3 Day Quotes challenge – Day 2

Following my day 1 of the 3 day quote challenge, here I am with my quotes for Day 2.

Rules of the challenge meant that I needed to write 3 quotes for 3 days. But it didn’t mention if I was supposed to post 3 days consequently. So I took the liberty to skip consecutive days option as I was having other posts scheduled after the day 1 post.

But now that, this week, I am not finding enough time to post; I am posting day 2 of the challenge.

This post is like a quick bite that we grab instead of having a full meals.

So here you go, quotes from the book “Gone Girl”. It’s one of my favorites, the only mistake I made is I watched the movie before I started reading the book. Anyways here are few quotes from the book.

“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”

– Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“People say children from broken homes have it hard, but the children of charmed marriages have their own particular challenges.”

– Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“A lot of people lacked that gift: knowing when to fuck off. People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips”

– Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

My tryst with Ribo continues…

This is almost real with little fiction. If you don’t know about the character Ribo, please read my previous post Ribo – A short fiction. Those who know about Ribo, carry on with this post.

As expected, after I shut Ribo down, Ribo came back stronger, this time with more purpose. But I am not going to give in that easily. So, we had this conversation when I sat down to write.

Ribo: “Hey, buddy, you are too tired to write today.”

Me: “But, I haven’t written yesterday too. I was busy applying for blogadda.  So I wanna write today at any cost”

Ribo: “Yeah, I know.  But it’s not a waste of time.  Is it? You have gained something.”

Me: “Yeah, I have. But the point is my goal was Write daily except probably weekends.”

Ribo: “Oh, come on, you are too tired today. Take the day off.”

Me: “Nope, I can’t. Sorry. I am gonna write anyway today.”

Ribo’s face droops again. Continue reading

Black and White – A short fiction

Alarm goes off. It’s 7.00 AM.  It’s a big day for Abhishek.  It’s Valentine’s day and It’s been three months since Abhishek and Deepthi have started talking to each other.

They worked in a software company.  Although they belonged to the same project, they never saw each other for nearly 3 months after she joined the company.  they saw each other at the office cafeteria at a colleague’s birthday celebration and they instantly hit off.  It felt like they already shared a bond and it was just a matter of time, before they meet and hit off.  Such was their initial interactions, they felt so close to each other.  They felt like they have known each other for years.

Being an orphan, he managed to find his soulmate in her.  And she too didn’t seem to mind that he was an orphan, even though she was from a very conservative family.  But she was a modern woman with modern thoughts. He loved her truly and he felt she did the same to him.

“Finally, I am going to propose my love to Deepthi” he thought.

“But wait.  You said you are going to say the truth today.” his alter ego said. Continue reading

Am I my own enemy?

I wrote this piece long time back.  It was in my draft, now publishing this.

That feeling of not able to achieve what I am capable of.

That feeling of emptiness where I don’t feel appreciated.

That feeling of not being able to help others despite having the heart to do that.

That feeling of sometimes not even being able to help myself.

That feeling of betraying my own self by not accomplishing things that I was supposed to. Continue reading

3 Day quotes challenge – Day 1

Oh, my second nomination for this blog!  I am glad. This time for a quote challenge.  And thank you very much M for the nomination.

So, I was confused between posting an existing quote or write one of my own.  Then I decided for the former, as inspiration didn’t strike me to write one on my own.

Either get busy living or get busy dying
By Stephen King (Shashank Redemption)

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The story of a boy who tried to commit suicide…

Recently, I read this troubling story of a boy who committed suicide.  It unsettled me to a great extent.  It pained me to such an extent that I came up with this longish Short Story. 

Marina Beach.  My favorite destination.  I come here twice a day.

Once in the morning, when things are pretty quiet.  I just watch the sea waves for sometime.  You can call it admiring the nature or whatever you want.  But I did get a lot of pleasure out of it.It couldn’t be explained.

Then after watching and feeling satisfied, I begin my writing.  I love the calm and peaceful atmosphere.  A writer would even die to get such an atmosphere.  I was lucky to have my house as close to the beach as possible.

Then I come again in the evening.  During sun set.  I stay there till the night.  This time, I observe people.  I take a walk along the shores of the beach and then I come to a quiet corner of the beach and take notes of what I have observed of people. Continue reading

A day when my son taught me something important 

I know kids teach a lot to parents than the other way around.

That’s what happened to me yesterday.

My son and I were sitting on the sofa and I was playing with him.  I made a barking dog symbol with my hand and began bow bow bow. Then I said it’s going to bite him. Then he said he has a lion in his hand,  and when I barked loud and told him that dog is going to fight with his lion.

I played with him like that once. Next time, I told him “Let’s see who wins the fight this time” and went to attack his lion 🙂  Continue reading