Republished for the purpose of this blogathon that is supported by Woo, The most popular match making app in India with a base of over 3.5 million users.” Dear Future Husband, How are you doing? I am well and have been searching for you high and low. Where exactly are you hiding? Are you under the … Continue reading Where Art Thou?
The blue tag dangled invitingly from the shelf. ‘Hot Release’, it announced. Aaliyah glanced at the book. ‘No Safe Zone’, it said on the spine. Aaliyah sighed. Yes, that much was true. She looked around furtively. She had spotted him loitering around her house earlier. Had he followed her here too? Aaliyah fought to control … Continue reading No Safe Zone!
Vicky stared at his reflection in the mirror. True to its character, it stared right back at him. His eyes wandered to the top of his head where the rays of the Sun streaming from the window kissed his hair, warming it in its faint glow. They lent a natural golden tinge to his luscious, … Continue reading Who Said Girls Only Have Long Hair?
Here I am sharing a short story I wrote long back, in response to a prompt given by Short Story Lovers' Facebook Page. I had even forgotten about it. Only now when it came up on my notifications recently, because someone clicked 'like' on it, did I remember that I had written it quite some … Continue reading A 100 Words Micro Fiction
HIYA! I feel like I've written to you after ages. Even checked the last time when I actually wrote something for the blog. Turns out it was back in early August. Sheesh! *Cue major guilt pangs.* Okay, on to more interesting things. Firstly, let's pop that champagne. I reached the milestone of 500 followers. A … Continue reading Celebrations Galore!
Rajan stood with his ear to the door. Only when he was sure he heard a soft snore, indicating the occupants were fast asleep, did he straighten up. He rolled his shoulders back and took in a long deep breath. It was time to put his plan into action. This had needed some careful preparation … Continue reading The Case of the Broken Spectacles
Aarti stared at the bubbling water with vacant eyes. She could hear vague murmurs from the adjoining room. Listlessly, she added the tea leaves and the sugar. She had insisted on making them tea herself. He always loved the tea prepared by her. Soon the murmurs got louder and turned into chatter. An exuberant burst … Continue reading Gimme One Moment of Solitude
A buzzing sound emanated from somewhere. Consistent and continuous, it sometimes grew louder, sometimes faded away. Just like Rimi, who drifted in and out of consciousness. Even in those few moments when she came to, she could feel or see nothing. All that was visible was blackness. It was all around her - complete, all-encompassing … Continue reading A New Dawn
"No!" Aisha giggled. Mark checked his speed-o-meter again. "No? You sure?" He asked her, sticking his tongue out even more. "Daddy, noooo." Aisha giggled again. "Still no doggy," she said, flapping the large ragged doll in her hands for emphasis. "Okay, No." He laughed. "What about a horse?" Checking the rear-view mirror, he cautiously overtook … Continue reading Daddy’s Princess
My fingers clutched at his dark, curly wisps of hair, my eyes closed in a hypnotic trance, my lips pursed together. I lay there, silently, with him mounted on top of me. Occasionally, I will myself to let out a seductive moan of encouragement. Not that he needed any. He was in the throes of … Continue reading The First Night
I cannot express in words how much I enjoy reading your stories. And I do agree that it's time to go beyond the 1 or 2 line limitation. Please do read the challenge rules as they are a bit different now. From now onwards, please write a longer piece of flash fiction. Please feel free … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 9
A few months ago, a close friend had said this about me: “Give her any prompt and she dives right into it; writing in full flow.” At the time I had simply laughed and brushed it off. But her words came to mind yesterday after I completed the first assignment at the Interactive Flash Fiction … Continue reading Of Rains and Rainbows: Solicit your feedback
To all those who participated to the Story Continuation Challenge last week : Thank you for taking up the challenge. All the responses were amazing, and each one of you took us all on a beautiful journey through your short story. The creativity and story-telling is amazing. Congratulations to you all, for the amazing skills and … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 3
Chimpu, an inquisitive but adorable baby monkey, lived with his family and friends in the dense jungles outside the city. His best friends were Jumbo, a big, fat elephant and Pinky, a thoughtful woodpecker. They would often play in the evenings when Pinky and Jumbo would come home from their day’s task of searching for … Continue reading Chimpu’s Tales
He stealthily followed the lady in black. Tall, muscular and lithe, he was easily able to keep her in his sight even in the crowded street. The dark night and the milling crowd provided him a perfect camouflage. She was alone and her demeanor quite carefree. It made her a perfect mark, he smirked. He … Continue reading One Dark Night
The housekeeper walked in and blushed at the sight. It told her a mischievous story. She giggled to herself as she straightened the bedsheets and hummed a romantic tune. The crumpled satin sheets held the promise of a love fulfilled. The mirror must have been a witness to their trysts, she thought naughtily. In the … Continue reading Morning Blues
“Do you remember this?” He asked her while handing her a small piece of broken silver. She examined it, then looked at him in surprise. “Isn’t this the ...” “Yes," he grinned. "You kept it safe all these years." It seemed like a lifetime ago. So much had passed since then. "I’d constantly shine the … Continue reading Timeless Love
This is a series of short stories titled Lost. Below are the links for the previous parts. Read Part I - Lost Read Part II - Memories Read Part III - Greetings Read Part IV - Strangers Read Part V - The Dinner Party Part VI - New Beginnings
This is Part VI of an ongoing series. To read the previous parts, click here. Anaisha heard the shouting from the kitchen and walked back. With downcast eyes, she said quietly, “I’m right here.” “There’s a lot you don’t know. Your mother... and then you had said that….” She started to explain. “Don’t bring Ma … Continue reading New Beginnings
09:30 a.m. Alicia had just stepped out of her house into the unusually quiet street and wondered why there were no taxis to be seen. As she looked around helplessly, a helpful passer-by informed her about the taxi strike. She glared at the creature who had dared to apprise her of reality as if he was personally responsible for … Continue reading A Moment of Time