The word “wee”, the prompt for SoCS this week, led me straight to a YouTube video. “The lion sleeps tonight” is my go-to song whenever I have a bad mood. Having watched both versions of “The Lion King” movie, this is one of my two favorite parts of the remake. Weembaway (YouTube link to the song sequence; embed available at the bottom) – at least that’s how I pronounce it – is always joyful to listen to as well watch.
The last time I watched this song, it gave me quite different vibes than the usual. Maybe, what I saw was influenced by my state of mind.
When the ambiance around is good, so many friends stay around the singing Pumba and Timon to enjoy the music. But when in danger, only Timon stays. Even if he can’t help Pumba, he’s the one who encourages him to run for life – “Run, Pumba, Run!”, “I’m coming, Pumba. Hang in there”, he keeps calling as he himself is running. Also, Pumba doesn’t fail to warn his friend even when he’s in a trap – “Run for your life”, he shouts and only then starts his run. Maybe moral support is what we all need in life!
Nala interrupts the best scene in the woods. Life is always such, pulls a brake when everything is so smooth and happy. How easier life would’ve been had Nala not entered the forest! Maybe that’s the perfectly right time or the perfectly wrong one. Who knows?
What if words have fragrance?
What if inks have flavour?
My meals would be nutritious;
And my desserts, more sweet.
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Inspired by Sammi’s ‘Weekend Writing Prompt #215’.
She has only seen people miss things they’ve lost. She wonders if at all it is normal to miss something she has never known.
There are thoughts she cannot avoid. There are feelings she cannot deny. Imagining the thrills of the unknowns, she gets goosebumps. Continue reading
Sensing the sounds of her unborn child, instead of joy, eeriness filled her room; because she knows her unborn will always remain an unborn.
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Inspired by Sammi’s ‘Weekend Writing Prompt #210’.
Photo by Raman Oza from Pixabay.
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“The crimes and ideologies of the past must be rectified at the earliest. The world is a wreck now.”
“If there’s nothing to rectify, will there be any reverence to our service at present times?” Continue reading
Mortals exist and perish. Celestials evolve and evanesce. Stories with obscure margins seem ceaseless.
Nevertheless, everything endless ends.
This is in response to the ‘Weekend Writing Prompt’ by Sammi Cox. The word prompt for this week is ‘endless’, and the challenge is to limit a piece of prose or poem to exactly 18 words.
Scene: Physics Tuition
He coughed; she turned accidentally. Since then, they started exchanging voiceless words through eyes and letters, all brimming with love.
Scene: At home
Now, he coughs and she turns again, this time with a stern look. Continue reading
His mom was worried about her son’s solitude and dull attitude after he got transferred to the new city. As a lead to comfort him, she enquired upon his early arrival, “Why didn’t you attend your office party?”
“I’m not a misanthrope, Mom. I just don’t get along with the people here,” he replied in an irritating tone and immediately apologized Continue reading
Here is a rebus puzzle with a hint to decipher its meaning. A rebus puzzle is usually a picture illustrating letters, words, or symbols arranged in a certain way. It is more like encoding of a phrase or saying.
The puzzle above decodes to a simple phrase and is of ‘easy’ difficulty level. As a hint, it is something that is charged to the defaulter on having caught red-handed for a misdoing.
You can leave your guesses or the firm answer in the comment section. (Answer revealed in comment section) Continue reading
Mornings beside the window that’d bring in chill air and pleasant sight from the park, now escorted stench and an unbearable sight.
The new neighbour disturbed Preethi’s peace with her tamed peristeronic flock. Continue reading
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.
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
This week’s #SoCS prompt is to find a picture and then perform a task.
- Find a picture, the closest one to you.
- The prompt is the title and/or lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture.
This was quite an interesting prompt. Instead of choosing a picture that’s close to my heart, I chose the one that was physically near me. I was charging my camera beside my PC. The first picture that appeared in it was that of my laptop, which I shared in yesterday’s post.
On looking at the picture, the first song that crossed my mind is “Oh Maria” from a Tamil movie “Kaadhalar Dhinam” (translated to Valentine’s day).
The song was quite special during the days of its release, because of the contemporary historical and economic reasons. Internet services were available in India since 1986. But then, they were restricted to educational and research communities. Only since 15th August 1995, the 49th Independence day of the nation, the internet was launched for public usage. Continue reading
Little Manu lived with his grandma on his vacation. He loved the food she cooks and was fascinated by watching her cook.
Whenever she cooked, he used to accompany her in the kitchen. Watching her simple culinary knacks of blending, chopping, grating, and baking immensely enthralled him.
One day, watching her toss the skillet, he gaped and got curious to try it out. He gathered little pebbles from the garden, borrowed a pan from his granny, and started his fun adventure.
He’d toss and fail. He’d try again only to fail again. After repeated attempts, he somehow wanted to perfect the toss.
But now, he changed his technique as well as the target. He took a pebble in hand, closed an eye, and Continue reading
Sunny came to his balcony with a cup of tea to read in his morning hours. He spilled it entirely on the floor accidentally.
He stood up to make a cup of instant coffee to save time.
The book in hand that usually speaks through printed words, seemed to question him Continue reading