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

The Nature

The NatureImage Courtesy - Rifqi Ramadhan on Pexels.com The tranquil silence of the forest gradually calmed the agitating mind as the otherwise quick steps slowly turned steady, moving quietly, as if trying to feel the force of every footstep as it fell on the dry rustling leaves, making a soft crashing sound. Some leaves still … Continue reading The Nature

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

Silence

SILENCE Image Courtesy - Loc Dang on Pexels.com Countless thoughts whispered in the head, all at the same time; denying the mind even one solitary ‘moment’ to reflect. For a moment, he felt sitting amidst the company of a crowd of toddlers, all vying for his attention while he struggled to comprehend whatever they were … Continue reading Silence

Life and Beyond

Life and BeyondImage Courtesy Karina Zhukovskaya on Pexels.com The loud cries of the cow requesting for her calf to be released to suckle her began even before everyone could wake up. He found sleep deluding him after the repeated pleas reverberated in his head and continued unabated without a pause. His mind stressed with the … Continue reading Life and Beyond

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 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

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 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