Black Friday


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He had insisted he would not go into the stores on Black Friday, yet there he was pushing his way through the crowd.

He had to do his job as a firefighter.

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This post has been written for the Today’s Author Write Now prompt for November 29. 2013 where the post had to include the term – He had insisted he would not go into the stores on Black Friday, yet there he was pushing his way through the crowd.

This post has also been written for the Trifextra : Week Ninety Six prompt where the post had to be a 33 word free write post.

The death of Duhshasana


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On the battlefield, the initial few rounds were won by Duhshasana, Duryodhana’s favorite brother. Using his skills with the bow, he managed to cut off Bhima’s bow and injure his charioteer as well. Enthused by these results, he also managed to injure Bhima himself with his well placed arrows. Enraged by this onslaught, Bhima flung a well aimed spear at his opponent which was also promptly shot down into pieces.

Not to be outdone, Bhima took up his weapon of choice, the mace and hurled it at Duhshasana. The mace stuck the Kaurava prince on the head and he was thrown out of his chariot. Bhima then rushed at him and stuck blow after resounding blow with his mace. Thus Duhshasana was all but completely decapitated at the fury and prowess of Bhima and his mace.

Remembering the promise he had made to his wife Draupadi about avenging the horrible treatment meted out to her by the Kaurava prince, Bhima put one foot on Duhshasana’s throat, ripped open his chest and drank his blood.

“I regard the blood of my enemy to be sweeter than any other ambrosia or nectar that I have ever had the fortune of tasting” he said.

He then addressed the warriors present, all of whom were now scared of Bhima’s rage, and said “I have fulfilled the vow which I had made regarding Duhshasana and it shall not be long before I fulfill my other vow involving  Duryodhana.”

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This post has been written for the Trifecta Week 103 prompt where the post has to include the following meaning of remember : to keep in mind for attention or consideration, which is why the word has been specifically highlighted in the post.

God walks back into the pavilion


During  the course of his 20 yr old cricketing career, he had seen enough stadiums, played in front of enough crowds, amassed a crazy amount of runs, won many Man-of-the-match awards, but there was one thing that he had never managed to do.

He had never managed to perform so badly as to get the crowd to boo him off a cricketing field.

And that is the reason that he is called the “God” of cricket.

SRT

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This post is my tribute to Sachin Tendulkar [Link to Wikipedia] who retires from cricket in a few days from now. Here’s tipping my hat to probably the best cricketer that my generation has had the pleasure and privilege of watching and enjoying.

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This post has been written for the Trifecta Week 101 writing challenge where the post has to include the following definition of boo : to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting boo

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Out of my comfort zone


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On Mars, I was a warrior, a fighter, somebody that chieftains and kings used to test their best fighters’ skills against, but here on Earth, I am just a circus side show attraction.

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This post has been written for the Trifextra Week Ninety One challenge where the prompt was to write about a beast in an unusual piece.

This post is based on the four armed apes of Mars in the movie John Carter and how it feels out of place after being captured and brought to Earth.

A phantom


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It was August 1995 in Toronto. The tournament chosen by me was The Rogers’ Cup and was better know in tennis circles as The Canadian Open, and was one of the oldest running tournaments of the world.

What was so special about this particular year and this particular tournament?

It was my first tournament after the incident. Although I physically recovered in just a few weeks, the mental scars took longer to heal. Would I ever be the same again? I don’t know.

For now, I was but a phantom of my earlier self.

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This post is an imagining of what would have been going through Monica Seles [Wikipedia link] mind during her ‘comeback tournament’ two years after a crazed fan stabbed her in the back.

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This post has been written for the Trifecta : Week One Hundred writing challenge where the post had to include the following meaning of the word phantom : a representation of something abstract, ideal or incorporeal.