Worn Out

It’s been fifty years since our first house-warming, and it’s our first visit since the last twenty years.

These steps that I considered as nature’s gift to our house, have worn out unable to bear the weights of memories and repetitive human actions over time.

Photo for the prompt (from scvincent.com)

The flattened knob of the blue main door at the inside, remind my kids’ fast entry into the home from school, hitting it hard on the wall. The cushions on the old bamboo sofa look like flatbread slices filled with dust.

The rug at the entrance, when moved, portrays its duty of Continue reading

Shatter and Solace

It has been seven years. Maaya’s still single, with no family. Day by day, her discomfort was growing bigger and bigger than her comforts, especially after her distant mother’s demise. Completely shattered, she decided to step out of her ruts and lookout for a new way to solace her disturbed mind.

She had her dinner, and then sent an email full of unsaid words that weighed heavy in her heart for a long time. She didn’t dare to check the mailbox again for a reply. The night passed restlessly. But still, she was determined not to turn on her internet till Continue reading

One-Liner Wednesday #7

Stains of Pen & Sword

When one slashes hundreds with a sword in the battlefield and then sitting in the tent chooses to stain the pages through a pen that inks the lost blood, will the pen still be considered mightier?

Credits

This is in response to the ‘One-Liner Wednesday Prompt’ by Linda G. HillThe challenge is to write a motivational or funny one-liner inspired by ‘The last thing you bought’. The last item I purchased was a pen and a bottle of ink.

Mute Man – TLT #8

He’s a great observationalist who tells stories during his voyages – painted tales of nature that are untouched by time and the truths that go unnoticed in commoners life – all through his music.

When he rests his chin on the fiddle and starts moving the bow over the strings of his violin, the music emerging from the instrument as a result of friction is one of those things that we can’t see but still feel the heavenly touch.

violin three line story - mute man

Even after listening to Continue reading

Masks

Masks have become a nuisance in the present times, even if they are meant to protect us. We are waiting to get rid of those and breathe freely.

But, have we been living mask-free all our life, or at least thought of removing all our masks before? Just ponder over it.

Have you ever faked yourself? Don’t get me wrong but all of us have, at times.

On a lighter note, I wonder if anyone hasn’t faked studying at some point. Continue reading

Money – Six Word Stories #14

Here are my six-word stories on ‘money’ – a few collective stories, and a few individual ones.

——– Terminology ——–

Money’s just another socially developed concept.

The most common medium of exchange!

Cryptocurrency… digital commodity used as cash.


——– Pandemic & Digital Life ——–

Pandemic’s yet another trouble… Coin shortage!  Continue reading

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

‘Crazy Nerds’ has been nominated for ‘Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award’. I extend my thanks to both the nominators – Princess and ikwords.

Princess runs the blog The Mindful Modus, focussing on self-care. She’s a structural design engineer, sharing practical self-care guides, skincare reviews, haikus on fragrances, and random posts on her lifestyle. Do check her blog.

A middle-school blogger, ikwords, is a word-nerd blogging on Words on Key. The blog is all about tiny tales, word challenges, book recommendations, and fantasies. If you’re someone who wants to read a variety of stories, don’t give it a miss.

About the award

‘Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award’ was introduced by Rising Star. In the creator’s own words,

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award is a non-official Award to the bloggers as a reward of wonderful work on their blogs. It’s just as important because it really reflects the good impact we can have on other people’s lives. Awards are important for the inspiration, towards the success of our fellow bloggers and especially newbie’s to become future “Stars”.

Rules:

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  1. Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blogs.
  5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
  6. Provide the link to the award creator, as Rising Star from the blog “It’s all about Inspiration.

Logo of Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award


About The Blog:

Crazy Nerds is a two-author personal blog, started for fun, during college days. We share random stuff including fiction, poems, book reviews, picture tales, motivational stuff, and at times, life experiences. If you’re interested in knowing more, here’s the About section.

My answers to the questions from ‘The Mindful Modus’:

  1. Which of your blog posts is your favorite?  

    Flattery

    Black Mystery

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Snoopy Scooby

Scooby has been a great spy for years now. There’s none to beat him in the rat democracy, and today is the day he is to retire.

He was blessed with the lifespan of a human for his kind act as a little rat, and he utilized the boon to its fullest, mostly for the improvement of his species. With his efforts, he transformed the shabby rat communities to clean and respectable societies.

He didn’t want to leave his nation and nationals in trouble after his retirement. With proper pre-planning, he has already completed training the best squad of Continue reading

One-Liner Wednesday #6

Transform or Transfigure?

Watching his son’s self-isolated stunts, his dad wonders if he’s working hard in quarantine to transform into a web-designer or to transfigure into a spider!

One Liner Wednesday - Spider - Quarantine - Web designing

Photo from lindaghill.com

Credits & Footnote

This is in response to the ‘One-Liner Wednesday Prompt’ by Linda G. HillThe challenge is to write a motivational or funny one-liner inspired by the given picture.


