The Challenge

The ChallengePhoto Courtesy - Tomu00e1u0161 Malu00edk on Pexels.com The night was long and tiring.  The exhausted eyes refused to open up even though the sun was hitting his face directly. The worn-out legs were unwilling to budge and bruised hands stayed close to the body as his mind felt helpless as the body pleaded for … Continue reading The Challenge

The First Step

The First StepImage Courtesy - Rido Alwarno on Pexels.com The eyes refused to move away reading every single letter over and over again, moving effortlessly from one end of the page and onto another, soaking up every word and the meaning, and looking up after finishing before beginning to read once again.   The trembling hands … Continue reading The First Step

Contentment

ContentmentImage Credit - shravan khare on Pexels.com “I can’t take this anymore,” the self was itching for rebellion, unable to suppress the feelings gathering to become a deadly force as his boss shouted at him yet again. “This is not expected from such an experienced person like you.” “This mistake of yours has pushed us … Continue reading Contentment

The New Year

The New YearImage Courtesy - Jonathan Petersson on Pexels.com The new year’s festivities floated in the air; everyone excited with the arrival of yet another year has another reason to indulge themselves – the new year’s resolution.  All the dieting and exercising, drinking and sleeping late, everything turned possible with the use of one ubiquitous … Continue reading The New Year

The Fantasy

The FantasyImage Courtesy - Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com The wet cobblestones clumsily reflected the light cutting through the tiny droplets of the soft drizzle before hitting her wide eyes from the streetlamps, in the soft summer evening of a remote town in Europe; she stood there waiting; her new blue umbrella shone proudly as she … Continue reading The Fantasy

The Epiphany

Image Courtesy - Magicbowls on Pexels.com The fingers holding the pencil scribbled frantically on the blank sheet; the eyes stared intensely, trying to figure out what it could be, while the body continued to transform from a state of tension to relaxation intermittently, unable to decide on which way to go.The slanting, straight and curvy … Continue reading The Epiphany

The Bird and the Magic

The Bird and The MagicImage Courtesy - Sam Willis on Pexels.com The bird hopping from one branch to another started feeling discomfort after repeating it on almost every bough of that large tree.  The sunlight falling directly on top of the tree made for a gorgeous sight, and the bird enjoyed the early morning sunbath … Continue reading The Bird and the Magic

The Fence

The FenceImage Courtesy - Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com The otherwise perfect blue sky was dotted with scattered powdery cirrus, reminding everyone of the impending autumn as the sun now began losing its intensity, turning balmier than scalding, something it had been only a few weeks ago. ‘Isn’t this perfect,’ she wondered, her eyes scanning … Continue reading The Fence

The Homecoming

The Ride Back HomeImage Courtesy - Sanjeev Kumar on Pexels.com The eyes couldn’t keep the excitement within, shouting out loud, informing everyone of their eagerness to see what they missed for 10 years.  The head leapt out of the windows repeatedly, while the lungs showed a keen desire to take in as much air as … Continue reading The Homecoming

The Nature

The NatureImage Courtesy - Rifqi Ramadhan on Pexels.com The tranquil silence of the forest gradually calmed the agitating mind as the otherwise quick steps slowly turned steady, moving quietly, as if trying to feel the force of every footstep as it fell on the dry rustling leaves, making a soft crashing sound. Some leaves still … Continue reading The Nature

Result

The ResultImage Credit - Tim Gouw on Pexels.com The fingers started pressing the keys tentatively, the hesitation palpable in the wobbling punches. ‘The password entered is incorrect. Please re-enter the correct password’ The prompt forced him to become even slower; sluggishly he tried again, eyeing every alphabet carefully, pulling the index finger up in the … Continue reading Result

Silence

SILENCE Image Courtesy - Loc Dang on Pexels.com Countless thoughts whispered in the head, all at the same time; denying the mind even one solitary ‘moment’ to reflect. For a moment, he felt sitting amidst the company of a crowd of toddlers, all vying for his attention while he struggled to comprehend whatever they were … Continue reading Silence

Life and Beyond

Life and BeyondImage Courtesy Karina Zhukovskaya on Pexels.com The loud cries of the cow requesting for her calf to be released to suckle her began even before everyone could wake up. He found sleep deluding him after the repeated pleas reverberated in his head and continued unabated without a pause. His mind stressed with the … Continue reading Life and Beyond