Cosmic

Feverish clamour to be heard by jaded audiences. She muted her call and closed her eyes.

Sinking into deep silent space. Decelerating the Universe.

Cosmic web of curated possibilities abbreviated into finite coherent values.

A fire lit up inside her.

cosmic /ˈkɒzmɪk/
adjective
adjective: cosmic
relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.
“cosmic matter”
inconceivably vast.

Punctuation

She absorbed his silence. Cold. Metallic.
Her solitary introspection punctuated with myriad ‘might have beens.’

 

punctuation /pʌŋ(k)tʃʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n/noun

the marks, such as full stop, comma, and brackets, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning.

Subtraction

Fossilised words. Permanent scars.

She wasn’t willing to give up on him.

Not just yet.

So she decided to stay. At the exact moment he chose to walk away.

Unfathomable anguish. Steely resolve.

subtraction 
/səbˈtrakʃn/
noun
the process or skill of taking one number or amount away from another.
subtraction of this figure from the total”

 

Because

 

‘Good Morning!’ she smiles at him.

Quiet elevator swish. The space in between filled with incessant muted storms. Recurring constants in a whimsical equation.

’I’ll email those metrics,’ he says.

’Hmm,’ she nods, her expression neutral.

Equals. No more, no less.

because  /bɪˈkɒz/
conjunction
for the reason that; since.

Mirror

 

‘I won’t drag you down,’ he said in quiet anguish.

Her world slowly shattered into pieces.

Each shard etching its memory in blood.

His strength dwindled to emptiness in a twisted world.

Her heart froze.

She remembered, she knew how to forget.

Mirror /mɪ/ Noun
a surface, typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, which reflects a clear image.
mirror

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Confluence

‘Good Morning,’ said the warm friendly voice in her headset.

Keen intellect. Intuitive empathy. Quiet vulnerability.

They both shared a childlike conviction – in azure skies, vibrant rainbows, mythical creatures.

Smiling, she turned up the volume. Her voice calm as she articulated her plans.

For one enchanted moment across continents, the Sun and Moon cast their languorous incandescence in complete harmony.

Confluence / kɒnflʊəns / Noun
An act or process of merging. Often used to talk about the coming together of factors or ideas, or of cultures in a diverse city

How to be a Hero (A Letter from Mom)

Be you, my child.
Love, with all your heart.
Trust. Be trustworthy.
Set your standards real high.

You’ll see emotions and principles on barter in the name of success, fame or money.
Stand strong.
And don’t lose faith.

Know that every Hero who’s on display needs someone
You be that person – that ‘someone’.
Listen objectively, speak your mind, do not judge, never betray.
No matter what.

That takes immense strength of character.

And soon, without even realizing it, you become your own Hero.

Not the one on public display.
Nor the one that’s surrounded by frenzied fickle fans.
Nor the one who’s paid the price to a point of no return

You become that Hero who stays true to himself.
The real one.
Unshakeable.
Against all odds.

From Mom.