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Just a little "Umph"

via Daily Prompt: Triumph

The only difference between ‘Try’ and Triumph is a little “umph” ~ Marvin Philips

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Beautiful Skies

via Daily Prompt: Trace
She stood at the window staring out at the vast expanse of the sky, her eyes reflecting the crystal blue canopy. There was not a Trace of the last night’s storm. The clear skies and calmness that followed after the thunderstorms always amazed her.
She found strength in that. If the skies could scream, bleed and cry the whole night and still be this calm and beautiful the next morning then so could she!

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Fate has no Reprieve

via Daily Prompt: Reprieve
“Necessity is harsh, Fate has no Reprieve” – Euripides
This month has just proved this quote to be true. Truly fate has no reprieve. Life is so uncertain you actually don’t know what’s in store for you. Are we going to be alive the next morning to turn off the alarm that we have set? Which moment, which action is going to definitely seal our inevitable death? When will we breathe our last! We don’t know anything. Nothing is certain.
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"Imprint of a departed soul"

via Daily Prompt: Impression
I know this doesn’t actually fit. But from the time that I have read today’s prompt, all I can think about is a particularly hilarious bit from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
This scene just cracks me up every time I read Half Blood Prince and I have read it more than a dozen of times! I’m a Harry Potter fan through and through (Not obsessed with it but). And Ron Weasley is one of my favourite characters. He is witty, hilarious and has some awesome retorts all the time!
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Of Mangoes, Catapults and Inspirations!

via Daily Prompt: Catapult

“Baba, are we there yet?”

“Any time now Riya, wait”

Driving down the long dusty road, Suraj was as impatient as his daughter to get a glimpse of his village. Many long years had passed since he had run down the winding path that led to his ancestral house. Back in the days almost all of his summers were spent here. He and his cousins had had an awesome time chasing butterflies, shepherding livestock and playing in the rivers. Continue reading Of Mangoes, Catapults and Inspirations!

Religion or Farce?

via Daily Prompt: Farce
India, a spiritual hub of the world since ancient times, is loosing touch with its deeply rooted philosophical and religious traditions. A country whose religion and philosophy evolved as an enquiry into the  mysteries that lay beyond life and death, is quickly descending into the abyss of materialistic superstitions.
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ERROR 404: Soul Not Found

via Daily Prompt: Precipice
As I came home today, my mom handed me a postcard that was addressed to me. It seemed very odd that someone had mailed me and not just sent an email. Very curious, I dismissed my original plans of sleeping (I’m very lazy you see 😜), and instead sat down to read it right away. It was sent from Bhutan by a friend who was visiting the country!
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Slow poisoning qualms!

via Daily Prompt: Qualm
She had known him for years now. His smile that still made her go weak in the knees was too familiar. But something had changed.
There he was right in front of her, smiling, his deep black eyes tender with love! Yet she felt alone and distant in his arms.
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Atithi Devo Bhava!

via Daily Prompt: Hospitality
In India guests are treated as Gods.  The Sanskrit verse “अतिथि देवो भवः” (Atithi Devo Bhava) which is the tagline of the Ministry of Tourism of India, is taken from the Taittiriya Upanishad, Shikshavalli I.20.
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A Fairytale Ending….

via Daily Prompt: Bitter
It all started when I saw you across the street. How was I to know then that I might hopelessly fall in love with this handsome stranger?
Had I known that day that I might run into you, I would have taken a different route. But then we would have still met and fallen in love eventually! This way or that.
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