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Answering Socrates (Read @Inkbiotic)

Inkbiotic had asked a few questions last week and I had been itching to answer them. So here I come…

1. What recurring dream do you have? Do you know why?

I often often see myself roaming around on a mountain road leading to a mysterious temple that has a lift that takes me to a place where loads of souls are peacefully going on with their lives… Or the lack of it! Not sure why I see this though.

2. If you could choose any name for yourself, what would you choose?

Dawn, for then I will be able to see the dawn (in a mirror) without having to wake up early

3. What’s the weirdest fact you know?

That ghosts exist

4. What’s a secret about you that no one would ever guess?

That I LOVE my alone-time (a rare occasion in my current stage of motherhood) since I am such a blabber

5. Do you prefer to stride or amble? Why?

Amble so that I can enjoy every sound and sight and journey is as memorable as the destination

6. Name a small thing that made you smile today?

I go to my roof daily to get a dose of vitamin D early in the day and see quite a few birds. Most of my life I had seen only sparrows, grey crows and rock pigeons, but this area houses so many different species of birds that I have seen a new species/sub-species after every couple of days since March.

7. What made you want to write or keep a blog?

Like every other human, my desire to be heard by willing ears

8. What was your best decision ever?

To start writing tiny stories (2-3 line stories)

9. What could have gone wrong today, but didn’t? It can be as serious or ridiculous as you want.

I could have woken up to find out that today was not Sunday but Monday, and I had overslept and missed work.

10. For a week you can have any job you want and be good and successful at it, what do you choose?

I would be a vet.

11. What’s the most inexplicable thing that’s ever happened to you?

I moved in a house where I had goosebumps the moment I stepped in. I felt an angry presence all the time. A few times, things changed their place/position on their own. I just reminded myself that everybody(?) had a right to live their own lives(?) and continued our peaceful(?) co-existence.

Author:

I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at shailygrwl@gmail.com or through my Facebook page facebook.com/shailyagrawalwrites/

5 thoughts on “Answering Socrates (Read @Inkbiotic)

  1. Your recurring dream sounds lovely, a beautiful way to spend some time. So do you still live in the house with the angry presence? If so, I hope you live together in harmony now. Did you find out anything about this co-habitor? Why they were angry?

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    1. My recurring dream seems like a script of a paranormal fiction or a proof of my underactive imagination, since most people describe afterlife as rather more exciting. 😁
      I had to leave the house with angry presence after three months. Even though I didn’t mind sharing room, it (since I don’t know its preferred pronoun) didn’t seem to like me till the end. It even tried to lock me out of my bedroom on my last day there. Some people are difficult to please, I guess.

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      1. A very grumpy ghost! And when you were being nice too.
        Your afterlife sounds great to me, I’ll sign up for that 🙂

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