http://2020hines-sight.com/2014/04/10/day-9-incolense-to-some-taking-a-stand-to-others/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/in-times-of-franco/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://justvisitingthisplanetblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt/
http://cockatooscreeching.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/dp-fight-the-power/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://thelivingmirage.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/swinging-amid-mights/
http://emmanuelmbasecssection3.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://thatsmyanswer.com/daily-prompt-from-wordpress-taking-a-stand/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/eternity-in-vain-dreamy-westminster-and-big-ben/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/fated-2/
http://purplesus.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/i-didnt-get-jeffed/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/back-in-the-day/
http://viewsplash.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/fight-to-forgive/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/04/10/dealing-with-government-intrusion/
http://manmadeoceans.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/fight-the-power/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/no-luck/
http://missmoodygirl.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/stand-off/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-being-a-fighter/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/daily-prompt-fight-the-power/
http://feeleatcreatebegood.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/fight-the-power-mrs-siren/

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 her door and went inside.

He waited down and his gaze was locked at her second floor window. As he saw the lights of her apartment turn on and her silhouette appear in the window, he hoped that she will look down.

She did. And waved goodbye.

His heart skipped a beat.

He turned and started walking home. And he was overwhelmed with the intensity of emotions he felt.

He hadn’t felt like this since..since he was 17 years old and out on his first date. And now twenty years later, he could still feel the same torrent of emotions pushing him towards her, pushing him to go knock on her again.

He walked and suddenly became aware that the streetlights were brighter now. He turned and saw the hamburger cart standing on the side of the road. He had an urge to eat there, hog down each and every burger, though he just had dinner.
He felt a shy smile coming on his lips, a redness on his face. He couldn’t help but imagining himself with her. Future dates, more fun, more excitement.

Usually after office he went home alone, but today he stayed late. Because she had asked for help. He didn’t know her very well. Nor did she. But he helped her nonetheless. After office they went to a nearby food cart like the hamburger one, and ate some Chinese.

She talked. He talked. And after a while he connected with her. She listened to whatever he said. And he spoke, uttered such confessions that he hadn’t shared with anyone. She had a way with him.
She listened to everything he had to say. So he spoke. And spoke. The loneliness he used to feel in office was suddenly gone. He could say whatever he wanted to!

Without worrying about what she thought. And what’s even better he could see, see with clarity in her eyes that she understood him. Understood his feelings, understood his motivation, his strength, his vulnerability. And all she took was about fifteen minutes. Fifteen minutes of talking with her and all his guard was down.

Fifteen minutes and he had striped off every guard he had, not worried about the consequences of such openness and honesty.

And while walking home, she spoke. She spoke of her family, her ambition, her likes and dislikes. And surprisingly she spoke with such honestly that he hadn’t heard from any other girl.

He turned another corner, unaware of the distance he had walked, so rapt he was in his thoughts. His home was just about the next corner.

Tomorrow, he thought enthusiastically, Tomorrow I’ll see her again. Tomorrow I’ll ask her out again. Spend more time with her. She was perfect in every sense of the word.

And then he heard her.

“So what’s new?”

He turned and saw a woman of his age, tall and slender get out of a cab. And after seeing her, his smile melted away, all his emotions plummeting to sudden disappointment.

Reality came rushing in, like a giant wave crashing down on his just made sandcastle.

“Nothing” he replied. And in the moment of that one second his guard was up, his former mannerisms were back by habit.
“There is something, I know. After all I have known you for last ten years. I surely know my husband’s mood by now.” She said in mockery.

Let’s see what others have written:
http://wisskko.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/before-it-started/
http://elizabeth1813.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/matchmaker-matchmaker/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/the-disaster/
Daily Prompt: Third Rate Romance
http://easterellen.com/2014/04/14/this-was-not-a-date/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/my-elusive-beloved/
http://shameport.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/falling-fancy/
http://greenembers.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/one-sweet-night-at-club-vindaloo/
Dating by Numbers
http://latebloomerliz.com/2014/04/14/third-rate-romance/
Cinderella: A snobbish rant on a favorite fairytale
http://corinthialynne.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/post-a-day-third-rate-romance/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/daily-prompt-third-rate-romance/
http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/i-was-nuts/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/04/14/daily-prompt-third-rate-romance/
http://agarmontconfession.com/2014/04/14/worst-dates-ever/
http://justvisitingthisplanetblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/not-looking-at-you-not-looking-at-me/
http://averildean.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/drip/
http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/doomed-love/

Dating Disasters That Make Me (Really) Appreciate 10+ Years With Ledcat


http://lindasbiblestudy.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/daily-post-third-rate-romance/
http://vanessavachon.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/my-favorite-break-up/
http://arlsworld.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/my-date-with-a-modern-samurai-warrior/
http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/my-average-romantic-excursion/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/1233/
Third Rate Romance
http://theoriesinthought.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/i-would-love-him/
In A Nutshell, This Is Why I Am Single.
Screw you Babette: Daily Post
http://stellawilliamsauthor.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/lost-in-translation/
http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/daily-prompt-dating-disaster/
http://johnthecatfish.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/sake-bombed/
http://gatitaoscura.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/strobe/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/naturally-abstract/
http://fibijeeves.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/third-rate-romance-surprise/
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/daily-post-third-rate-romance/
Mud Gets in Your Eyes
http://onezerozerozero.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/love-kills/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/04/14/third-rate-romance/
Third Rate Romance
http://criticaldispatches.com/2014/04/14/third-date-tips-to-fall-in-love-with-each-other/

Back in Time


Daily prompt
Weekly challenge

An attempt in creative writing.

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Time Travel:

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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 left hand and laptop case in his right he left for work.

On the way he stopped at a Chinese food outlet. Bought some chicken noodles and ate them for breakfast. On the way to office he checked out other people. Tired and exhausted people all around.

On the other side of the road he saw youngsters waiting in the line to get into a new morning club. He checked his watch, it was 9.30pm. He was late for work.

He reached the office, dumped the empty noodle carton in the bin and clocked in his time in.

“Working late again Mr.Bank?” The guard asked Johnathan. He smiled half heartily, suddenly his tiredness catching up. His shoulders slumped and eyes became heavier.

He reached the seventh floor, the only one in his office to be at this time. Everybody will arrive by 8.30pm. But he had work to do. He had to work on the reports that his boss had given him. He set out to his cabin, in his mind recalling all the mistakes of his report and then he set out to work.

He rechecked the calculations in the logistics, redid the entire memo. By the time he was done it was already 7.30pm. People had started coming in, but the top authorities will come a bit late he knew. His boss arrived and as soon as she reached her cabin she shouted “I need those reports John and I need them first thing.”

John hesitantly nodded, then got up with his reports and approached her. He gave her the reports and she glanced over them. She went inside, dismissing him completely.

Good. The reports were done. Now all he has to do is wait for her approval. His tiredness waning, he felt better. He buttoned the top button, straightening his tie.

He spent the rest of the day joking with his companions oblivious of the fact that none of them came early today to help him out.

As the time ticked away he did some other work and as the clock showed 10am he packed his laptop in the case and left. He left with all his friends and had dinner with them in the nearby cafe. Nothing like freshly brewed coffee for dinner.

As he reached home, he listened to blithe songs and walked around wishing good night to other walkers.

He slept that night happy and relaxed.