Professionals

“Certain stories are highlighted in the media, only because they are preposterous. At the same time, there is an element of presenting a certain lobby’s point of view.” I guess the truth spilt out only because the bragging journalist was sober today. “Who paid you to write this story?” “Your husband.” The rape victim knew … Continue reading Professionals

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For my own sake

 I call a halt to conversations. You’re dead now. “Dead? Whom are you addressing?” “My mother-in-law … I keep replaying past conversations in my head, where I give her a befitting reply, something I couldn’t say earlier. But the acrimony doesn't stop. For the sake of my mental health, I need to let her go.” … Continue reading For my own sake

On my toes

They keep me on toes - active, aliveall those things in perpetual motionthey challenge by change, mock my rangeI need to reassess, rediscover, revise notions all those things in perpetual motionalter perspectives by changing positionI need to reassess, rediscover, revise notionsBlessed am I - no inflated ego, no overestimation alter perspectives by changing positionThey keep … Continue reading On my toes

Revenge

a soul scarred for lifeevery moment is a strifesurrendered pieces of selfcall for restorationlife-cycle completion The one that damagedand got awayoccupies all mind spacerevenge is survivalnot a competitionor race How do they knowwhat I’ve been throughthey never had compassionbut will know retributiongo through the same cyclepain, helplessnessto know the impactof their callousness justice divinenot mine … Continue reading Revenge

Chunnel

“What the hell is water?” asks the callow fish. She’s a thalassic creature. Someone’s curious about undiscovered, underwater worlds. They write stories of demons that inhabit the space. There's someone else who can make a train run under water in a chunnel.  It’s just knowing what to do with water. Weekend Writing Prompt

Respect

I saw him gasp for breath every time he came out after having his head dunked in water. “Call the police. It’s an attempt to murder.” “Calm down. It’s a belief that one can wash sins by dipping in the holy river. It is a process of purification.” I look at the donut from Dunkin’s … Continue reading Respect

Centered

gather your thoughts before you speaklest you are called a scatterbrain thoughts need to move towards a goalkeep it on track, direct the train don't let those cannons unnerve youopposite wills just try to reign calm and visible in dark lanes Weekend Writing Prompt #282

Framed

It was my first day at work as a repossession agent. “Do you have the number to call an ambulance?” Dan asked. “What for?” “Loan defaulters often get collywobbles or feign myocardial infarctions when you approach them. They should be hospitalized immediately, lest you are slapped with a suit.” Three days later… “I can’t believe … Continue reading Framed