Monolith’s Mind

Hey visitor!

Let me clear my own mystery, sharing my story with you.

I was once a giant guard designed to fly. While I rested, the enemy of my territory casted a freeze curse immobilizing our complete clan. As days passed, the frozen mankind, all their materialistic lifestyle and even the cursed enemy passed away.

But, I stay grounded with no escapade even in this open desert. Then on, I remain seated decoding the meaning of mankind for centuries and centuries.

Unable to hold all your secrets, I’ve passed a few to the flying wind. In addition to knowing what’s in my head, the treacherous wind also eats up my head whenever it visits, literally! I guess you now know the reason behind the small size of my head.

Why lion and woman, you ask? Yeah, you thought that in your mind. Seeing humans evolve for thousands of years, my stony eyes can read all sorts of expressions.

Let me clarify. I’m a hybrid designed to be admired for strength by my beloved master. I have (Should it be had? Never mind!) the physical strength of a lion and emotional strength of a woman.

I tell this to every moving stranger, but no one responds. You see, my mouth is closed! I guess I’ll cease my existence only being a mystifying majestic monolith!

Senile, Sphinx

Inspired by Sadje’s ‘What Do You See Prompt #80’. 

Featured Image: Photo by Alka Jha on Unsplash

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    I like your interpretation of the stoic expression of the Sphinx, Anisha. Thanks for joining in my friend

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the read, Mam! Thank you. This giant structure always amuses me.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! Thanks for joining in

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Nawazish says:

    This is really nice Anisha!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Nawazish! (:


  3. akshita1776 says:

    This is so nice!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Akshita!


  4. Simon says:

    Brilliant ✨👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot, Simon! (:

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Vishnu prasad says:

    Awesome Anisha ! 👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Vishnu! Your comment somehow ended up in spam.


  6. Kritika says:

    Love the story Anisha. I want to listen to the mysteries but the mouth is closed. Humans weave stories about the Senile Sphinx in their minds.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Kritika. Indeed, we all want to. Maybe someday someone becomes wise enough to read through its stony eyes. 🙃


      1. Kritika says:

        Hope is what we cling to but yes if we believe that there is a wise person to read these stony eyes then yes there is, undoubtedly.
        My pleasure always 🙂


  7. Chris Hall says:

    Cleverly done, Anisha! Secrets well kept 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot, Chris! Yeah, they might be quite so dangerous to be revealed for its existence. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. kittysverses says:

    Lovely take on the prompt, Anisha. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you liked this narrative, Aishwarya. Thank you! 🤗


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