In a place I (don’t) wanna be

Image: Saturday Evening post He remembers a sense of unease in company right from childhood.  He would be full of enthusiasm for a new experience, but find himself at the other end of strange looks. There was something that others could not relate to, and preferred staying away. He attached no great value to relationships …

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Deja vu – Corona who?

Beep! Beep! The medicines have arrived. I open the door to pick up medicines from the conveyor belt, but who knows what it has touched in the numerous circular trips it takes. Disinfectants are being sprayed on it, yet who knows… I would disinfect the box and packaging again. There are large sound-proof and weather-proof …

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The Magic Castle

The magic castle has been there since my childhood. My tiny feet were not strong enough to climb the hill, nor did we have parental permission to go there. We grew up with stories about the monsters that punished disobedient kids, the Fairy Godmother that rewards good behavior on attaining adulthood, the people who disappeared …

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When Time Stopped

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.George Eliot The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. Kahlil Gibran This is the story of a …

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Ineffectively intelligent

I chuckle at the coincidence. One of the trolls looks like a popular leader. I see reflections of his allies and opponents in the other figures, and start building stories around it. This promises to be a trip with high creative potential. On the way back, I see a rather threatening figure looming large in …

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Blazing pen

He has experienced gut-wrenching hunger in his early years. Later, he found that fighting hunger is easier than fighting evil which suppresses independent thought. He is a writer who dares to present things in a different manner, and superimposes his vision on existing or non-existent objects. The vision may contradict known logic. The fire in …

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