Even after losing the kaleidoscope, her obsession didn’t fade. She eventuated to become a microbiologist for the love of patterns.

Here, cascade means the succession of stages or operations.

This is in response to the ‘Twenty-Words Tuesday’ prompt by Akanksha Singh @ BulbulThe challenge is to write a story in exactly 20 words for the prompt word kaleidoscope.

Scented Intents

Blue haired fairy
flew away far,
transferring charges
to the green-eyed.

She cast spells
to de-ice lands,
making hearts sing
the blooms of spring!

Seeds of hope
and euphonious music,
spreading joy in the air
awakened sleepy souls.

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Invisible Foe

The post is lengthy, around 2000 words, and is not a substitute for any kind of professional medical advice.

For those who’ve made guesses on the title, the invisible enemy is depression and not COVID. The pandemic may end sooner or later but the air of despondency never seems to leave.

I’m deeply affected by the news of Mr. Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. I’ve adored his movies as well the heights he has reached, and this was out of nowhere. I also got to read his interest in astrophysics, appeal towards tennis, his astonishing bucket list, and talks on his constant learning behaviour. In short, these indicate that he was someone who could pull off many things together and was such an ambitious soul.

Nobody is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.
– Terry Pratchett

Just like how this tragedy popped up discussions on mental health all over the internet, it also triggered me to write this post. However, I don’t want my words to sound like sympathetic music. Continue reading