Why is it unacceptable?

“I can handle dissent, not insanity,” the chauvinist speaks in a tone of assumed authority, which is not really his. “What you term as insanity is an eruption of long-suppressed flames or instincts… at least you know what was brewing within.” “Whatever is brewing is not acceptable to me or society…” “Whatever is unacceptable arouses … Continue reading Why is it unacceptable?

Die Empty

Do I want to write a bookbefore I go away?for that bookwill die inside me…but who cares reallyfor what I have to say? It’s the map ofmy brain synapsesof what was framedin those spacesbefore responseafter stimulus-somewhere in betweenincoherenceand actionto make sense of lifeit just had to be done I know nowthere’s no going backto reframe … Continue reading Die Empty

Back View

“Do we really need this picture for the story?” The editor’s nose crinkled up in disgust, “The front view with lawns is far more appealing to go with his childhood pics.” Our next issue will carry the story of a celebrity recently killed in a shooting incident. “I believe that while dreams are constructed on … Continue reading Back View

Modern Motherhood

The meeting starts at 9.30 am. I’m late. The kids have to manage with takeaways. They love it, but I’m not sure if it is the right thing for healthy growth. I stop in my tracks by the sarcastic look in my  boss’s eyes “You’re not the only mother out here. We need to run … Continue reading Modern Motherhood

Right Choice

“I don’t remember when you made the first choice in life. But you were always adamant about what you wanted. Today, I’m proud of my daughter who has chosen adoption, just to transfer the value system to another girl.” The  impromptu speech from my mother attracts resounding applause.


adore freshness, understand transitorinessanything that's fresh has a short spanfrozen smiles in sub-zero climesas good as Egyptian mummies anything that's fresh has a short spantheir value shifts on a long rideas good as Egyptian mummiessalute them for joys they spread their value shifts on a long rideknow where they started, how you metsalute them for … Continue reading Freshness

Unending Cycle

‘The Creator, Preserver and Destroyer”, he said with a smirk, “Don’t we all know the Trinity?” “Yes. We do. It is an easily understandable concept. I strive to know if it is a straight line or circle. What happens after the End? Is there recreation, or only new creation?” “Sounds like Copernicus saying the earth … Continue reading Unending Cycle

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #215

PROMPT #215 The words to lead your piece for this week are unknowableunexplainable Here is a video to stimulate thinking. https://aeon.co/videos/what-zen-buddhist-riddles-reveal-about-knowledge-and-the-unknowable 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 post that is found to be … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #215

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