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The pictures I see through voices

We were on a road trip in the last week of December, on our way to New Jersey to celebrate New Year’s with family and to pay a visit to my favourite Big Apple. It was a long drive, 12.5 hours of driving time to be precise and atleast a…

How Parents Evolve

  Last night when my father hung up the phone post our conversation, he said, “ok bye-bye beta, have a nice day.” Wow! That was the first time in my life my father ever said that to me. He usually hangs up with a “take care” but this one…

Doing what I do best…

It’s a wee bit late I know. Or no, it’s awfully late actually. But then I have figured it’s never really too late to express gratitude for something that made you smile, made you happy and made you feel on top of the world. When I read…

Betrayal

The 'Six Words Stories Challenge' helps me talk about topics that affect me tremendously. While last week's prompt, 'Delay: - Better Delay Than Die' brought out an element that has been experienced by many people in real life, this week's…

A day of immense satisfaction

So, post lunch after the husband has been packed off to office and all the chores are completed, the lucky housewife in me gets the ‘me’ time to contemplate and think through the day and life. As I sat on the swing today, thinking about how…

My little brother, my lifeline!

This is one chapter of my life which can effortlessly turn into a book and perhaps may need two leather bound volumes; for the stories are endless, the love boundless. My younger brother Monty (officially known to the world as Avinash) was…

Reduced to ashes

Hello folks, after the encouraging response I received on my first attempt at the very interesting 'Six Words Stories challenge' for the theme: 'Passion- Set on fire, once again', here's another humble attempt. This time the theme is…

Lipstick: Five Sentence Fiction

He set up his easel in position, canvas in tow, oil paints raring to go; for the strokes that would be soon called a masterpiece like the hundreds that were created in the past. The painting competition that he awaited so ardently…

Two years back this day was so special!

  15th June – the memorable day I was born on, after which the city I was born in was flooded for two days. They say such small things happen in big cities when legends are born. Surprised? Why? What else did you expect a narcissist to say?…

Love and Shelter

Akin mother’s love Trustworthy topiary Provides protection A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five; traditionally evoking images of the natural world Featured image source: Flickr…

Apartheid

Dusky, pink or fair Says the mirror on the wall Be civil to all A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five; traditionally evoking images of the natural world Shared with Haiku…

What’s in the air! – a love story

"Shut up you bitch. Don't you ever message me again. I feel so ashamed of myself to have loved a person like you. You only deserve someone who would use and throw you. Pity!" The sweat dripped from his body as if he was standing under a…