Motherhood

It’s a beautiful evening with my hair blowing in wind. I feel sun-kissed! Barefoot, I  walk on the sand. I feel the tickle in my feet!  Putting some sunscreen, I lie down on sand. I feel at peace with myself! Hearing children giggle, I smile. I feel suspicious! Oops! Something heavy fell on my legs. Its […]

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Unexpected friendship

Raima missed her train to Berlin and was in a dilemma whether to spend the night in a hotel or in the railway station’s waiting room. Just then, a man bumped into her. ‘Oh crap! did I miss the train?’, he was panting. Raima nodded her head. He sat on the bench and started playing flute, […]

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Hope

Rita spent most of her time taking care of her two children. She had a past of drug addiction and with great difficulties, with the intension of being a better mother, she quit  drugs. Her boyfriend was also a drug addict but was not able to quit. He used to visit home once in week […]

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Woollen Socks, a short story

Juan moved to a new city in search of a job. She shared her apartment with Simi who was working as a journalist. Juan spent her early mornings in a cafeteria located just beneath the apartment. One morning Juan saw an old lady knitting woollen socks, the size of socks was rather big. Juan asked her ‘It’s […]

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Whisper, a short story

Riya was working as a school teacher and a yoga instructor. On the way to school she was surprised to hear honking everywhere. Riya tried to shut her ears with hands, she tried to use the head phone, yet she could not avoid the noice. There was an uncalled strike for a hour, which led […]

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Rhyme,a short story

Italian family with two children purchased a mansion, next to the lake. The place was very quite and the family would rarely get to see any of their neighbours. After certain days the mother notices that her little girl is singing a strange rhyme ‘i am a doll about to fall’. When her mom asked who […]

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Selective detonation, a short story

‘I will be late tonight, got an important meeting with clients’ shouts Rohit and leaves to office. ‘But today is Saturday and you promised to spend time with me’ murmurs his wife. His meeting extends for more than the expected timing. ‘You never care for me’ reads his wife’s message. ‘Its an issue from your […]

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Luck – short story

I am very excited as I have to perform dance tomorrow in Bangalore, my dream of being a choreographer is getting closer. I have packed my bag and am waiting for the bus. Its an overnight journey from my hometown. Here comes my bus, I have reserved seat number 24, single window seat. I love travelling […]

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My husband’s girlfriend, a short story

‘I saw you with her, don’t lie to me, how can you bring her home?’ cried Ritu. ‘Look dear! I don’t have an affair and I did not get anyone home, you just need a reason to shout at me’ said her husband, Rahul. Ritu and Rahul were married for 6 years now.  Ritu was so […]

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