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Free High Resolution Stock Photos — An Invaluable Resource

An extremely short post, as these images evidently speak for themselves. Discovered on this lovely blog, I am astounded by the sheer quality in Upsplash‘s photography collection offers. Their license? All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes,…

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: A Must-See For Lovers of Linguistics

There are certain human emotions, almost universal, that everyone can relate to… but can never adequately express, given limitations of the English language. These emotions, these categories of sorrows, range from  a desire to experience every emotion intensely –like one did during their youth– to the realisation that every passerby has a complex, vivid, compelling story of their own……

Past, Present and Future: Learning & Mistakes

Our perceptions of ourselves and reality change as we trudge through life. This is inevitable, as learning is a basic human trait regarded as an absolute necessity, leading to discontinuations of certain characteristics or emphasis on others. Life itself can provide difference challenges for various people –but the human itself is still the same, yet…

Small Talk [100 WORD STORY]

This week’s challenge is based on this intriguing picture. I’m unsure how to interpret the piece, but a definite sense of loneliness in this orderly city exists. What the characters are communicating are, to me, ambiguous –but their ambitions and emotions feel explicit. It’s rather curious, too, in a simple way; what are these figures…

Please Stay [FLASH FICTION]

Originally, this post was supposed to be a satirical piece revolving around an infatuated man. It’s deliberately lavish in detail and a little absurd in terms of emotions… yet, I discovered I can’t write about infatuation/unrequited love meaninglessly, and concluded with a more philosophical ending than I expected. In italics are questions, following the “interview/interviewer”…

6 Simple Food Quirks in My Everyday Life

Although food isn’t necessarily my strongest love (you will never be replaced, oh dear books), it’s undoubtedly my first. Food celebrates events, people and is just a word associated with happiness and culture. In Bengali tradition, inviting someone over requires adequate amount of food, as it’s both a welcome sign and symbol of friendship, and I…

Behind the Mirror [PHOTO CHALLENGE]

  This marks my first ever attempt at the Weekly Photo Challenge. With a new charger for my iPod, it’s finally functioning, leading to a whole world of photos and inspiration to capture. With the theme of adventure, I don’t think of the conventional –rock-climbing, sky-diving, searching for treasure in a lost maze– but rather,…

I Remember the Falling Rain

I remember gazing out my bedroom window, watching the rain cascade down the asphalt in a subtle, beautiful way. My window was blurred with raindrops, the clouds were a mellow silver, and car headlights shone through the water. I was mesmerised. For approximately ten minutes (which is possibly the greatest amount of time I’ve spent away from…

Night Carnival [FLASH FICTION]

Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes was the first classic I read cover-to-cover, so although this post a little late, I felt this challenge spoke to me. Also, I never realised he had such a methodical way of obtaining creativity; I think it’s wonderful to create your own inspiration. And, so, here is my attempt at writing…

An Unfinished Melody (Piano Cover of “Sleepless Beauty” by Ryuichi Sakuma)

When you say the word “unfinished,” I immediately think music. This thought leads to another –namely, my keyboard (or piano)– and I immediately reflect on my unfinished recitation of Sleepless Beauty, one of my favourite instrumentals of all time. Although I’ve never seriously studied music, I picked up a couple of my favourite songs off…