Prison! #Poem

Once passing by the prison
Thought came to my mind

Why such a big gate to this building?
and why is this compound wall so high?


I asked the reason
No one told me as, I was child!

I arrived here
Inside this big gate

Why there is no connection with the outside world?
and why outside world takes us as criminals?

I understood everything here
But now it’s too late!

To make easy money
We kidnapped our friend

Why, I didn’t listen to my parents?
and why parents didn’t keep an eye on my friends?

Or else I would’ve not done kidnapping and robbery
In a company of bad friends!

Understood this is a dark life
So, completed further education

Why people don’t accept criminals, when they try to live good life?
and why criminals don’t get a chance to become a good person?


So, to start a good life
I want to wipe the stain!

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Written in response to: Reena’s xploration Challenge

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Leech # Flash Fiction

The water was released from the small masonry dam to the field to grow vegetables

Once the lake dries up, people flock to catch fish. I also went to catch fish and set my foot in the mud and got stuck there.

The more I tried, the more I got stuck in the mud. Suddenly, I saw something on my leg and thought it was a baby snake and screamed.

My limbs began to tremble with fear. I felt dizzy and fell in the mud.

Friends carried me and pulled out the leech which I thought was a snake.

This post is part of https://carrotranch.com/2021/10/15/october-14-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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Fears Of A Rooster # Prose & Poetry

One day, the house of the owner of Rooster and Kitty(a female cat) smells like mistress is cooking something delicious.

While playing, Rooster asks Kitty to peek through the kitchen window. Kitty climbs on Rooster’s body and peeks into the kitchen, where she sees Rooster’s wife’s wings in the kitchen. After glancing around, when she sees chicken and potatoes being cooked in a pot, Kitty immediately recognizes what the mistress is cooking.

Rooster’s eyes darken because his wife had just laid nine eggs and his plan was to give life to all nine eggs. She was going to sit on eggs, but something different happened here.

Another bad thing happens, the owner thinks of making mixed fried rice as a guest will come to the house.The mistress picks up an egg, and when she touches it, the egg becomes frightened.

The one who is stupid becomes overwhelmed, when he sees others pain.

One goes into depression thinking, “Today is you, tomorrow is me.”

One understands, today is the turn of the other, tomorrow I may also have this turn, so It becomes sad.

One thinks, we get the best life . It is happy thinking that God is making good use of us.

The last one is Joyful, it thinks, whatever happens, happens for the better and God’s plans God knows.

Here, Kitty cleanses the rooster, just as she cleans her limbs by spitting, so she cleans the Rooster by spitting. Rooster comes to consciousness but his condition is not good. His condition is expressed in this tanka.

No expectations
Dreams shattered in a minute
Human’s tasty buds
Not allows us to survive
God! What kind of life is this?

This post is part of Reena’s xploration Challenge

This is what we all think💜

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Turn In Life #Flash Fiction

The wife of a rich man dies suddenly. Relatives remarry him as he has a young son. His son’s name is Richard.

For a year or two, his second wife takes good care of her husband and her stepson Richard and wins their heart but when her own child Bunty is born, she shows her true colours.

The father dies with this grief.

She is a dirty and filthy woman. She treats Richard like a servant and even stops his schooling. Richard wants to learn and become a big man but she beats him brutally and holds him in her fist. His father tries to save him but can’t help as his wife has taken control of everything.

She controls Richard in everything. He is so influenced by her that he becomes a stoic.

She and her son Bunty sit at the dining table to have food and Richard is asked to sit on the floor and have the leftovers.

Richard works day and night in his own field with his servants as he has a habit of enduring everything with silence.

One day an accident occurred on the highway while he was working in the field, so all the vehicles had to divert from the main road and go over the field embankment.

A rich girl’s car gets stuck in the mud. She screams for help, Richard rushes to her aid and with the help of other servants pulls her car out of the mud. This rich girl begins to see him as a stuntman.

Gradually she develops interest in him and comes to the field to meet him. She learns from other servants that his stepmother is harassing him. She tells Richard that she’s not a rich girl but the daughter of a driver who drives a car of a rich man.

Further she makes a plan by meeting other honest servants who help her in her plan and as per their plan a farmer takes the girl to Richard’s house and tells his stepmother that, if she accepts his daughter as her daughter- in-law then he will give her 1000 square meters of farmland.

This greedy woman with the hope of getting 1000 square meters of land got her married to Richard.

After getting married, Richard goes to the farm as usual. At home Richard’s stepmother tells the housemaid not to come for work as she wants Richard’s wife to do all the house chores.

As Richard’s wife knows everything about her mother-in-law she doesn’t obey her orders instead she beats her with the same belt which she used to beat Richard. Her addicted son , Bunty too gets beaten when he comes to help his mother.

