Do you have a Plan B? #MyFriendAlexa

I recently came across a “Humans of Bombay” post which covered actor Rajkumar Rao. He spoke about his dreams, his struggles to gain recognition in tinsel town. One thing that stood out was his raw passion and his sticking to Plan A- that is making it big as an actor in Bollywood. He never had… Continue reading Do you have a Plan B? #MyFriendAlexa

Suzy and me #SundayPhotoFiction #MyFriendAlexa

We sat, side by side as the waves splashed around, the sun shining¬† brightly. The most comforting feeling in the world is sitting beside someone and enjoying the solitude- the silence between us was so comforting. When had I last felt so much at home, not having to put up a face that people wanted… Continue reading Suzy and me #SundayPhotoFiction #MyFriendAlexa

Breaking the tradition #FFFAW #FlashFiction #MyFriendAlexa

Alice stood on the porch, sipping her coffee as she looked at the mist shrouding the garden, making it look picture perfect. It was her birthday today and she had broken the tradition of 20 years. Every year John and she came here, cut the cake, drank wine, dined and made love but today she… Continue reading Breaking the tradition #FFFAW #FlashFiction #MyFriendAlexa

Mirror of life #FridayFictioneers

I looked at the mirror, my eyes filled with rage as I recalled how Little Johny had bulled me. As tears streamed down my cheeks, I could see an image of Johny being punched in the face by a burly boy. The next day, Johny had a black eye. I was sad today as all… Continue reading Mirror of life #FridayFictioneers

Dare to be different #SundayFlashFiction

Summer holidays had just begun and Mom religiously packed our suitcases.¬† Like every year, we would head to Grandpa and Grandma’s house in the country. As much as I loved the contrasting life there, playing in the mud, climbing trees, swinging to my heart’s delight, devouring the delicious food Grandma prepared- what I despised the… Continue reading Dare to be different #SundayFlashFiction

Tic Tac Toe #FFFAW

The whole family was gathered around Nana. A stony silence prevailed. Their eyes were moist. Muffled sobs could be heard. Nana looked around bewildered. He blinked his eyes as his gaze shifted from one face to another. His wife, sons, daughters, cousins, niece, grandkids, friends he couldn’t remember anyone. The degenerative disease had taken a… Continue reading Tic Tac Toe #FFFAW

7 year itch #BarAThon

Asmi ‘s fingers trembled as she deliberated if she should click the button on not. Her best friend Payal’s voice rung in her head ” Just do it yaar! Its not a sin. Everyone deserves some fun in life. Its ok to be selfish for a change, think of yourself instead of hiding behind that… Continue reading 7 year itch #BarAThon