Bura na mano Holi Hai #TellTaleThursday

Swara took a deep breath as she stepped out of her apartment, adjusting her shades and dupatta. She was looking forward to enjoying the festival with her friends, though a dark thought lingered in her mind which made her restless. A group of girls came running out, throwing colours and water balloons, she hugged them… Continue reading Bura na mano Holi Hai #TellTaleThursday

Leap of faith #TellTaleThursday

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

Unconditional love #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

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

Of love and loss #TellTaleThursday

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

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

Not merely a dream #TellTaleThursday

I am humming a song as I ride my green colour bicycle – the weather is perfect! And there he comes, riding on a horse, my knight in shining armour. Tall, dark, handsome, kind, funny- he has it all. I stop, he stops. We look at each other and sparks fly. He waves at me,… Continue reading Not merely a dream #TellTaleThursday

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

Not so funny #FFFAW #FlashFiction

I love long drives, racing down the highway with my favourite music barring through the speaker, as the cool breeze blows in my ears. Without a care about the world. It sets me free. I badly needed the road trip after the fiasco at work. I suddenly see a lone figure waving at me frantically.… Continue reading Not so funny #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The Proposal #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Maya looked around in awe- she was wonderstruck by the natural beauty. Birds chirped in the distance and the water glistened as the sun shone brightly. While she would have loved to sing her favourite Bollywood romantic song in such a wonderful setting, there was something that made her uneasy. It was Rahul, her childhood… Continue reading The Proposal #FFFAW #FlashFiction