This is based on the limited understanding that I have of the metaverse so far. Creating illusions will give humans a false sense of power. I can write a happy story in the metaverse. But my real life has not changed much, other than giving me Ecstasy (pun intended) or hallucinations. If I repay a … Continue reading Metaverse

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #250

Welcome back! Regret the delay in posting, as I was not feeling well yesterday. PROMPT #250 It is a picture prompt this week. There is no restriction on 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 offensive, … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #250


I’m impressed by the Ikigai diagram, but the book fails short of expectations. Viability of a project matters - whether it is business, art, a social enterprise or development of an individual. It takes resources to make a project viable. What happens if the desire is intense, but resources are not easy to gather? I … Continue reading Ikigai

Multiple Prompts

I come across mashups or posts written for multiple prompts practically every day. The writer who aces it, IMO, is Jude Itakali. I miss Chris Hall who is not keeping good health, but she did a wonderful job of writing parts of her novel to the Six Sentence Stories prompt.  I agree that writing to … Continue reading Multiple Prompts

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #249

Welcome back! I've experimented a little this week - taken a few lines from all your entries to weave into a new poem. See what emerged. I believe I am passing through a gate in historyA twinkle in our maker’s eyeWhat happens next is a mysteryI stumble upon cracks of time-crystallized memoriesfalling through a funnelIs … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #249

Gates of history

The future occupies a higher mindshare than the past. There are times I feel history is being raked up only to settle political scores, or justify a stance which is not being accepted. If I could travel on a time machine where would I go? ….to a future I’m curious about. Youtube videos on future … Continue reading Gates of history

Blogging Challenges

I moved from 28 followers to 3K+, just by participating in writing prompts. What changed in the process was the intent and theme of the blog. I moved from articles to flash fiction and poetry. I do have a flair for writing from schooldays, but I accept with full gratitude that I learnt a lot … Continue reading Blogging Challenges

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #248

Welcome back! A string of brillianceeach bead - a single sentencemakes my week shimmer,throws challenge with cocky sneerto make next week look better This is how I'll sum up last week. PROMPT # 248 We have a phrase this week to serve as your writing prompt. ...passing through a doorway in history There is no … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #248


background thoughtsinterfere with lifechange structuresof spacesI choose to live - clear debrisbefore you build homes all new thoughtsenter, move aroundin circlesget processedtill you achieve the peak statemind your processors Written for dVerse Poetics - The strange houses of Lee Madgwick

Aphorism I recall the same question being asked in interviews - Why do you want to switch over? Whatever answers I concocted; I knew the truth that I was trying to escape something. Today, I shudder to think that I didn't really want any of the things I spoke about. I would have preferred to … Continue reading Aphorism