The Queen

The QueenImage Courtesy - Romu00e9o on Pexels.com “Can you guide me to the station,” he asked. His eyes were blinking rapidly expecting a quick revert. The other guy, looked at this strange man from head to toe, moving his head along with the gaze, the smoke of the half-finished cigarette still fluttering inside his mouth … Continue reading The Queen

The God of “Food and other” things

The God of “Food and other” thingsImage Courtesy - Caleb Oquendo on Pexels.com The mind ignored the visible deep depression on the couch as he got up to collect the order.  The appetizing smell of his favourite French fries and burger suddenly hijacked the air as he enjoyed eating with his nose before even opening … Continue reading The God of “Food and other” things

The Nameless

The Nameless The NamelessImage Courtesy - Pixabay on Pexels.com The clouds seemed to be in a hurry, blowing towards the mountains hastily, leaving the plains bereft of the protective cover and allowing the sun to let its fury on the hapless humans struggling to even begin their day in the scorching humid weather. ‘The work … Continue reading The Nameless

The Fear

The Fear Image Courtesy - Little Visuals on Pexels.com The sprightly steps continued unabated, as if running influenced by some higher power, while the eyes stared blankly at the empty road.  The soft light of the full moon filtered through the thick foliage of the trees flanking the moonlit road.  The leaves fluttered carelessly every … Continue reading The Fear

The Rendezvous

The RendezvousImage Courtesy - RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com ‘Where are we going Mumma?’ The bubbling curiosity of an inquisitive toddler was uncontrollable as she continued questioning her mother, Shalini, whose eyes though remained stuck on the road ahead. Unfazed with such a cold reaction of her mother, she paused for to let the huge truck … Continue reading The Rendezvous

The Bird and the Magic

The Bird and The MagicImage Courtesy - Sam Willis on Pexels.com The bird hopping from one branch to another started feeling discomfort after repeating it on almost every bough of that large tree.  The sunlight falling directly on top of the tree made for a gorgeous sight, and the bird enjoyed the early morning sunbath … Continue reading The Bird and the Magic

An Apology

ApologyImage Courtesy - Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com The constant murmurs in the head continued endlessly as the laptop screen blacked out repeatedly, even with his face just inches away. The mind refused to bring an end to the rumination of what occurred yesterday; the words he used, the feelings he went through, the trouble he … Continue reading An Apology

The Homecoming

The Ride Back HomeImage Courtesy - Sanjeev Kumar on Pexels.com The eyes couldn’t keep the excitement within, shouting out loud, informing everyone of their eagerness to see what they missed for 10 years.  The head leapt out of the windows repeatedly, while the lungs showed a keen desire to take in as much air as … Continue reading The Homecoming

Muffin

Muffin Image Credit - Ela Haney on Pexels.com His eyes remained evasive, picking a fleeting glimpse whenever she pretended to look elsewhere. Trembling hands vulnerably rested on the legs ducked under the table.  Talking on the phone is so much easier; his mind suddenly raced back to the comfort of distant conversations, which suddenly felt … Continue reading Muffin

Result

The ResultImage Credit - Tim Gouw on Pexels.com The fingers started pressing the keys tentatively, the hesitation palpable in the wobbling punches. ‘The password entered is incorrect. Please re-enter the correct password’ The prompt forced him to become even slower; sluggishly he tried again, eyeing every alphabet carefully, pulling the index finger up in the … Continue reading Result

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

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