Living with Insanity

Someday, this will be over– only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare. Someday, nobody will believe that it actually happened, that she had to go through the hell they know only from novels or movies. People who see the smiling couple posing for pictures will never know what transpired in the privacy of their chambers. …

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Surrender? Not needed…

“I gave up on feeling brave a long time ago.” “How exactly do you feel now?” “I go with the flow. Que Sera Sera….” “And does the surrender infuse a sense of calmness?” “Sometimes, yes…. “ “What makes you surrender?” “I failed in all my attempts to bring about change.” “If you had not failed, …

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Sanity Redefined

Was that a knock? Visitors are not expected under the circumstances. Security guards would not let them in. The cops posted outside would have them thrown in quarantine anyway. Dreams dare not enter my rituals of waking and sleeping hours. The lines get blurred. There is no certainty about the future. I woke up in …

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Forgiveness

Most spoke of the low but omnipresent rumble of water, or its dulcet lap against a hull, but that was not how he missed the sea. There’s a huge difference between the view of a fisherman, and a tourist on the beach. Tourists have never had the privilege of befriending water, manipulating it, cutting through …

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Restart

The wind cut into his skin and grey skies pressed down on the rotting town, but at least he was home.  The town changed a little every time he returned, but change was irreversible this time around. An earthquake had destroyed everything, including his parents’ house. His mother had survived, being pulled out in time …

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Turbulent

The scroll of the screen continued even after she closed her eyes.   Outside, the monitor is showing a straight line, and the doctor has pulled the sheet on her face, declaring death. There is a lot of turbulence inside her - unfulfilled wishes, unanswered questions, anger, resentment, desire to see how he world reacts to …

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Ice

A crack like a gunshot pierced the frozen air and the ice broke.  A few more followed, and the criminals were dead. They were accused of brutal rape, and public pressure to punish them fast was mounting. The nation celebrates. The police officers who executed the task are widely appreciated, congratulated and flowers sprinkled on …

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