Three Coins In The Fountain

I am extremely delighted to share with you all that I have been nominated for a mystery blogger award and two sunshine blogger awards. I’m really sorry for making this post so long and answering the questions too late! Heartiest gratitude to all those who nominated me :))

The Mystery Blogger Award

Rules of the award:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

Thank you Nehal for nominating me!

This award was created by Okoto Enigma. In her words, Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

Three facts about me:

1. I love watching Disney and cartoons in spite of how old I am.
2. I am not much of a social butterfly and like to keep to myself.
3. I know this might probably sound weird, but i hate Nutella on toasted bread.

Answers to Nehal’s questions:

1: What inspired you to blog and how did you decide upon your content and can you recommend 3 other good bloggers (Sorry, that’s a lot in one question)?

I have always enjoyed writing and wanted my blog to be read by people i didn’t know. Mostly because I want my voice to be heard in this huge world. I’d rather be a small fish in a big pond than a big fish in a small pond.
I haven’t really decided upon a fixed content. My posts vary from news updates to my personal life to my writings. I guess I’m still exploring my options.
All blogs I’ve gone through are really good. I’m sure there must be so many other blogs as well which are just beyond awesome and I’m yet to explore them. As for the recommendations, I will not be recommending just three but all of them!!

2: What advice would you give to those bloggers who feel that they deserve more recognition?

I would advice bloggers to keep posting and exploring. Spend more time on WordPress and talk to other people. Leave a comment on the post. Most importantly you have to keep going on. I remember when i got like 5 likes on my first post and none on my second one. I felt like quitting but still kept going on.

3: What one song fits your current mood perfectly?

I’m not much of a song person. I do listen to songs but only when I’m suggested by other people. So, no perfect song really :/

4: What Hogwarts House are you in (if you have ever taken any such quiz)?

My hybrid house is Griffindor and Ravenclaw!
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan 😉

5: Name a guilty pleasure (You can’t say you don’t have one).

My guilty pleasure would have to be pickles! I just love them!!

My best post yet is :

I nominate all of you to answer the above questions! Have fun:)

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Thank you Words on Key for nominating me for my second sunshine award. I’m truly honored. Your page is really really cool and I love your writings! Be sure to check out the link to the page!

Rules of the award:

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Answers to Words on Key’s questions:

  1. Why do you blog?
    As mentioned earlier, I wanted a platform to express myself to unknown people. All so that i could have a voice in this big world. Also, i love writing 🙂
  2. What makes a book good?
    A good book for me would be one that is full of mystery, fantasy, adventure with just the right touch of romance. Most importantly, a good book has to have a good sense of humor!
  3. Whatever your blog is about, when and why did you get interested in that topic?
    Also answered above. I haven’t really figured out a proper path for my writings and they keep varying. I love to write whatever the topic.
  4. If you had to choose one of the blogs you’re nominating that is your single favorite…
    No favorites yet! All blogs are completely spectacular!!
  5. What “genre(s)” of your niche do you like best? For example, for a cooking blog — desserts, meat, soups, etc. or for a writing blog (this one’s kind of obvious) — fantasy, short stories, horror, poetry, etc.
    My favorite genre would be fantasy and fiction, even poetry. It allows to open doors which i cannot do in real life!
  6. Where do you get inspiration for your hobbies/interests/talents?
    From the people around me! I look at the people in my vicinity, who are always doing the same thing. It’s like a machine system. If one kid plays the guitar, all the other kids will play the guitar too. This monotonous system inspires me to do something no one would do. Be someone who isn’t like the ordinary person yo find everywhere. This is why I started blogging, animating, sewing and so much more!!
  7. Besides whatever your blog is about, what is your hobby/interest/talent?
    My hobbies include learning new things and experimenting them in my own way. Fro example : I’ll watch a tutorial for something i wanna make and then I’ll make it in my own way. I really enjoy bicycling, animating, sewing, reading, coding and making presentations.
  8. Which of your posts has been the most popular? Reflect on this… why, do you think? Do you agree, or are you annoyed by it? Is it really your best work or is it just what seems like would appeal to readers (in your opinion)?
    My most popular post has been the ever-still duckling. I think that’s cause i reached out to more people at that time and spent more time on WordPress. I have honestly no idea if its my best work or not and i don’t know why it appeals to them.
  9. What motivates you in life? (This is a broad question – answer however you interpret it)
    The little things in life always find a way of motivating me!
  10. Is this the first time you’ve gotten one of these awards?
    Nope! My second time 🙂
  11. Do you ever feel nervous before publishing a blog post?
    When i started blogging, I used to feel pretty nervous. But now, I’m cool whenever I post.

