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What an Experience!

Reena’s exploration challenge #160.

You go down in a lift that doesn’t stop for hours. When it finally opens, what do you see?

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As a kid, the land of fairies and goblins, witches and demons, knights and palaces always fascinated me. I looked up in awe at the mythical characters with their super powers. Their gift to fly in the open sky or dive to the bottom of the ocean, save the princess in distress… ah the world of fantasy always enchanted me. Well, real life is poles apart from this utopian world. Growing up, this fascination got buried somewhere deep in my heart. Life and routine happened.

 Exhausted after another long day at work, I headed towards the elevator to get home, praying that I would be spared by the serpentine weekend traffic. I pressed the parking level button and was catching up on the messages on my phone. Wondering what was taking so long for the elevator to reach the basement, I looked up to see the indicator. I was shocked to see a blinking red arrow pointing down and felt the elevator spiralling down. Panic hit me. I tried to ring the alarm bell, make a call on my phone but none of them worked. After what seemed an eternity, the elevator finally stopped and the door opened. With trepidation in my heart, I slowly stepped out. The sight that greeted me was out of the world.

Bright sunshine smiled as if to welcome me. The green grassland with huge castles caught my attention beyond the valley filled with cascading waterfalls, chirpy birds and meandering butterflies. The moment I stepped into this place, I underwent a magical change. I found myself in a pretty white gown with a tiara and wings.  The breeze swirled, infusing sweet scents of the floral tapestry. A feeling of ecstasy enveloped me. Happy and smiling, with my arms stretched out, I spun around, my gown billowing, as each color embraced me with a sweet song.  I was pleasantly surprised when my wings started to flap and I could fly. Soaring into the blue expanse, I flew through the duvet of clouds and sparkles of rainbow. A fairy appeared before me. In a sweet voice she asked me to wish for 3 boons.

As I was about to ask for my wishes, I felt a thud. The door of the elevator opened and I found myself staring at the parking lot of my office building.  I walked towards my car, wondering whether I was day dreaming or was it an esoteric experience?

53 comments on “What an Experience!

  1. Kritika
    November 6, 2020

    Love the take on the prompt. So fascinating it still is. Childhood days are the real ones.

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  2. Maurodigital
    November 6, 2020

    Awesome!

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  3. vaniheart
    November 6, 2020

    So fascinating 💗💗💗
    It felt like I was almost there

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  4. Deb
    November 6, 2020

    Beautiful imagery Radhika – An elevator to go back to the magical lands of childhood! Won’t that be wonderful!
    Just imagine you reach your parking lot and find a Unicorn or a Pumpkin carriage standing there instead of your car 🙂

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  5. HappySoul
    November 6, 2020

    Ah! May be you could have stayed there a few minutes more… feels like ‘heaven’ reading it and I wanted to read a little more if it 😊
    wishing you a happy n safe drive through reality 😀
    Beautifully penned R

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  6. Flashing Thought
    November 6, 2020

    The hypnotic beauty of your words are strung together to make a necklace of pearls. Wear it, and gently float into a heavenly world of trance with fairies and nymphs.

    Thank you Radhika for the ecstatic experience,

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2020

      Thank you so much. Floating in the heavenly skies with the beautiful fairies would be an ecstatic experience indeed!

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  7. Reena Saxena
    November 6, 2020

    Your story read like a happily ever after, till you reached the basement parking 🙂

    I’ve watched some of the fairytale shows (supposedly made for kids). It makes me think the ultimate evil and devil’s power lies in the ability to change form, and gain unsuspecting co-operation from the victim. Multiple faces that you find around – in politics or corporate corridors reek of the same manipulation.

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  8. Reena Saxena
    November 6, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    What an experience ….. by Radhika

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  9. Pallavi
    November 6, 2020

    Just reading through, I wanted to get in that elevator. What a great writer you are!

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2020

      So happy to hear that Pallavi. Somehow was not satisfied with this write. Deliberated a lot before posting it. Thanks so much ❤️

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  10. Indira
    November 6, 2020

    Day dreaming is good…away from all worries! 🙂
    I am here after a gap…might have missed some of your posts, Radhika!

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 6, 2020

      Yes, day dreams are a good get away from the stressful life. No worries Indira. Hop in at your leisure. Hope you are doing good. Have a lovely weekend 💙

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  11. dessertflower5
    November 6, 2020

    Amazing🤩

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  12. Anisha
    November 6, 2020

    The secret yearnings of heart get revealed by the magical door. An ecstatic fiction it was!

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  13. Era
    November 6, 2020

    Amazing!

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  14. boundlessblessingsblog
    November 6, 2020

    Wow what an awesome imagination, Radhika. Ecstatic story of the fairies and you have described it so mysteriously. Too good.

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  15. You truly taken into that place, it is like expirenced by myself.

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  16. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    November 6, 2020

    I hope you got to keep the gown, at least! 🙂 Wonderful fanciful tale, Radhika! ❤

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  17. Megala
    November 7, 2020

    Wow! Wonderful experience! I wish I could meet such a fairy asking me for boons. 🙂

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  18. Beautiful story, filled with mysteries. But it would scare the hell out of me in reality , being stuck in an elevator.

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  19. Zoya Ke Jazbaat
    November 7, 2020

    Hello, radhika. You write very well. There is a golden opportunity for writers in India. A competition is going on, which also has a lot of prizes. Would you like to participate in it? If you are curious then you tell me, then I will send you all the details.

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  20. Narendra Nayak
    November 7, 2020

    A fascinating tale, R! Loved it.

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  21. -Eugenia
    November 7, 2020

    Wow! Awesome!

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  22. Benjamin Grossman
    November 8, 2020

    Great ending. Because I’m left wondering if it was a twist or not: perhaps it was real, perhaps it wasn’t. Nice work!

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  23. Infinite Living
    November 10, 2020

    Such beautiful imagination!

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