Be what you want to be #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Saroj looked in awe at the box full of brightly coloured threads. Blue, Pink, Red, Green- how beautiful they would look when blended into a shimmery sweater for little Prisha or a scarf for Ma. When Saroj was young and visited Grandma in summer holidays, they sat for hours in the little room as Grandma… Continue reading Be what you want to be #FFFAW #FlashFiction

For the love of slippers #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Rows and Rows of slippers, different designs, colours, texture as they adorned the makeshift rack she had built. Every morning she spent a few minutes with them- just she and the shoes. Her face gleamed as she touched each one of them lovingly, caressing them and blowing a kiss. “Why on earth do you need… Continue reading For the love of slippers #FFFAW #FlashFiction

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

Not quite what it seems #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The aroma of freshly baked donuts and hot chocolate sauce wafted through the room. The children crowded around the little dog figurine who was seated on a donut as the most appealing chocolate cupcake lay atop his head. It was very hard to resist the temptation of taking a bite. Marie looked at the kids… Continue reading Not quite what it seems #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Being Mala #FFFAW #FlashFiction

A lady in her 50’s dressed in baggy pants and a shirt, her hair in a messy bun was pacing up and down the street. Despite a “No entry” board, she walked right past that road, turned around and kept walking in circles. She bent once to tie her shoelace but seemed to be having… Continue reading Being Mala #FFFAW #FlashFiction

White lie #FFFAW #FlashFiction

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

Basking in the sun #FFFAW #FlashFiction

My aunt Sara always made me carry an umbrella when we stepped out of the house. I was forbidden from playing in the sun. I looked longingly as my friends learnt swimming during summer holidays. “Are you crazy? Do you know how tanned you will get?” I wished to run, without the sunscreen, without these… Continue reading Basking in the sun #FFFAW #FlashFiction