The Belief

The BeliefImage Courtesy - by Pixabay on Pexels.com The times aren’t as they used to be, but hasn’t it always been the same? As an agitated mind runs through the newsfeed of gory images and people unable to afford or procure oxygen cylinders, hospital beds or even an appointment with the doctors, the one automatic … Continue reading The Belief

The Rays, the Cloud, and the Sun

The Rays, the Cloud, and The SunImage Courtesy - Adam Kontor on Pexels.com The thick, dark clouds struggled to contain the effervescent rays of the sun, eager to leave the temporary detention of the mist to shine gloriously on earth. The haze, however, refused to cow down, putting up a brave fight, calling upon the … Continue reading The Rays, the Cloud, and the Sun

Keep Faith

Keep FaithImage Courtesy - Being.the.traveller on Pexels.com The black clouds gathered carelessly up the sky blocking every inch of the light, forcing the earth and its inhabitants into utter darkness.  The sun used all its might, trying to light up its favourite planet, as hopeful eyes stared above, waiting for the sun to sweep away, … Continue reading Keep Faith

The Busy City

The Busy CityImage Courtesy - Enric Cruz Lu00f3pez on Pexels.com The mind was numb, the voice muffled reluctant to leave the throat, the silence broken by the occasional blaring of the deadly sirens of the ambulance, forcing the tentative feet back inside the room every time they move closer towards the door. The trees swaying … Continue reading The Busy City

Love and Something Like It!

Image Credit - Photo by Askar Abayev on Pexels.com The day began with the usual humdrum. ‘Where is my dress,’ shouted Viren, without even looking inside the cupboard?  A quick glance, and he called for his mother, who was still busy helping out her husband find his shoes and tie. ‘Can you see the hangars … Continue reading Love and Something Like It!

The Festival

Image Courtesy - Ravi Kant on Pexels.com The vibrance of the impending festivities enveloped the entire village with renewed vigour and liveliness as people shopped, replaced the old with the new and looked forward to the beginning of a new season and welcoming the long-gone relatives back in the house.  The excitement of seeing the … Continue reading The Festival

The Acquaintance

Image Courtesy - eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com ‘Are you from this place,’ an old trembling voice, asked from behind, forcing Akash to turn around to find out if the question was meant for him. Akash’s eyes moved from staring at the bright artificial lights enveloping the small town in front, from the hill at least … Continue reading The Acquaintance

The Expected Surprise

Expected Surprise Photo Credit - Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com ‘I can’t believe we are meeting after 6 years,’ her face broke into a large grin as she spoke. He nodded his head, smiling, and continued staring at her glowing face. ‘I always imagined meeting you, and every time, I thought about it, I felt it … Continue reading The Expected Surprise

A Little Life on the Edge

Image Credit - Ralph Burrows on Pexels.com The goosebumps stayed the longest for I could remember, stubbornly refusing to part their uninvited company anytime soon. The initial firm steps suddenly turned tentative as they reached closer to the gates. The wide smile now remained just a nervous parting of lips as I noticed a stranger … Continue reading A Little Life on the Edge

The Race

The Race Image Courtesy - Daniel on Pexels.com The cars racing towards the finish line prompted quick and wild rapturous applause from the crowd, egging on the two front ones to outsmart each other.  The tires screeched, squawked, dusting themselves in thin air as the pedal continued pressing further.  The steering pushed them in almost … Continue reading The Race

The First Day

Image Courtesy - Andy Kuzma on Pexels.com The eyes overwhelmed, ambivalent, and reluctant to decide between letting the water flow out of its control or keeping it inside even though the face beamed with unusual anxious excitement.  The finger wanted to hold on to the little one longer while the mind commanded to let it … Continue reading The First Day

The Jacket and The Gloves

Image Credit - Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com The sun was still stretching itself up, on an early morning sky when a bunch of dark clouds began gathering around it.  Soon, the day, which was about to get sunny, turned overcast, forcing everyone to wrap themselves in thick layers of fleece and wool. ‘This is the … Continue reading The Jacket and The Gloves

The First Time

The First Time Image Credit - Ryutaro Tsukata on Pexels.com ‘What’s the matter,’ asked Vinay lazily, bringing his slender fingers holding the thin cigarette closer to his lips to take one deep puff before exhaling with a loud sigh, as his face momentarily hid behind a cover of white cigarette smoke. A sense of contentment … Continue reading The First Time

The Voyage

The Voyage Image Credit - Casia Charlie on Pexels.com The dark clouds connived with the raging tempest, scaring every living soul floating on the tumultuous waters of the vast ocean.  The large ship, big enough to house at least two football fields, felt the warning of the seas.  ‘We need to reach the shore quickly,’ … Continue reading The Voyage