50 shades of grey

Daily prompt :

Local Color

Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be?

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Wearing large, dark sunglasses that covered half her face in the summer night, Lisa cautiously pattered across the road; her ever-searching cane scanning her path for potential obstacles. She nearly jumped as someone hurriedly brushed past her from the back. Being blind in a sighted albeit unseeing world was difficult at times. But she wasn’t complaining, there were many a times when the world around her had shown gentle warmth, its love and capacity for compassion. There were times when she had wanted to cross the road – that was probably the most difficult thing to do, and almost every time there was someone who would stop by and offer to help her out. No, it wasn’t the hardship of being blind that pulled her down, in fact she saw it as a challenge – one that she was well on her way to conquering!

 She worked hard and was able to manage her way around her flat without a cane – anyone who saw her there, would never believe her lack of sight! But her lack of sight want all bane. It was because of her sightlessness that her sense of taste had heightened, and boy could she cook! She was so adept at art that one of the best restaurants in town had recently offered her a job in their kitchen (they also did their bit to make it hand-friendly for her)! Despite all these achievements, she always wished she could have a dog. Although, she could navigate the streets and the universe was generously kind, she wanted to be independent. That’s how she had always been and the fact that she had to constantly depend on others was what nagged her the most.

Maybe, with the new job I can get myself some lovable company, she thought. As she had just finished the thought, she found herself at yet another traffic-light. As she waited for the lights to change, she felt a stray drop of wetness hit her face.

Rain! At this time? She mused. Without warning she was covered in a heart warming drizzle. As the smell of the wet earth rose against the dissipating summer heat , she felt a happy swell in her chest – she wanted to dance. Slowly and gently , filled with the joy of living, her feet tapped to the rhythmic music of the pitter-patter.

“Help!” Someone screamed , ” this rain is washing away the colour from the world !!” Chaos ensued. People screaming, tripping, scrambled for cover as the showering waves became stronger. But Lisa, unfaltering, continued to dance to the rhythm of nature’s music – for the colours were all in her mind!

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Busy bee

Daily prompt: Out of Breath

We all seem to insist on how busy, busy, busy we constantly are. Let’s put things in perspective: tell us about the craziest, busiest, most hectic day you’ve had in the past decade.

I BREATHE.

I awaken, I see,

I brush, I pee.

I eat , I chew,

churn an acidified brew.

I digest, I absorb,

further break and reasorb.

I catabolise, I anabolise.

all this is to metabolise.

I flare up and burn out,

I crap up and flush out.

I see, I smell,

and speak words I cant spell.

I touch, I feel,

the world is real.

I hear , I taste,

I spew toxic waste.

I imagine, I think,

my eyes blink.

I sleep, I dream,

I shout, I scream.

I live, I fly,

in minds eye.

I breathe,

and I breathe.

Phew! I say,

What a busy day!!!

 

The message in the post Out of Breath by Life Confusions  encapsulates the heart of what we all really forget – how to live and to enjoy life the way it is.

The voices in my head

I drag myself home, exhaused after a long, ceaseless, unfruitful day. I barely manage to stagger through the door and plopped on to the sofa drinking in the calmness of my rarely empty house. As the cushions deflated and the air squeezed out painfully through the seams under my couch-potatoness, I flipped open my laptop – my sole means of company (and light) at this dark hour. Browsing throught the internet, I stumble across today daily prompt page and begin to read.

Imaginary Friend

Many of us had imaginary friends as young children. If your imaginary friend grew up alongside you, what would his/her/its life be like today? (Didn’t have one? write about anon-imaginary friend you haven’t seen since childhood.)

“Me, me !! It’s talking about me you moron! “ it piped up.

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The voices in my head

I drag myself home, exhaused after a long, ceaseless, unfruitful day. I barely manage to stagger through the door and plopped on to the sofa drinking in the calmness of my rarely empty house. As the cushions deflated and the air squeezed out painfully through the seams under my couch-potatoness, I flipped open my laptop – my sole means of company (and light) at this dark hour. Browsing throught the internet, I stumble across today daily prompt page and begin to read.

Imaginary Friend

Many of us had imaginary friends as young children. If your imaginary friend grew up alongside you, what would his/her/its life be like today? (Didn’t have one? write about a non-imaginary friend you haven’t seen since childhood.)

“Me, me !! It’s talking about me you moron! “ it piped up.

“What the hell are you thinking about looking at the computer screen like a slow Loris? Hurry up, why is it taking so long for you to make up your mind?”