When Richard comes home to have lunch he is surprised to see everything has changed in his house.

The relationship between the stepmother and her son Bunty was split. Seeing this strange change, Richard starts thinking how all things have changed in his house in a day.

This post is part of FOWC With Fandango

His challenge words are Dirty, Stoic, Table and Split

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A Dream Come True

The employment letter was being read on television. There was one special news that Jolene jumped up and ran into the kitchen.To tell her mom

“Mom, Mom, I want to work on television,” Jolene said.

“What work?” Mom asked.

“I want to read the news bulletin on television and work as an announcer,” Jolene said

“But before that, you need Dad’s permission to work on television, you know?” Mom replied

“When Dad comes home from work in the evening, tell him about it, and I’ll take care of everything,” Mom said.

Jolene was praying till evening that she should get permission once Dad comes.

Dad came, took a bath and had tea. Jolene started begging her Mom to take out her television topic.

Meanwhile, Jolene’s younger brother, Joylan who had gone to college arrived.

Mom started the topic, “Hey, do you hear what I was saying?

Dad said, “I didn’t hear what you were saying? Tell me clearly and I will understand. Don’t go round and round like Jilebi.

“Since Jolene has completed her graduation. She wants to work,Mom said nervously.

“Okay that’s good. If she wants to stand on her own feet then I have no problem. By the way, what is she thinking to do.” Dad asked

Jolene got up and approached Dad

She said ,”Today, In the letter of employment on television, it contained a television advertisement that there is a walk-in interview on television tomorrow at 3 p.m. They want news bulletin readers and announcers. Tomorrow is the screen test and the sound test.”

“But no one in our family did acting, not even drama. Everyone has chosen a teaching profession, why don’t you continue your studies? Teaching is a respected profession and respect from children is invaluable.”Dad replied.

Now her younger brother, who was only listening till now spoke in the middle.” If she thinks she is beautiful and smart then her selection will definitely happen, otherwise she will return.So, Dad, you don’t oppose, let her go and try her luck.” and Dad gave permission by nodding his head.

She didn’t sleep that night, thoughts were running in her mind, If I’m selected, my name will be everywhere, people will watch me on television and so on.

Next day when she entered the Television Center. All girls were given a paragraph to recite, in front of the camera. Most of the girls participating in the interview were experienced. Jolene gave a screen test and a sound test and returned home.

About two weeks later, the postman came to her house in the afternoon and left with a yellow envelope. It read, “On Government Duty”, She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that, It was her joining letter on television.

This post is part of

Fandango’s Story Starter #15

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Whispers In The Cemetery

One summer at midnight, I went to the church compound to steal tender coconuts. I was stealing tender coconuts, filling a jute bag, and taking a sip of beer. Suddenly, I heard someone whispering in the cemetery. With the jute bag, ran towards the cemetery. Someone was whispering, “One for me, one for you. ” I dropped the jute bag right there and drove straight home.

The next day, I informed my friends that there was a ghost in the cemetery and realized that it was not the ghost but they were Louis and Dominic distributing the stolen cashew seeds

This post is part of https://carrotranch.com/2021/10/08/october-7-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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The Haunted Bungalow

There was a small, beautiful bungalow on the seashore, where Jimmy lived with his wife and two cute children.

This bungalow was very old and was built during the Portuguese period, So the bungalow had Portuguese style stone carving. There was a garden in the middle of the bungalow and the head of their house had been buried there for a maximum of 100 years back.

A black stone table tomb was erected in his honor and a few words were engraved on it; that tomb was highly revered at that time. It was considered a historic tomb.

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The family never visited their neighbours nor they invited them to their house. So far this family lived on the wealth of that chief. The family was bizarre and haunted. That is why people named the bungalow haunted.

Every weekend they used to perform black magic near the tomb. They were lighting lamps around the tomb, carrying lemons, etc, and worshiping the tomb. They thought they were all pleasing their chief. They were piercing the lemon with needles one by one and telling their chief to relieve their grief. For this reason, the chief’s soul was being harassed.

Music was being played to keep all this away from the neighbours. So the neighbours didn’t know what was going on in that bungalow. Later, a needle- pierced lemon was placed in a three-lane area. It is believed that anyone who crosses this lemon gets their bad wishes and these people get rid of the bad sign and gain prosperity.

Jimmy was a small businessman. Earnings were nothing but he was pretending to be earning more.

Due to COVID – 19 pandemic, people started spending more time at home. People stopped going out and shopping when there was no reason. Few lost their jobs and spent less money.

