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
Creases of worry appeared on Rohan’s forehead as he spoke to Malti on the phone A sudden phone call in the middle of the night from Malti’s childhood friend Sulakshana had suddenly turned things topsy turvy for the family. Sulu was going to get hitched in a fortnight but something had gone terribly wrong all… Continue reading White lie #FFFAW #FlashFiction
My Mom and I took our first trip together, just the 2 of us to Malaysia and Singapore, back in 2011. It was her first international trip and my 2nd (after my maiden official trip to Hong Kong). I had landed a plum job with a leading Investment bank and decided to splurge my first… Continue reading What is it about “women only” travel that makes us so uncomfortable?
Grandma Suzie always turned to the magic plant whenever we faced any troubles. She would sit by the table, place her palm around the plant and mutter something- her eyes tightly shut. It has magic in it roots- any troubles, bad days, illness, it has a solution to everything. As a child, I earnestly believed… Continue reading The magic plant #FridayFictioneers
This morning I woke up to a shocking news. Rekha my neighbour had passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest. She had been busy wrapping up the kitchen work before she called it a night when she felt the pain in her chest. She collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where she was declared… Continue reading Stunned #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z
It was time to move on, say good bye to the house she grew up in which was now a dilipidated building. She would miss the good old days when they played in the courtyard without a worry, plucked mangoes from the trees.She would miss those hugs by grandma which magically took off all her… Continue reading Moving on #FridayFictioneers
I never fell in love, Because this is all so stupid-till I became a Dad. Love fills up my life now. (21 words) The shortest and toughest micro fiction ever.. Linking up with Varad and Namy for #MicroMondays