tiny tale #55: The Trojan horse

"Remember, you have to get him to admit that he was the one who ordered the hit. Act as if there's nothing out of the normal. The last thing we want is for him to think that something is fishy.", Danny coached his well-placed 'mole'. The hideous orca and shark heads his daughter had made … Continue reading tiny tale #55: The Trojan horse

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tiny tale #54: New beginnings!

Although the flight was turbulent, the landing wasn't. Clutching their oxygen tanks, the passengers set out to explore their new abode. The round, white spacecraft stood out in sharp relief against the barren, rocky terrain. Earth was too far gone to be saved. Now, it was Mars' turn. (280 characters) This post was written in … Continue reading tiny tale #54: New beginnings!

tiny tale #53: Bumper to bumper!

Google Maps casually alerted her that the usual 15 min ride to work would now be much longer, all thanks to the damn traffic. She took a look at the gridlock that showed no sign of resolving any time soon. Good thing she rode a bicycle to work. The cycle lane wasn't so congested! (280 … Continue reading tiny tale #53: Bumper to bumper!

tiny tale #52: Settling old scores

Obsessed with power and money, humans had transformed Mother Earth into a concrete jungle. Humans had wiped clean the greenery, only to replace it with more of their artificial monstrosities. Smart and intelligent as they were, humans didn't have the slightest idea of what they were up against. "No trespassing" proclaimed the numerous boards that … Continue reading tiny tale #52: Settling old scores

tiny tale #51: The light at the end of the tunnel

Below them, the rushing floodwaters raged and roared, leaving a muddy, crumbling mess in its wake. Stunned into silence, they watched helplessly as the water level continued to rise. They were trapped. "Look, look! It's a chopper!" The tired, trembling crowd heaved a collective sigh. (280 characters) Author's Note: On a personal note, this story … Continue reading tiny tale #51: The light at the end of the tunnel

tiny tale #50: A stroll down memory lane…

He had always had a thing for film cameras. He was immune to all the charms of the digital age. He bought film rolls by the dozen. He claimed that his Kodak camera rarely (read: never) let him down. His love of photography was the only thing that was untouched by his Alzheimer's. (280 characters) … Continue reading tiny tale #50: A stroll down memory lane…

tiny tale #49: Hearts and Stars…

Sarah ignored her arthritis and soldiered on. It was her granddaughter Mia's birthday. Mia loved the cookies. Sarah couldn't wait to surprise Mia! Unknown to Sarah, Mia's heartbeat grew steady again. The doctors heaved a sigh of relief. Mia's heart had finally settled in its new body. (279 characters) This post was written in response … Continue reading tiny tale #49: Hearts and Stars…

tiny tale #48: Holed up

Earthlings used to worship me. Over the years, worship morphed into exploitation and contamination. I used to flow about in abundance, clear as the blue sky. Now I'm reduced to hiding in the deepest, darkest pits to save myself. I used to be called water, Now they call me liquid gold. (280 characters) This post … Continue reading tiny tale #48: Holed up

tiny tale #47: Be cruel to be kind…

Alerted by the sound of approaching feet, whatever remained of the flock exchanged panic-stricken looks. The humans were back. Again! The drug trials were claiming more lives than ever. Each time, they were assured that the formula was finally perfected. But the trials never stopped. (280 characters) This post was written in response to the … Continue reading tiny tale #47: Be cruel to be kind…

tiny tale #46: Void…

On their first wedding anniversary, they got a beautiful, silver photo frame. Years later, he still can't bring himself to get rid of it.. the only physical reminder of her. The flowers beside it never wilted, unlike his marriage The frame remained empty, much like his broken heart. (280 characters) This post was written in¬†response … Continue reading tiny tale #46: Void…