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.


 

Thank you for reading!

 

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.’


 

Thank you for reading, let me know what you think about it.

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:

 

Blogger Interview

Guest Blogger #3: Kailash Nath Interview


After I published my call for guest bloggers, Kailash here responded. I have read his fictions via daily post comments and I can say he is a really talented writer. His blog is full of fiction pieces that will entice you into reading more of his posts.

Without much adieu here is the interview that was supposed to go on yesterday! Sorry about that Kailash. Do check out his blog!


 

1. Who are you?

I am Kailash, and presently working as a Software Engineer. I am 21 years old and Like to sing (Though not a great singer), write, read and also travel.  Theres nothing much other than that to know about me.. 

I started telling stories since I met one of my friend who used to believe everything I say. One day he suggested me to write whatever I say and it becomes something interesting to read and like that i started a story and have got a good feedback from my friends and this encouraged me.

I dont like to say lies like I feel great while writing or something like that as I dont feel so. But whenever I see someone reading my story and telling their opinion I like myself…. So I write to be happy and like myself

 

2. What kind of stories/posts you enjoy reading most ?

At the starting of my reading habit, I used to read novels by Agatha and Sheldon, I.e., Murder mysteries and crime fiction. But later i also read books like TH\he alchemist and The kite Runner, Shiva Trilogy
 which also made me like those genres…..
At present I have written a story of crime fiction and working on a story which is something related to human emotions…..

.3. Lastly any tips for bloggers(myself included) on how to improve writing?

And the tips…. I myself am a amateur writer so I need tips from some seniors… Some of the tips I got were to maintain tempo of the story neatly not rather fast nor very slow… Another tip was to give more attention to the characterisation of the different roles in the story.. anything and everything that a person in the story does should match their character and it should not change drastically….
Thats it about me.

Like I promised, a short interview!

His Guest Blog post(fiction) will be published on tuesday morning  so do come back here to check it out.

Thank You Kailash for the support.

PS: I am still open for more guest bloggers and I encourage more to come. If interested then contact me on: itsmayurremember@gmail.com

Time


Liberty Lion: Time

‘Circles? ’ I asked.

Grandpa lay gasping for breath. He is a stubborn old man; he wouldn’t admit he is too frail for a hike. We left our house about two hours ago to reach the summit of the hill. He would always verbosely describe his childhood achievements and all of the stories would have him and the hill in common. So today I challenged him to climb the hill again. Grandma was furious at me to voice even such a dare, but grandpa did it. And whenever he was winded, he would tell the best tales. He began.

‘You would want me to spin a story about my childhood or some other person’s life changing story? ’

I nodded. Old but still sharp my grandpa, I thought proudly.

‘Truth is this Gunther: all the tales are similar.’ he looked around the hill again, at the tree who’s shade we sat on and the valley where our house and farms lay, at the lake where we would go swim and fish.

‘My grandfather also brought me to hikes. He loved them. Then we stayed in a different place but when I bought this house I had one requirement: a nearby hill’. He nodded and took a deep breath as if he tried to soak in the nature. I wasn’t following his harangue but I was rapt. My grandpa told tales that brought the entire village to a standstill, there’s something about his words that bonds you to them, to him.

‘Just like my grandpa I am doing the same with you. And if there’s anything I can tell about life is that it is a circle. ’

‘Circle of Life? ’ I asked. He seemed pleased with my answer and smiled. He raised his hand and ruffles my hair. I hated whenever someone else did it but I liked it when he did that. ‘So life repeats itself? ’ I asked again dubious of my own comprehension. He thought about it for a while ‘Most of the times.’ he knew I didn’t understand completely so he let loose a sigh and started again.

‘Read history son, it is recurring. Some tyrant rises, some heroes die, so on and so forth. Take people son, they always make the same mistake again. Life is cruel because it does the same trick on you all the time and you fall for it. ’ Now I understood his point. I was only 9 year old then but the implications of the same wouldn’t dawn on me until I was 25 and broke. But I had one more question for him. ‘And time grandpa? ’ He smiled again, I remember a hint of sadness was there ‘Of course time is a round too. Why do you think clocks are circular?’

