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Saturday Six Word Story #16 – Water

For Shweta’s Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #56 – September 19, 2020 – WATER

Here are my takes-

1. Only planet with water, but till?

2. Polluted water leads to many diseases.

3. They don’t know about water conservation.

4. Freshwater springs are drying, endangered existence.

5. Suffering from hydrophobia – fear of water.

6. Many areas don’t have water supply.

7. He blacked out because of dehydration.

8. Water everywhere, but can’t drink it.

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Reason…

Image credit- Elena Mozhvilo- Unsplash

(For the visually challenged readers, the image shows an incomplete watercolor on open pages of a notebook. There are tubes of colors next to it and some painting paraphernalia )

For Sadje’s What do you see # 47- 14 September’20

Those are her hidden treasure, which she keeps away from the eyes of everybody, her painting paraphernalia, those colors, those brushes, the canvas, used to give her happiness, her own little world of imagination. How she wanted to become a famous painter one day but never got the opportunity. Memories run down her mind when Avika is showing this to her friend, Mansi.

Those are so beautiful, Avika but why all your paintings are incomplete, complete them, you are such a wonderful artist , Mansi asked her.

I don’t want them to complete, never ever, dont want to end my ray of hope to live, that till these painting is there, I will keep on fighting this cancer, Avika said staring at her painting and with glimpses of her life in it.

But what if it gets completed?

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Saturday Six Word Story #15- Success

For Shweta’s Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #54 – September 5, 2020 – SUCCESS

1. Success held different significance for everyone.

2. Who defines what actually success means?

3. Running after success since eyes open.

4. Happy after her first successful surgery.

5. Entrance exams, high expectations, she succeeds?

6. Success is always a lousy teacher.

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The Quest- 3

Part-3 ( Final part)

If you have not yet read the Part-1 and Part-2 of The Quest, read them first to understand the storyline better and to connect all the dots. Links for both the previous parts given below-

The Quest…..

The Quest- 2

Continued from part-2

“Jo, Jo, open your eyes, I am with you dear,” said Nicole. I failed, I failed once again, how much I tried to convince you and tried that you forget the past and move on, to come out of the guilt, you had done everything you could, but sometimes, opposite happens from what we think. He had admitted her to the hospital when he found her faint in the study. He was out of town due to some urgent work when he got a call from their neighbor about Jo behaving strangely and talking by herself. He instantly rushed back home.

Nicole never thought, his and his wife’s life would change so drastically. I should not have left you alone. He was reminiscing about the past happenings when the nurse asked him to come as the doctor wanted to discuss something important.

Jo was screaming, Joey, Joey where are you, my child, I would not let anything happen to you, how would I live without you. Joey was lying on the floor, not responding, and had several injuries mark, and suffocating, Jo rushed to her and immediately tried to take her outside, and call help but it was too late now as she had stopped breathing due to lack of oxygen and severe wound. Again a blast occurred as the fire was now had spread in the whole home, the house was burning and She was sitting in front of the house with her daughter in her lap. Her grandma standing amidst the fire, crying and saying I warned you many times to return back but you never did, now its too late. Don’t worry, they are in a better place now. You tried your best my child, leave your guilt, and free yourself, it was never your fault.

Dr, Is there any chances, that Jo will be fine again asked Nicole, I tried my best to tell her truth, that her mother had died and she was a very good daughter who always took care of her, but she never believed this fact, and thought, she was not good daughter, had not taken care of her and left her at the care home. In reality, she never left her mom in any care home, she started believing so after her death.

Nicole, your wife’s condition is not good, and it got worst after that car accident, which occurred on the highway and unfortunately, your daughter, also died in that. But for Jo, her mother and daughter both are still alive, she has developed multiple personalities within herself as she is unable to believe the truth. She was already suffering from depression and loneliness since her childhood and now her condition is getting worse. Firstly, the separation from her father and then grandma had an impact on her personality and when her mother becomes ill and when she was not able to give proper time to her daughter due to work, even though she was giving, she thought, it was not enough and she started blaming herself for this. We are giving the best treatment and counseling, hoping she will be good soon.

Both of them were talking, when the nurse comes running, Dr, Dr, Jo, Jo, please come fast. Both of them rush to Jo’s room where they saw her crying endlessly. On seeing, Nicole, she said, my mom and my daughter, I lost them, I lost them. I tried my best but I was not able to save them. I am sorry, Nicole. It was not your mistake Jo, it was not your mistake said, Nicole, maybe this is destiny.

On the side table, her mom’s diary and the key were there with an opened chest having the photos of her mother’s funeral and death certificate. Nicole thought I did not know how this happened, but I am happy, Jo finally accepted the truth. Jo told Dr and Nicole everything and slowly went to sleep as he had given her sedative.

Nicole said, Dr. I don’t think, Jo is better even now, her grandmother’s home had been burnt when she was a child, and her grandmother died in that fire. Her mother would somehow able to save her only, and her sister too succumbed to her injuries. She always heard her mother, feeling guilty for it and not be able to save them and due to this too, Jo had been always overprotective, with every time something happens she used not to feel responsible for it. We just recently renovated this house to fulfill her mother’s wish after so many years.

Dr said, No Nicole, now she is fine and I assure you, would be better, her mind always wanted her to accept the truth when she refused, created multiple personalities but still, there were always hints to her, what is the truth but are ignored and when she finally opened that room in her mind where she kept all her bad memories, to escape for them, she finally realized the truth and accepted it. She will recover soon.

