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Two sides of a coin…

In response to Bulbul’s 20 word story, I have written two tales…one happy and another sad.

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Hectic lifestyle had taken a toll on Sachi’s life. Quarantine introduced her to her unknown self, which lay buried deep.

Tested positive and in quarantine, he could not attend his mother’s funeral. The feeling of absolute helplessness numbed his heart.

80 comments on “Two sides of a coin…

  1. Untold Stories
    August 19, 2020

    I really appreciate your efforts in writing this.
    The first one where one is finding themselves and the other one full of despair and helplessness.

    Wonderful Radhika!

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 19, 2020

      Thank you Rashmi. Quarantine has been a rollercoaster emotional ride for people. For some good for others not so.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Cozy Quiet Corner
    August 19, 2020

    Both tales are amazing! 😍 Two opposite emotional spectrums, well expressed.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. soiba
    August 19, 2020

    Poignant.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Kritika
    August 19, 2020

    Exactly two sides. Wonderful read. Love it.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Rishika Jain
    August 19, 2020

    Love your take, Radhika!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Nathi
    August 19, 2020

    While one is finding themselves, the other is losing themselves in grief. Indeed two sides of the same coin! Well written, Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Shweta Suresh
    August 19, 2020

    I loved both of them. So short and yet very touching stories.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. HappySoul
    August 19, 2020

    Two stories wonderfully telling out the two opposite emotions.. nice takes R

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Silver Stone
    August 19, 2020

    Loved the takes on the prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Era
    August 19, 2020

    Truly two sides of the coin
    Great take on the prompt!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. bejamin4
    August 19, 2020

    This really stands out to me: “introduced her to her unknown self, which lay buried deep.” There’s always more we can learn about ourselves, it seems. You always bring the power with such few words. I guess I say that a lot, but it’s really really true.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 19, 2020

      Thanks for your constant support and encouragement Benjamin. Appreciate it 🙏.
      The frenzied pace at which life zooms by, leaves us very little time for anything else apart from work. The only positive of this quarantine has been getting some time on hand to bring to fore our dormant interests.

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      • bejamin4
        August 19, 2020

        Welcome. You’re so write. Life is mostly work and sleep so you can work again. It’s nice to find the time for interests and friends and family. Stay safe!

        Like

  12. almeidadepaulo
    August 19, 2020

    Wonderful Radhika!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. DeepikasRamblings
    August 19, 2020

    True Radhika, while some of us got tough during testing times, some events could be heartbreaking..
    Well expressed, Radhika 👍

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Indira
    August 19, 2020

    Excellent take on the cue, Radhika!!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Kamal Shrestha
    August 19, 2020

    Nice post…

    Liked by 2 people

  16. The Freethinker
    August 19, 2020

    Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. kittysverses
    August 19, 2020

    Both tales well told, Ma’am. The second one is exceptionally sad but hearing such incidents, off late. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. boundlessblessingsblog
    August 19, 2020

    Heartbreaking words on Quarantine, Radhika and so many loved ones are facing this problem.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Simon
    August 19, 2020

    Second one is the current situation in the world, not seeing their loved ones face for the last time is such a pain. well done ✨✍️

    Liked by 2 people

  20. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    August 19, 2020

    Radhika, Masterfully written. The two could not be at more opposite ends of the spectrum! Stay safe and be happy! Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Bulbul
    August 19, 2020

    Wow! Two incredible tales on extreme sides of the spectrum, written beautifully. Superb take on the prompt, Radhika! Happy to have you on board. Cheers 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Rupali
    August 19, 2020

    Wonderful piece, apt for recent times.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. asthaisha
    August 20, 2020

    Amazing 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  24. positivesideofcoin
    August 20, 2020

    Both tales are amazing Radhika ♥️😇.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. judeitakali
    August 20, 2020

    Lovely depiction of both sides, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Pallavi
    August 20, 2020

    Two sides of the same quarantine 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  27. DINBANDHU DINANATH
    August 20, 2020

    wonderfully expressed both sides

    Liked by 1 person

  28. You told both sides of this pandemic. You are awesome in reflecting the reality.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Cindy Georgakas
    August 20, 2020

    oh but I want to live in a bubble.. wait, I guess I already do… kind of. Sadly penned and true metaphor

    Liked by 1 person

  30. michnavs
    August 21, 2020

    oh, the last one breaks my heart…

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Rishika Kakar
    August 21, 2020

    I love how you captured both the sides! Excellent writing. Love it. 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Aashi D Parekh
    August 25, 2020

    Both the tales are amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

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  34. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    August 29, 2020

    Beautifully expressed both sides of the coin

    Like

  35. Deeksha Pathak
    August 30, 2020

    Excellent take Radhika. I believe we all can relate with both the tales in the present scenario.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Explorer
    October 13, 2020

    That was too good it makes me feel good ( for quarantine 1 story)
    It was heartbreaking story ( for 2 story)

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Juan Barlow
    November 12, 2020

    This COVID situation has given mush needed free time to most of the busy individuals.

    Like

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