It seems like eternity

imprints of past lives on dirty, stained walls leading to exit doors the journey seems  like eternity If I wash myself clean will they not see the stains and believe I’ve changed the journey seems  like eternity will conditioned mindsets  return egged on by sunlight the journey seems  like eternity https://sundayphotofiction.com/2020/04/12/sunday-photo-fiction-apr-5-2020-2/

Greatness

I wish I had skipped greatness. Devotees come with high expectations, and I have to live up to it- confined within rocky boundary lines. I replicated myself in the process of expansion. It’s not easy to grow at that rate. But I cannot move. I envy that tiny bird which flies in the sky, exploring …

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Stubs of a soul

“For how long do you think my old stubby fingers can hold up the cause? World peace is not sustainable. Earlier, people fought for patches of land. Then, wars were fought on sea and air. Now control strategies have got into the lungs of people. It cannot be eliminated, as long as the downfall of …

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A childhood that saw joy

The play school, children stepping out of fancy cars in designer clothes flanked by nannies and security guards, laughing hysterically, smiling and waving at cameras was what Alex saw every day. It was the view from where he lived, but he was not allowed to step out on the other side. One fine morning, a …

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Layers

a part of the whole a whole divided in parts I deny connectedness by letting smoke envelope my existence, letting it define my incompleteness, creating illusions of wholeness.   masks I wear conceal vulnerability while labelling certain parts of my animal self attributing it to another species masks let me live in peace with my …

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Laws of Life

I looked around for the trophies the eminent lawyer had won in his long, illustrious career, but there were none. “You do believe in displaying evidence, don’t you?” Being his childhood pal, I could take liberties others were afraid, or too much in awe of him to take. “Do you see those two books in …

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Voyeurism

Vacations come alive with Grandpa’s stories. A nugget emerged on the morning walk with him today.  “You guys have lost earning opportunities with the advent of the internet.” “I can teach you how to earn money online. We’ll do it in the afternoon.” “I’ll tell you something right now. I used to come and check …

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Freshness

The notepad is carefully designed to offset greyness of the decor.  Nisha needed a push to draw the window curtains open. Deepa’s thoughts wandered back to her college days, when a Maths professor, R.K. Talreja, not very competent in English would keep saying, “Open the windows. Let the atmosphere come in.” He was always the …

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