Time To Stand And Stare

Searching for soul on the streets


Eccentric. Fascinating. Proud. People are purest when they are comfortable in their own skin, oblivious to observers. Cast aside the jaundiced eye of judgment and revel in the fascinating individuality of the world around us. Find the time to stand and stare.


The lone horseback rider in a city congested with cars. Unperturbed by his onlookers, he chats on his cellphone.


The evening ritual of these women meeting outside the makeshift church is sacrosanct. Animals are welcome too. The more, the merrier.


Look Rover. Smile for the nice lady. What’s a photograph of man without his best friend?


When nobody wants a reading of their future, it is time for a reading of the newspaper.


No more stereotypes. Santa’s Xmas gift is a complete makeover and he looks pretty relaxed in his new avatar.

Like beauty, uniqueness is in the eyes of the beholder. The magic wand of your eyes transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Stare away your care.

Alisha “Priti” Kirpalani is the author of “A Smattering Of Darkness: Short and Shorter Twisted Tales,” (available on Kindle Unlimited) a collection of short stories of varying lengths encapsulating the grey shades of the human psyche. Her new novel will be published later this year.

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