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Inner Imposter #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

Everyone thinks it’s a great leap of her career and luck, but she is surrounded with doubts!

Based on her past performance she has got the position of a ‘zonal manager’, and has to join her new office abroad.

So what’s restraining her delight?

Imposter syndrome in her rose its head, and laughed a devilish laugh.

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
Imposter Syndrome-
Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. The term was coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes.[1] Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. Some studies suggest that impostor syndrome is particularly common among high-achieving women.[2]
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Harmless Halloween #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

While cleaning Gavin’s room, she looked at his torch-light with astonishment. Since the day he  bought that torch from ‘Halloween-fun-fair’, half of her concerns related to her son’s problematic-behavior have disappeared.

He’s become an organised and disciplined child now, after he finishes his tasks he desperately runs to play with his new toy. He even said to her that he’s made new friends, and was happy with them.

It seems like a miracle! Why din’t she buy him such things long before? She switched the torch on out of curiosity; a wide red-beam covered a large portion of the room. She could see Gavin’s friends fading out slowly.

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Gorgeous Grey #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

Due to a scalp allergy Sara was strictly advised to stop using chemicals on her hair. She looked at her husband’s face and then at her dermatologist’s and walked away.

She panicked even more because a month later was their 25th anniversary party.

Sara and Jay entered the party-hall as a celebrity couple with everything perfect except grown out  grey-roots. On stage, he announced that they’re going grey because they want to embrace an ‘au naturael’ look.

He raised a toast to their transitioning grey hair, and winked at her. Sara blushed.

Jay gorgeously took Sara out of her grey situation. 

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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False Friendship #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

Rene an ardent-admirer of her best-friend Myriah’s fashionable choices was expecting the same admiration in return because the biggest publication house was ready to publish her book on ‘FRIENDSHIP’.

“Why do books still exist in digital age Rene?” Myriah asked blandly.

Rene retorted, “as long as the stories exist, books will also exist!”

 

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Eternal Empire #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

Jay is nothing without his wife Rhea.

Rhea, besides being a devoted wife and a loving mother of two teenagers, is the backbone of the whole household. Her home seems like a paradise on earth.

Two years back this paradise was mine…only mine; I was the soul of this family. How fast things change in this world? But I am too glad for my family which is as happy with her as it used to be with me.

Rhea my sweet little sister sacrificed her young dreams by marrying an elderly widower to fulfill her elder sister’s promises and responsibilities.

 

 

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Dazzling Desire #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

Festive-promotions and crowded-shops were driving Jia crazy, but her savings weren’t enough. What was the desire of a 21 year old?

She decided something and determinedly went back home.

Next-day she asked for advance salary of four months; it was her confidence or her luck, she got it.

Triumphantly she purchased her desire which was driving her crazy. On reaching home, she shouted with excitement, ‘mom!’

Her mother’s heart  brimmed with pride on seeing that gift. It was a solitaire diamond-pendant that Jia had bought for her mother, to keep her father’s promise which he made  before he had left for the war.

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Ceaseless Continuance #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

Infatuation was the name given to the relationship of those teenagers, whose innocent love collapsed while taking a leap of faith over the lofty-ideals of society.

Despite the emotional injuries, they were patient and silent; they knew that the universe will conspire to make their decision happen…and it did happen…

Today is their 25th wedding anniversary!!!

 

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Business Minded Benefactors #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

After marrying Neil, a well-known businessman, Rhea looked forward for a hilarious and independent life, but her dreams of self-identity demolished like a sand-castle. It was a man’s-world; Neil like his father and brother found pride in only being the benefactor.

“The ladies in our family never go out to work because they are the big bosses of the family…. So dress, spend, enjoy and look after the family… that’s your only job darling”.

Being a woman of substance, easily available materialistic-happiness was not Rhea’s choice. Now it’s a cold war between the charitable-luxuries and struggling-identity.

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Ambiguous Ambition #AtoZChallenge

Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble

 

She has reached that stage of her life where she realizes that her chosen path is now in the zone of doubts and regrets.
She sees herself on the crossroads, from where it’s difficult for her to choose the right path decisively.
Little did she know that while chasing life unconsciously, she will miss to smell the roses.

 

 

My Theme is Coffee Time Tales- Fiction 55/drabble
We all are story lovers and more than that we love to understand the emotions and feelings hidden behind those stories.
All stories carry a message, but how that message works in everyone’s life is yet another story!
Click HERE for more information about A-Z Challenge
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Forever Youthful…

Gliding through the youth, we gradually realize that we are landing on the ground of maturity; a strange phase where youth is left far behind and middle-age is ready to embrace us. Though it’s called a stage of maximum excellence it is often mistaken as a dubious period of life by some.

To handle this situation gracefully, I started following my aerobics instructor’s idea of youthful life, because she always believed in the thought that, “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind.”

Inspired by her lifestyle, and to rejuvenate my inner and outer-self, I  designed a programme for myself that has proved effective to reach my goal smoothly…and the work is still in progress…

So,on this Mother’s Day, I want to share these tips with all my lovely friends.

  •  Yoga for healthy body, mind and soul
  • Nutritious-diet to keep supplements at bay
  • Regular health check-ups
  •  Professional development to be in competition with the smarter generation
  • Social-service to promote sharing and caring
  • Introspection: because there is always scope for improvement

May everyone stays young forever…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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