Custom Zodiac: Stop sign

You’re tasked with creating a brand new astrological sign for the people born around your birthday — based solely on yourself. What would your new sign be

, and how would you describe those who share it?

I’m no believer in astrology

And hence I’d reject any notion

Of having a Zodiac sign

or any kind of numerology

Around my birthday

And that too based on me?

Oh, how narcissistic do you wish me to be?

The only sign you’d be seeing from me

Is one that reads “Stop.”

—Linus Fernandes.

Doppelgänger Alert: Mimicry artistes

You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next?

(Thanks for an intriguing prompt idea, Lourdes Mint!)


It is a strange coincidence indeed,

that the situation you describe

in your daily prompt

has actually occurred with me.

I kid you not.

The furniture, the books and the chart on the wall,

They were exactly the same as mine.

How could it be?

T’was student digs, my friend.

But it did not faze me.

What got my goat

(And concerned everyone else)

Is when the said inhabitants.

Started to mockingly mimic me,

And no, it was not pleasant to me.

—Linus Fernandes.