Reena’s Exploration Challenge 143

A warm welcome to all of you to this week's Exploration Challenge! It just struck me that we haven't done an image prompt for long. So, here we go ... PROMPT 143 As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #142

Welcome back! I’m happy to see the myriad directions in which floating colours took us, in the last one week. New participants too, got pulled in the whirlpool. Let us see, if we can recreate some of the magic this week. PROMPT #142 The genie is not getting back in the bottle Yes, the line …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #141

Reena's Exploration Challenge #141 Welcome back to the Exploration Challenge! WRITING PROMPT #141 - FREE FLOW The beauty of this week's prompt is that there is no prompt. I often see a medley of colors during meditation. I'm unable to label or classify those, or see definitive ideas emerging. But in general, I perform better …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #140

Welcome back to the Exploration Challenge! PROMPT 140 The theme for this week is Juneteenth Going by the dictionary, it is “a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US.” I would take it ahead to celebrate emancipation or liberation of any kind - physical, mental, emotional or …

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Stories in quarantine

Is the “new normal” really new?  The ideas and lifestyles have all existed before, maybe for a minority.  Conservative Indians are screaming from the rooftops, that leaving footwear outside, washing before eating and following certain rules in the kitchen have been a part of our culture for long, but we had given it up for …

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Ticket to individuality

I can’t recall how many tickets have I trashed - travel, entry tickets to events, lottery tickets, coupons. Doctors in the family often referred to certain occurrences or reports as ‘tickets to heaven”. The words that play heavily and incessantly on my mind are “ticket to another world”. No, it is not about death. What …

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Taped

Cassettes have been an integral part of younger years. Other than music and the occasional tangling of tape, the property that stands out in memory is the “auto-replay” mode.  A friend from Tamil Nadu once put on Tamil music, forgot to switch off the player, and went to work. The neighbours in Pune who did …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #139

Reena's Exploration Challenge #139 PROMPT #139 Quarantined Thoughts is the theme. It is not necessary that the words are used in the piece. Your interpretation or reflection on the words is enough. As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link …

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Mind games

Circa 1990. The trade union leaders are protesting against some perceived injustice. A few officers have been suspended for inappropriate conduct. I find a surge of emotion rising within me, on hearing the chants of unity and fighting against injustice. A few months later, I join the Human Resources Department, and see the union leaders …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #138

Welcome back to another week of creativity! It was great to get a peek into writers’ journeys last week. As the saying goes, There is no fiction greater than truth, and no truth greater than fiction. Writers juggle between truth, presentation of truth and different versions of the same truth. We look at things from …

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