Photo challenge: Twinkle

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Twinkle.”

'Tis the season to be jolly ©mk17design

‘Tis the season to be jolly ©mk17design

Photo Challenge: Achievement

Prompt from here.

Rain ©mk17design

Rain ©mk17design

Took this one in one rainy night at Shibuya crossing.

I’ve always wanted to get a job that pays me to travel.
This is not one.
But I occasionally get free trips.
And that kinda makes it better sometimes.

Ready, Set, Done: Thin Line

Prompt from here.
Based on true story.

There’s a thin line between love and hate, they keep telling me.
I wonder.

It was not uncommon to have my old iPhone 4 ringing in the middle of the day with a certain someone’s name glaring on the screen. I never put up the so-called profile pictures in any of my contacts. It’s too Facebook-ish. There are also names in that contact list that I hope to never show up on my screen, but there they go.

Every.
Single.
Time.

One of those was this particular person.
I ended up putting “You-Know-Who” instead because I’ve had enough of seeing his name everywhere and hearing it non-stop (actually I wanted to input “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” but it’s just too long).

Ever since I met him the second time, it seems like my phone exists just to receive his calls. (This, however, is not what you may think this is. This is not a sappy story of any boyfriend in this whole wide world, in case you assume I have one.)

My phone log has only one name; be it messages or calls.
“You-Know-Who”.

Every.
Single.
Time.

I take a deep breath.
And pick up the phone.

There’s a thin line between love and hate, they keep telling me.
The moment I hear that voice again, though, I always wonder.

Photo Challenge: Descent

Prompt from here.
Picture of a quick sketch I made for the last day of Inktober.
Reference from Sia’s MV, “Chandelier.”
Done with ballpoint pen on a recycled paper.

1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink ©mk17design

1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, drink ©mk17design

Cover Art: Paper Wings

My 150th post!
Prompt from here.

PAPER WINGS ©mk17design

PAPER WINGS ©mk17design

I took the photo in KIX airport (kudos to Renzo Piano here) and added stuff on PS.
If you saw this in a bookstore later, it might be me self-printing, sticking random barcode stickers, and putting it in random bookstores just to troll people. Ever since I published that one book I’ve always thought of redeeming myself in the next one but then life happened. Who knows though. This thing might exist somewhere in this world later. And when you do see this… well, it’s probably me trying to tell the world I survived.