Magic of Books!

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Abracadabra…

Pages of a book flutter, in the tiny hands,

letting him peek into a world beyond imagination.

Piquing the tender mind’s curiosity,

books present a palatable platter for every age.

The kaleidoscopic web of enticing genre,

 churn a potent alchemy of awe and learning,

captivating the reader, conjuring a riveting spell.

Their magical potion works like a charm,

kindling a happy lifelong friendship with books!

Sadje’s WDYS #139

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?

The “T” Party!

Buffet, Gourmet, Dinner, Catering, Restaurant, Meal
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This is an absolute fun post. Very different from my usual style of writing. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

It was quite late into the night by the time Tina finished reading the book “Alice in Wonderland.”

Letting out a yawn, soon she fell asleep. A wave of dreamy wand transported her to a fantasy world. She found herself in a majestic palace. Intrigued, she began exploring the place. Hearing the music play in one of the rooms, she went in the direction and peeped into the hall. She was surprised at the sight she saw.

Welcome to Tasty’s T party. If your name begins with T just walk in!” ,read the banner.

Confetti’s, balloons and festoons adorned the hall. Hey! But look… All the food items there had come alive, singing and dancing.

Tina stood there watching in awe. She was let in as her name began with the letter T.

Tea and Toast made a perfect pair

Tuna and Trout tempura were fiery

Thyme and Tarragon spiced up the party

Turkey and Tofu blended well

Turmeric and Tamarind curried a gravy

Tortillas and Taco wrapped up fillings together

Turnip and Tapioca were the odd ones out

Tahini and Tabasco sauced up starters

Tomatoes and Tangerines tangoed together

Tuxedo and Tequila were in high spirits

Toffee and Tart were the all-time favorites

But,

Trifle and Tiramisu were crowned the dessert queens!

Ah… The ambrosial array of flavors tickled and tantalized her taste buds.

But sadly, the trill of the alarm transported Tina back to her bed!

V.J’s weekly challenge #108 : Taste

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