Choice #FictionMonday

She clasped her fingers tightly, her brow twitched like it always did when she was in deep thought. She asked herself for the 100th time. Was she ready to take the plunge? Ready to give up her carefree ways and brace herself up to take responsibility? Was she really in her senses? Should she take… Continue reading Choice #FictionMonday

No place like home #FictionMondays

Laying on my comfy couch, a kettle of my favourite tea brewing nearby, as I immerse myself in one of the classics I can read umpteen times and still never tire, how I dreamt of this day! But life as always has different plans. A bustling household, kids, elders to care for, meals to cook,… Continue reading No place like home #FictionMondays

A letter from “Hope” #FictionMondays

As the new postmaster of this quaint little sleepy village of Dorfli, I had little to look forward to. I braced myself up for a sleepy day ahead. An old lady walked into the post office, hunched, frail, trembling- what stood out were her glistening eyes. She looked at me eagerly as I searched for… Continue reading A letter from “Hope” #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

Regrets #FictionMonday

Everything about the house looked picture perfect, it was the dream home James and I had been scouting for since a year. “A new one on the block , you will love it” said Lisa, our estate agent. It was indeed a beauty, ample light, just the right size of rooms, a little backyard and… Continue reading Regrets #FictionMonday

Does your child believe in the Santa story?

I remember the days when I was a child, maybe around 8 or 9 when my uncle (Mom’s brother) and I were engaged in a deep conversation as he told me the story of Santa who lived in the North Pole and came down every Christmas to leave presents for kids as they slept blissfully… Continue reading Does your child believe in the Santa story?

Love letters #TellTaleThursdays

The fair was always a grand affair that I loved- the giant wheel which gave me a bird’s eye view of the world, candy floss, shopping for trinkets, chattering away with my girl friends and stealing glances with boys from the neighbourhood. I had never thought Jun3rd would turn out to be a life changing… Continue reading Love letters #TellTaleThursdays

And then I found my happily ever after #TellTaleThursday

I shut my eyes hoping that sleep would come, but it continued to elude me. My eyes were puffy from crying the whole night. What do I do? How do I get over Josh? The one whom I thought I want to spend the rest of my life with, get married, have babies, grow old… Continue reading And then I found my happily ever after #TellTaleThursday

In pursuit of a miracle #WriteBravely

I stood in front of the mirror, my eyes shut tightly. My heart was beating so loudly, the thumping could be heard all around the room, my palm was moist with sweat, my throat parched. My life passed before my eyes like a blur. Every time I stood before this mirror and looked at myself,… Continue reading In pursuit of a miracle #WriteBravely