Weeds In My Garden

The weeds in my garden are overgrown. I cut and cut but they keep popping up, What’s the point of these pruning tools anymore? I did not know that they were growing, flourishing in hues of green, red and blue. What else is my garden not showing? I rolled up my shirt sleeves and thought…

The View From The Top

Recently, I went trekking with my friends. It was fun until I thought that I would faint and decided to stop climbing mid-way and wait for them to return. The popular view point on the summit was close but I had given up, afraid that I would trip and fall off the mountain. Gazing at…

You Are Not Alone

We tend to focus on ourselves when we’re having a tough time. On the stormy sea where the wind is overpowering you and your boat dangerously tilts, there’s a hand reaching out ready to pull you towards safety. You just have to take it. Talking about your thoughts and emotions is a key part of the…

Them: Fire and Ice

Part 1- Him: Ice Part 2- Her: Fire There he sat with his head bowed in shame. She had done it, the flames reduced him to mere ashes. He finally realized that his heart had once been ablaze with love for her But it had turned cold due to an ever-present blizzard. “Be a man.”,…

Her: Fire

Previous part- Him: Ice   There she sat, fire in her soul. Fury coursing through her veins.   Every harsh word stoking the blaze of an inextinguishable flare that will burn down his whole world.   If only she could light a match and throw it over his walls to ignite all the sallow grass….

Him: Ice

There he sat, the head of the family. Always silencing her, telling her that her thoughts are insignificant. “Shut up” being flung across the room without even thinking about it.   Is power what he wants? Or is he afraid?   Afraid because when she speaks, he would not have control anymore. That he will be…

More Than Just Stories

Hey, Seaweed Brain. Katniss is the name of the girl on fire. Tris Prior fights against the tyranny of the Erudite. She is brave, selfless, honest, kind and intelligent. You must raise your voice against injustice and not let it continue by turning those words into actions. One choice can transform you. Sherlock is a…

Make-up or No Make-up

I was chatting with a friend about a boy band that we really like and how one of its members is often criticized by netizens because apparently his bare face is not as perfect as they thought. He is surrounded by sky-high beauty standards that sometimes disregard his talent on stage and in the studio….

Art Experience

At college, I took a class that I’ve never taken before: art. I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new. I thought that it was going to be fun but I was wrong. What I thought would be a pleasant ride turned into a roller-coaster of frustration. Initially, I was…

Determination

Hey there, So one of my good friends, Sanjana Eswar wrote this heart-felt and inspiring essay. I would like to share it with you. Enjoy! -Sanjita Determination is a human instinct. It thrives inside one’s self, and encourages one to do what they desperately need to do to fulfill their happiness. It is an instinct…

Aware

The microwave beeped. The aroma of popcorn wafted through the apartment. It was cozy, colourful and bright; the opposite of the weather outside. It had been raining for few hours now and the dark clouds didn’t let any sunlight shine through. She entered the room. She was wearing a pastel pink t-shirt and grey sweatpants….

Recognize: A Poem

In response to today’s Daily Prompt. She looked in the mirror, What did she see? A freckled face, hair tied into pigtails, A pink band aid on her arm from when she fell from the swing at the park “It was a good day”, she smiled and thought She ran out of the door when…