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

Contentment

ContentmentImage Credit - shravan khare on Pexels.com “I can’t take this anymore,” the self was itching for rebellion, unable to suppress the feelings gathering to become a deadly force as his boss shouted at him yet again. “This is not expected from such an experienced person like you.” “This mistake of yours has pushed us … Continue reading Contentment

The Truth

The TruthImage Courtesy - Bhavesh Jain on Pexels.com The ghat decked with light, holy music, and intermittent and melodious blowing of the conch shell was inviting people to witness the worshipping of the divine Ganges; the holy mother, for the daily ritual of offering prayers on her banks. Children and adults, men and women, old … Continue reading The Truth

The Fantasy

The FantasyImage Courtesy - Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com The wet cobblestones clumsily reflected the light cutting through the tiny droplets of the soft drizzle before hitting her wide eyes from the streetlamps, in the soft summer evening of a remote town in Europe; she stood there waiting; her new blue umbrella shone proudly as she … Continue reading The Fantasy

The Wait

The WaitImage Courtesy - Ignatius Menezes After 20 years, he thought, as their eyes matched for a second, before she broke the stare; looked up once more and then disappeared into the crowd. I believe in rebirth, murmured a thought inside his head as he watched her leave!

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 Epiphany

Image Courtesy - Magicbowls on Pexels.com The fingers holding the pencil scribbled frantically on the blank sheet; the eyes stared intensely, trying to figure out what it could be, while the body continued to transform from a state of tension to relaxation intermittently, unable to decide on which way to go.The slanting, straight and curvy … Continue reading The Epiphany

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

The Fence

The FenceImage Courtesy - Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com The otherwise perfect blue sky was dotted with scattered powdery cirrus, reminding everyone of the impending autumn as the sun now began losing its intensity, turning balmier than scalding, something it had been only a few weeks ago. ‘Isn’t this perfect,’ she wondered, her eyes scanning … Continue reading The Fence

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

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