Rita banged the tray on the dining table, she couldn’t take it anymore. The lockdown had made things really messy in an already troubled house. Rita and Alok with their 2 kids looked like a perfectly happy family on the outside but it was quite the opposite in reality. 12 years of marriage, 2 kids,… Continue reading Marriages in times of Corona- a happy beginning (or ending)
Swara took a deep breath as she stepped out of her apartment, adjusting her shades and dupatta. She was looking forward to enjoying the festival with her friends, though a dark thought lingered in her mind which made her restless. A group of girls came running out, throwing colours and water balloons, she hugged them… Continue reading Bura na mano Holi Hai #TellTaleThursday
Rhea looked in awe- the house was so big, so white, everything was spic and span, gleaming in the sun. There were 4 bedrooms, spacious and sunny, filled with lovely things. The best one was the children’s bedroom- filled with toys and books. She looked forward to a new life, away from the “dungeon” as… Continue reading No place like home #FlashFiction
I walk into the shopping mall, hiding my face carefully in the shawl. I look around frantically- at that man sharing an ice cream cone with his toddler, the grandma immersed in her book at Crosswords, the lovey dovey couple posing for a selfie and the man leering at me. Shouldn’t I boil with anger… Continue reading An ounce of faith #TellTaleThursday
I have always been a die hard fan of Jodi Picoult. I started off with “My Sister’s Keeper” and I knew I had found an author whose books I can truly treasure. They are not the fairytale, romantic books, but talk of death, disease, court cases, despair, grief but at the same time, there is… Continue reading Small Great Things-here is why as a dusky woman, I could relate to this book so much.
Suzy woke up with a start. She looked at the dilapidated building and her tattered dress. What the hell had happened? All she could recall was the party last night where she had an extra shot of tequila. But what had happened after that? Had she passed out? How had she ended up here? Had… Continue reading The Prank #FridayFictioneers
Anita posed for a pic with the 2 girls- all smiles. They looked like they knew each other since years. “Bimbos” she muttered under her breath as she excused herself to refill her drink. She needed a double now. This Halloween party was no fun. And then she saw him.Her heart started racing and beads… Continue reading What do you see? #TellTaleThursday