The Last Wish

The Last WishImage Credit - Loonie Loveloonies on Pexels.com The motorcycle was keeping pace with the increasing intensity of the downpour; the small drops of the drizzle tingling the face till now, have suddenly turned aggressive, beginning to slap the cheeks harder, even preventing the eyes from keeping open. The hands, however, continued pushing the … Continue reading The Last Wish

The First Cuppa

The First Cuppa Image Courtesy - https://www.amazon.in “Yes, yes, carry on….on the left, on the left, yes, yes,” the friendly instructions helped Aditi, park her car at the perfect spot on a busy Monday morning right in front of her office. “Thank you bhaiyya,” she spoke with a large smile, as the sweaty Rickshaw puller … Continue reading The First Cuppa

The Challenge

The ChallengePhoto Courtesy - Tomu00e1u0161 Malu00edk on Pexels.com The night was long and tiring.  The exhausted eyes refused to open up even though the sun was hitting his face directly. The worn-out legs were unwilling to budge and bruised hands stayed close to the body as his mind felt helpless as the body pleaded for … Continue reading The Challenge

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