Co-opetition

Mac and Alex chose notoriety to be better known. Nobody knew that those two arch rivals were secret friends, who strategized their public act well. They also managed to deflect attention when they worked in tandem a rival from outside. I am inclined to believe the teacher who said they were poised for success in … Continue reading Co-opetition

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Due credit

You won’t be able to use all those fancy products, if they are not tested on me. I put my life and limb to out to help you. I’m an extension of your hand, when you navigate that space you can’t live without. I think you call it the internet. I don’t find it very … Continue reading Due credit

Human mind

Amnesia is not a dreaded word. It has not been one for decades. One can find life again and reconnect. Somehow, this episode is different. I find myself in a world without Facebook and Instagram. There is no digital backup of life, and no tattoos on my body. The fire has damaged more than my … Continue reading Human mind

Fire in the snow

It’s an unusual sight – soldiers pouring in bottles of Old Monk rum down the throat of a frozen mule, to generate heat within. The mule is a comrade who stepped on thin ice, with a burden on his back, and was buried in snow. There is no way that a soldier lets go of … Continue reading Fire in the snow

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #76

I wonder how a week passes off in a jiffy, and it is time to interact with your deep thoughts once again. I did toy with the idea of creating a prompt library, and pulling out one each week. But then, it would take away a lot of spontaneity. It would not chart my mental … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #76

I don’t like being alone

The face I meet inside is not as scary as the ones etched on the gate. She has pale, alabaster skin with a wide-eyed innocent look. I wonder aloud how she lives alone in that expansive space. I expect fear in her eyes, but surprisingly, she looks okay with it. Born to the manor, perhaps, … Continue reading I don’t like being alone