Sunshine Blogger Award #3

My heartiest thanks to Popinutrients for nominating me for my third sunshine!! It’s not even been two whole months and I’ve already received four awards. Popinutrients has a wondrous page with all kinds of tips and tricks to maintain your health and lifestyle! Be sure to hit that link in the face!

Rules of the award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 people and ask them new 11 questions.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post.

Answers to Popinutrients’ questions:

  • What is the first thing on your bucket list(or would be on your bucket list)?
    First thing on my bucket list would be starting high school out of my city. Mainly in US!!
  • What is your most common typo?
    There are so many! Mostly writing thier instead of their 🙂
  • If you could start a charity, what would it be for?
    For me education is always number 1. So i would start a charity for the uneducated children as well as orphans. Proving them with better funds will allow them to have an easier lifestyle!
  • What is your favorite GIF?

It’s just so cute!!!
  • What are your thoughts on cats?
    Laziest creatures yet immensely adorable!!!
  • Disney or Nickelodeon?
    This is literally the toughest choice for me!! Although, Nickelodeon is beyond awesome, Disney has always had a special place on my heart!
  • What is the easiest chore?
    Doing my laundry. There’s not much to do. You pop the clothes in the machine and dry them. How hard is that?!
  • What is your favorite condiment?
  • What is something you hate, but everyone else likes?
    I hate Nutella and Peanut Butter. Especially Peanut butter, it makes my brain nauseous!
  • What is your zodiac sign?
  • What would your name be if your first name was your father’s middle name and your last name was your childhood favorite food?
    My father doesn’t have a middle name so that would just make me : BURRITO

I nominate all you guys for the sunshine blogger awards and to answer any one set of 11 questions mentioned above!

Signing off and happy writing 😉

The ever-still duckling

My first uptake:

The bath just did not seem the same anymore especially with the new bath bombs and scented bubbles that come with adulthood.

Ever since little Belinda had gone, I was in melancholy.

The soap suds felt like rocks on my smooth coat of rubber.

My second uptake:

I came into this bath, unwrapped from my plastic cage, wretched apart by a squealing boy.

Hesitating to splash amongst the blooming bubbles, another duckling called on to me.

Fear not, O little one, Andy will love you no matter what, so jump in before the gate shuts, for once gone it never returns!

Written in response to: Three line tales, Week 232

Signing off and happy writing;)

It’s never too late!

July has come bearing my exams! Eek!! I’m literally two days away from the first one.

Examinations are probably the reason why I haven’t been active on WordPress for a longer time or tried new animations.

Animations take up a lot of time and I seriously don’t have that kind of time. But I wanted to have something else going on which wouldn’t consume so much time and I could develop a new skill all the while.

Inspired by Silver Stone and Rishika Jain I started learning on Duolingo. Thank you both for introducing me to this awesome app!

For those of you who don’t know what Duolingo is, it’s basically an app on which you learn new languages.

I had a teeny tiny base of French language and I wanted to learn it wholly. My school has a regimentation in which French is only restricted to the 8th grade. So, I started with French and got pretty into it.

Duolingo is such an easy and cute app to operate and you can even schedule timings according to you. That’s really important for me because with my revision schedules I barely get any break longer than an hour!

