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

The gift of life #FlashFiction #WriteBravely

Little Tanvi was in awe of the palatial house. The first time she visited , she was barely 6. Clutching her mother’s saree, she tiptoed around. Mai (mother) worked as a maid, cleaning and scrubbing the floors till they shone bright. Every week she polished the silver ware till it gleamed. She took Tanvi along… Continue reading The gift of life #FlashFiction #WriteBravely

Let it go #FlashFiction #WriteBravely

There I lay, forlorn awaiting for Sasha to come and get me. The day I met Sasha for the first time will be etched in my mind forever as the best moment of my life. She was so excited, her sparkling blue eyes gleamed and her beautiful dimples stole my heart. Our courtship began and… Continue reading Let it go #FlashFiction #WriteBravely

A Dream Life #FridayFictioneers

They all sat around Pedro, wide eyed as he narrated stories of the awesome life in Venice. Far far away from poverty, a dreamy world lay, where people took rides in gondolas or enjoyed their coffee at the Piazza. They longed to live this life like Pedro, the rascal had got lucky. They pictured him… Continue reading A Dream Life #FridayFictioneers

The Proposal #SundayPhoto Fiction

Henry cleared his throat, he had to be careful not to drop his prized catch- the silver fish which he had caught after a very long time. “Should I take your silence as a yes” Maya looked at him as if he was crazy “Which moron told you my silence means yes? I am still… Continue reading The Proposal #SundayPhoto Fiction

Destiny #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Ria and Raina were squealing with delight as they looked out of the aeroplane window. They couldn’t wait for it to take off, it would be so wonderful flying in the sky and see the whole world through a window. It was the first time they were flying. Their destiny was about to change. They… Continue reading Destiny #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The magic plant #FridayFictioneers

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