Gods of the Universe

every story of crime or warde-souling of humanssun, moon and starsWhat’s the point in beinga mute witness?you join criminals in the dark you watch soundlesslyconfusion in un-lighted psychesfail to make truth heardhide facts in darkness or glarestrengthen erroneous beliefsno enlightenment, no relief mental stories asphyxiateno one else can relateunheeled, uncrowned islandsfloating in ethernessimperceptible, undefined dark … Continue reading Gods of the Universe


Reena’s Xploration Challenge #273

Welcome back! PROMPT #273 In this week, I'd like you to spare one minute to watch this video and reflect on it. Give it a little more time if you struggle to understand or agree with it. Then, start banging the keyboard and type whatever comes to mind. Let it be 'stream of consciousness' writing. … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #273

Dawn Break

The night is darker than usual, though the almanac says Full Moon will illuminate the skies soon. She walks through many worlds in her dreams and nightmares, while staying pinned to her uncomfortable bed. All this will soon be a thing of the past, but then…. how soon? There are so many pointers to the … Continue reading Dawn Break

Joker in the pack

“Did you hear that? Arnold has been designated SVP. Aren’t we all doing our duties to perfection and delivering on parameters?” The cafetaria is a place for such conversations. Anybody who wants to understand the company culture should spend more time here. “The joker in the pack always helps you win. Didn’t you see him … Continue reading Joker in the pack


“I wouldn’t pay a fortune for this painting. The artist’s earlier work was much better.” “He has learnt from experience.” “Then the quality should have improved……” “No. He has learnt that the value goes up with the venue of display and stature of visitors.” “Do I describe him as a dying artist or evolving artist?” … Continue reading Art

Paint your mental stories

palette knife or strokes of a brushpaint images of freshness lushimaginationdriving creationdreams come true, in a rush Form - Clogyrnach stanzaic, written in any number of quintets, combining a cyhydedd fer *(a rhymed couplet of 8 syllable lines) and a tercet of two 5 syllable lines followed by one 6 syllable line of 2 equal parts, 3 … Continue reading Paint your mental stories

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #272

Welcome back! PROMPT #272 I created a word cloud for the prompt today. You can choose to do any of the following. Choose at least two words from the above in your piece. Guess the theme and use it. Use synonyms of two words in case these words do not appeal to you. Or use … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #272

Conscious Fashion

The survivor took great pride in declaring its Indian origin, and the philosophy of non-violence practised by a section of the population. “I pierced the cocoon to come out and am living a full life. The manufacturers still get the silk they need to make those luxurious and visually delightful sarees, but without killing the … Continue reading Conscious Fashion