No place like home #FlashFiction

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

A tale of coffee and world travel #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

Looking at the brighter side of life, being thankful and looking for joy in little things.

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.

An ounce of faith #TellTaleThursday

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

Ripple Effect #FridayFictioneers

The house was always noisy- a big family lived here. While it looked perfect from the outside, it was quite a contrasting situation within the 4 walls. Daily tiffs which blew up into major fights. Thats’ when Grand Dada decided he had to bring in change. He started a new ritual. Every member of the… Continue reading Ripple Effect #FridayFictioneers

My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY

Does it sound strange to talk about “Hiatus” or “Pausing”as my word of the Year when everyone’s talking about chasing their dreams, going out and getting what you desire. And thats exactly the kind of person I am. The ambitious , front bencher who will raise her hand first ( read Hermoine in class). The… Continue reading My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY

Only If #FFFAW #FlashFiction

I look up- pristine white mountains, conifer trees with snow adorning the leaves, the playground looks quite a different sight with a snowy layer. How I loved winters- the chilly days, hot cups of cocoa, going up the mountains and skiing with Jeeya. Jeeya and I- our world was complete. My daughter, friend, guide, agony… Continue reading Only If #FFFAW #FlashFiction