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Week 5 Story: Remember Me

Remember Me
It was a cold winter day Efren walked into the town’s Pawnshop to some tools he needed for his latest project. He had to fix the horse stables that his father had been nagging him to fix for days. He grabbed him and walked to the cashier to pay. He rang the bell ready to see Mr. Rodriguez the owner of the shop, he wondered why he was talking so long he was in a bit of a hurry; it was getting late and he needed to catch the last bus. He heard footsteps coming from behind, he turned to greet the older man but instead he was met with the most beautiful women he had ever seen. She had long dark black hair, big sparkling brown eyes, long eyelashes, bright fair skin, and long slender body. “Excuse me how can I help you,” she said. “Excuse me, are you ready to pay?”. Efren stood there staring at her like a statue, he finally shook his head and came back to reality “Uuumm… yyehhes please”. “Thank you for shopping with us have a nice day” she said nicely with a smile. Oh, her smile,…

Reading Notes: More Ramayana - Promila

Promila: The Woman Who Loved Deeply 
Biography: Nine Ideal Indian Women by Sunity Devee. pages 162-174
Image: Promila and Her Army on their way to Lanka and Indrajit 

Promila is the daughter of a Danah Maharajah and is the same race as Ravana. She is beautiful, gentle. and fair. She married Indrajit, the eldest son of King Ravana. They in deep love with each other. She loved Indrajit with all her heart and soul and he returned every part of her love back. They
lived their lives for one another, basically in the honeymoon stage and were so happy and content that they had no idea about the wars and were happing around them. Their love for one another was unmatched. When Ravana kidnapped Sita, this instigated a war against Rama. One day, the peaceful lives of the lovers were interrupted as a messenger came and told Indrajit that all his brothers had been killed by Rama in battle. For, his devotion to his family he decides to avenge his brothers and sets his journey to fight Rama he tells th…

Reading Notes: More Ramayana Shakuntala

Shakuntala 
Biography: Nine Ideal Indian Women by Sunity Devee. pages 57-81
Image: Dushyanta and Shakuntala 1940 vintage prints
            Source: Wikimedia

My inspiration came from reading Shakuntala's story and the part where her husband King Dushyanta fails to remember her. He disowns her and throws her out of the palace. Shakuntala seeks refugee in the forests with her son. Dushyanta remembers all the memories of her once again when a fisherman
returns the royal ring he found to him. The moment he sees it all the memories of her come to him and he sets out to find her. At first, he runs into his son Bharata and once he finds the courage to ask for his mother her finds his dear wife. They reunite and live happily for many years.

Shakuntala is described as a very kind woman who is always with a smile in her face and if always willing to help those around her. Her people adore her and she is always happy to serve them. She also deeply loves her husband and was able to forgive hi…

Storybook Plan

For my project, I decided to go for the storybook route. Draupadi is such a rich character with many things to offer that a portfolio would not do it justice.

The way I am currently thinking of taking this story is telling it in a chronological way from birth and so forth or as it was suggested to me start it from when she gets exiled and retell her past as her remembering past memories of who she was. My storybook will be kind of like a chapter book, where each story follows to the other, it will also be written in modern language and it will still be taken place in Draupadi's time. It will be told as to how I view her and reinterpret her story. Some episodes that I want to include are her birth story, marriage to 5 husbands and how that came about, her disrobing, and life in exile. I want to write it in a narrator point of view but also switch to Draupadi's view(I don't know if that will make it confusing) I could probably use italics to demonstrate when switches to her.…

Microfiction: Trapped and She Will Be mine

Trapped 
Left.. right... darkness is all I see. For days I've been tied to this cold wooden chair with only the company of my thoughts. Tap...Tap..TAP... heavy footsteps are heard from afar. Closer and closer they come, "huff''  "puff' "HUFF" "PUFF" my whole body shakes with anxiety and fear. BANG! A shiver runs down my spine. He is here. My eyes struggle to open as they meet bright light. Big green piercing eyes stare right back at me. I then realize in this game only one will survive the question is "Who will meet the fate of death?"


She Will Be Mine 
Ravana watches Sita from afar "I have given her my wealth, shown her my power, been affectionate and charming. YET, she continues to deny me" Ravana screams angrily as he throws a plate across the room. "I am the great king of Lanka, whom all gods fear, and have all women at my feet, who does she think she is, to say No to me"! Rama? HAHAHAHAhe wickedly laughs. Wh…

Reading Notes: Ramayana Part D