I stood at the station waving her goodbye till I could see her silhouette disappear as the train moved farther on. At this odd hour, the station was empty. I looked at my watch, 5 days to go before I see her again, touch her, share a meal , hold hands, take her in my… Continue reading Leap of faith #TellTaleThursday
Now is the time, just do it. I tried my best to be a good son but I can’t do it anymore. I want to live for myself now, a stress free life, free of hospital visits, medicines, pain and suffering. A life where I do not receive frantic calls and have to leave everything… Continue reading Unconditional love #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
The beach always held a special place in her heart. As kids they ran and splashed water, made sand castles and lay down under the sun as they heard the sound of waves crashing nearby. The world was their oyster. Joel and she were meant to be. As they grew up, sparks flew. It was… Continue reading Of love and loss #TellTaleThursday
Back to business, shutters up. The floor well swept and mopped. Freshly brewed coffee and the smell of pakoras. Breakfast time was the one where they made most money. A regular no frills coffee shop tucked in a one of the many lanes in Cochin, they sold around 300 cups of coffee each day. They… Continue reading A tale of coffee and world travel #TellTaleThursday
The last few days have been pretty stressful – with my daughter being under the weather for almost 10 days and something untoward happening at work. It feels a lot very stressful especially after you have just come back from a fun filled holiday at Goa. I have been feeling the blues, life seemed unfair… Continue reading Looking at the brighter side of life, being thankful and looking for joy in little things.
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