She

By Mariela Maroto   There was fire in her eyes And water on her cheeks She has never felt so helpless So powerless, so weak The world was falling And the only thing she could do was stare Stare at the destruction At the inevitable fall of the universe itself   There was fire in … Continue reading She

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Life- with regrets or without?

By Subhav Kapoor in response to Writing Prompt- Week 5 A tale of hope, a tale of sorrow, a tale of love. Welcome to the tale of life where love is hard to find, where money counts, but only for a certain period of time; where hate can emerge from friendships. As children, we would … Continue reading Life- with regrets or without?

Autonomy of the Body- HeLa cells

 AUTONOMY OF THE BODY: WHO OWNS WHO AND THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Lefkowitz wrote, "Every human being has an inalienable right to determine what shall be done with his own body." This was written in reference to the medical human experimental trials that were conducted on patients without their knowledge or consent. It is … Continue reading Autonomy of the Body- HeLa cells

Weekly Writing Prompt- week 4

LMFAOOOOOO THIS WEEK'S PROMPT IS ALL ABOUT A SITUATION OR A EVENT THAT MADE YOU LOL THEN AND STILL MAKES YOU ROFL WHEN YOU REMEMBER IT Everyone has one those fond memories that reminds them of the better days or makes them laugh everytime they think about it. It could be a memory that you … Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt- week 4

A Poem for You

by Tokika Yepthomi Today I wrote a poem for you knitted each verse carefully and meticulously So that it may whisper in your ears gracefully And pierce through your heart like a poisoned arrow   Maybe the past was too deep and narrow That you got stranded in your own tears And you forgot to … Continue reading A Poem for You

Fall

Standing at the edge The brink of existence, One foot up; the other at the edge One step forward, or a tilt in any direction Or a strong whip of wind or change of mind And I would tumble and crash Into the chasm; Fall and fall Faster, a weighted stone Burdened by limits and … Continue reading Fall

‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Reshma Velappan (Fate)

'I'm a solitary dew drop and I wish to remain the same. I don't want to leave this garden. I have to reflect the first rays of sunlight and then become part of this land... That is my dream...', these were the thoughts of the dew drop. But its fate was different. The sunrays reflected … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Reshma Velappan (Fate)

Mistake- “Growing up”

Even growing up as a sincere student, I skipped somewhere the chapter "How to live your life". So being at a point where I have nothing to loose, I can wonder more where the things went wrong. Was it when the whole society convinced me to accept the reality a/c to them instead of imagining … Continue reading Mistake- “Growing up”

Thorns and Petals

The air was filled with cries demanding justice. The crowds were swelling on the icy cold winter night. The entire city had forgotten to sleep. The media was on a warpath, whereas a group of students quietly marched with candles. I looked at them and wondered if the dripping wax was burning their fingers. Maybe … Continue reading Thorns and Petals

Guardian Angel

I was pissed. Pissed at everything- my mom, my sister, life, myself. But mostly, at my dad. I kicked open my cupboard and started flinging things everywhere, tearing apart my bookshelf book by book. Stupid dad. Abandoning me. Abandoning my family. Everyone. I shouted in rage as I pulled apart another section of my cupboard. … Continue reading Guardian Angel