Scars

You can try to pull me down hurt me with harsh words break my spirit set up obstacles in my way and knock me down but I will never give up! I bear the scars from all the fights and I wear them proudly they might make me flawed but to me, they are reminders … Continue reading Scars

A well-deserved treat!

Peace descends at lastcrime solving done for the daythe heroes relaxreward themselves with a treatafter a hard day's battle Superheroes need a break from all that crime fighting too! What better way to relax than with a sweet treat. I hope you enjoyed this Tanka 😊 This poem was written in response to Sadje's What Do … Continue reading A well-deserved treat!

Sparks fly

Minds soar high, hearts raceLove spreads its magic aroundSparks fly, bonds grow strong I don't exactly believe in love at first sight. It happens more in fiction than that in reality. Most people require more than that to actually fall in love. But there might be a lucky few who do fall in love at … Continue reading Sparks fly

One-liner Wednesdays #52

Sports (noun) Something that almost everyone enjoys to watch from the sidelines but few dare to take up professionally, but only a select few people manage to have highly successful careers, This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #52

The playdate

Carefree playdate Fun won over cleanliness Dirt didn't deter them Puppy and his human played Covered in mud, yet happy! This story was written in response to Dakshali's Saturday Picture Prompt Plate a.k.a PPP #3. The challenge is to use the given photo prompt and create an original poem, prose, story or anything related to the picture. … Continue reading The playdate

The watery cage

Watery glass cage fish swim about aimlessly safe from the house cat This story was written in response to KL Caley’s weekly #writephoto prompt. The challenge is to use the given photo prompt as an inspiration to create a post on your own blog
 poetry, prose, humour
 light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it … Continue reading The watery cage

Weekly roundup!

Here is last week's roundup of my posts so that you can catch up in case you have missed any of my posts. https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/18/let-go/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/19/streets-of-manali/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/20/6wsp-roundup-10/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/21/one-liner-wednesdays-51/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/22/six-word-story-113/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/23/dark-and-light/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/24/6wsp-83/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/24/family-a-short-story/ Image courtesy: Steve Johnson from Pexels

Family – a short story

Anika followed the family of ducks as they made their way to the pond on the grounds. She watched intently as the little ducklings launched themselves into the water in tiny splashes after their mother. At times, Anika felt jealous of the ducklings. Unlike her, they never had to worry about school, homework, exams, chores, … Continue reading Family – a short story

Dark and light

Darkness looms closer and threatens threatens to pull me under under its thick veil veil of suffering and misery misery that seems to go on on and on, until light breaks breaks and shines bright bright enough to end end the last traces traces of the darkness wiped wiped away by the light the light … Continue reading Dark and light

six word story #113

Her willpower succeeded where drugs failed. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #82: Drug. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. The sheer power of our willpower can get us through so much. They can cure us even when drugs fail to … Continue reading six word story #113

One-liner Wednesdays #51

Assumption (noun) Something that you believe to be true without bothering to confirm it, that has the potential to gift you lots of regret when you end up getting (royally) screwed! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #51

From the streets of Manali

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For some reason, I find myself running out of inspiration (and time!) to create new posts. So I decided to repost of the first posts on my blog. This particular post was originally published on February 15,2015. I hope you will enjoy this blast from the past! I first saw him on the streets of … Continue reading From the streets of Manali

Weekly roundup!

Here is last week's roundup of my posts so that you can catch up in case you have missed any of my posts. https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/12/six-word-story-111/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/13/time-obsession/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/14/the-outcast/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/six-word-story-112/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/16/hard-times/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/17/a-home/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/17/saturday-six-word-story-prompt-6wsp-82-july-17-2021/ Image courtesy: Steve Johnson from Pexels

Let go…

I know you are hurting Struggling to deal with the grief It hurts my soul to see you desolate You may think That you are all alone now Now that I am no more Nothing but a departed soul I may be gone But I am unforgotten I will always live in your heart And … Continue reading Let go…

Three Line Tale #45: A home…

They didn't live in a posh localityThe nearest shop was miles awayBut they had a home, not just a house This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 281 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please visit the link for instructions and other … Continue reading Three Line Tale #45: A home…

Hard times – a tiny tale

"Chaaaaiiiii chaaaiiiii. Hot chaiiii", Raju announced relentlessly as he moved from one carriage to the other. The pandemic imposed restrictions had bankrupted him and waylaid his livelihood. When the trains got cancelled, he was forced to seek out odd jobs just to make ends meet. Even then, there were days when his family of three … Continue reading Hard times – a tiny tale

six word story #112

She made mistakes. Never repeated them. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #81: Mistake. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. We have a saying at work - "It's okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them and never … Continue reading six word story #112

The outcast

She was quite eye-catching Her portrait was captivating Easily the prettiest graffiti on the wall But as time passed, she'd her downfall Scribbled over and torn She looks rather forlorn Her eyes no longer have that glint The scribbles over her are a hint That her best days are in the past She was now … Continue reading The outcast

Food for thought #8: Why are we obsessed with time?

The clock keeps ticking. It has never stopped and it will never stop either. Seconds turn to minutes to hours and just like that, an entire day had passed before you can fully realize it. Time works in mysterious ways. It's like a jigsaw puzzle that you can't seem to complete. But then again, we … Continue reading Food for thought #8: Why are we obsessed with time?

six word story #111

Food satisfies hunger, but not greed. I am not a fan of people who are extremely picky and waste food thoughtlessly. Being picky is alright but that's not an excuse to waste food. When there are so many people who are starving and struggling to get at least one square meal per day, it feels … Continue reading six word story #111

Weekly roundup!

Here is last week's roundup of my posts so that you can catch up in case you have missed any of my posts. https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/twilight/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/with-you/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/06/six-word-story-110/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/one-liner-wednesdays-50/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/08/the-perfect-view/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/saturday-six-word-story-prompt-6wsp-80-the-roundup-post/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/sunlight/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/10/time/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/10/6wsp-81/ Image courtesy: Steve Johnson from Pexels

Tick tock

Tick tock, Tick tock, Time doesn't wait for anyone Nor does it rewind And offer us a chance To re-live our favourite moments Time is its own boss The master of almost everything! The scariest of alarms The healer of the deepest of wounds One who can erase Even the ugliest of memories From our … Continue reading Tick tock

Sunlight

Hot, dry summer morning Try at it might, sunlight failed To pry apart the wall of greenery Diminished in strength from its effort It filtered through as thin beams Illuminating the tunnel of greenery With its golden beams The sun will always find a way to shine through. Light will always find a way. Darkness … Continue reading Sunlight

The perfect view

Cloudless dark night sky Stars spread over the dark canvas Gift the perfect view This verse was written in response to the Photo Challenge #373 hosted at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie. The challenge is to use the photo prompt as an inspiration for a poem or short story. Thank you, NEKNEERAJ for hosting this challenge. For the … Continue reading The perfect view

One-liner Wednesdays #50

Yawn (verb) Definition 2: That involuntarily move that you don't have to cover up anymore by pretending to drink water (or something even more creative) thanks to the physical masks that we are required wear. Click here to see my first alternate definition for Yawn. This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #50