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If there's a guy, then there's a group of best friends who have planned your entire wedding including the menu, the colour of the dress, and the type of flowers.

sanjana singh (@blabberer_on_loose ) from ajmer writes a [ conversation ] 'bachelorette'

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comment 139 star 3,257 58 minutes ago

Letters to maa - bhavvv mehta

tw: self harm

maa, will you understand if i tell you that my sadness is like the empty cereal bowl that you leave on the table every morning,
that it is like the black coffee stain on your uncreased white shirt,
it is the ice cold water you wash your face with on a wintry evening,
it is the leaf that stays stuck on the tree when the autumn storm gushes in,
it is the cloud that hides the moon on a beautiful starry night,
"just try to be happy then," yes maa, i tried to be happy but my happiness has become a mirage, and it disappears every time i touch it, so i scream for help while i'm drowning into my own illusions, but you tell me - "it's not that deep."
but no maa, it is deep! it is a world not far enough from your delusions,
where a mother is deaf to her child's cry,
and the man is blind to his lover's sigh.
maa, there are voices around me
i don't know if there are demons
under my bed or inside my head
but i can't sleep either way, so insomnia romanticizes death at 2 past 15 in the middle of the night and my anxiety cripples in like a cork of your favorite champagne bottle,
no maa i can't count sheep because when it is 4 past 30 i create scars and when i say scars, i don't mean it figuratively but literally so the next time you see me wearing full sleeves on a summer afternoon i hope you will understand.
no, maa i am not afraid of dying, maa i am afraid of living not because i can't but because i don't want to,
maa i asked you to hear me out,
but you didn't, you started talking,
you talked for hours about how you realized that it was just a phase when you were 16
and i also remember that you mentioned that i just need some sleep and fresh air,
and after that, all your words just made sound,
but before i go, i just want to ask you -
"ma, will you understand if i tell you that my sadness is like an empty cereal bowl that you forget on the table every morning?" #terriblytinytales #ttt #microfiction #wordporn #words #wordgasm #writer #author #poet #poem #writing #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writersofig #poetsofinstagram #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity #instapoet #storytell

comment 101 star 15,651 1 hour ago

Dear single and happy,

thank you.

thank you for not being an annoyance to my world. for not wearing matching t-shirts which shout that the person next to you ‘is yours’. for not pretending to be excited about those monthly, weekly and daily anniversaries which no one cares about.

thank you for not polluting the environment with the sounds of those saccharin dipped pet names. and for letting ‘boo’ be something which ghosts use to scare people.

thank you for not choking my social media feed with photos, half of which are covered by your stretched out arm, and the other half by your partner’s awkward back.

thank you for not writing captions which make me cringe, and get goosebumps which last a lifetime. and a special thank you for not sharing posts which say things like - “real lovers f**t together.” because if i ever have to hear air coming out of a place other than someone’s nose, i’ll break their neck.

and for attending our monthly get-togethers and not getting any uninvited guests who make us all awkward. man, don’t you hate it when you can’t gossip or abuse in peace?

thank you for not having your hands glued to someone else’s 24x7. because howsoever pretty they look from a distance, in reality, they sweat. and probably stink. much like those people in love.

thank you for joining me in those meaningless deep conversations where we discussed the life purpose of pigeons for hours on end.

so today, as i scroll through my feed, pitying myself for being single, i spot you, my lighthouse in the ocean of love filled darkness. #solocuzyolo
my saviour. my hero.

thank you for telling me that the world doesn’t end if you’re not involved in a romantic façade with someone.

and for being the way you are. sometimes i wish we were dating. then i remind myself that probably your hands sweat too. ugh.

unromantically yours,
an almost proud single
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~ aditya chandiok (@adityachandiok_22 )

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comment 397 star 23,690 3 hours ago

Planning a trip with your best friends is no easy feat.

tapoja roy (@tapojaroy ) from kolkata writes a [ conversation ] 'no instastories, please'

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comment 71 star 2,969 4 hours ago

Habits - purba barua

you wrap your hands around my body,
and i bury my face in your chest.
there's led zep playing in the speakers
or cigarettes after sex,
doesn't matter,
because you tell me you can sleep to any kind of music.
we've been doing this since a year
and google tells me,
it takes only sixty six days to form a habit
and we've done it way longer than that.
i'm terrified of waking up alone,
and so when i wake up in the morning, next to you,
i whisper a 'i love you' in your ear,
not caring if you're still sleeping and can't hear me,
it's a habit.
but we have other habits too,
you sleep on the left side,
i sleep without pants,
and we don't wake up in the middle of the night to pee.
and i know how you like to wake up to guns and roses,
or how you like a cup of black tea,
first thing in the morning,
with more sugar than i usually put,
but it was only yesterday when i knew
that you close your eyes too when we kiss,
and even after spending four summers together,
it's overwhelming.
on some nights you pull me closer in your sleep,
taking up all the space between us.
i'm a sucker for your touch
and so i deliberately take your hand and wrap it around me,
and the familiarity of your arms is comforting,
like i'm at home,
and i'd come back to it every night.

