Stoned

“This is awesome!”

“Yeah… so awesome”

“See those lights?”

“Yeah… white lights piercing the ground…”

“This is surreal”

“Yeah… so surreal”

“I want to sleep here”

“Yeah… me too”

“I am going to click this”

“No, I am going to click this”

“Ok, you do it”

“No, it’s fine. You do it”

“Alright, let me get the right angle”

“Alright”

“This is awesome!”

“Yeah… so awesome”

……….

……….

“Hello, this is the reception, how can I help you?”

“Hi, I am calling from Room 1206. Those two guys are stoned and in the corridor again.”

“I will send someone right away.”

…………………………………………………………………

I am going through a terrible writer’s block. There seems to be no end to it, hence this piece from my sleep deprived self. I want to sleep everywhere and anywhere these days. And this corridor in the picture seems like a perfect place! Thanks Rich for the nice prompt. Sorry, I couldn’t do much justice to it.

There is a lot of amazing stuff at Rochelle’s as part of Friday Fictioneers just a click away!

The prompt:

Courtesy - Rich Voza

6 years…

6 years at WordPress

I joined the bandwagon that’s wordpress 6 years ago.

I had come from blogspot (or is it blogger now?), where for no fault of blogspot, I had made a mess of my blog. A teenager with a lot of nervous energy, I had made my earlier blog a place to rant about the unfairness of the little world I had seen till then. About the hardships a student faced in her Engineering College – assignments and college magazine publishing and general fest politics  (that’s how serious it was). I used to write when I was disappointed, or when I was angry or when I was plain bored.

Then one fine day I sat down to read my old posts and it dawned on me that they were not only pointless and nonsensical, but also for personal consumption on a rainy day. So I buried those old skeletons and fled the crime scene to reach the new and promising land of WordPress.

I called my blog “Austere Alacrity” – to constantly remind myself that I was not to repeat my old mistakes here. Besides, I love alliterations (who doesn’t?). This blog was to be strictly enthusiastic about writing. So there’s hardly anything personal on this blog. Of course it is a reflection of my personality and my experiences in life, but it’s not a personal journal of my life’s current affairs.

Fearing a mere blog title won’t be enough, I resorted to my limited french knowledge (and Google translation) to put a tagline to my blog – “Sang-Froid Est De Rigueur”, which I believe means ‘Calmness is very important’. ( If you know better, please don’t break my myth, because I won’t change my tagline. It’s way too cool and I really like it.)

So, that was that and now it’s been 6 years here! I won’t say it seems like yesterday, because it doesn’t. 6 years have felt very long. In fact, I don’t remember my lanky, careless blogspot days at all (it’s called selective memory ;)). This blog has become a deeply ingrained part of my being and it’s commendable that a person like me has kept up with it for 6 years without thinking even once “What the hell am I doing here?!!”.

It’s crazy to write fiction given the world I come from. Very few people know that I write, and fewer that I write fiction. Hardly anyone from my immediate family knows about/visits this place. Given the nature of my day job, it is inconceivable for most people to imagine I have a blog of this kind.

But crazy is good right? Right??

We’ll find out… Cheers!

Parul