Photo Challenge: Smile


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

Photo Challenge: Silence, Duder Regional Park


I was out on a hike at Duder Regional Park, East Auckland. The place was great for oceanic/peninsular pictures. Here is one of them.   I walked with 60 people who were behind me. This peninsula is one of the Pā (a fortified site) in the region. As we sat for lunch, most people sat … Continue reading Photo Challenge: Silence, Duder Regional Park

Daily Post: 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 … Continue reading Daily Post: Slur (Fantasy Fiction)

Daily Post: Hideout (Fantasy Fiction)


(Unintentional continuation of Glitter fiction piece I wrote yesterday) 'What are we doing sir?' 'We are waiting Maddy.' One Eyed Solomon grumbled. No one knows why his name is One Eyed as he has both of his eyes. 'We are hiding aren't we sir?' Maddy said. 'No, we are waiting. We are looking for an … Continue reading Daily Post: Hideout (Fantasy Fiction)

Daily Post: Tremble (Science Fiction)


'How is my baby?' I ask the doctor. He looks like he is going to say something but then he stops. He looks away from me for a second while I wait for his face to show any sign of trouble. He is old, definitely more than 150 years old as his silicon skin has … Continue reading Daily Post: Tremble (Science Fiction)

Daily Prompt: Craftmanship (War Fiction)


'Metal forging is a craft, a skill that one in every 100 men have. Sure, anyone can heat up metal but how to mold it into a sword or an armor: that is a skill. When to cool a metal and how much to beat it, these things can be only done by instincts. You … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Craftmanship (War Fiction)

Daily Prompt: Recognize (Fiction)


"Do you know who this man is?" Counselor Michaels asked the witness. It was a very important question as it will either make or break the case. However, the witness couldn't have been more unreliable. Joe Monley was a two time convicted felon, one for B&E and the other for manslaughter. He has been clean … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Recognize (Fiction)

Daily Prompt: Scent (Poetry attempt)


What is smell but a trap? Scented flower buds attract Killing bees and insects Unscented buds die hungry.     I have no idea why I tried this, but if you want to give feedback please feel free to do so. I would like to know what you think: even if you say this is … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Scent (Poetry attempt)

Daily Prompt: 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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Replacement (Science Fiction)

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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Oversight (Fiction)

Daily Prompt: Exquisite Art (Fiction)


'What is stolen?' the curator exclaimed. Security guard swallowed, remembering that it was her job to keep The Pandora safe in the museum. After all, it was the only painting in the world which can be spread 360 degree. Now, someone had stolen it.   'Hey bro!' the street beggar called out to the passing … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Exquisite Art (Fiction)

Daily Prompt: Unseen Hero (Fiction)


'How could no one seen a thing?!' Lieutenant Copper exploded. The two sergeants in front of Copper had never heard their lieutenant speak like this. Copper was a nimble man, full of courtesy and diplomacy. No other man had stayed in charge for as long as Copper has and that is because of how he … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Unseen Hero (Fiction)

Daily Prompt: 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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Shine

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

Fiction: Burying my companions secrets


I am killing some zombies on my PlayZ console. The console and the game are really ancient at this point and I have mastered the game by now. But it is still crazy. I want to buy some new game, maybe military FPS this time but my mom wouldn't give me any money. What's the … Continue reading Fiction: Burying my companions secrets

Your Eyes


(Daily Prompt : Born To Be With You Not completely related but I found some connection so I am putting this in connection) Literary Lion: Eye (I'm being lazy by not writing another post but I already have written this!) I saw you in train, I was soaked from the rains. I couldn't see your … Continue reading Your Eyes

Inadequate


Daily Prompt: ( Green-Eyed Lady We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?) Jealousy is relatively easy to talk about. And social networking doesn't exactly truncate jealousy. The usual things like hanging out, missing out or not having enough money or opportunity does and make almost everyone … Continue reading Inadequate

To The People I Met in College


(Four Stars Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book.) While having lunch, someone posed the question 'Where would we be five ten years from now?' None of us could answer, but that got me thinking. If the … Continue reading To The People I Met in College

#18 Murder


( Cliché Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.) Fiction: Please say something other than murdering them. Let's murder them. Oh god it was always like that. No other solution gave a permanent answer to the problem.Its … Continue reading #18 Murder

#15 Secret Santa


( Secret Santa You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?) Fiction: It is Christmas. The happiest times of the year. Lights everywhere. People gathering together, in their loved ones homes. … Continue reading #15 Secret Santa

Words….


( ( Calling Uncle Bob Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose — and would you make the same choice today?)) As I sat preparing for my exams my dog Jimmy decided that … Continue reading Words….

Loss


( By Heart You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?) Yes, I understand that every life must end, aw-huh,.. As we sit alone, I … Continue reading Loss

(Lack of) Equality


( Unequal Terms Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life? (Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.)) … Continue reading (Lack of) Equality

I’m proud


Daily Post ( Truth Serum You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask? Not the best relation to the topic. But if I could frame a question to this post it would probably be like … Continue reading I’m proud

Wrinkles


(New Wrinkles You wake up one day and realize you’re ten years older than you were the previous night. Beyond the initial shock, how does this development change your life plans?) Ten years a night; A week's lifetime. Midnight stroll, Weather's cold. Would hardly sleep, To feel time slip. There would be no Too much Time, … Continue reading Wrinkles

The Other Species


( Not Lemonade When life gives you lemons… make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.) (Not a tricky situation, but I found some relation to the post I was writing so I submitted anyway) Women. I'm not going to say that … Continue reading The Other Species

Who Made You?


(Handmade Tales Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?) Fiction: The huge metal exoskeleton looked at him. His red LED eyes could … Continue reading Who Made You?

Resuscitation


(Back to Life After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?) Feel human again? That's new. Post exam/stress condition: My right hand is numb, pains all over the arm. Writing so much has … Continue reading Resuscitation

Age is


(DAILY PROMPT Age-Old Questions “Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?) I'm a twenty years old kid. Yes I still am a kid. Just because I crossed the threshold of eighteen doesn't change it. Neither does the … Continue reading Age is

Punctuation And Misfits


Daily Prompt ( By the Dots We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!) Fiction Jon: We could try to get that guy he knows how to … Continue reading Punctuation And Misfits

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 … Continue reading Lessons Given & Received

Obsolete/Saying Goodbye


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

Possesion


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

Saturday Birthdays


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

Junk of life


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

I’ll stand


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

Breaking Romantics


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

Back in Time


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