Truman Show


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Its April of 2020 and Day 20 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


 

Metaphor: The Truman Show

Truman (Jim Carrey) doesn’t know that everything in his life is a live broadcast ‘The Truman Show’. For him, life is a huge TV set. The hidden cameras are capturing his every moves. Isn’t the plot intriguing? If you haven’t, you got to watch this movie. The ending lines of the movie is quite popular. Truman says – ‘Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, Good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight’.

The movie has a deeper meaning. The movie talks about the freedom and is the way out. It talks about the media-saturated show-off culture. It talks about how unauthentic our life is. It tries to throw light on how technology and artificial living has masqueraded as reality. It explains how free will and reality are illusions. The movie is about us all. By the way, there have been many noted incidents where people believed that their life was a TV show (delusion disease informally referred to as “Truman syndrome).

Poem
Your ears,
I don’t see them.
No, they are there.
Looks like,
You don’t use them.
I like how you run,
A useless,
The Truman show.

I am sure everyone has encountered a personality who just don’t listen. At. All. They order, command, rule, they don’t listen to anything at all!

The Haunted Hills


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Short story “The Haunted Hills” is written for the Mondays Finish the Story Challenge – May 25, 2015. The task is, given the image and starting line, to complete the story in 100 to 150 words.

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The only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits. A crew had come to make a horror movie and it looks like the shooting is going on forever. There is no signs of movie release nor the crew. It is said that people who arrive to town, become part and prey for the movie. The town is known to be haunted. The stories of hopes are still told that people are not dead and the movie is going to be released one day. The movie crew and missing people are all going to come out one fine day. The lights and loud music through town is still heard now and then. No one dares to enter the town today.

Some say, the director of the movie is still looking for new roles. Look at the mountains, if you see the director waving hands at you, you might have a role awaited and can visit the town! Dare??


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