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A Dream Come True

Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner!
You’ve just won $1 billion dollars in the local lottery. You do not have to pay tax on your winnings. How will you spend the money?
Show RICH.


If I get a billion dollars?
It’s just a heart felt wish
I do need a lot of money
I will spend it in a swish

First of all, I need a house
And a car and other things too
Will I get them?
At the moment I don’t know
I hope I do get them!
Oh God! I do wish so

A Dream Come True

The Planet S

Daily Prompt: Interplanet Janet
You get to design your own planet: tell us all about your planet — the weather, the seasons, the inhabitants. Go.


It will be a big surprise for me if God gives me the power of designing my own planet. It will be a beautiful place in the vast realms of space.

Image: Google

I will name the planet S.

The weather on the planet will be eternal spring. There will be flowers, greenery and clear, clean rivers and streams of water.

Of course the planet S will have tall and majestic mountains, to add to the beauty of the planet.

I won’t have crawlers, insects, Mosquitos, Flies, snakes and lizards on S.

The people inhabiting S will be pure in thoughts and deeds.

Food will be in abundance on the planet. Anything a person desires will be there.

The people won’t grow old and they will retain their good looks forever.

So Welcome to planet S.

The Planet S

My Precious Ones

Daily Prompt: My Number One
Who is the most important person in your life? Describe that person in as great a detail as you can muster and most importantly, tell us why you cherish this person.


There are not one but two people in my life, my children – son and daughter. After the death of my husband last year, my children are very important to me.

Both of them are very dissimilar to each other in temperaments and outlook. My son takes after me and my daughter is a copy of her father – not in looks but the way she is.

My son is five ten in height, though my husband was a six footer. My daughter is five seven and she and I share a same sounding voice. Both the children’s eyes are a mixture of brown, (mine) and green (my husband’s).

Both the children have their father’s feet and hands. My son’s nose resembles his father’s mother, a slight dent in the middle. He gets worried easily just like me, though I wish In this aspect he wasn’t like me. Where as Nola is an ocean of calm. Nothing ruffles her and she can find a solution to any problem she faces.

SR (my son) and I, both consult Nola when we are floundering in a sea of anxiety. She pulls us back to a shore of calmness.

I live with my son. He tries his very best to make my stay as comfortable as he possibly can.

Nola on the other hand phones me daily, and chats with me long distance.

I think the best part of my marriage was having my children.

My children brighten up my world by being there for me and giving me their love and attention.

My Precious Ones

The Blank Wall

Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget?
Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it — you forgave them.


Today my memory is like a blank screen. Nothing arises on it’s screen, not even a small blip for me to capture it in writing. I am thinking …… nothing so far.

Not even a dim recollection is in the offing. So what do I do?

Write poetry instead:

My memory has gone on the blink
I am searching for anything to retrieve
At the moment there is nothing to recall
It has been wiped clean, can you believe

Moments like these do happen to me
I keep jogging my memory to perceive
Memory cells have stopped working so far
Will let you know when I am granted a reprieve

The Blank Wall


Unexpectedly, you lose your job. (Or a loved one. Or something or someone important to you.) What do you do next?
Show LOSS.

For me August 2, 2012 will be forever etched in my memory, as the most terrible day of my life. This was the day when my husband died unexpectedly in front of us. (My children and I)

My husband was suffering from Signet Ring Carcinoma of Stomach. His stomach had been removed in February 2012. Optimistically I used to think he may live for another year. That was a false hope, but in moments like the one I was facing I kept clutching at straws to shoo away the specter of death hovering over my husband.

You see in movies cancer patients but that is not reality. Real life is terrible to behold.

I try to dampen memories to avoid going into depression.

The loss is like a heavy object trying to stifle your breath.

During night my husband was shifted to ICU, which stands for Intensive Care Unit from his room. A few days earlier he was at ICU at Armed Forces Intensive Heart Care for heart problem. After a day or so he was shifted back to his room in the Senior Officers Ward.
This time when he was taken to ICU, I thought he will be back to his room.

At that moment I didn’t realize that he was going away for forever.

He was looking ethereally beautiful that day.

His younger two brothers had come to see him. Soon after they left, my husband suddenly opened his eyes and gestured towards his throat. We called the doctor on duty to come and look at him. By the time he came my husband had died. My children and I clung together with grief and horror as he lay dead.

We took him to our village. He was buried in the family graveyard nearer his mother.

Life is not the same without one’s husband. After his death I had to face a lot of issues on my own. I am coping. I don’t look ahead and try to take one day at a time.


