Camaraderie

A pair waiting for another, just like that.... for companions on a journey to walk or run together share, yes... but not speak For companions on a journey vocal in silence laden with camaraderie share, yes... but don't speak lest it breaks the spell, my dearie vocal in silence laden with camaraderie they move on, …

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Convergence

Friday Fictioneers Out on the streets, I know convergence of views holds no meaning. A houseful of people scrambling for their own safety, fight suspicion, as they want to know where the other had been, and what is the likelihood of contamination. A pandemic has only highlighted existing divergence and mutual distrust. I scribble on …

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Hope lingers on….

It’s a sight I’ve not forgotten. I’d tried to avert the eyes of kids playing in the park, as I buried my infant son. My wife was distraught, but we had to catch the last train back home. The paediatrician was world-famous, but just said ‘Sorry…’. Years later, I come back to see if I …

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So long, and no longer…

“There is an end to an end to everything.” The words reverberated through her mind with the same intensity, though a decade had passed by. The days spent outdoors when she was busy doodling, and he was perfecting his photography had taught her so much. Unknowingly, she had started spinning yarns about a life together. …

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Nights come alive

100WW I never knew nights come alive Is it just your presence, my friend? something brings out an inner glow sand grains explode with passion I know, it takes a certain conviction…. Something brings out the inner glow Optimism lights nights ahead I know, it takes a certain conviction to overcome obstacles laid Optimism lights …

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(Im)permanence

It was my first dream after coming to the city - living in the tallest building there.  A passer-by who saw me gaping at the heights whispered, “You know, only one window belongs to a person. There are so many up there, and so many wanting to get there.” He did not wait to hear …

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Invigorate

“You know how I practised my sport every morning to be the State Champion. I’d won the district trophy in 1965, but was not going to stop there.” Phil and Jim were both seen walking on the pavement in the evenings. Phil had recently developed a slight limp, and was worried about his physical fitness. …

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Behind the scenes

It is the most difficult part of life - watching you unwind after a day that was not spent with me, knowing fully well that decisions taken during the day impact my life. My strength is being a mute witness to everything that transpires in your most intimate moments - in your mind, on your …

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Today

This is the window to my soul.  Today, I’ve found the keys to the conscious and subconscious and unconscious scripts, I could not decipher earlier. Today is the day of emancipation for me. Today is the first day of the rest of my enlightened life. I would have kept rambling, if they had not asked …

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A way of life

The gravel below her bare feet hurts, but reminds her of how much has fallen between the cracks. Three decades is not a short time. It is equivalent to the most active part of adult life.  She walks on like a zombie, assuming that the sky has always been dark, there are horrors hidden in …

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