Tag: #WTFOW -June 2018

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As the past floats by in a swirl of memories #writingbravely

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The curtain swung on my face as the window slammed shut. It was a stormy night all right. Rough and rowdy.  I shut my eyes tight as lightening flashed. I hate thunder and lightening. It was a rough night for me with the winds howling outside and the rain pelting down. I wasn’t surprised when …

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The sad story of a lizard #writebravely

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It was a Saturday afternoon. The entire household was having a siesta, sleeping off the yummy biryani that Aunty Reshma had sent. Suddenly, there was a slight shuffling noise in Raina’s bedroom.  Always a light sleeper,  she stirred in her slumber. She opened one eye and saw a lizard peep out from behind the teakwood …

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In the face of death #writingbravely

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Somehow when death is near, you lose all inhibitions. I know this because I am now facing the final countdown. And honestly, I’m not scared. I’m prepared. I’m prepared to meet my Maker. I wasn’t always like this – ready to take on anything. My father tells me I used to be a timid little …

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The Loneliness of Old Age #writingbravely

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Oftentimes, I think old age is a curse. Especially the loneliness associated with it. There is a bunch of ladies in our building whose white hair and animated conversations are hard to miss as they sit out on the benches in the garden. Every day. And on rainy days , they ask for some plastic …

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Dealing with depression by letting it all hang out #writingbravely

Some people say you shouldn’t wash your dirty linen in public. But methinks just the opposite. Last week I was plagued by some major issues. Mostly in my head. And while my angst was consuming me, I let it flap loose in the wind like the clothes pegged on a wash line. And as they …