DP Daily Prompt: Freudian Flips

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Do you remember a recent dream you had?Or an older one that stayed vivid in your mind? Today you are your own Freud: Tell us the dream, then interpret it for us ! Feel free to be as serious or humorous as you see fit, or invent a dream if you don’t remember a real one.

Many decades ago there was a girl who had dreams that sometimes frightened her and  at other times answered the questions  she wondered about in a dream.

The girl’s name was ‘Mollika’ meaning  flower  in English. For a few months she was disturbed by the fact that her sister  Shilpi  was keeping all the money she was told to divide between all the siblings. 

Here is what the brother told her, “Shilpi” you are the beneficiary of my will, after my death please divide the money among the siblings.”

Shilpi promised she would. She told her older sister about the conversation with the brother and let her know she did not want to divide the money ,the older sister agreed  to protect her.

The brother died, it was a huge amount of money, Shilpi was in no mood to divide it,she wanted all of it. The older sister was happy to get her share.

Mollika the sister who knew the story told the siblings about the brother’s death wish. All of them wanted their share, Shilpi brushed it off by saying Mollika was lying.

One day Mollika dreamt her brother came to her house, she asked him where he was, he said he had to go to the doctor because of stomach issues. Mollika asked him what he had told Shilpi about the life insurance  money, he smiled and said, “I told her to divide it between the siblings”.

Mollika was happy to know it, she thought at least they won’t call her a liar. She related her dream but the two sisters made fun of her and told the people involved that Mollika was a liar.

My interpretation of this dream is the brother visited Mollika to let her know she was telling the truth, and hoped evil Shilpi would be afraid and would do as she was told.




365 days Writing Prompt: Moment of Kindness

Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else—loved one or complete stranger.

It was a few years ago I met a student,she seemed nice ,she was always homesick.Occasionally I’d invite her for supper. we got to know her, she was pleasant, and always called us whenever she was free. We developed a strong bond of friendship or so I thought.

She went back to Dhaka without completing her degree, her parents convinced her to come back and complete her degree. I volunteered to let her stay with us, I didn’t want her to rent a place, I had enough room for her in my home. Her plan before she left home was to complete her degree in three months and return home. I didn’t mind having her for those few months.

I noticed she was not really studying and when she’d complete her degree was up in the air. She had regular conversation with her mother who thought her kid was busy studying, she showed an interest to move out and rent a place of her own, I had no problem with her decision. My kindness perhaps was too overwhelming for her.

She rented a place and moved out, I haven’t heard from her since. 

I try to show kindness but it never works, somehow it ends up making me sad. I brought my sister,it didn’t work out, my husband’s nephew same thing happened, you’d think I’d learn my lesson but I put the past behind each time and welcome the present with open arms. If  I’d think of the phrase,”Once bitten twice shy”,   Perhaps I’d stop my kindness for good!