Wednesday 29 June 2022


The following is a stand-alone story. 

But, if you do wish to know the background, do read the previous 100 words story, the Part-1- Are You There?

Peter looked at the mannequin that resembled his daughter Anna.

It stood motionless while Anna's phone was ringing on the table right in front of it.

He was convinced that Anna had turned into a mannequin.

He remembered the fairy-tales he had read when he was small.

Princesses came under magical spells, the effect of which wore off later.

Photo Prompt - Jan Wayne Fields

Who or what had triggered this in the first place?

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Are You There?

It was late.

His daughter had still not returned from work.

He called her many times.

Her phone went unanswered. 

It was quite unusual of Anna.


Peter was worried.

He went looking for Anna.

Photo Prompt- John Nixon

Anna ran a second-hand store in the mall.

The door was open.

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Snana Yatra And Gajanan Besha

Today, Deba Snana Purnima was observed at the Shree Jagannatha Temple, Puri, Odisha, and also in many Shree Jagannatha Temples in India and the world.

On Snana Purnima, Snana Yatra or Snana Jatra or Deba Snana Purnima rituals are held.

Gajanan Besha or Hati Besha is done.

It is celebrated on the Purnima tithi in the month of Jyestha.

The bathing ceremony of the deities of the world-famous Puri temple is held and then they are dressed in elephant attire.

Snana Purnima is the day believed to be the tithi birthday of Shree Jagannatha.

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