DP Daily Prompt: What a Twist fiction Post by Ranu

Dressed in clothes that made him look like a saint,he knocked the door gently. The woman opened the door and saw an old man with rosary beads,he was repeating some Arabic prayer. The woman promptly let him in.She asked him what she could do for him. He was a religious man and seemed not aware what she asked him.She repeated again,finally he opened his eyes and replied, “I am tired, can I rest for a while and complete my prayer?” She was more than glad to oblige. He continued  to pray.

He introduced himself  as a Sufi coming from a country far away. He said he was instructed to come to her place by some Divine power. The woman called her daughter. The daughter felt flattered that they were the family picked by this saint. They quickly sent the servant to buy groceries. There were a lot of dishes cooked by the woman and her daughter. He was treated royally.

The mother and daughter were elated that they were the chosen one. Meanwhile the stranger showed them a corner of the room. He said it was where they will find treasure hidden long time ago.They must clean that corner and wait for further instruction by him, how they should retrieve it. The house was bought by the family a few years ago,they never heard anything about it,only it belonged to a Hindu family.They decided to move to Kolkata,so they were selling the house.

The saint found himself  amidst two individuals,who were ready to do anything he wanted. After staying for a couple of hours,he declared it was time for him to go.He reminded them to continue praying. The mother and daughter asked him if he wanted some money,he did not show any interest. The mother did not feel comfortable, she begged him to take the money and pray for her family.Reluctantly he agreed. Before leaving he told them he’d be visiting some holy places,he would pray for them and get some sweets for them.

Thinking it would require some money and the man was too nice to ask, the mother emptied her suitcase and gave him the money and continued to ask him to pray for her family. The man nodded gently and assured them he’d see them again soon.

With his bag full of money the stranger left, he went to a nearby town ,checked into a hotel. He was pleased to see his bag bursting in the seams with money he collected . All he had to do was disguise as a saint!

DP Daily Prompt: Might As Well Jump Post by Ranu

The biggest risk I’d like to take is enroll  in the P.hd program. I could not before,there was the financial situation,the age of the children and a not so healthy husband. Now that all these things are not a hindrance,I have lost my focus.

I don’t really know what has to happen to take the risk. Perhaps nothing. Then again if some well-known Sufi, such as Jalal-din Rumi,shows up in my dream and advises me to do so. I will gladly “JUMP” ,but that will never happen.Therefore I’ll never register in the course.

Valkyries(3) Novel by Paulo Coelho Book Report By Ranu

Paulo and his wife drove from Los Angeles airport to their destination.Paulo was driving and his wife was giving the direction.After driving for several hours they reached Borrego Springs. They checked in at a hotel and went out for dinner.They then wandered out into the Mohave desert.It was an enormous desert. Paulo wanted to get the feel of it and breathe in  the air of Mohave.

Borrego Springs, California

Borrego Springs, California (Photo credit: renedrivers)

Paulo and his wife Chris talked about Angels.Paulo always felt they were watched by Angels.Gods Messengers.He said the universe is populated with angels.They give us hope. J. told him they take whatever form a person imagines they have. Paulo imagined his angel.He already immersed himself in the invisible world. Since J. had assigned him the task,he felt the presence of his angel much more.

The hotel watchman discouraged them to go to the desert at night.It’s dangerous because  the coyotes  and the snakes come out at night.Paulo was waiting to meet his contact early morning.

Paulo’s contact Gene was a man in his twenties.He lived in a trailer several miles from Borrego Springs. The young man talked about the rituals of the Templars, about reincarnation,about Sufi magic,the Catholic Church in Latin America.He knew a lot. Gene was curious why Paulo brought his wife. He thought it would be better if he came alone.

Paulo asked Gene about the Valkyries .Gene said they are jealous and tough. They follow the same rules as the angels.Gene left and told Paulo,he will come back in two days. Chris asked Paulo about Gene.He said his father is a Magus .He wants Gene to maintain the family tradition.

To be continued !