Finding the rainbow: They meet again (Chapter-1)

CHAPTER-1

This is going to be one horrible weekend, Anjali thought as she scrambled through the crowd. She hasn’t visited birth town in for a long time ever since her family shifted to another place, She almost forgot how crowded local market could be.

“Anjali! Anjali! wait up!” Anjali heard someone calling, “Excuse me ma’am, please step aside. Anjali Gupta! Is that you?” Anjali whirled on her toes and was startled to see a very familiar face beaming right back at her.

“Hi Anjali.” his smile was so innocent as if nothing has ever been wrong, as if it was the most natural thing, well it was, but not here, not like this.

“Hi Roy.” She replied matching his upbeat tone.

“So, what are you doing here?” He asked. Continue reading “Finding the rainbow: They meet again (Chapter-1)”

Contagious Optimism

Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in the world around them. Rampant increase in crime rates, daily marathon of horrific and gruesome news headlines concentrating mainly upon the bad that’s happening in the world isn’t helping either. Due to personal hardship, failures and day to day stress we are becoming less optimistic about a well defined bright future. People around are mostly in bad mood all the time, their faces are mostly decorated with a frown than a sweet smile. Amidst of black clouds it’s very difficult for a person to look for a silver lining in each cloud but it is an essential aspect if we want to be at the brighter side of the picture. Continue reading “Contagious Optimism”

And it crumbled…

People are moving, vehicles are moving then why does it feel like her world has stopped moving? She probably shouted but she doesn’t remember, may be it was a scream in her head, all she knows is that her world is crumbling down and she is helpless. She is trying to hold her carefully built castle from shattering but all is in vain. All this time she had built the highest walls to keep people out but he found the way in, he scaled few walls and broke down many and found a way in and helped her built the dreamy castle only to destroy it! She couldn’t believe her ears, she wanted to wake up from this nightmare. She wanted to stop him but she couldn’t. His words kept echoing in her mind, “I won’t be happy with you.” What did she do to deserve this! Why is this happening to her! She wanted to ask but Alas! she already knew the answer and she can’t change what’s done, she can’t change the past and her present got destroyed. It was so easy for him to say because these words were the most honest thing for him and it hurt more because all she ever wanted was his happiness.
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Chapter 13 : Breaking Bad

Team – The Spellbinders

The story up until now :

Chapter 13
Breaking Bad

“I am afraid patient is in no shape for the interrogation,  Officer.  Fortunately the knife missed the spinal cord tissues but he lost a great deal of blood and has concussion.” The doctor informed Malik who was waiting outside the operation theatre.

“It will take only a minute; this is a crucial case and he is a vital lead.” Malik persisted sizing the doctor in blue scrubs.  It was a futile effort; he knew officials of this type.  The doctor would not let him anyway near the patient.  Interrogating a patient can make you a bad guy fast.

“Officer Malik I have to ask you to come back later.” The doctor started to walk towards his cabin only to be stopped by Malik’s piercing gaze and urgent voice, “Little girls are dying and he can lead us to the killer. You have to understand – ”

“No, you have to understand” the doctor raised his voice by a notch “I cannot let you take risk with my patient’s life.  Now if you will excuse me I have more patients to attend.” And he walked past him.

Malik stormed into the police station with such a fury that everybody steered clear of him. Where is my coffee? he wanted to shout at the juniors.  If it was his police station, he would have.  But he was here at the behest of the DGP and had been given the use of a corner of the evidence room.  At least he had a desk and a phone.

He had a strong hunch that this attack on Aryan was the breakthrough he was looking for.  If he could get a clue, he would solve the case and go home.  Living in circuit houses was not his favourite thing.  But the damn doctor …
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The Spellbinders : Chapter 1 – Room number 4

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We are a team called the Spellbinders.  We are collaborating and writing a story for the Blogadda challenge “Game of Blogs”.  The team is diverse, and we are having fun interacting with each other creatively.  To know about us, join us here

Chapter 1
Room number 4

11th April

“She can’t be Roohi!” Shekhar screamed “She is not my Roohi.” His screams and anguish went unheard in the God forsaken secluded warehouse. Another shrill cry of a child stirred the beast in him, he ran frantically towards the sound. His bloodshot eyes filled with rage adjusting through his thin silver specs to the dark disgusting room barely lit by street lights filtering in through broken window panes, and searched the scattered wooden boxes.

