Tushar was your regular 16-year-old teen. He studied at a school near his home and walked to school every day. One Wednesday morning, there was a thunderstorm. It seemed to describe his mood better than he could. His parents were having another stupid and petty argument, while his grandparents had put on the television for the entire building to hear. With the amount of noise coming from their house alone, he wouldn’t be surprised if they won a prize for the noisiest household on the land. Along with all that, there was school pressure because their teachers were barely giving the children any time to study, and he couldn’t concentrate at home with the television turned on 24/7 at a blaring high volume.
There once was a man who was very talented. He had a special place in his brain that he would often visit. He called it ‘the world of imagination’. Whenever he was out of ideas, he would visit the place in his brain and get plenty of ideas. But, after a few years, he took the place for granted.
Every dad is a superhero for their children. No matter where they live or even if they are poor, every dad loves his children dearly. Today, I am going to be sharing about my father who recently faced a horrible situation. One fine day, my dad got a call from his boss asking him to come to the office where they used to work before COVID for some important work. He told his boss that he will be there in an hour. After speaking to his boss, he put his phone down on his bed, and was dashing here and there, completing his chores. Then he packed his bag, gave me a kiss, ran to his car, and drove to his office. Once he was there, his boss was telling him something about taxes. He listened to the matter very carefully and was also looking around his office as he had visited after long.
The city of Techtropolis was on a roll like always. Factories were making nothing more than laptops, phones & tablets, and parents were teaching their kids to make robots. Every single household in the city was dedicated to making robots. This city was one-of-its-kind. And that day wasn’t far when the entire city would become controlled by robots.
Books are keys, to wisdom’s treasure,
Books are gates, to lands of pleasure.
Books are paths, that give upward lead,
Books are friends; Come on! Let’s read.
The Forbidden Door is the scariest door in history. Nobody has ever dared to open it. People say that it has spirits of those who died many years ago and those spirits made a mark on the door which people called the ‘Mark of Death’ to warn others not to go inside. So, they SEALED it.
The revolving Earth spoke in a somber voice;
Its resources are diminishing, lost are its joys.
The trees could do so much for you and me,
If only we stop our chopping spree.
My sister and I did not ASK to drive on an abandoned road, or stumble into Canada, spend the night in jail, raft across the Missouri river, and most of all, we did not want to get a speeding ticket. You might not believe I was convicted of stealing a car when I was 10 years old but here, I am, telling you the tale of my very own. It all started on June 15th, 2009.
It was a chilly morning. I was playing with my friends outside when a sudden sound shook the earth! We were scared. “Was it an earthquake? Or an asteroid from outer space?”, we wondered. It was just a fraction of a second but left us with numerous thoughts. “Should we run back home? Or look for shelter nearby?”. Our brains seemed to have stopped working.
“More Unfairy Tales” by Author T F Carthick is a collection of classic fairy stories re-written with a contemporary twist and a different perspective from their original versions. Five stories have been re-told in this book which make for an interesting and thought-provoking read.