Reena’s Exploration Challenge #163

Reena's Exploration Challenge Welcome back to explore the innermost recesses of our mind! PROMPT #163 We are getting ready for a re-lockdown here, after a sharp spike in the number of Covid cases. Here’s a video depicting a let’s interpretation of life in lockdown. https://aeon.co/videos/lean-into-loneliness-like-it-is-holding-you-a-poetic-reflection-on-life-in-lockdown Take us into your inner world., and let us see …

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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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Confusion

She came every Thursday, dressed in a shade of blue matching her eyes and her straight, long, auburn tresses burnt the consciousness of all participants there.  “I’m fit enough to leave the asylum”, declared a confident-looking young man. “Good to know that, and I’ll bid you goodbye after you have undergone the mandatory tests.” “I …

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Double Loss

“I transferred the money to her account. She has to return it.” I could see only the accusing finger in the courtroom, and then her well-moisturised ankle. She hushed up facts about the investment that ran into a loss, and it being in my name, because she expressed inability to sign papers on a working …

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Games people play

“I’m sick of magic mirrors”, my teenage daughter protested, “I don’t like seeing grotesque forms of myself.” “These are not those deforming, illusionary mirrors. You will be transformed forever.” His voice appeared to come from another plane. “What? You mean deformities will be permanent?” “There are no deformities here. The tormentor and tormented look alike, …

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Curating Experience

“The haziness of a disappearing platform and culture is evident in this artwork. The artist was planning to retire.” “Does an artist ever retire? There are curators who work at preserving art.”  “Do you won a museum or art gallery?” “I build castles out of the sands of collective experience. The story of this artist …

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First Line Friday

Dominic bowed his head to hide his face. He forgot that he did not need to do so, after the plastic surgery which has changed his appearance. It was an instinctive response on seeing the person who trusted him, but was backstabbed. He wondered if she had recognised him. But his body language was enough …

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Paradox

It was a client who gave the counsellor the right perspective. “The problem is we cannot have part of a person. We need to accept the whole, though certain parts are so exasperating.” Parineeta thought about her husband who mirrored her father’s value system, and had attracted to him for that reason. He valued family, …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #162

Reena's Exploration Challenge - Writing Challenges Welcome back - Regulars and the new entrants that came in last week! PROMPT #162 Here are three sentences for you to build your piece on. His thought process was on so many levels that he gave himself a phobia of heights. Random words in front of other random …

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