Reena’s Xploration Challenge #273

Welcome back! PROMPT #273 In this week, I'd like you to spare one minute to watch this video and reflect on it. Give it a little more time if you struggle to understand or agree with it. Then, start banging the keyboard and type whatever comes to mind. Let it be 'stream of consciousness' writing. … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #273


Reena’s Xploration Challenge #272

Welcome back! PROMPT #272 I created a word cloud for the prompt today. You can choose to do any of the following. Choose at least two words from the above in your piece. Guess the theme and use it. Use synonyms of two words in case these words do not appeal to you. Or use … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #272

Conscious Fashion

The survivor took great pride in declaring its Indian origin, and the philosophy of non-violence practised by a section of the population. “I pierced the cocoon to come out and am living a full life. The manufacturers still get the silk they need to make those luxurious and visually delightful sarees, but without killing the … Continue reading Conscious Fashion

On the other side

My friend cribs about her tough life in a sales job, her monstrous boss and unfair incentive schemes. Clearly, she does not enjoy her job - nor did I. But being conversant with something helped me navigate the downturns better. I steer the conversation to what she’d like to do – lounge around in pyjamas, … Continue reading On the other side

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #271

Welcome back! It has been a wonderful week for me with outstanding contributions to RXC#270. The links are posted in the weekly wrap below. Another highlight was a conversation with Susi Bocks. She needs no introduction on this space. She came up with a bright suggestion that the theme for next week's prompt should … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #271

Bleach me

bleach metill you see my soul-shed imposed colourshistory, cultureexpectationsunrecognised mutationssuppressed motivation push that ladder awaydon’t use it to build your positionCaesar’s wife can be her own selfyour honour needs to be your ownyour thoughts, words and actionshun the movement frompossessiveness to possession bleach metill you see my souland I see yoursin black and whitereal, not … Continue reading Bleach me

No impact

It was her first taste of whiskey. “You look wasted. Learn to stop at the right time,” a so-called well-wisher quipped. “The first sip is the right time.” Gloria replies wryly. She is impressed by the exquisitely carved glass, not the drink. Disappointment boiled and fermented inside, till she changed completely as an individual. Her … Continue reading No impact


running overmelding into others-surfacescolors, emotions-leave itenriched, unmerged Alliterisen Alliterisen is as follows:  1st line- x syllables2nd line- x+2 syllables3rd line- x-1 syllables4th line- (x+2)-1 syllables5th line- x-2 syllables6th line- (x+2)-2 syllables Written for Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Weekly Prompt