I also started learning Chinese. I have always been amazed by the Chinese culture and language. Being one the most toughest languages to read and write, I wanted to give it a try. I know most people say that the language is best learnt when young, but it’s never too late to learn, is it? 🙂

Chinese/ Mandarin is one of the most spoken languages on an international basis. Being that as it may, I was most intrigued by the way they write and how Chinese doesn’t actually have alphabets like English but the characters are based on sounds and symbols!

My review of Duolingo so far is pretty good. Especially for a free app anyway! I look forward to being able to communicate in French / Chinese!

Au revoir et 再见

Signing off and happy writing 😉

100 word fiction in a flash

She was held captivated by the sight before her eyes. The numerous bottles opened up and stranded over the kitchen counter once more. The rags filthy and everything out of place.

Slowly and steadily she stepped towards the counter as if it were the biggest decision of her entire life. She takes out her AirPods and pops on the tunes. Each carton is put in its place like the pieces of a puzzle falling together or a plot at the end of a murder mystery being linked and discovered. The dirty kitchen counter was her haven from her messed-up life.

Word count: 100

In response to:

Horror Flash Fiction

“Why are you doing this? Why aren’t you content?”, she interrogated him. The vindictive cycle was repeating itself just the thousand times before!

“You don’t even trust me in the slightest, so should I just shut up and lock myself? Remain hidden from the outside?”, on and on she went.

He didn’t answer, but the anger kept cooking up and suddenly exploded!

He got up and pushed her into the wall behind, smacking her scarless face all the while.

“Don’t you dare ever question me!”, threatened he. With a long stride, he left slamming the door as she shrieked through the cracks.

Locked in, she racked her brain, wondering what to do next. Suddenly the door creaked open.

He stepped in and came closer. She didn’t back down but stood up taller like a skyscraper!

Stretching out his gigantic arms, he goes in for a hug. But she doesn’t greet those false arms.

“What are you doing?!”, she quivered.

“Isn’t this…Romantic?” he asked, smiling that vicious smile.

“You’re a psychopath!”

In response to Lucy’s Works

Signing off and happy writing 😉

Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to extend my heartiest gratitude to Rishika Jain for nominating me for my first ever blogger award! She has an awesome blog and writes beautifully captivating pieces. Be sure to check out her wondrous page 🙂

The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to other fellow bloggers who inspire positive ness and creativity in the Blogging Community.

Rules for the nominees:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

4. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 new questions ands notify them about the nomination.

The Ethereal Unicorn’s Questions For Nominees:

1. What would your best day look like? Explain?

My best day would be the day when I finally achieve my dream of studying abroad and settling in. Going to new classes and mostly learning more about grammar and literature. Either this or me and my family just relaxing without anything else going on, completely unplugged from the world. That’s why I love taking cruises 🙂

2. What is your favorite place to grab a good meal?

Pret A Manger, the Cheesecake Factory or savory street food ranging from sweet potato chaat to golgappas 😉 But considering the current situation, I love eating all the delicious homemade pizzas, chaats and pastas my mom makes :D.

3. What would you prefer a strawberry Soft Ice Cream Cone or a Frozen Vanilla Yogurt?

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I would prefer Frozen Vanilla Yogurt with tons of chocolate chips and chocolate sauce.

4. What is your favorite genre of music to listen to?

My taste in music ranges from Pop music to just simple classical beats.

5. Have you ever watched the horror movies about ” The Saw ”?

I’m not a killer for horror movies so I haven’t watched “the Saw” but I do love murder mystery novels and movies. My favorite one has been the Murder On The Orient Express.

6. What genre of books is your best for your eyes to consume?

I love reading fantasy, fiction, murder mystery, classics and adventurous books.

7. What dream place would you really enjoy visiting?

My dream place would be visiting the colleges or universities on the north-eastern side of US. I would kill to visit even one of the Ivy league universities.

