One in a million #FridayFictioneers

Rosie was not her usual cheerful self today when she returned from school. I gave her a hug and she burst into tears”Mom why is my skin darker than others? I look different , not one among them. Suzie was saying I do not belong here” I braced myself,I knew this was coming someday. I… Continue reading One in a million #FridayFictioneers

It happened one snowy night #FridayFictioneers

I loved the snow, I could sit by the window for hours staring at the snowflakes as they changed the entire landscape- from green and brown to spotless white. My friends loved the sun and hated winters, they thought I am weird. Then one day, Jamie broke up with me on a snowy winter night.… Continue reading It happened one snowy night #FridayFictioneers

Taking the unconventional path #FridayFotoFiction

Suma stared at the picture on her Mac- it symbolised her current situation in life so well. Here she was at the crossroads- which path should she take? The safe and secure one which will ensure she maintains her dignity, status and has the security of her family and money for rest of her life?… Continue reading Taking the unconventional path #FridayFotoFiction

And she chose her happily ever after #ShortStory

It had just started snowing and Merlin couldn’t stop rushing out to the balcony every few minutes to stretch out her arms and feel the snowflakes. She loved winters. It was funny- the local people here loved summers as summers is when you could go out for a swim, sip a beer sitting in the… Continue reading And she chose her happily ever after #ShortStory

Being grateful for my monotonous life #FFFAW #FlashFiction

After her morning walk, Ria sat on the lone bench, a bored look on her face. For the past 10 years this has been her ritual. A brisk walk in the park nearby and a 10 minute break on the forlorn bench before she got caught up in the grind of the day. A barren… Continue reading Being grateful for my monotonous life #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Are women truly empowered in developed countries?

A truly empowering moment for me as a working mother came when I could choose to go on a 2.5 month long assignment to a different country, miles apart leaving my daughter behind. Why do I call it empowering? Thats because I could exercise my choice here, my free will, not obligated to make a… Continue reading Are women truly empowered in developed countries?

Be the rainbow in someone’s life #FFFAW

Little Janah had a forlorn look on her face today. What a contrast to the radiant smile that she wore yesterday. It has been a memorable day. She had seen a rainbow on her way to school- a full rainbow as it shone- all the 7 colours vividly shining , brightening up the sky and… Continue reading Be the rainbow in someone’s life #FFFAW