After a year, the prayer meeting was held for Joey and Jo’s mother at her grandma’s home. Jo, Nicole, and Helly, their adopted daughter were seen together. Jo said I hope they are a better place now, I am sorry maa, grandma and Joey. I am sorry. She hugged Helly.

The End

I hope I have not let down your expectations about the ending and you liked it. Do let me know your feedback, I always look forward to it, how my first attempt at writing something like this was? I am really thankful to all of you.

And also I would love to know your interpretation of the story and metaphors I used.

If you have any question or doubt regarding the story, the comment section is all yours, I will surely answer them.

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The Quest…..

Part – 1

She was traveling back to her grandmother’s mansion after many years, since her grandmother’s death. It was situated in the countryside, away from the city hustle and bustle. Jo as very tense from the past few weeks, her mother was ill and due to her business, she was not able to take care of her, for which she always felt guilty. And for a few past months, the condition of her mother was getting more severe. One of her friends suggested her to admit her mother in the care facility so that she could get better treatment and care. She admitted her but still confused and feeling regretful.

Her own daughter, Joey, was also lacking her attention, and always remain sad. To have a change and to calm her mind, She decided to spend some time at her grandma’s home in the countryside, by nature. She along with her daughter, and friend, were going there. She was thinking, all this, while driving the car when finally, she saw her grandma’s home.

She opened the door and many memories flashed in front of her. As the house was closed for years, she started organizing it and cleaning it and asked her friend to go and buy some groceries from near town. While cleaning, she got the diary of her mother and along with it, found one key, but she did not know, what this key was for? She kept it aside and prepared dinner.

After dinner when everybody went to sleep, she was still thinking about her mother, her life, everything going on, and also reminiscing her past days here when suddenly, she remembered, she found her mother’s diary and got up to read it. Make herself a coffee and sat in the study. Like her, her mother also used to maintain the dairy, and she had written everything, she was reading it when she heard some voice from the attic and went to see how was there but did not find anyone, thinking it might be because of wind, she went to sleep.

The next day, when she was preparing breakfast, her daughter noticed a small wound in her hand, but she did not remember when she got it. After seeing this, she was sure, she had seen, similar wound, on her mother’s hand too. But why she got that wound similar one like her mother? She was thinking about it when someone knocked on the door, her neighbor, her mother’s friend and after seeing that wound, she run away. Jo was shocked to see this, and wondering what happened?

She again heard similar voices from the attic and while going there, discovered, the walls are hollow and there was a secret passage, from there to somewhere, but to where?

TO BE CONTINUED……….

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Saturday Six Word Story #12 – Gratitude

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For Sadje’s What do you see # 42- 10 August 2020

For Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #50 – August 8, 2020 – Gratitude by Shweta of My Random Ramblings

Here is my takes-

Gratitude shaded

Her face

With contentment.

Enlightened soul

With

Love, grace, gratitude.

Gratitude unties

the wholeness of spirit.

Always Wordless

how to express gratitude.

Lived life with

Respect and gratitude.

I have written these combining both the prompts, I hope I have done some justice.

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Saturday Six Word Story #11- Rain

This is in response to the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #49 – August 1, 2020, by Shweta of My Random Ramblings. And prompt for this week is Rain.

Here are my takes-

No Pain

No Rain

No Gain

Rain, Is it

Curse or Blessing?

Sun feel jealous

Everybody, wishing rain.

Every raindrop

Pipes its

Unique melody.

Oh, this is Rain

He exclaimed.

Different colors

Different meanings

Rainbow shines.

Happiness or sorrow

Each Raindrop

Has story.

Abandoned clouds

Empty behind

Replenishing earth.

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Saturday Six Word Story# 10 – Money

This is in response to the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #48 – July 25, 2020, by Shweta of My Random Ramblings and prompt for this week is Money

And here are my takes –

1. He has undiagnosed Prince Charming Syndrome.

In this person believe like winning a lottery, or the compassionate universe to provide the money for their financial needs, government assistance, or family inheritance, someone else to save them from financial debt, etc. People who depend on others or seek for others to depend on their income to survive without doing anything themselves to earn money. It is one of the types of money disorders.

2. Living in denial and extreme under-spending.

It is another type of money disorder, known as Money Avoidance Disorder, in which, the person lived in denial of finances, avoiding to face reality, even when having an excess of money or savings, don’t spend them or invest them and don’t want to take any risk.

3. Due to gambling, no money left.

Gambling meaning, playing for the chance of money, this is now, been included as one of the mental health disorders, as in few, it becomes, addiction like any drug addiction or alcohol addiction and can do anything for it and needed treatment.

4.Uncontrolled over-spending and compulsive buying.

This can be another money-related disorder included as a Compulsive buying disorder in which people can’t control their urge to buy and usually overspends, which can lead to financial losses and the whole family can suffer due to it as they spend max part of their income, can take the form of the accumulation of a large amount of debt; continuous spending, despite resolutions to stop; hiding of purchases from loved ones; being more excited about making the purchases than owning the items. The person might feel a sense of shame after purchasing something. The cause of this symptom usually deals with coping with stress, pain, and trauma.

5. Only money can give me happiness.

Another money disorder, Money worshipping disorder in which person is obsessed with obtaining more money and simply believe that the only way to progress in life is to have more money and at the same time believing no matter the amount of money they have it won’t meet their desires and wishes.

These are a few types of Money disorders that lead to clinically significant stress and distress and affect individual life. Currently, only gambling and compulsive buying disorder have been included in the ICD and DSM as psychiatric problems. But many people suffering from money dysfunction disorders go undiagnosed who need help in one form or another.

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