8. Do you believe in life on other planets?

Sort of, I haven’t really given this much of a thought but I believe if there is something out there then why hasn’t it revealed itself. I think of aliens all a huge part of science fiction, I guess.

9. Have you ever seen a UFO?

No, I have never seen a UFO. But I plan on keeping my eyes peeled for them even of they are science fiction in my books 😉

10. What is your dream type of work for life?

Being in high school, I have been exploring my options and trying to figure out what I can pursue when I’m of the age. I think I sometimes daydream of what being an author would be like or even a doctor. I find myself testing me whether I’d be good at either. But I’m still finding out and I have a ton of time to decide 🙂

11. Have you ever thought of moving to another country to live?

Numerous times!!!! I would love to shift to USA full time majorly because of my studies. I know that i do not wish to be confined in this town anymore and I want to get out and start traversing new options and opportunities. There is so much out there that I can’t access because of where I live and I feel that a person’s home shouldn’t stop them from getting what they want.

My nominees:

1. Pop In Nutrients :

2. SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️:

3. Top Tamil Talk :

4. Stine Writing:

5. Shweta Suresh:

6. Mister Bump UK:

7. Goff James:

8. Ishita Gupta:

9. Island Traveler:

10. Fandango:

11. Chanel M. :

My questions for my nominees :

1. What is your pet peeve?

2. What is your favorite genre of books?

3. Do you watch Netflix? If yes, which is your favorite movie/series on Netflix?

4. Do you prefer street food or restraunts?

5. Would you rather live on a beach such as Hawaii or in a city like New York? Why?

6. Which subject do you dislike or hate the most and why?

7. Have you developed and new skill during the pandemic? Elaborate.

8. Why did you start blogging in the first place?

9. Any obstacle which you overcame to continue your heartiest desires?

10. Which book is your favorite and why?

11. Which creature fascinates you the most? Why?

The Forbidden Door

“Don’t open that door”

A voice whispered in her mind

It’s the door that should’ve been forbidden

For making her revisit it

The door to the sorrows of her soul

The key is her greed of sympathy

Her greed of excuses to avoid working

I shall learn to proceed with caution

Of the dangers lurking behind that door

For once it is opened

I’m sure I’ll gain a couple pounds

The ray of light

Let the light flood in

Let it in your heart

Let it open up the chambers

You thought were too dark

It will cause no harm

But will take immense courage

To reveal your darkest self

In the face of the ray

But remember

For only after the dark

Comes the rain

And brings with it the rainbow

Don’t be afraid to let go

Or let in

That sparking beam of light

Word count : 72 words

Written for: Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #fffc

Signing off and happy writing 😉

The beginning of the novel in ancient times

Written for :

Image Credit- Pixabay- Ariadne-a-mazed

“Alas! The moon has surrendered to us. Now nothing can stop me!”, cackled the sorcerer. Whoosh! A black bat landed on the brim of a cauldron awaiting his masters orders.

“They will all cower under my power. Everyone would finally see who the real leader ought to be. My days of living in the shadows are finally over”, he daydreamed.

“Master, is it ready?”, questioned Barth the bat.

“Just a touch of moonlight at it’s peak will do just the trick”, replied the sorcerer.

THUD! The door to his ancient attic slammed open and climbed in the princess. Hair astray and chin held high.

“Step away from the cauldron, Lucius. You’ve wrecked enough of my kingdom and family”, cried she.

“It’s just the beginning darling. Wait and watch as the potion causes your entire kingdom to fall. Then the only way to restore it would be me”, Lucius replied hoarsely.

With a snap of his fingers, the princess was tied to a chair beside the steaming cauldron.

“You, my dear can be my first customer,” he professed.

“What are you forcing me to take? What is so deadly that would end my kingdom and only leave you as their last hope?”prodded the princess.

“Oh it’s my newest creation”

“COVID19” he whispered slyly