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When the past beckons.

             Hark back to a memory that calls from the beyond. 

             



               The tunnel felt cold, yet,  tranquil.
               Serena felt an unusual placidity envelope her. She was all alone, but without the slightest fear for being in an alien place.
                She allowed her mind to fantasize as she traced the crevices in the wall with her fingers.   It was her first visit to this city, yet, in this old tunnel, she had the strangest feeling of deja vu!
           
             Instantly,  like an epiphany, she realised where she had seen this place.
             It had been during her regression sessions with Dr. Weiss, that she had seen this very tunnel! Hadn't she been the young man who laboured here happily, almost a hundred years ago?!

       

   

*The above post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
   This week's prompt: Picture Prompt.

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  1. Ooh I liked that - sounds like the beginning of an interesting story. I love past life tales.

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    1. Thank you, Tulika!I think I will develop it further! :)

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  2. I agree with Tulika... great potential for a short story.

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  3. A nice story you have weaved around the picture, Shilpa. Makes the reader curious to know more. I can also somewhat relate to this feeling the story mentions. It wasn't really about a past life thing, but I certainly felt a very strong, familiar connection to Pondicherry which eventually made me move here.

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    1. Oh, wow! That must surely be something to do with your pas, Beloot! :) You never know!

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  4. Wow! That's a novel take on the prompt. Is the second part coming up? :)

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    1. :) It should, Shilpa! I am working on it..in my mind, as of now!

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  5. Well done! There's a much bigger story there, Shilpa!

    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my post today! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Vidya! I, too, want to develop it into a story...let's see! :)

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  6. That was intriguiging! A few years back I was deep into Dr Weiss's books! I am utterly fascinated by PLR theory! Loved this story, pl continue :)

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    1. Thank you, Kala! I really ought to continue with this story, now, don't I?

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  7. Interesting indeed....What next....?!

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    1. :) Something will surely come up...soon, Sunaina! Thank you! :)

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  8. Haven't written my post yet but the picture brought to mind the same thoughts as yours. A regression with Dr Brian Weiss - now that would be a dream come true! Nice one.

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    1. True, Suzy! I, too, would love to do a regression session someday!

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  9. Well well, you've certainly engaged the readers with this fascinating piece, Shilpa! Loved it.

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    1. Thanks Shailaja! After having received so much encouragement, I guess I will try and develop it into a story! :)

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  10. Interesting take on the prompt...loved it:-)

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  11. woa... the twist is brilliant. Loved the narration. :D

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  12. This is so beautiful! I love the potential its holds for a much bigger story :)

    Well done, Shilpa :)

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  13. Great story with PLR & Dr.Weiss, Shilpa :)
    The topic is interesting. Well expressed!

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  14. Love it, Shilpa. I am so intrigued by that whole idea of being someone else in a past life. Magical and mysterious. I agree with everyone that it would make a great short story.

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  15. Interesting take, Shilpa.

    would love to know more :)

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    1. Thank you, Ruchira! Will definitely try to write more!

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  16. wow! I'm glued. What happens next??

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  17. Oooo...quite interesting! Loved it Shilpa!

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  18. Past life! Waiting for more, and I reached this post by searching for the sequel!

    Gosh, I missed so much in these four months. Wait for my comment on the second post :D

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