“Where are you?” He softened his voice trying not to scare away the child, and then he saw twin tiny pools filled with fear, her eyes he thought “I won’t hurt you.” He tried to coax her out of her hiding place “Come to Daddy, daddy won’t hurt you.” He continued in a sing song voice and felt a strong blow against his jaw, so hard that it rattled all his teeth. He pulled out his knife in fury and started slashing the thin air and froze when he saw blood, thick crimson splashed across his face, splattered on the floor, blood on his hands and the lifeless body of the child, its cold eyes staring deep into his soul as if to ask “Why?”. He squeezed his eyes shut and covered his ear with his bloody hands but the loud blaring of sirens wouldn’t stop. “I said stop. Stop. Stop.” He kept screaming, hot tears on his red cheeks “Stop you spawn of Satan!” he howled not realizing he was Satan himself. The door flew open with a loud thud and he knew it was the police.  His whole body trembled and he sat upright on the battered hard stone bed, his eyes open now and his body on high alert, but his mind still in the hazy arena between nightmare and wakefulness, the iron bars of his cell mocked him. Continue reading “The Spellbinders : Chapter 1 – Room number 4”

Closer they came…

Sara clutched her seat tightly as soon as the airplane took off, she could feel her heart shattering as the gravity of the situation sinked in, closing her eyes she swallowed the tears that were threatening to break the walls of tightly closed doors of her emotions. She felt Sahil’s hand on her own and her death grip eased a bit and calmness seeped in. She is flaying back to London, her home, to her parents. Her father is an Indian and her mother in British, they fell in love long back and the best part was that no one objected to their marriage. Seeing her parents blooming together day after day she believed that Love always conquers all, be it countries or religion, little did she know, that kind of love wasn’t her fate. All her life juggling with two religions never tired her, from attending Sunday mass as much as possible and starting her day with the name of her beloved Kanha(Lord), choosing one was simply impossible to her. Sounds crazy huh? But when you have parents who follow different religions still are one, its fades away any difficulty.

When she set her foot in India thirty months ago to do her doctorate, she did anticipative to fall in love here because deep down she always felt connected to India and all her life she waited to find that one love, there was nothing in this world which could have made her happier. And Jason was everything she could ever dream of.

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Exploring NeverLand!

Neverland, a land that thrives on the imagination of humankind specially kids is weakening as technology is taking place in the dreams rather than breathtaking imaginary stories and Metal is a deadly poison to NeverLand. The growing demand of technology is Metal-lashing the NeverLand. A land in alternate dimension that used to stand strong between human world and the Downworlder.

Downworlder are nightwalkers, blood suckers, demons, werewolves, and all the evil that can destroy humanity. Albeit NeverLand is a part Downworld but part human as well. Nightwalkers wants to rule the world, bite each human either to kill them or convert them into one of them, since NeverLand is standing between their dreams, they are attacking NeverLand with all their might when NeverLand is already weakening. It is Nephilim’s, (who are part human and part Angel) duty to save humans from Downworlder but because the Clave* signed an accord** which restrict them to kill a Downworlder unless they are attacking a human or seen near the vicinity of a human.

Nightwalker is attacking Faeries of NeverLand and if they succeed in taking over NeverLand then they will unleash demons and all the evil on humankind and there won’t be any saving for us so it is the high time that a human enters NeverLand and save it to save Humankind and I am chosen for the job. I didn’t know all my training of my twenty-two something years was for this precise moment. I am one of the only few people who have ‘the sight’, who can see clearly in NeverLand, distinguish between reality and figment of imagination, and I am chosen because of my strong will because NeverLand is ambiguous, constantly changing with one’s imagination and will power. My father, the India’s representative in Interpol along with each Interpol General Secretariat believes that I am their last hope; they can send only one person through the portal to NeverLand which takes a lot of energy to open hence can be open once in four years so yes I have no army at my disposal only one other Nephilim who was sent to NeverLand 4 years ago. And you heard me right, Interpol does believe in this gibberish, I would have waved it off and walk out of the door if I wasn’t already excited to explore a different enchanting dimension.

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Dare to Say

Protagonists and antagonists introduction:

1)  (Newcomer) Urvashi Garg : Skilled classical dancer from north India, knows all the eight classical forms to perfection. They say her eye speaks, her expressions tell a story and when she dances, the world disappear except her. Her smile, her charm, her ‘addayen’ can make dead sing her tunes and kill an undead. She is desired not only in India but in Europe as well were she has performed numerous times.

