No return

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5HOpcmJOqfrO24mTsmQuNv?si=6e54f019762c40fe Your prompt reminds me of two real-life stories, which do not directly connect to the song, but are about leaving and returning. STORY 1 We are holidaying with an aunt. A strange looking man appears in the courtyard with a piece of ginger in hand. He wants ginger tea. The family looks scared, but … Continue reading No return

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #211

It is reflection time once again. I wonder why ends and beginnings affect us so much. PROMPT #211 Here's a theme prompt once again. Flow with it. There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.  Any … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #211

Tales Unheard

Nameless people in a house on stilts without an address The lake turns red A shadow is murdered Flowing waters the only witness waters change, time flows snow unfreezes to merge with emptiness Someone calls as oars cut through tales unheard A boatman sings voiceless anonymous… A spy’s life- fictitious infamous much maligned patriotic, self-effacing … Continue reading Tales Unheard

Light of Truth

https://open.spotify.com/episode/29hyJVlPyxBzWsBH6a8kf1?si=8326a7474ffd4db1 Only the elders remembered a blue sky. The sky looked dark and waters muddy after that fateful evening. Mythological tales surround the event.  Some believe it is the result of a long war between humans and gods. Humans won, and the gods were pushed to the Deep, Dark Underground to live there forever. The … Continue reading Light of Truth

Decluttering

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1XuKS3hW9D9Lf1clAeiNw6?si=8ead5a5146184573 “I’m on a mission for the remaining part of my life - decluttering …. everything that does not give good vibes will go - junk, impulse shopping, toxic relationships, jaded mindsets.” “Where will you keep all that you love - things that add value to life?” “Decluttering creates space for the new.” “Who’s talking … Continue reading Decluttering

Power

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2svwFjccgzPXrM45aHBU6o?si=Pjvo4t8kSji-WCAZ7dAtTg&dl_branch=1 “I was given these notions about success, and I spent more than half my life chasing power. It was always about finding that handle, that lever, that screw-tightener and wondering about the impact each would have.” The audience listens in stunned silence, as one of the most powerful man in the world speaks, “… … Continue reading Power

Plots

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4p2hs5ExnNhGH8Cp7OlNlp?si=D2Cp5Ub5RSK3-hzXsQ1i_Q&dl_branch=1 “I thought the plan was foolproof, least of all did I expect my assistant to catch me,” he’s not as perturbed by the prison sentence, as with the idea of being caught by a junior. “It was just a single thought …if it’s you, there has to be a method to the madness.” “You … Continue reading Plots

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 … Continue reading In a place I (don’t) wanna be

A journey to irrelevance (contd)

It was a comment from Christine Bialcziak on my story, and a request from me that she carry the story ahead, which started this.... She kindly did. Read both parts of the story at https://christinebialczak.com/2020/05/06/continued-from-reena-saxenas-journey-to-irrelevance/ He is on unfamiliar terrain. The assignment is not clearly defined, he is not comfortable with local culture and his … Continue reading A journey to irrelevance (contd)

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 … Continue reading Deja vu – Corona who?