The clock strikes midnight Twice in a day - Once it is within And then without The ink bleeds across paper The rain onto the land Siphoning off the thoughts and memories into sand Where do all those drops go? And why are some bigger? If storms are poets' muses, What then are summers? The… Continue reading The Writer’s Squall!
Shreya watched the minutes tick by on the clock with dread. It was not easy to sit through an hour of extra class after school, especially when she knew Aarav would be getting impatient with every passing minute. The droning voice of her mathematics teacher felt like a bee buzzing in her ears and Shreya… Continue reading Predator!
There are some pictures that prompt you to write. There are some that make you want to pour out the half-formed thoughts. And then there are pictures that ignite something in you, infusing the whole being with a sense of purpose, making the words pour out almost effortlessly. There is no backspace, no hesitation, as… Continue reading Under the vast sky!
So after a brief hiatus, I am back with the picture and prompt series. After almost a week, I had to get back to write on the picture prompts my friends had sent me one by one. The overwhelming response had made me exhilarated, and I had to rework the drafts, and polish them. This… Continue reading Pictures and prompts – 3
Good things often lead to better things. A casual picture prompt given yesterday turned into a well-received post. The timely prompt from Janani Srikanth got me out of a blogging lull. That was the good. The better? It made other friends give me prompts. Whether or not I do justice to them is another issue.… Continue reading Pictures & Prompts – 2
Any writer's dream is to have a honest critic who is effusive in praises and clear in criticisms. It is even more amazing when the same inspiring, encouraging critic sends a picture that prompts me to write. This post is dedicated to Janani Srikanth, the friend, the critic and the lever that turns the cogs in my… Continue reading Pictures & Prompts!
There are multiple playlists in my phone and laptop, some even randomly named like ‘Walk Home’ (The playlist that has exactly the number of songs that will play long enough for me to walk back home from the nearest bus stop), ‘The Morning Bloom’ (The playlist that has the complete set of uplifting songs I… Continue reading Always On Repeat – Part 11 – The Instrumental Playlist
Human relationships are simultaneously the most frightening and most exhilarating thing ever. There’s always a zenith and a nadir. While on one side there is the ultimate happiness of love, on the other side there is a fear of loss / separation. There are seemingly enough complications that can arise naturally without us having to… Continue reading 3 A, 2 D, 1 C
This post is more of a eulogy than anything else. Death and loss are painful no matter how sudden or prolonged they are. This particular one was so strong in the pain it inflicted, the loss of a dear uncle. More than being what his stature determined, he was first a friend, a confidante and… Continue reading You Live On…
Note: With special thanks to Srilakshmi Indrasenan who blogs at I am S(t)ri! She wrote this for Partis Temporus on a short notice and I am glad she could do this! A fitting end to an exciting challenge. Author’s Name: Markus Zusak The Memories: This was not a big surprise – isn’t it? Or was it?… Continue reading Z for Zusak #AtoZChallenge