Monumental Moments

From time to time, we come across moments in life.
Powerful, painful but poetic moments
that go through you like a sharp knife.

It is these moments make your life
feel as if it were a work of fiction.
These moments, so surreal,
are enough to be an addiction.

Some as simple as seeing someone
you just happened to think.
As hurting as three friends walking alone
in three different directions.

They mark not just differences of opinion.
They mark a choice of different decisions.

These moments are hard to forget.
Their lasting impressions are forever set.

These are the moments that you will remember
that bookmark the book of your life, forever.

These truly special moments are the ones that we should grip
just as special as a proposal – the milestone for a relationship
or the first handshake that sows the seed of friendship.

For such painful moments of separation show us that,
if they are enough to care, we care enough to be hurt.

Remember these moments forevermore.
Not to reminisce or cherish,
but to remember them till we perish
as the moments that that shaped our life from the core.

a broken hourglass

Day 20: Bookmarked Memories

Today’s Prompt: Tell us the story of your most-prized possession.

Today’s twist: We extolled the virtues of brevity back on day five, but now, let’s jump to the other side of the spectrum and turn to long-form writing. Let’s celebrate the drawn-out, slowly cooked, wide-shot narrative.


Despite having a public playground on the street where I grew up, I could hardly be called an active kid. Or maybe I was never allowed to play as much as I was actively encouraged towards academics. Either way, I ended up reading a lot. Be it school textbooks or fun storybooks — I ended up reading a lot. It also helped that I studied in a school which had a good library, friendly librarians, and other kids with whom I could discuss books.

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Day 13: Faith Found (Part 2/3)

I’ve ripped off a few parts of this post from a lot of parts of the internet where I’ve seen people debating as such. Such content is definitely not mine – I’m simply borrowing those lines because they seem to fit. If you know who to credit, please do let me know below.

Today’s Prompt: write about finding something.

Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second instalment — loosely defined.

Day Four: Lost in Thought (Part 1/3)
Day 16: Neither The Beginning Nor The Ending (Part 3/3)


“This book is trash,” cried the boy as he threw the book onto the floor.

Miraculously, a framed photograph of a deity fell on it. The book cushioned the fall and the glass remained unbroken.

“Why are these pictures still inside our home? Didn’t I ask you to throw them out yesterday?” bellowed the father looking up from the table where he was cutting vegetables, “I don’t believe in them anymore, not after…”

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