Out Of My Reach

Was there a toy or thing you always wanted as a child during the holidays, or on your birthday, but never received? Tell about it.


I remember as a child, I always wanted a pair of skates. At that time they were not available in my home country.

It was useless asking father for skates. He probably wouldn’t have known from where to get them.

I would like to get them now but my son put a spoke into my yearning for them.

“Mama, it’s too late for you to try on skates. You are going to fall down and break your hip bone.”

So contemplating a broken hip bone was too scary for me.

The other day the children were going for skating. My eyes lighted up when I thought I may get to skate. I suppose my son knows me too well. He knows I won’t be deterred by his frightening me. He also knows that his mother will reach for a pair of skates sooner than his eyes can blink, he left without me.

Out Of My Reach

A Source of Anxiety

Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways ….)


My back neighbor has oodles of cats. I did count them and they are nine in number. What happens when they start yodeling, all the cats in the neighborhood join them in their fun. They are varying in sizes and colors.

Three among them, I consider my worse tormentors. There is a grey one with white stripes. There is a brown Tomcat and the last one is totally black. Black as a night with no moon.

The brown one sits on my back wall, staring at me, telling me I can never, ever frighten him. He keeps swishing his tail showing me his disdain.

These three trespass my home. They urinate against my car, sometimes on top of it, infuriating me.
Daily they poop on my front lawn. Probably they consider my lawn as their designated poop area.

Why am I writing about my neighbor’s cats?
They are my source of anxiety.

These cats are the bane of my existence. I dislike them intensively. Sorry cat lovers. They don’t let me sleep at night by their yowling.

They serenade each other on my back wall opposite my bedroom window. My sleep is disturbed so I remain awake, thanks to their merry making.

A Source of Anxietyy

The Big Moment

Daily Prompt: Fifteen Minutes
You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio – choose your format). What would you say?
Show The Big Moment.


First of all I will be sweating and feeling tongue tied trying to get out of it. Seeing no way out of it, this is what I am going to say on World News on television.

Hello Everyone! Here is SHEEN.
(At the same time I will be moping my forehead)

It’s a pleasure to get this opportunity to speak to you. (Inwardly I will be trying to quell the rising panic).

Let’s do all to promote peace and goodwill towards each other in this world. Let’s not spread hatred. God made us different in color and race but underneath we are all the same. We are all equal in God’s eyes. No one is above the other.

If we all strive for peace on this earth, it can be done. I would like to appeal to all the great leaders in the world to readdress issues causing conflict and war. If they remove wrong doings Peace and Prosperity will reign on this beautiful earth. We all know more money and lives are lost in wars. Let’s spend that money for the benefit of Humanity not in destruction of human lives and property.

Please let’s get together and iron out our differences so that there is PEACE.

That’s my heart’s deepest WISH.
May God protect us from wrongdoings and lead us to Peace. Amen.
Thank You and Bye.
The Big Moment

The Eucalyptus Tree

Daily Prompt: The Power Of Touch
Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you?


Whenever I touch the leaves of Eucalyptus tree, it brings back the memory of our home when my father was alive. The home which I left with his death.

My father was a friend to whom I could confide any happening in my small world. With his calm presence my troubles would fade away.

The tall Eucalyptus tree was planted by father. To me as a child it seemed to touch the blue sky above. It’s bark was pristine white. It would bloom with tiny buds and the evocative smell would permeate the air around. When you rubbed it’s leaf , it would leave the scent on your fingers. During Fall tiny acorns would litter the patio down below.

I have not seen it here in Houston, but back home whenever I come across it in anybody’s home, by roadside or in a park, it always brings back childhood memories of father and home.

Photos thanks to Google.

The Eucalyptus Tree

Five Items

What are the five items you must have on a deserted island?


Just visualizing myself on a deserted island gave me the creeps. If this happens in reality I think I will have a heart attack there and then. Good! It will be the end of me, isn’t it?

First of all a knife is a must to have in such a situation. A knife has multiple uses. You can defend yourself plus need it for cutting anything.

Second thing: I would like to have are matches.

Third important item is an ax. It will be handy in building a shelter for myself.

Toothpaste and soap. I feel miserable if my teeth are not brushed. With a foul smelling mouth I will be in the dungeons.

Water and a water container is another necessity.

All this has been depressing. I am a creature of comfort. Going for two days I pack a suitcase full of things I think I may need. My husband would ask me sarcastically when we would leave our home, “Anything left in the house?”

I hope to God, I am never ever shipwrecked.

Five Items