By Mayur Remember

 

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Time to Leave

Hopeful 

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Time

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In Time…Who’s going to remember?

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30 Days 30 Fictions


When I started this blog, I did it to improve my creative writing.

Now my exams are finished and I have a month of free time, I intend to make use of it.

So in the coming thirty days, starting from tomorrow I will write a fictional story each day and publish it.

I think I can come up with a fiction a day!

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

Inside My Head


Fiction:

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There were three brothers once:
Let’s call them Good, Bad and Third.

Good wanted everything to be perfect. He wanted to be the person who takes care of others, who is the perfect son, the perfect Friend.

He could not see others in misery, their pain weakened his knees. He couldn’t imagine a world with sorrow and suffering. All he ever wanted to was to bring smile to everyone’s face.

And he had to fight to do that, and what was worse: He had to fight his brother Bad.

Bad hated the world. He wanted to inflict pain on others. Make fun of them. Bully them. And every blow given to Good only made Bad more heinous. He just wanted to make the world burn.

He hated God, for he hated himself too. He hated his brothers but he hated someone else hurting them more. Whimsical and tyrannical, he sought to make sure that when he gained control of world, he would remember everyone who brought him to his knees would suffer.

And so fought the two brothers. Again and again. Good crying over fighting his brother, Bad laughing in self hatred.

But where was the Third?

Third sat on the throne. His cavalier manner, indulgence and negligence exacerbated everything. After all, Third decoded to sit on the throne only till either of the two brothers become victorious just so he could be on his way.

This is how it has always been: Good and Bad fighting through all eternity, while Third sat idle. And under his, world rejoiced in freedoms, and under his world burned.

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

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!)

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http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/just-one-thing/
While on CIPRO longing for a handmade strawberry daiquiri and mojito
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ONE-OF-A-KIND
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Daily Prompt: Handmade Tales – I am Mrs. Do-It-Yourself in person
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Rise of the Machines: 3D-Printed Pizza Vs. Handmade Pizza
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The lost art of penmanship (writing prompt)
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Handmade Gifts of Love
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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

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/
Enter The InterroBANG!
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

I stood… Now I move (An autobiography)


(Living Art

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And embrace the end that I have earned.

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

Thanks For Reading
Itsmayurremember

I Have Got It!


Daily Prompt:

(Pick Your Gadget

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

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There you go boyfriend, she thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And into her house.

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

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

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

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

“WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”

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

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

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

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

THIS CANNOT BE POSSIBLE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

And now she had what she wanted.