2) (Superstar) Aryan: He holds most people in disdain but is quite chivalrous when it comes to women. He is full of himself, extremely arrogant, believing himself to be the best superstar ever lived in Bollywood. His charisma, his charm and his good looks never seize to impress and he is well aware about the affect he has specially over women. From girls to a mum, everyone goes gaga over him. No wonder he is quite a ladies’ man but despite his popularity he is still tagged as ‘Single-heartless-heartbreaking-heartthrob”.

3) (Baby) Agni : A girl of eight years, highest paid child artist, she is in limelight, achieved more than what other stars can’t achieve in their lifetime. She made her debut when she was six years old with an Hollywood Oscar nominated film and entered bollywood with a bang in a children’s film and since then she is everywhere.

4) (Eyes and ears Knows-it-all) Bruna: No one knows what she is, is she an item girl? Or a controversy queen? Perhaps that fish that is rotting the Bollywood pond? Or just a misunderstood girl?

5) (Casting Director) Bose: Rumours has it that he has deep connections to underworld, an alchemist who converts a piece of stone into precious gemstone. Every newcomer wants to be casted by him, every director, producer wants him on their good side, pays him a fortune for casting and well, he is not the one who doesn’t take any advantage of his position.

6) (Paparazzi) Newshunt : Well, he is a paparazzi who became a paparazzi because of a stunt he pulled on a bollywood actor, demoted from crime reporter to a paparazzi. But seems like a triple skinned man but is he really or he has more masks than one can count. And most important question is, can you count on him?

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Story:

“And cut!” Director Dev Bhansali called it a day after getting the perfect shot of scene 2 where Urvashi as Latika a dancer in Shanshah’s Darbar, a role inspired from the very famous Anarkali, stumbled upon Aryan as Zoyeb, a role inspired from Prince Salim. This is their first meet in the enchanting garden under pristine moonlight and Zoyeb is utterly besotted by Latika’s beauty. He doesn’t know who she is, doesn’t know that she is no Nobel blood, have no clue that she will not be pardon when his father, the Shanshah Rehman hear about their affair. But this movie is no Mughal – E – Azam, this is ‘Pyar ki Daastan(Tale of Love) and Latika is not alone, she has a friend Sara played by Bruna, who is a lady-in-waiting of Begam Banu. And the Shanshah has a deep-dark secret, an illegitimate daughter from Sara. That daughter is going to be the game changer in the story, and she is been portraited by none other than highest paid child artist, baby Agni.

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Set me free

I shoot upright on the floor, my eyes open and my body on alert, but my mind is still in the hazy arena between nightmare and awake. My mother is shaking me and my fingers are damp, “, it just a nightmare.” She murmurs softly. I let go immediately, I am fully awake now and avert my face from the worry in her eyes, I can’t face it and I don’t deserve it. I stood up and took my phone; I have to make this road trip now for Veera, for Samay, for myself.

In 20 minutes I am in my SUV Ford EcoSport with my rucksack packed and hit the accelerator. In next the 10 minutes Sneha and Diya are in my SUV, Sneha lives in Delhi itself, not far from my home and Diya is visiting her grandparents. Sneha claimed the shotgun so Diya have to sit in the back. We all passed out from Officers Training Academy, Chennai in the same year along with other 64 lady cadets. One more Lady Cadet was with us, commissioned with me in the same battalion, the girl who taught me to tie my shoe lace when we were five. Veera, a girl I vowed to protect. I shoved her thoughts from my mind and hit the accelerator some more, its 5:30 am when we left Delhi, roads are free to zoom. We reached Panipath by 6:38 am, I could sense the uneasiness oozing from both of my companions; they haven’t said a word since we started. We all are accustomed to quick packing, unexpected wars and journey, but I am sure they still don’t understand the reason behind this road trip, to speak the truth neither do I. Sneha slide up the windows and switched on the AC, Ambi Pur Lavender Air Freshener filled the interior and it did calm my nerves.

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Lovelets ~ Words for the Heart ~

Butterfly & The Bee …your literary angels In association with All About Books Global Presents LOVELETS ~words for the heart~  AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS & SHORT STORIES This is a collection of 71 alluring and ardent poems and 10 enchanting short stories. From every shade of Love, darkest and brightest, amber and pure.. every word written from heart, meant to touch your heart. Here is the Poem and short stories collection list … Continue reading Lovelets ~ Words for the Heart ~

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