Archive | May, 2014

A Full Circle

23 May

For home is whatever makes you complete. A person, a place or a hobby.

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A ceaseless, self-perpetuating movie of a forever with you, pursues me, relentlessly. It persists through every waking moment, in sleep and in that free-floating plane where dreams and reality merge and become indistinguishable.

A small tug on my arm. A persistent voice, calling out, demanding I wake up. The hands touching my face softer than silk and conveying their urgency and need, effortlessly. The call of a child to her mother.. delighted at the prospect of finding her and already wanting to snuggle against her.

I open my eyes, only to stare into pools of green.. The kind of green that pushes its way through layers of snow to tell you that spring was on its way. The kind of green that catches the light and sparkles. 

I tried to get up and take her in my arms only to be restrained by your arm curled around my waist.. Undeterred, the little tyke climbed on to the bed and tumbled on to me, giggling at falling down. As I look up into her eyes filled with joy, I realize that this world is as real as her. A reality with threads spun from dreams. A world where I come home to you. A child born out of tenderness, yearning, rapture and surrender. Unconditional in her love and artless in her affection. 

And when she asked about her name, she was told of a star that shone, of an aubade from the heavens, of the wind that was her faithful companion, of certainty, of long winding roads, of spring, of new beginnings. Because she is the Aurora to our forever.

As she squealed with excitement, I turned around to see her being lifted up by you. Forever is with you, only you. Laughing, crying, simply being.. In your arms. Until I grow old and wrinkled. Until the light leaves my eyes. I am yours irreversibly. Just as you are mine.. As their daughter grew up, her favourite story remained the one about her name. And although they didn’t know it yet, another star was on its way.

The end of one journey and the beginning of another.

I want to make you mine. Brand you. Mark you. For the world to see who you are and whose you are. For I am equal parts conqueror and captive. I have lost all of me and yet won more than I am worth.

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A/N- This is the sequel to Nasha and the last part to Aurora. Thanks for reading! I would love to know what you thought. Do leave a comment. Thanks 🙂

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Nasha

16 May

For the star that shines day and night, sun or rain.

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My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all… All my heart has ever wanted is you.” ― Stephanie LaurensThe Edge of Desire

She crossed oceans, went to lands beyond the horizon could see and understood more than she believed. And through it all, she couldn’t shake off the lingering feeling that there was more to all this.. more to her.

It began as a soft caress.. the most tender of touches, tantalizing her. Until the wind felt it had had enough of being an outsider and found its way through and grazed her, almost deliberately. Slowly it became a tempest raging within, setting fire to the rain.

No amount of water quenched her thirst. Setting foot into the various oceans of the world didn’t help either. Among the hordes of people she knew and those she was yet to meet, a figure stood out.

Dawn gradually faded and noon approached, climbing to its peak. The crass cacophony became softer and softer until it could be heard no more. The mad jostling of the crowd, their scent and loud voices ceased to matter, dissolving into nought. Everything slowed down.. The wind, like the rebel it had always been, picked up speed and played with her hair.. soothing her burning skin, yet leaving her wanting more..

The color of your eyes and the secrets they held were all she saw. The promise of spring making its way through after winters of desolation. The fragrance that wafted towards her was subtle enough for her to want to take another breath, yet tactile enough to transport her to another macrocosm. Her skin.. too tight. Her scent.. too mild.. She wanted to rip her skin and allow your essence to seep through and spread like wildfire to every last inch of her. Until it was not just a part of her, but her. 

In that moment, she wished there was something about her that held him captive. So that he would be in it just as deep.

Dreams and reality interwoven so closely, she wasn’t able to tell them apart. Each sustaining the other, giving mastery over the other. In a world where roses bloom without thorns, condemnation is rare and acceptance vociferous. Would you be able to refuse?

Yen took over. Intense, all-consuming. Shocks of awareness moving down her body, with every glance, setting her ablaze. The slow, but sure unfurling of need. The emotion in your eyes as raw, as primitive, as red itself.

Dreams so real, novice no more. Anticipation and apprehension filled her in equal parts. The former at the thought of you  meeting her and the latter when you finally do.

The strength of her longing surprised her, yet brought with it a small sense of peace knowing it will be answered someday. But, even longing as deep-rooted, as indelible as hers would have no strength if it had nothing to be directed towards.