The storm of corona hit Jimmy’s life hard and fast. It was time to shut down his business. The business needed to be revived. At the same time, online business has gained momentum. In order to attract customers he started, offers like ‘Buy One Get One Free’. However, the earnings were small and the losses were high. He knew something had to be done as soon as possible. But he did not know what to do.There was a lot of stuff in the store that he had to put down quickly. He was selling the item for half the price. Even though he was not getting customers. Some of the things were getting rusty because the climate was hot and humid. It often occurred to him that it would be better to change the course of his business.

He could not keep a sales girl, so his wife used to go to his aid in the evenings and take the children with her.

One day, on their way home, they had a car accident. His car was hit by a tipper truck, shattering the entire family.

One evening, I was taking a walk on the beach, I noticed the light in the bungalow, so out of curiosity I went there to see, who was there in the bungalow. I heard the music as I entered the bungalow, but what I saw inside the bungalow was so frightening.

I saw the same family there. All their eyes were thin and reddish black. They all had their hair loose and dressed in white. All of them had long fingernails and blood in their mouths. All their necks were on the same side (turned to the left). The most important thing is that they were performing black magic and dancing around the table tomb. I was stunned by seeing that. My legs began to tremble and my teeth began to grind. Danger lighted in my mind.

In that situation, I did one Lanturne.

One
haunted
bungalow
at the seashore
See

This post is part of

Reena’s xplorarion Challenge #202

Write Photo by K L Caley

Fandango’s Story Starter #14

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Black magic had traditionally refered to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes. It’s a superstition.

For Reena’s xploration challenge, the word selected is Customer and it’s derived words : storm, store and out

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn #Lanturne

#eugisweeklyprompt

Clouds
golden
silver moon
divine nature’s
bliss

This post is part of Eugii’s Weekly Prompt

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*Lanturne – is a five line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one,two,three,four,one.

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Green exploration and peace! #Tanka#Haiku#Rhyme

#whatdoyousee

A rocky landscape
Time Machine is exploring
An old house of mine
Collection of memories
On a small piece of landscape

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A bricked up tunnel
green grass emerges out daily
green revolution

#eugisweeklyprompt

When peace dwells
There rings a bell
There is no illusion
and any sort of confusion!!

Dove is a symbol of peace
and God’s Holy spirit
Lotus temple symbolises peace
and all religions inspirit it!!

This post is part of

What Do You See by Sadje

Write Photo by K L Caley

Eugii’s Weekly Prompt by Eugenia

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Longhorn Crazy 🐜 #Monologue

Shh …. What a mess. These trees are rotten and dirty. When will this man come to his senses? Apart from managing his oxygen banks, this man is destroying forests.

I was grumbling and suddenly my foot slipped and I fell into the water below the tree. My luck was strong, so I fell on the leaf of a Peepal tree.

Hey….what do you say. What kind of ?

You can see it in front of any temple. It has heart-shaped leaves.

Yes … that’s it.

But since the leaf was in the water, I had to stick to it.

Hey….What do you think? ….I’m a black ant.

My name is Longhorn Crazy. This is my scientific name but my biological name is different.

What did you ask? Scientific name mean?

Scientific is the name given by a scientist and biological is the name given by parents….Got it now?

So, what was I saying?

Yes…. that night was the night of the new moon. There were no moon or stars in the sky. Dark night….. Darkness was everywhere. There was an empire of darkness. I thought that even if I moved a little, I would be immersed in the water, so I held the leaf tightly but did not eat the leaf out of hunger. If I eat the leaf, the leaf will get a hole and it will drown me. I just kept watching how and where the Peepal leaf goes.

What do you say, why, could not do anything?

I kept praying to God. Finally one day the Peepal leaf started to edge. I somehow got down and inspected the place.

What do you say, What kind of survey?

If you reach the ground after so many days, you don’t have to see if the place is safe or not.

I didn’t see any acquaintances. I was alone. A little further on, I met a friend. Her name was Anochetus Graeffei.

She took me to her house and there I felt “I was a stranger in a very strange land“, because they all made their home under the black stone and everyone had a golden color. They were all golden and I was the only black among them.

I have expressed my black color in this poem.

more lavished,
villains portrayed,
darkness represented,
by lazy and easy black colour!!

elegant appeal,
bold and powerful,
mysterious evil,
shown by lazy and easy black colour!!

Reveals dark arts,
absorbs UV rays,
presents negative traits,
this lazy and easy black colour!!

Without distinguishing between black and white, we remain united. Let’s help each other,wherever we go on this earth, let us remember one thing, we are all human beings and our only religion is humanity.

It’s too late, I’ll come again …. Let’s see when we meet….. Bye.

This post is part of

Reena’s xplorarion Challenge#201

https://weeklyprompts.com/2021/10/02/weekly-prompts-colour-challenge-simply-black/

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Colour discrimination is mentioned only for the colour challenge and not to hurt anyone.