Every evening, at sundown, the maiden with a head full of flowing golden locks would saunter around the harbour. For hours, her forlorn eyes would drink in the view of the azure sky with drifting puffs of orangey crimson clouds, quiet lazy boats tied at anchors dug deep in the rippling waters, busy sailors running… Continue reading Waiting!


This was the fifth time your son missed his school this week, the headmistress informed. Ken was aware of the growing distance between him and his 16-year-old. Prodding would’ve incensed the teenager further, therefore he decided to follow him next day. Instead of taking the road to school, the young lad turned towards an abandoned… Continue reading Forgotten

Promise of a soulmate

Aha, you drew out Two of Hearts! You’ll meet your soulmate soon. How soon? Um maybe in next 2-3 months. She smiled, paid the gypsy woman, and left. Chemo isn’t working anymore, you don’t have much time left, her doctor had said. Nonetheless, the reading made her happy, momentarily.     280 Characters exact Written… Continue reading Promise of a soulmate

Amore Mio

“O, Fabrizio! You fool! From where you got these cannoli?” “Ugh! The same pasticceria near the Rialto you asked me to get them from, old woman.” “But, these are not fresh.” “Marta, you are so fussy! Nothing I do ever makes you happy.” “Now, where did that come from? I was just talking about the… Continue reading Amore Mio


“It’s time. I am scared. Please come soon. I can’t do it without you.” saying this she hung up. Neil panicked. This was the moment he had been waiting for so long. Yet, when it finally arrived he found himself completely frozen. He couldn’t move for few seconds, as if his feet were stuck to… Continue reading Rush!

Soaring Flames

Her eyes gleamed as she watched the crimson heart-shaped sky lantern soar high. There were thousands of them dotting the night sky like an iridescent galaxy of flickering fairy lights. Looking at her wonder-filled eyes, he knew this was the moment he had been waiting for; so, he got down on one knee and popped… Continue reading Soaring Flames


Frankly, at this point, I am not even sure what bothers me more. Your inability to treat me better or my weakness for not letting you go sooner. However, truth be told, these harrowing questions have long ceased to have any effect on me. For I know, you did what you were always supposed to… Continue reading Questions!

The Predator

The baby broke the shell and slipped out. The tiny mucus-covered body struggled a bit before wriggling towards its mother whose sleek frame was swiftly slithering in a zigzag pattern through the wet grass. Oblivious to the impending danger, a frog was resting by the poolside. 276 Characters Photo by MabelAmber at Pixabay.com Written for Twittering… Continue reading The Predator

Fading Connections

The early morning hush seemed quite unnerving to Tanya. She walked past the drunkards and creeps lurking in the dark corners of the station with confident steps. Huh! Sunday mornings were meant for sleeping, her mind grumbled. Only if she weren’t in a hurry to catch a train at this ungodly hour. She was a… Continue reading Fading Connections


Ron hated going to school for studies were too obscure a thing for his dreamy mind to comprehend and master. After toiling fruitlessly for few years, he decided to drop out and pursue what he always enjoyed doing the most- bending rules and playing with colours on sheets of canvas. This romance with brush and… Continue reading Whimsical!