Realization

Tears streamed down her face as she cut up the doll into pieces She’d wasted her teens attaining those ridiculous proportions No one has legs that go on forever, she realized Unlike the plastic Barbie,she was made of flesh-n-bones Thus, more real & beautiful with her delicious curves   280 Characters Written for Twittering Tales #102… Continue reading Realization

A new name

I am afraid we can’t publish it under your real name. Why? Books by female authors in this genre rarely sell. Joanne was a single parent, struggling to support her child. All she ever wanted was to publish her book She choked back her tears and scribbled down a pen name-J K Rowling   Written… Continue reading A new name

Rebuilding

It’s just a pile of 100-years-old rusty metal & crumbly concrete, Nan. But, it belonged to my mother Her voice trembled while her gnarly hands signed the papers Don’t worry Mrs. Tim, after demolishing the house we’ll erect a modern structure and give you a luxury penthouse for free 280 Characters Written for Twittering Tale #100… Continue reading Rebuilding

The Drive

Driving on an empty road at 3 am was least of his worries. Rather, the rattling sound coming from the back was making him concerned. “Stop, or I’ll crush your tiny skull with my bare hands.”He yelled. Shedding helpless tears, the boy, bound and gagged in the trunk, stopped kicking.   280 Characters Written for Twittering… Continue reading The Drive

Diminishing hopes

He gently squeezed her thin wrinkly hand from across the table.Her gaze wandered away from his face to some insignificant object in the distance.A lump formed in his throat as he saw her feverishly rummaging through her diminishing memory.Dementia made him a stranger to his wife. 280 Characters (The zero space after the period was… Continue reading Diminishing hopes

Rain & the Mundane

The slow rhythmic pitter-patter against the windowpanes Clear water droplets trickle down, leaving shimmering traces of diamantes And here I am, locked in a stuffy cubicle, Frantically typing the same old rubbish While the view outside invites Asking me to leave everything and run   279 Characters Written for Twittering Tale #95 – Raindrops on… Continue reading Rain & the Mundane

Impulse

A beaded cinched waist gown with a swooping neckline displayed at the boutique window lures the nearly broke shopaholic. She fidgets. Taps her fingers and heels. Checks her wallet. Tosses her head back and walks in. “Well! It’s vintage Valentino. One more splurge shouldn’t hurt.”   275 Characters Written for Twittering Tale #94 – 24 July… Continue reading Impulse

Marshmallow Rain

Fairy Godmother swished her magic wand & marshmallows fell from the sky. Orphans collected them in their umbrellas spread upside down. They delightfully gobbled up every piece till their tummies ache. The fluffy sticky sweet feast ended with a huge phone-shaped strawberry cake.   278 Characters Written for Twittering Tales #93 – The Phone – 17… Continue reading Marshmallow Rain

The solitary princess

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, lived a wealthy princess who bathed in pots of shimmering liquid gold. She had no friends nor anyone she could call her own as people with eyes only on her abundant riches would come to befriend her. One day, after surviving several heartaches, she realized its futile… Continue reading The solitary princess

The Plan

“Shh. Don’t worry. Spike his drink with these. It’ll put him to sleep.” “What if he gets suspicious?” “It’s a risk you’ve to take or we’ll perish. He’s going to conduct experiments on all the children.” “I am scared.” “Don’t be, after he’s sedated, we’ll tie him up and put him in a cage.” “And?”… Continue reading The Plan