Hinterland

Mark made sure to visit countryside, the ones whose zip codes have been forgotten long ago, annually after his retirement. His grandson Marcus was puzzled by this behaviour and wanted to know why Mark chose remote areas instead of tourist destinations.

Determined, he made Mark wait until his vacation and accompanied him. Mark took him to a land so far from their residence which Marcus had never dreamt existed in his country.

Awestruck by its beauty, he started apprehending the strange hinterland hidden in his grandpa’s heart.


This is in response to the ‘Weekend Writing Prompt’ by Sammi Cox. The word prompt for this week is ‘Hinterland’, and the challenge is to limit a piece of prose or poem to exactly 87 words.

Hinterland - Sammi's Weekend Writing Prompt

Smart Art – TLT #7

Don’t get me wrong for standing without the basic protective gear, masks and gloves, because it’s 2050 and not 2020.

My friend is a designer with the hobby wall-painting and I’m a technologist waiting for him to come down so that we can together go to the playground.

The heart monitoring t-shirt I’m wearing Continue reading

Time – Six Word Stories #13

Here are my six-word stories on ‘time’ – a few collective stories, and a few individual ones.

——– School ——–

Sand clock, once entertained, now betrays.

He’s running around to avoid deadlines.

Clock ticks faster during morning rush.

Same appears slow in bored benches. Continue reading

Brainstorms Award

‘Crazy Nerds’ has been nominated for ‘Brainstorms Award’ by Dixitmrityunjay. Thanks a lot for the nomination!

Dixitmrityunjay runs the blog September heart-to-hearts. He’s an engineer with a deep interest in poetry. He’s into exploring different poetic forms. In addition to this, he also shares his photographs and song lyrics in his blog.

About the award

‘Brainstorms award’ was introduced by Nabeeha Jameel. In the creator’s own words,

This award is basically for all those bloggers out there, new or old, who do a lot of work to keep their blogs alive and an interest for other people! 💕

Other than nominations, you can also win this award by introducing your blog in the comment section of the award’s introduction post, tell about your blog’s niche and favourite post. 

Rules:

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  1. Thank the one who nominated you.
  2. Tag your post with #BrainStormsAward, and follow BrainStorms if you are willing.
  3. Display the BrainStorms Award logo.
  4. Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write on, and your goal for your blog.
  5. Answer the five questions you have been asked.
  6. Nominate five other amazing bloggers.
  7. Ask them five new questions.

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LINK – Solution to Puzzle – SoCS

Thank you all for your patience! Those who don’t get a hold, kindly read the previous post for better understanding.

Loge – Iapetus – Narvi – Kari

These are the satellites of the planet Saturn. Had you noticed the word ‘satellite’ that was present in the previous post, the ‘connecting link‘ would have been a cakewalk. The hint wasn’t planned to be placed, but a mere coincidence. The word ‘satellite’ didn’t lead me to my line of thoughts. It was just a traceback.

Why did I choose Saturn?

I tried to frame a meaningful acrostic for LINK but couldn’t come up with any (without much planning; that’s a condition for the SoCS prompt). I started the previous post with technical jargon, which included uplinks and downlinks. That gave me the thought of space, and I got inspiration from a recent news article of planets visible to the naked eye. Continue reading

Link – Puzzle – SoCS

The concepts that struck my mind on reading the prompt word ‘link‘ are all related to computers – the linked list, one of the basic data structures; anchor tag, the tag in HTML to add hyperlinks; and finally, uplinks and downlinks, that are related to mobile communication and satellites.

But, I didn’t get a way to proceed with my thought. And so, I’m proceeding this no-editing prompt with a new concept, a puzzle.

Loge
I
apetus
N
arvi
K
ari

The four words specified above, that sound like an acrostic, are actually linked to each other. Find the connecting link. Also, there is a hint right within this post to answer the puzzle. Continue reading

World Emoji Day 2020

July 17 is celebrated as World Emoji Day, an unofficial holiday.

Emojis, symbols of the visual language, have become a part of our everyday life. They were designed with the intention of adding emotions to the digital language. Peeking out from smartphone screens, they are now on clothing, shoes, arts, cakes, gift items, plush toys, and in many more forms.

Who created Emojis?

Emojis were first created by Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita.  He worked with Japan’s main mobile carrier DOCOMO, on the development team for “i-mode,” an early mobile internet platform with the goal of finding new ways to express information. Emojis weren’t 3D in the initial days as we see them now. Kurita sketched emojis as a set of images that can be sent on mobiles and pages as individual characters within the i-mode interface, which implies that they were not international. Continue reading

Glistening Twilight

Glistening twilight
tides talk to tiny islands
through the voice of waves

Memories of life
giggle like the ebbing tides
lovely yet looming

Beach betrays vision
twilight portrays false beauty
of what the day blinds

Photo for the prompt (from scvincent.com)


Just like tides touching the shore, memories cross our minds speaking in a voice that only our inner self understands. Most often, these memories are heavy. Continue reading