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

Tic Tac Toe #FFFAW

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

Secrets #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The vase stood on the table, gleaming in the sunlight. It was testimony to our love story. On our honeymoon, as we wandered in the streets of Paris, my eyes fell upon this vase and we bought it. There was something magnetic about it. Since then, it has been witness to our fairytale marriage. 10… Continue reading Secrets #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Tears of Joy #SundayPhotoFiction

Uncle Sam was seated at his usual place in the park, having his customary snack and iced  latte. I hesitated. I better offer my condolences quickly and get done with this. I always sucked at this one thing. “What do I say to a man who has just lost his companion of 35 years?” As… Continue reading Tears of Joy #SundayPhotoFiction

Goodbye #FFFAW #FlashFiction

I watch Jason from the window as he briskly walks down the steps. I look at the watch on my wrist- one of my most precious gifts which Jason had brought for me last Christmas from his bonus. Seconds pass by. I wish I could turn time back- to the day we went out to… Continue reading Goodbye #FFFAW #FlashFiction

X Mas- the season which was not jolly. #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

X mas is something I look forward to each year with gusto. Though I am not a Christian, having studied in a convent school and lived in a cosmopolitan culture, I love the spirit of Christmas. In fact it was my favourite festival , it beat Diwali by a small  margin. I loved the homemade… Continue reading X Mas- the season which was not jolly. #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

One more time #FFFAW #FlashFiction

I waded into the water, one step at a time. It was so different this time. Every other time , doing this made me happy. I loved the cool water as it touched my skin and took me to a different world. As a kid I enjoyed splashing water on my sisters as we played.… Continue reading One more time #FFFAW #FlashFiction