Let’s see what others have written:
Split Personality
http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://itsmatthewburgos.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/rush-of-excitement-daily-prompt/
http://jitterygt.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/11630/
Pick Your Gadget
http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/its-an-investment-i-think/
http://randommstuffblah.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/my-anywhere-door/
http://thediaryofaquirkyteenager.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptpick-your-gadget/
http://jeffctrnews.com/2014/05/21/testing/
http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://underthemonkeytree.com/2014/05/21/you-are-now-here/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/4258/
http://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://rjjainrahul97.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/why-pick-one-when-you-can-get-all-three/
http://advocateofentropy.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/so-there-is-this-new-store-in-the-neighbourhood/
http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-future-is-now/
http://haiverer.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
Daily Prompt: Pick Your Gadget (1930s please!)
http://activearmywife.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/open/
http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget-travel-back-to-the-past-gadget-we-have-now/
http://kansamuse.me/2014/05/21/dokodemo-door/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/driven/
http://abozdar.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/subliminal/
http://trekkismoen.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-invisibility-helmet-nature-vs-street-photography/
http://trekkismoen.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-invisibility-helmet-nature-vs-street-photography/
http://meanderedwanderings.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/traveling-through-time-at-88-mph/
http://grver.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget-daily-prompt/
http://trekkismoen.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-invisibility-helmet/
http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://pippakinclawz.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/httpdailypost-wordpress-comdp_promptpick-your-gadget/
http://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/my-blogging-goals-revisited/
http://escaparse.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://professoradrstilettorockstar.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/bye-bye-traffic-heelllllo-world/
http://renew2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://annelfwind.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-doors/
http://themisfitscloset.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-anywhere-door-2-0/
http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/my-new-gadget/
http://rainswritingrealm.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/magic-madness-and-good-times/
http://starrytraveler.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/how-to-pick-my-gadget/
http://www.maggiemayq.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://thelandslidephotography.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/could-i-place-an-order/
http://thatssophie.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-post-pick-your-gadget/
http://peeksi.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/loves-time-machine-would-you-want-to-see-if-it-ends/
TIMING OUT TO ELSEWHEN
http://remindyourmind.org/2014/05/21/a-dream-machine/
Daily Prompt: Pick Your Gadget but make your own decision.
The Anywhere Door
http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-door-to-anywhere/
http://jaynesdailypost.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
http://thereyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/pick-your-gadget/
http://bobbeck1600.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/see-you/
http://masalaandblarney.com/2014/05/21/daily-post-pick-your-gadget/
http://tyrocharm.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/restless-explorers/
http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-door/
http://mitraarchita1995.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/lets-teleport/
http://chronicalsman.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/clash-of-the-gadgets/
Time Flies
http://imagineimmortality.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/the-door-to-anywhere/
http://kate0murray.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/second-door-to-the-left-and-straight-on-till-morning/
http://idleandboredtwo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-a-door-to-anywhere/
http://randomlyrandomthoughts365.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget-a-tough-decision/
http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-being-futuristic-2/
http://cateritforward.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/tomorrow-is-a-new-day-2/
http://tornin2.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/its-not-just-any-door/
http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/05/21/bunratty-castle/
Where To, Miss?
http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/4628/
http://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://halfwayamazing.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-doors/
http://srollinson7.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/were-not-in-kansas-anymore/
http://bmauritz.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/dr-who-sales-me-the-latest-greatest/
http://teezywrites.com/2014/05/21/i-can-only-pick-one/
http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/05/21/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://singingaboutsinatra.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/as-time-goes-by/
http://chancefroese.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/time-machines/
http://lazymoan.com/2014/05/21/319/
http://thelocallens.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/4572/
http://abrbook.com/2014/05/22/the-mind-is-the-thing/
http://jedsplayhouse.com/2014/05/21/the-fun-is-inevitable/
http://goinroguedotnet.com/2014/05/21/pick-your-gadget/
Anywhere Door, I’ll Take That, Please
http://myauthoritis.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/i-choose-all-three/
http://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anyway-anyhow-anywhere-i-choose/
http://pathdiscoveries.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/anywhere-doors-wait-they-make-those/
http://timbaldwin313.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://jessemholmes.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://blog.ryding2health.com/2014/05/22/harry-potter-style-fantasy-gadgets-which-would-you-buy/
https://itsmayurremember.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/that-night/
http://noririn148.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://loindezanzibar.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/un-petit-voyage-dans-le-temps/
http://noririn148.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/
http://littlellost.com/2014/05/22/breakfast-at-tiffanys/
http://jcm3blog.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/choices-choices-2/
http://ghwordforge.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/teleport-vs-time-travel-vs-invisibility-implications/
http://asqueezeofbliss.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/gateway-to-happiness/
http://tiffanymetzger.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/pick-your-gadget-daily-prompt/
http://angelocrux.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/dofp-review/
http://ollienumberseven.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/237/
http://rheyofsunshine.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/pick-your-gadget-anywhere-door-a-la-doraemons/
http://fabulouswitfeyz.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/daily-prompt-pick-your-gadget/

Thanks For Reading
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You’re Beautiful,….


Daily Prompt

(Great Expectations

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

Writing Challenge

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

Fiction

(Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me

It is 31st December 2011.

Harry sat and asked for another beer.

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

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

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

And then he saw her.

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

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

And she noticed him gawking at her.

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

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

She laughed again and it only made him groan.

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

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

He tried to forget her. He honestly did.

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

And yet none were hers.

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

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

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

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

And he didn’t even know her name.

May. He found out her name.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And James Blunt sang “You are beautiful.”

Harry said “It’s true.”

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

 

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