Negative spaces

Soundproof rooms help me focus on the inner voice. I don’t want interference. I don’t want to be told what to do. Cut the cacophony out… I hate the political crap on TV Wait a minute… Doesn’t the inner voice reflect the outer world - a reverse mirror image. Inner reality is what I want … Continue reading Negative spaces

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #153

Welcome back! I take you to the prompt, without any ado. PROMPT #153 Questions How do my thoughts get processed into words?Or do my words spur thoughts?How do they interact? My response A thought occurs in response to something Internal or external I do not know I want to expand it am struck by words … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #153

A Writer is Born

“I’ll trust your judgement. A woman has superior intuition.” “We’ve peddled this theory for long. Actually, it is about a capability for lateral vision, something that men don’t have. We capture fleeting expressions in a nano-second, and it gives clues to the person’s psyche.” “I should be careful with my expressions, when I’m around a … Continue reading A Writer is Born

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108

Welcome to a poetic week! Poetry touches the soul, and has the power to impact thoughts and lives. Only a writer can appreciate the craft of making poetry whatever it is – be it a game of rhyme, syllables, structure, choice of words or a free flow of thoughts. I’ve chosen two short pieces of … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97

Welcome back to the Exploration Challenge! PROMPT This week, we will play around with quotes - preferablY around writing, creativity OR writer's block If you have a brilliant thought about something else, you are most welcome to share it in the form of a quote. The choice of format is yours - text, jpeg, video … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97

Mediums have a voice, not words

Dawn is the most peaceful part of the day, and I choose to be out – walking on a path strewn with autumn leaves or snow or spring flowers. All carry different messages for my day ahead. Crazy me – I pick up a leaf and write a poem on it with the permanent marker … Continue reading Mediums have a voice, not words

That’s how it all began

the sky looked like ink, no stars, just black; that’s how it began.  the moon did rise – solitary, like in choppy waters a swan   it fluttered wings and sang a song, scattering moondust around’ one by one, stars appeared, like guilty kids – without a sound   tales of betrayal deeply etched on … Continue reading That’s how it all began

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #87

Welcome to the 87th round of reflections and looking both inwards and outwards to explore! PROMPT #87 I give you a choice between two pictures. You can choose any one, or write two separate pieces for both, and link up. Picture courtesy – Prachika Saxena Picture courtesy – Prabhakar FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS There is … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #87

Stories

“Why don't you see a dermatologist? That looks like a fungal growth.” “It will disappear. I'm writing a lot these days.” “How is it related to writing?” “These are stories that could not escape my lips. I'm fictionalizing characters, and banging them on the keyboard ...” “How about seeing a shrink, or the priest in … Continue reading Stories