Not until next year

This is a story for Friday Fictioneers, which is hosted by Rochelle. Every week you are challenged to write a 100 word story based on a photo. For this week’s photo, thanks to Jan Wayne Fields.

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“Do you have everything in there?”

“Yes.”

“Good.”

“Now, we’ll just have to wait for the night sky.”

“I hope everything works well this time.”

“Don’t worry, it will. Haven’t you heard: Think positive and it’ll be positive.”

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“It’s time. Bring the chicken.”

“What chicken? I thought you’ll get it.”

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It sounded like a war was being fought inside the tent.

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Until, next equinox the sacrificial white cloth has preserved its cleanliness. Although, it fears if it continues like this, the fools of this generation will never be able to make a sacrifice ever.

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I was sitting in a comfortable chair.

He asked me to close my eyes.

I was a bit tensed but he said there is nothing to be worried about.

As he started to count backwards, I saw the lights fading away and my body melted away in a whirlpool of void.

I opened my eyes. I was inside a dark cave. Two balls of light were flickering right across me. Oh! giant fireflies, I thought. I started crawling towards them to inspect, but just in time I heard a loud roar. In which direction should I run, thought my startled mind.

I could feel the warm blood flowing in my body. My heart was pumping like a giant machine and I opened my eyes. The doctor was sitting right in front of me.

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Morning Rituals

5-inspiring-mark-twain-quotes-to-read-with-your-morning-coffee-e1439583844651A lot had happened last year and I was tossed into a tornado of emotional upheaval.

A few projects in hand helped me not to sit idle and my mind not to wander aimlessly. Constant working made me tired. As soon as I could afford time and money I went on a vacation. With a replenished body and a renewed mind I joined the motion of life once again.

Now that things have settled a bit I feel much relaxed. I’ve now shifted my focus on the things that I had planned on doing but could not achieve due to personal issues.

With the New Year approaching, I thought, this is the best time to set myself for a task.

At the moment, I was not feeling demotivated but I wasn’t completely motivated on doing anything either. So, I started with the easiest task…of watching all kinds of inspirational videos.

Then when I felt that I had watched plenty, I gave my mind another task. After listening to each speaker, I wrote down (not more than 4-5) points to see what I had remembered from those talks.

Strangely, the word – morning rituals, came up more than 3 times. It was strange, because I had been planning to do something about it for a very long time but just couldn’t do it. Sometimes it was the lack of intent, the other times lack of focus and loads of tailor made excuses that suited me well and kept me in my comfortable seat.

So, taking this as a hint from the universe I began with my own list of things to do. I had to work on the list a couple of times and finally got it down to not more than 4 or 5 things. Although, in the joy of the moment I wanted and felt that I could do it all. But then I remembered from somewhere that it is best to do 5 things everyday rather than plan to do 10 things that you’d eventually fail to do.

The first step is always crucial and so it was. I had decided and had the list of my morning rituals in my hand. I was determined to hit the path. At the moment I’ve kept it very simple: get up early, pray, meditate, have a healthy breakfast and read a positive quote.

Now, everyday I wake up excitedly with a smile. Every night, I go off to sleep thanking for the day that is over and for a new one that will greet me tomorrow. I’m happy with self as this has given me some sense of purpose or has at least pushed me in that direction.

So, what 5 things do you plan on doing before setting yourself out for the day?

Cover Reveal – Deceived by Heena Rathore P.

Hello, dear reader friends. 😀

Today I would like to introduce Heena Rathore P. who is an amazing person, a successful blogger and a dear friend of mine. With her positive outlook towards life and an inspiring attitude, she has become a source of motivation for me. Her book Deceived is going to be released in February, 2017. I’m sure with an exciting book cover and an intriguing title it will attract a lot of curious minds to know the story behind the cover.

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PUBLISHING: FEBRUARY 2017 BY CITRUS PUBLISHERS

Blurb:

How well do you know your loved ones?

A girl who’s trying to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.

A journalist who is chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.

A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughters her parents.

And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

A psychological thriller that weaves its way through the sadistic past of a traumatized child to the snare of dark mysteries of a beloved father.

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(Please add this link here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32025322-deceived)

About Heena Rathore P.:

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Author: Heena Rathore P

Heena Rathore P. is a 25-year-old full-time novelist, part-time Social Media Strategist, Novel Critique, Book Reviewer and a YouTube Podcaster.

She draws her inspiration from the works of legendary Stephen King and Sidney Sheldon.

She is an introvert, a thinker, a neat freak, a voracious reader and a GSD-lover. In her free time, she loves watching apocalyptic, thriller and slasher movies and series.

She lives in Pune with her beloved husband in a house full of books, music, and love.

She loves creating fictional worlds, but more than that she loves living in them.

WEBSITE: https://heenarathorep.com

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/rathoreheena

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/authorheenarathore/

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Magic in Harmony

My interpretation of magic in the form of art.

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Please do spare my childlike spirit of art. But these days I’m very much in the zone of painting.

With the word magic I could think of only this, where the green represents the earth and blue the sky or space. With the tiny specks of blue in one and chunks of greens in the other it represents harmony to me; and, hence magic in harmony.

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Tiny from above

In the garden, I saw a flower.

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Upon walking further, I saw a ladybird clinging to a wild flower.clinging to a flower

And then, I thought what could be tiny – the flower or the lady bird or a small insect that I now saw feasting on a green leaf.

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But then I thought why ask this question. From somewhere above, the sun too would appear small, the earth too would look smaller and the life in it would appear tiny. From somewhere above we all would look like tiny specks of lights.

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