Friday, June 24, 2016

Gold

I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 23rd of June is 'Gold' and the above is my picture for the prompt.

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth - Roman Payne

As the sun turned the evening sky to gold, in beautiful Coorg, I was lucky enough to capture it on my Mobile Cam

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my story for the prompt,

Gold

Goldie was an acquired taste. You either loved Goldie or hated Goldie, there was no in between.
Goldie was cold. Goldie was smooth.
The harsh reality about Goldie was the bitter truth,that men loved Goldie.
Which is why women pretended to hate but secretly loved Goldie.
Goldie was the companion of many a lonely nights.
Goldie also lightened many a terrible mood.
Golden-hued Goldie was a mug of chilled beer.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Looking Up



I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 21st of June is 'Looking Up' and the above is my picture for the prompt.

Looking up as I sip my tea, I see #curdled #clouds looking down at me.

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my story for the prompt,


Looking Up

‘Beta, you should always respect women’

Why is my tea so cold?!’

‘Women are Goddesses. In our culture we even pray to them.’

‘Don’t you even know to iron a shirt well!? Useless, woman!’

‘Women are greater than men, even though everyone will try to tell you otherwise’

How many times will I have to tell you the same thing, you dumb woman!’

‘Try your best and be your best for all the women in your life’

‘Do you think money grows on trees? Always demanding this or that!’

The father was so busy preaching to his young son, little did he realise that his son was looking at his actions, towards the women in  his life, rather than absorbing his words.




Monday, June 20, 2016

Delicious

I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 22nd of June is 'Delicious' and the above is my picture for the prompt.

This #Delicious man is my #Husband. Enough said.
:)))))

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my story for the prompt,

Delicious

‘You don’t concentrate enough, Miss Mehta!’
‘Why is your head always in the clouds?’
‘What’s the use of blocking a seat when you know you’re never gong to use this knowledge, Madhuri!’
‘Rich kids like you never value education!’
‘You will amount to nothing!’

Professor Pathuri’s words lashed out at Madhuri Mehta all through the senior year she was in his class in medical school. The louder he became, the quieter she got, sometimes forgetting the answers she knew till she had to give them to him.
 His words chiseled away at her confidence bit by bit till she shattered and gave up.

‘This is a critical case, Dr. Male, 78, brought in after fainting after a severe headache. Not conscious on arrival…’
The doctor looked at the clipboard
‘…and the family can’t afford the surgery required…’
‘Get him ready for the surgery’ ordered the doctor
‘…but…’
‘Now!’

Dinesh Pathuri felt something tight around his head. The pain is back he winced, before his hand came in contact with the bandage wrapped around.
He turned to see his daughter sleeping on a chair next to his hospital bed. Puzzled, he nudged her awake.
A beaming smile split her tired face into two, ‘You are awake, Papa!’
‘How did I get here?’
‘You fainted in the bathroom, Papa. We rushed you to MediCare Hospital…’
‘MediCare…?’
‘Yes, Papa…’
‘But that is the most expensive hospital in the city. How will we…’
‘The most advanced too. The doctor assured us that your health is more important and operated on you immediately…’
‘…money…?
‘We will see about that, was her answer to us, when we asked her the same…’
‘I want to meet the doctor…’

‘Dr, Patient no 2094 is awake’
‘Professor Pathuri?’
‘Eh? Mr Dinesh Pathuri, Dr. He says he wants to meet you’

‘See to it that he is comfortable and he and his family have everything they need. I will be down as soon as I am done here.’ instructed Dr Madhuri Mehta, MS, Neurosurgeon and owner Medicare Hospital.

For, once she had taken up her studies again and regained her confidence, Madhuri had realized one very important truth,
Revenge may be sweet
But
Forgiveness was Delicious.




Water



I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 20th of June is 'No Filter' and the above is my picture for the prompt.

This lake, in a gorgeous place called Emerald in Ooty, was the view we were rewarded with post a strenuous trek. This was shot on my MobileCam, and no filters have been used.

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my story for the prompt,

Water

The drought-hit villagers looked towards the unrelenting sky and prayed for rain, as water continued to course down their cheeks.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

NoFilter


I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 19th of June is 'No Filter' and the above is my picture for the prompt.

This gorgeous sunset was shot on my MobileCam, from my balcony and there is #NoFilter used.
I'm pretty proud of this pic:)

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my story for the prompt,


No Filter

She was admired. She was hated. She was envied. She was copied.
Nothing affected her.
She went about doing what she was best at, letting her work cock a snook at all.
  As she got better, people got worse.
She still didn’t care and bravely continued posting #Selfies with the well earned #NoFilter tag.





Saturday, June 18, 2016

Something Alive


I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 18th of June is 'Something Alive' and the above is my picture for the prompt.

Keep #Hope alive, always!

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my story for the prompt,

Something Alive


‘Dowry Death!’ exclaimed the front page of all major newspapers on a weekend morning.

‘Do these things still happen?’ wondered a reader.
‘Shameful to know people still ask for and give dowries’ tsk’ed another.
‘Imagine killing someone for money and materialistic things!’ discussed two of them.

As they read further reactions changed. Some looked smug, others stifled a smirk, many looked scared and a few were plain stunned.

For, the article informed, the ‘Dowry Death’ wasn’t a conventional one where yet another daughter-in-law was burnt at the stake of greed.

In this case, years of taunts, torture, demands, character assassination, maligning and creating misunderstandings galore had brought something alive in the daughter-in-law.
A monster, who murdered her in-laws when they tried to kill her.

Friday, June 17, 2016

My Name


I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016. 
The prompt for the 17th of June is, 'My Name', and the above is my picture for the prompt.

I am a Punjabi from Bombay married to a Telugu from Andhra, and each time I pass this name painted on a wall, quite close to where I live, it cracks me up!
:))

Since I haven't been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too. 
Below is my poem for the prompt,

#MyName

My Name is Insecurity
I rise out of fear
If only you were honest enough to know your true worth
I wouldn’t hover anywhere near

My name is Jealousy
I sprout where Insecurity is sown
I take over and build a home in your heart
Till your feelings aren’t your own

My name is Mean
I follow Insecurity and Jealousy
Oh, we are a cackling trio!
Blind to our faults, we destroy everything as we go

My Name is Common Sense
I’m used the least, though I’m available easily
The more I’m used the faster I multiply
Wish people would try me and see

My Name is Confidence
I need to be built from inside
With bricks of Truth and the mortar of Deeds
A sturdy base that will face life’s tides

My Name is Patience
I need to be nurtured and Confidence helps me grow
Once I bloom I am a steady ally
During life’s ebbs and flows


My Name is Human
I possess all of the above
In quantities that vary, sometimes alarmingly
Through trial and error if I learn to strike a balance

Life becomes relatively smooth and happy!