From Reel to Real!

Actor, Mask, Theater, Performance, Comedy, Theatrical

As an actor, my career spanned decades

with many characters portrayed on screen.

Some I molded into seamlessly,

others tested my abilities intensely.

A few, I am proud to have essayed

while regrets defined others.

I grew…

as strands of yarn from every script nested into my thoughts,

crocheting patterns into my core.

Their fragrance wafted into my breath,

slivers of joy and sorrow, filled in my emotional palette.

A fragment from each portrayal, scripted my growth…

I grew from a reel actor to a real human!

V’J’s weekly challenge : Nesting


The Red Rose!


Confined to home due to the lockdown, Samir had ample time at hand. Staying alone, Netflix had become his best friend.  

That night he watched a horror movie. Though a brave heart, this particular movie left him terrified. Cursing himself for watching it, he went to bed. The scenes from the film kept haunting him before he finally dozed off.

He saw a hooded faceless lady walk through the wall and give him a rose. There was something so sinister about her smile. Sweating profusely, he woke up with a start. Relieved that it was just his hallucination and a bad dream, he turned to go back to sleep.

And then, he saw it…

Paralysed with fear, he could hear his heart hammer against his chest. He tried to scream but his voice choked within.  A spine tingling sensation began to creep up as he began gasping for breath.

 For next to him on the bed lay a red rose…

Reena’s exploration Challenge # 155 : Horror

Cast Away!

In response to Sonya’s 3 line tale, week # 127, to write a tale in 3 lines on the picture given.

photo by Michal Prucha via Unsplash

The hot barren desert welcomed me as I opened my eyes. The plane crash seemed to have no survivors, except me.

I had to find a way out of this godforsaken place and make a movie, of my survival and escape.

With no idea where I was, thinking of all the money I would make, I started marching, leaving behind a trail of footprints, on the sands of time!


Crippled by fear!


Grey clouds cast a net around the woods

dusk descends with a misty cloak

silhouettes of the trees pervades over the moon

menacing winds augur an eerie tone

birds flee ,sensing an unearthly warning

howls of the wild beasts echo

darkness manifests with an evil spew

ghostly shadows rasp in savage squeals

the sinister red eyed monster haunts

with fangs and claws waiting to strike.

The eyes shut tight in fright,

droplets of sweat trickle down,

the heart thuds wildly,

cold chills run down the spine

besieged by paralyzing terror,

with a piercing scream I run out.

A horror movie is not my pick!

These are a few of my favourite things



Recently I happened to listen to the evergreen song “Raindrops on roses” from the film “The Sound of Music”. What a beautiful movie that was, all its songs so melodious, that they remain etched in our memories even today.

Listening to the song, I imagined what would my version of this song be? So here it goes, set to the same tune.


Giggles n laughters, and cupcakes and ice creams

warm cosy blankets with sweet dreams at night time

lost in a world full of books and  my blogs

These are a few of my favourite things!


Music n melody to lift up my spirits

Long drives on holidays, I love forever

A hot cup of coffee to pep me up bright,

These are a few of my favourite things!


Walk through the woods and bright yellow sunshine

chirping of birds that herald a new dawn

flowers that sway in the gentle cool breeze,

These are a few of my favourite things!


When I feel low, when my dreams sour

When I am feeling sad,

I simply remember my favourite things

and then I don’t feel so bad!!


We all have our list of favourite things ………what’s yours?



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