“What are you searching for now? There’s nothing under the sofa and no there is no one in the closet either… All rooms are empty you dimwit, what are you scared of ? It’s only me !! Stop jumping around, there is no one behind your back tailing you. STOP you moron! Listen to me will you? Stop getting scared and running around  the house like a rabid dog! Look what you are doing now, making us sweat. Ouch!! Why did you bump the foot in the wall?? What the hell are you looking at with that part-muddled, part-horrified look? GAH!!! You are making both of us look stupid. I guess I’ll come back when you are asleep.”  

Suddenly all goes silent as I tiptoe to the bathroom door holding my breath and barge in screaming “I KNOW it’s YOU ! COME OUT NOW!! Enough jokes!!” – sheer emptiness..

“BOO!”  

“Aaaaaaa” I shriek and jump around – just the wall staring back under the pale yellow light. I scream, “Who are you? Come out this very moment!”. I pull my hair like a loon, unable to think clearly. The bodiless, mocking voice causing terrorising anarchy in my head.

*booming voice*

HAHAHA!!  HAHAHAHA !!! “You doofus.” HAHAHA !!!

I shriek again, paranoid, ” Who are you? Stop playing games!!”.

“You are a serious moron sometimes, a dork dorky dork, a dunce, a BLOCKHEAD !!!”

Manically annoyed I yell, ” STOP THAT !!! I am NOT a MORON!! YOU are a MORON!!! Who the hell are you !!! ”

HAHAHA… ” Moron wants to know who I am, dimwit is shrieking with curiosity. Moron – I am the reason why you are never alone, the one who is forced to hide in the shadows during the day. Only at night, when you sleep can I creep out to my intimidating fullness – I am the one who gives you all “awesome” the thoughts in your head, the crux of why you do what you do. I am the reason why you’re even replying to the daily prompt right now, despite being shit scared – I am the puppeteer and you are my puppet !! I am the reason why you’ll never again sleep with the lights off…. MORON” MUAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

Oh my hodge-podginess !!! I have a crazy monster in my head – or is it under my bed??

Double Whammy : It’s raining awards

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liebster

All righty! It’s about time I put work on the back burner for good and get back to having a life (even if it’s just my month old blogging life) – just kidding with the back burner bit; I need my job so that I can fund my eternal quest for the perfect belgian waffle 😛 I can be a clown considering all the crazy juggling I do, nonetheless, I turn my eyes from the blog for a bit and wham ! I receive nominations from two perfectly  awe-inducing bloggers Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes for two awards!!

My first thought was that it must be some kind of a joke, but then curiosity got better of me and I decided to take the matter in my hands. As I browsed through blog post after blog post on the award, I realised that the awards that I’ve been nominated for are the real deal – One lovely blog award and Liebster Award!! Once my little brain had digested the enormous fact, I felt the swell rising inside me. Heck, I felt like John O’keefe – or not – okay maybe a broke John O’keefe.  And my curiosity piqued again – why in the world would someone sane nominate my blog, its only a month old (to be honest, I wasn’t even sure anyone would read my blog when I started)? But the swell got better of me. So while my brain farts and the happy ballooning played tug of war inside of my insane head, I decided to complete the requirements of the award. In all the confusion that ensued, I ended with this mash up of a post!

First of all, really like to thank both Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes for the nomination – there wouldn’t have been a happy-inflated-gas-balloon-of-a-me had it not been for the two of you! I’m a hot air balloon in the sky !!

Now on to the rules of the two awards (*pulls hair out* *stresses about getting everything correct*) which are to be followed to the T if I am to accept the award. * starry daydreams of being on stage bowing to an applauding audience*

I’ll start with the One Lovely Blog Award first since it was the first nomination I received. The nominees for this award are chosen by fellow bloggers with the aim to recognise new or up-coming bloggers and to help them reach more viewers. It acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers ( Or so I read – okay , so I tried to do my homework :P) – Beautiful thoughts-who? Me, really??

1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to them in your post:

I’ve already done that but to be honest Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes  I cannot thank you enough for the encouragement that you guys have given me through this nomination! It means a lot especially since I am always awestruck every time I visit your blogs. So once again – thank you !! You guy’s rock – and so do your blogs !!

