What if? #WowPrompt

“Two new girls are going to join us” announced my colleague even before the interviews for new trainees in his project wrapped up. What if he was wrong, I asked. Turned out much to the chagrin of his teammates, his lecherous boss was infamous for favouring pretty faces over qualifications. True to his reputation, that day …

Claiming myself back: The crack that almost broke me #MyFriendAlexa

I was convinced that my end was near. Turning a blind eye to the caution signals had been a huge mistake. I never expected anything to crack my resolve, yet here I was, preparing myself for the inevitable. No, I’m not exaggerating. Have you ever gone to a new place, tried a whole new spread …

Claiming myself back: I’m not a narcissist, but #MyFriendAlexa

‘Taking yourself out on a date’ is a concept that sounds laughable at the face of it, for some. Why and how does one proceed to achieve it without getting scoffed for it? If you thought that spending time with you isn’t a conscious choice, think hard, may be it is. Treating yourself as an …

Claiming myself back: Swatting away naysayers #MyFriendAlexa

“Ignore the naysayers. They don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to your life. Only you decide what’s possible.” ~ Maria Lesetz. “What have you done to yourself? This wasn’t needed!” “You look skinny and sick. Have you stopped eating?” “It will all come back once you stop doing this, you know.” If …

Claiming myself back: Why was tipping the scale necessary? #MyFriendAlexa

My wittiest humour fell short of words trying to find an apt sneer for what lay in front of my eyes. The real me, hidden under umpteen dreadful folds of skin, pleaded to be released from the lumpy cage. The scale, while encountering appalling disappointment and few unshed tears, was spared from facing the brunt. Sure …