An adventure beckons #FictionMondays

It felt like a tight slap on her face, the bruise was one that would stay for long. The enormity of what had just transpired was almost impossible to fathom. As they say, it takes but a moment for life to turn upside down. Till yesterday, the house was abuzz with excitement, a long to… Continue reading An adventure beckons #FictionMondays

Virtual farewells, life changing events – Life goes on

Friday was a mixed bag of emotions. Farewells are never easy specially when its someone dear to you. This Friday a dear friend and office colleague had his last day in office. While we made sure to have that last skype call on the office infrastructure (its a surreal feeling that this group of people… Continue reading Virtual farewells, life changing events – Life goes on

Its Ok to not be “Ok”

Corona fatigue as they call it- this feeling of not being able to see an end in sight is starting to get at the most optimistic of us. The second wave in India is devastating, it suddenly feels closer home. Its no longer about statistics- number of deaths reported in media, insufficient hospital beds or… Continue reading Its Ok to not be “Ok”

Can love last a lifetime? #FictionMonday

“Yes” she whispered into the phone. The word I had been waiting to hear, my heart pounded so loudly that I thought everyone around could hear it. I wanted to dance with joy, sing, jump and do all sorts of crazy things but I had to compose myself. Shreya and I had to cross many… Continue reading Can love last a lifetime? #FictionMonday

Epiphany #FictionMondays

Tears streamed down my cheeks, I kept wiping them away and blinked my eyes focussing on the road ahead. The last thing I wanted was to cause an accident. The sky was grey, clouds hovered all around as thunder rumbled – it felt like the weather perfectly summed up my inner turmoil. The heated conversation… Continue reading Epiphany #FictionMondays

Date night #FictionMonday

I looked at myself in the mirror for the 20th time, “do I look good? Have I overdone my make up? My hair- when was the last time I left it open, it was always tied in a messy bun with strands falling down my face which I brushed aside” This feels good, the hair… Continue reading Date night #FictionMonday

Choice #FictionMonday

She clasped her fingers tightly, her brow twitched like it always did when she was in deep thought. She asked herself for the 100th time. Was she ready to take the plunge? Ready to give up her carefree ways and brace herself up to take responsibility? Was she really in her senses? Should she take… Continue reading Choice #FictionMonday

A place called Home #FictionMonday

A dilapidated building- perhaps a haunted place. The roof fallen through, grass and bushes within. Who would ever think this was once inhabited. A red roof with an opening to the sky so that I could gaze at the stars at night, the hearth that brought warmth as we sat huddled around, steaming cups of… Continue reading A place called Home #FictionMonday

A year of resolutions or do I resolve to make none?

A question that often plagues one and all- open the newspaper or browse through your phone, read blogposts or chat with friends- the new year resolutions often top the charts. 2020 a year that will go down in history as something that turned out to be starkly different than what any of us had ever… Continue reading A year of resolutions or do I resolve to make none?

No place like home #FictionMondays

Laying on my comfy couch, a kettle of my favourite tea brewing nearby, as I immerse myself in one of the classics I can read umpteen times and still never tire, how I dreamt of this day! But life as always has different plans. A bustling household, kids, elders to care for, meals to cook,… Continue reading No place like home #FictionMondays