2. Add one lovely blog award logo to your post – Done !!

3. Share 7 facts about yourself – uh oh – this is a difficult one but I’ll still give it a shot:

  • Let me start by saying that I talk – a lot! As in never ending ceaseless rambling talk – I always have things to say and I jump from topics to topics- quite randomly and get back to the initial topics somewhere mid way leaving everyone confused – where was I ? Oh! I see, you’ve figured the talking bit  out already….
  • I love dogs – they are the most adorable creatures on the planet, I say that despite having been bitten by one – In-your-face dog haters !
  • I am addicted to chocolate and can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner – not to forget the snacks in between too 😛 In also my, I am eating a chocolate chip cookie right at the moment of typing this.
  • Reading is my favourite activity – I’ll read anything, especially when I eat – including backs of cereal boxes and food wrappings if I fail to get my hands on anything else.
  • Sleeping is also my favourite activity. When I was in school, my biggest aim during holidays to sleep as much as possible at a stretch  and I would end up averaging between 12-13 hrs per day (okay I am sleepy now)!
  • I have a scar on my left leg which I got when I walked over what I thought was a plank (but turned out to be glass) and my leg went through – and I was reluctant to get stitches, not because it would hurt but it would break my record of being the only one amongst my friends who didn’t have stitches (okay, I was 12). Though eventually I did get them and spoke to my mum non-stop throughout out the process (Not so hard to believe now, is it? – see what I did there? :P)
  • I enjoy writing, I wrote my first ever piece of written work (a poem) when I was 12. Come to think of it the year I was 12 was quite an eventful year in my life – I wrote, learnt fiberglass painting and got stitches too!!!

4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog: I am not sure if I have exactly 15, but below are the blog(gers) who I feel deserve the award.

 

Phew ! Now onto the Liebster award !!!  And the nominees are * drumroll*

Yes that’s true !! You guys are fantastic and deserve both of the awards!

The rules for the Liebster award are as follows:

  • Post the award on your blog – done that too
  •  Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog: thank you yet again Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes , :D!
  •  Write 11 random facts about yourself – wow, I’ve already written 7 , now another 11? Okay, I’ll just cheat a little bit and add 5 more *sweat drips from forehead*
  1. I love to eat, not just chocolate – I love food in general ( No, I’m not a glutton ! Okay, maybe borderline… )
  2. It took me two whole years of contemplation to finally get myself a blog
  3. I’ve had a dog, a cat and a bunch of fishes as pet all at the same time – my house was a zoo!
  4. When I was a kid, I wanted to have a zoo in my backyard
  5. I wanted to be a scientist after watching Jurassic Park , so I could have my own Jurassic park in addition to the zoo!
  •  Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 (or 1000 – too many award versions online) followers  – done that too  ( I am feeling efficient now!! )
  •  Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions
  1. Pea-green nail polish, edgy or icky? Umm… with the right outfit quite edgy I say!
  2. Tea or coffee? Both! Coffee in the morning te ain the evening!
  3. Favourite holiday? My trip to Switzerland with my mum, aunt and cousins – the whole trip was plagued by us being late for planes, trains and buses !! It was probably the funniest and craziest trip I ever had.
  4. List three of your hobbies: Writing, reading and talking.
  5. What’s your favourite genre of music? I listen to anything that pleases my ear (and heart).
  6. What’s your favourite genre of film? Science fiction
  7. What was your favourite subject in school? English
  8. Impulse purchasing: Fess up, do you do it? Who doesn’t 😛
  9. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? Lol, it thould be obvious by now – chocolate !
  10. On a scale of 1 (not at all) to 10 (very, very much), how much of a procrastinator are you? 10 – thats why it took me a week to even write this post 😛

And my 11 questions are :

  1. What’s your favourite dessert?
  2. What’s the longest you’ve slept at a stretch?
  3. Name at least 3 books that have impacted you (bonus points for why).
  4. What activity do you find most therapeutic?
  5. What is your favourite colour and the least favourite?
  6. Name one song that you find timeless.
  7. What is your biggest achievement in life and why?
  8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  9. What are the top places you want to visit ?
  10. If there is one thing that you would desperately want to do right now, what would that be ?
  11. Last but not the least, why did you decide to blog?

Allright guys , its your turn to carry the torch now ! looking forward to your responses ! Enjoy the glory – you deserve it !

Talking nirvana

Counting Voices A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?

In the empty landscape encased by the eerie glow,
Adrift a little figure with the knitted brow;
Ferreting, foraging, frisking the nirvana ,
For a specimen or a few of the babbling fauna;
To gain nirvana being it’s sole purpose,
It seeks a topic, person, poetry or a prose;
Inciting the perdurable enlightenment of the marbles,
The fiery shattering of the shackles;
What does it matter- one , two or three,
If the gift of thought is what really sets the mind free?

The whistle blows

Ready, Set, Done

10 minutes. You and your keyboard (or smartphone. Or tablet. Or pen and paper). No pauses, no edits, no looking back: it’s free-write time!

The groggy giant, drags itself out of the intense week long slumber and decides to check wordpress *all hide*.

“Okay, so daily prompt requires us to lash out with all the randomness of our beings.” When such thing happens, I transcend into anxiousness because I want to write something- something ‘oh so beautiful’. Thoughts. Lucubrate. Erratic cerebral convulsions.

The nuclear stress reaction spirals out of control . Headdropsonthedesk *snores* .

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