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comment 123 star 15,013 5 hours ago

Airport coffee - neha

sitting at an empty airport
i see two strangers
become friends
over mixing up their cups of coffee.
today, they don't mind the small talk;
today, they don't mind talking about the weather
today, the groggy morning voice doesn't remind them of their past lovers.
they rub eyes and yawn so big their palms can't hide
and watch the sun glimpse through the clouds on a gloomy day
from a tall chunk of glass that separates them from huge airplanes that cannot contain this moment.
they exist without punctuations
without the straining smiles and awkward handshakes, 
sipping two very similar, mistakenly exchanged coffees.
this morning is not special 
because they met the love of their lives
or because their life is suddenly going to change.
this morning is special
only because their view is a vast land of slowly moving airplanes
with a groggy morning voice to add sugar to their coffee;
this morning is special
only because a stranger is their daily nudge to unwillingly open their eyes and get on 
with another day.

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comment 15 star 10,209 9 hours ago

Ayushi trehan from faridabad writes a [ thought ]

a [ thought ] can catch you anywhere, while listening to a song, thinking about someone, on the p*t or in the shower.

so read one, and think about it!

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comment 60 star 23,192 11 hours ago

Dear stan lee

it’s difficult to imagine a world without iron man or spiderman, and thanks to you we don’t have to. because very early in our childhood, we started believing in superheroes which is a relatively natural behaviour. but in a world where you are constantly jolted back to reality, you have kept us adults holding on to and keeping faith in the characters you have created, and given shape to that what is apparently mutant, but humane.
most of the times when you are in awe of superheroes, you fail to realise that they are a figment of someone’s imagination. someone’s imagination that is so real that it has given birth to hopes in a world where there is a sincere lack of that.

as audience, one fails to recognise the sheer genius of the creator because he who brings alive the characters stays in the background. but you have been suave with your presence, making the most surprising of cameos in all the marvel movies. and that’s frankly when i sat up and took notice.
but one has to admit that although you’re gone you’ve left us in good hands who are looking after us.
along with the power and might of gods like thor and his hammer, there is the mystical doctor strange who is well-versed in martial arts. we have the perky peter parker with his spider-sense, and the fearless daredevil keeping us safe from the enforcers. when the burden seems too heavy for them, there will always be the fantastic four.
and when everything fails, and just so that nothing does, the avengers will stand tall, carrying a legacy that is rich and a baton that is sturdy.
for generations to come, there will always be the marvel vs. dc fight and every fan secretly knows that they love it inspite of the frustrating combat of the opposite party. and it’s safe to say, that the dc universe is thankful for creating an equally worthy (debatable, of course) marvel universe that fights, protects, shields, empowers and liberates in a world that needs it the most.

excelsior!

love,
a dc loyalist and a marvel fan
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~ tapoja roy (@tapojaroy )

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comment 97 star 24,854 12 hours ago

Questions, answers, and everything in between.

no contest. no character limits. no deadlines.

just [ talk ] #tttalk

comment 1,552 star 10,057 Yesterday

Palak kapadia (@poetryandpostcards ) from nantes writes a [ backspace ] on #idiots
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comment 245 star 8,020 Yesterday

What happens when you realise your mistake years later and want to apologise for them?

rishab talwalkar (@let_me_begin_with ) from mumbai writes a [ conversation ] 'better luck next time'

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comment 41 star 7,557 Yesterday

Dear future lover,

i don’t know who you are, i don’t know your name. i don’t know if we’re going to hit it off at a party or if i’m going to find you in the best friend i’ve known since i was seven. i don’t know if it will be love at first sight or something we grow into.

sometimes when i’m surrounded by happy (and sappy) couples, i do feel a twinge of regret at your absence. i find myself wishing i was clairvoyant and could know when and where i’m going to meet you.

but now, as i write this, i know, i don’t want you to come anytime soon.

don’t get me wrong. the world hasn’t made me a cynic yet. i’m a hopeless romantic. i’m in love with the idea of being in love. i believe in true love and fairytales and soulmates. i want to have a constant companion. i want to feel wanted.

but, you see, i’m selfish right now. i have a job that i love and zero responsibility for anyone but myself. i have too many dreams and plans. i want to be impulsive and make s****d decisions. i want to take off on a whim for a random adventure without having to let anyone know. i want to move across the country. because i can. i want to kiss frogs so i’ll know how to recognise a prince. i want to get my heart broken. i want to write a book. i want to learn spanish. and belly dancing. as much as i’d love to share these dreams with you, i can’t. because there is no place in them for anyone but myself.

you cannot be my other half because i want to be complete on my own. you cannot be my anchor because i’m trying to fly.

so let me. let me focus on my individual journey and and you, yours. so that when we meet, we help each other grow and become more.

someday, i will be ready to settle down. i will let you sweep me off my feet and i will want a life with you more than i’ve ever wanted anything else. i will choose a backyard picnic with you over a climbing a mountain. i will gladly trade my dreams for ours.

our hearts will race, our lives will change. just maybe, not today.

love,
me
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~ palak kapadia (@poetryandpostcards )

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comment 313 star 30,322 Yesterday