Toss for a cause!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 103, to write a tale based on the picture below,  in 280 letters or less.

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Thanks to the social media, what started as a local event,  gained momentum to become one of the most sought after annual philanthropic meet, christened “Walk with dignity”. The new pair of shoes and the money raised, was donated to the needy, of the remote interior villages.

Letter count : 279


The Bibliophagist!


The affair of a reader with his books is hard to describe. An avid reader, enjoys every moment with his books. Nothing compares to getting lost in this fascinating journey of fantasy, adventure, love, drama or a literary masterpiece. Be it an intense one or a casual read, the result is always magical.

Recently while browsing the net, I came across some new phrases, the scholars have compiled to describe some emotions a reader feels, ranging from funny to whimsical, which are generally hard to define.

I have tried to weave them together into poetry. Hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear your feedback. These new phrases are in bold and their meanings are at the end of the poem.

As a perfictionist, I glance

at my infinite collection of treasury,

with a feeling of shelfrighteous pride.

Passionately bookbosomed,

I carefully pick up

one among the many

from the litmosphere.

The senses breathe in

the lingering fresh scent

each crisp page emanates,

as it leaves me smellbound.

With a ravenous hunger

I plunge into her

feeling her warmth

as I turn her over.

I scrollmate with my favourite

as I am sentranced by it,

though at times guilty of readultry.

I am averse to ultracrepidarian,

epeolatry , I swear by,

for, I am an ardent bibliophagist!


Bibliophagist: a devourer of books, a voracious reader.

Perfictionist: a fiction reader with high expectations.

Shelfrighteous: a feeling of superiority about one’s bookshelf.

Bookbosomed: the habit of carrying a book at all times.

Litmosphere: the vast domain of readers and writers of the world.

Smellbound: captivated by the scent of books.

Scrollmate: an author, the reader finds a deep connection with.

Sentranced: the state of being captivated by a well written sentence.

Readultry: the act of being unfaithful to one book by reading another simultaneously.

Epeolatry: the worship of words.

Ultracrepidarian: someone who gives an opinion on things he knows nothing about.

Love at first sight!

In response to secretkeeper.nets prompt # 159, to write a poem/fiction using the 5 prompt words!



The gloomy dreary morning,

predicted another dull day at work

until you walked in,

bringing in a swirl of sunshine

your dazzling smile

froze my heart beat

the scent of the wild springs

filling my heart with desires,

sanity seemed to have lost its way

in an impassioned labyrinth

your name conjured strange sensations in me

untamed like a wildfire,

the parched soul pined to hold on to you,

feel the warmth of your touch,

to drown in your beauty forever,

I must confess, it was love at first sight!

Books – My world!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 101. Book titles! Pick one or several and tell the story behind the book title. Or tell the story about the person holding the books, in 280 characters or less.


Friends envied my collection of books which ran into thousands. Innumerable authors writing across various genres kept me busy all day long.

Books became my world since that fateful accident, that left me confined to bed for life. Maybe I was the Cursed child!

Letter count : 262.

What inspires you?


The journey of life is all but smooth. Laden with obstacles, bitter relationships, unfavorable situations, many times life frustrates and hurts us. People, situations, health, environment and many other factors impede our progress ahead, testing our tenacity. In such a scenario we have two options. Either give in to it or bounce back resilient and strong, to continue on the path. Obviously the first option is not a great choice. So how does one exercise the second option?

Family and friend’s support means a lot in such situations. They provide a soothing balm on our bruises and help us heal and get over a problem.

But other than people, there are things which provide a cushioning, when blows strike hard on us or when we face a heart breaking situation. Be it books, music, prayers, travel, solitude, they all inspire and motivate us to persevere without giving up.

My ally or inspiration in such times has always been, drowning in some soulful music in solitude. The reflection, introspection and at times letting the tears just flow has always had a cathartic influence on me. With the cobwebs of my mind cleared, it aids in lucidity of coming to a rational decision.

So, today I would like to know, what and not who inspires you when the going gets tough?

The Win!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #100, to write a tale on the picture prompt in 140 – 280 characters!

Photo by Lauris at

The world cup cricket finals..

99 n.o.

one run to win…. pin drop silence in the stadium,

last ball of the match,

hit up high,

straight to the fielder….. and dropped!!!!

Century and a win….  a deafening applause to the double bonanza!

Letter count :241 characters




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