She fell back and the box closed.

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A/N– The title “Nasha” means intoxicated/drunk, an almost poetic expression for madness and has its roots in Hindi/Urdu. This is the second part to Aurora. Part III will be up soon. Thanks for reading!

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My Leibster Blog Award

1 May

This is my first blog award. Thanks to My Ink Blog and True from my Heart for reading my blog and thinking it is awesome enough to be nominated.

 

Rules of the Leibster Blog Award 

  • List 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by whoever nominated you.
  • Ask 11 new questions to 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers. You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.
  • Go to their blog and tell them that they have been nominated!

11 facts about me 

  1. I am a grad student.
  2. I love reading books. If left alone, I would sit curled up on my bed, propped against a few comfortable cushions and spend the rest of life, just reading.
  3. I am a certified foodie.
  4. I love analyzing. People, places, things, situations.
  5. I am die-hard Potterhead. J.K. Rowling, I am forever in your debt.
  6. Kenshin Himura is very real to me. I am obsessed with martial arts. And Samurai X is awesome. If you haven’t watched it already, please go do something about it. Immediately.
  7. I love Science. Biology especially. Seeing your DNA in a tube is one of the most humbling things I know. Knowing that something so fragile and wispy is responsible for everything you do, how you grow, how healthy you are, how you walk, how intelligent you are makes me feel awe.
  8. I love reading Fan Fictions.
  9. I love travelling. I want to backpack around Europe and go around the world.
  10. I love mismatched socks.
  11. I find it easier to convey what I feel through writing than talking.

My answers to Anirudh Murali’s questions:

1. What made you start blogging?
I have too many thoughts swimming in my head and this seemed a good outlet.

2. What is your most favourite and least favourite book?

Most Favourite- The Harry Potter Series,Millenium Trilogy

Least Favourite- There are a few books that I haven’t been able to read past the first few pages..

3. One author whom you would recommend for potential bookworms like me.

I don’t quite know.. But, James Herriot is someone whose books never grow old, at least for me.

4. Books/Movies/TV shows that you’re never bored of.

Books- Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter,Tintin, Asterix &Obelix, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, books by Robin Cook, Enid Blyton, James Herriot

Movies- The Dark Knight Trilogy, Shawshank Redemption, National Treasure, Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Manichitrathaal, His Highness Abdullah, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Lawrence of Arabia, Panchathanthiram, Michael Madana Kama Rajan.

TV Shows- Friends, Sherlock Holmes, Bones, The Big Bang Theory, Dexter, New Girl, Boston Legal.

5. Your favourite book to movie adaptations.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- Swedish version.

6. Your favourite genres.

Homicide Investigations, Mystery, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance.

7. If you’re allowed to stick a poster of your favourite quote in your bedroom, what would it be?

“Do not raise your voice, raise your words.

It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

“Believe you can and you are halfway there.”

“You have the power to say that is not how my story will end.” Rhonda Bryne

8. It’s raining cats and dogs outside and you have run out of books. What would you do?

Get wet in the rain/read an old book/cook/write/draw.

9. Have you ever wanted to be a character from a book?
Several times.

10. If you can swap places with a celebrity for a day, who would it be and why?

Ellen DeGenres, maybe? I would rather spend a day with her than swap places with her.. It is Ellen. Do I need to say any more?

11. One superpower you would love to have and why?

Teleporting. The possibilities are endless.

 

Now for the next part, there are all these wonderful writers who keep inspiring me and I want to nominate them for their words.

Dignified Repose
Love. Life. Laughter.
Amar Shobdo
A Jumping gene
Evocative
Kahaani
Mission: Imagination
Emerald Isle Tales

So my dear nominees. these are the rules of this Award.

List 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions asked by whoever nominated you.
Ask 11 new questions to 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers. You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.
Go to their blog and tell them that they have been nominated!

My questions for you are as follows:

1. What motivates you to write?

2. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

3. Your proudest moment with regard to your writing?

4. Which superpower would you love to have and why?

5. Your favourite fictional character(s)?

6. Favourite movie?

7. Favourite book?

8. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

9. The favourite post you have written? (Link, please!)

10. How did you come up with your blog’s name?

11. What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Thank you, Anirudh for nominating me. 🙂

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