Keep that flame burning #FictionMondays

She could feel it again, the gnawing pain had now become a constant companion. It crept stealthily when she least expected it, made her mind its home and took over every inch of her being. That bubbly woman who loved life, who made every moment count. Was this really her? Lost in the humdrum of… Continue reading Keep that flame burning #FictionMondays

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

Free #FictionMondays

How I wish I was a bird, free to fly away from the pandemonium that surrounds me, soar over mountains and valleys, never stay at one place but keep exploring. “You are a girl, don’t ever entertain such thoughts”, they said. Study well and help your mother in household chores. “Girls shouldn’t dare to dream… Continue reading Free #FictionMondays

Take a chance #FictionMondays

Ritu clutched the coin tight in her fist, closed her eyes and weighed her options once more. Should she give it a chance? Married at 22, a perfect romance out of a fairy tale, 2 kids in the next 5 years, a happy home and her passion for art that she nurtured, life was picture… Continue reading Take a chance #FictionMondays

My life, my way #FlashFiction

The skyscrapers terrified me as a newbie, its a lonely life here. Plenty of money, luxuries, everything except for love and laughter they said. As you move higher, the lonelier you will get. Is it worth it, I thought a thousand times as I saw the flashy suits and wondered what was hidden beneath the… Continue reading My life, my way #FlashFiction

When life comes full circle #SundayPhotoFiction

I looked at the bookshelf that Rohan had bought, the books neatly lined up.-varied colours, sizes, each carrying stories of diverse people and their journeys, happy and sad ones, funny ones and scary ones. Once upon a time I would have devoured them all, without a tea break , such was my love for books.… Continue reading When life comes full circle #SundayPhotoFiction

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

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