Another month gone of the W1S1 challenge. Write a story a week and submit one a week.
Not always the way I wanted it but May was better than April. Two published, a poem words from stars and today, a story, That look in his eyes.
I kept at it and ultimately that is what counts. So here is the May badge from W1S1.
That look in his eyes
“It was the strangest day of my life. I lost my court case and he won his. An hour later he died, right there, standing next to me, midway through a sentence. It made no sense at all. Fate gave him a great victory and then took him with the smile still on his face. What kind of justice is that?…”
Read the rest here – That look in his eyes
This story almost wrote itself before I even knew what it was about. It is not the kind of story I was thinking of writing. It just arrived, insistent, all on its own.
Yes, it needed some editing and a change of the ending, but it worked itself out and I enjoyed writing it. the picture above is the High Court of Mumbai where some of the story is set.
A haiga is a painting or a photograph with a haiku.
This one was first published in the World Haiku Review, August 2011. My first attempt at Haiga a long time ago. I had no idea how to even put the frame on the photo. However I have learned a few things since then!
This exquisite place is in Orissa, where every road is lined with lotus ponds and blue lotuses are everywhere.
Its been years since I have published poetry. A long time ago I published two books of poems, but after that – life and other things took over.
I did not stop writing. I kept filling notebooks, but I lost touch with publishing.
So this one is very important to me – returning to poetry.
Here it is, a short poem published by Everyday Poets.
One night long ago, when I could not sleep,I filled several pages with scribble. This was the poem I liked the most.
several pages of poems were the result and this was one of them. This was the one I liked the most.