Hard times – a tiny tale

"Chaaaaiiiii chaaaiiiii. Hot chaiiii", Raju announced relentlessly as he moved from one carriage to the other. The pandemic imposed restrictions had bankrupted him and waylaid his livelihood. When the trains got cancelled, he was forced to seek out odd jobs just to make ends meet. Even then, there were days when his family of three … Continue reading Hard times – a tiny tale

The empty-nester – a tiny tale

The wooden benches in her garden had remained vacant for too long. Sita missed her children and the extremely naughty, noisy bunch of grandchildren. The restrictions prevented her extended family from visiting and transforming her home into a hive of activity. This tiny tale was written in response to the June 23rd #1MinFiction Challenge hosted by … Continue reading The empty-nester – a tiny tale

Evolution – a tiny tale

In a very disturbing turn of events, several trees all over the world surprised humans with their newfound ability to move! It has been reported that several trees all over the world uprooted themselves and started moving forward haphazardly, leaving a trail of mass destruction in their wake. Scientists are quite baffled by this new … Continue reading Evolution – a tiny tale

Best Friends Forever – a tiny tale

The first time they had met each other at school, little did Ananya, Mariya and Aisha know that they would end being the best of friends. Fate and circumstances had enabled them to forge a lasting bond of friendship. Even as the seasons passed, days turned into weeks, weeks turned into years and years turned … Continue reading Best Friends Forever – a tiny tale

The castle in the woods – a tiny tale

The relentless waves of covid and the never-ending lockdowns had affected the magical community too. Uncle Albert and Aunt Rosie were forced to close down their café and retire to their castle in the woods. To a non-magic eye, the castle seemed like a dilapidated, abandoned shelter amidst an overgrown yard. But the castle served … Continue reading The castle in the woods – a tiny tale

Plastic! – a tiny tale

Matilda had always been obsessed with environmental issues. She did her best to be more environment-friendly. She had always wanted to come with a solution to the never-ending plastic problem. Passionate about saving the environment, she even made a career (and eventually a start-up) out of it.Matilda developed a way of recycling even the stubbornest … Continue reading Plastic! – a tiny tale

Mr. Cat’s Adventures – a tiny tale

Hey, you! That's right. You, HOOMAN, why are you staring at me like that? I am sitting here, basking in the sun and trying to enjoy a perfectly lazy day. Oh, and in case you were wondering, I had nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with that missing gold fish. Between you and me though, I … Continue reading Mr. Cat’s Adventures – a tiny tale

Disastrous driving – a tiny tale

Melanie was on yet another driving lesson with her father. It was going somewhat fine until…"Mel, you're going too fast!""Oh, relax, dad. It's only 3rd gear""That IS fast for you. Lower to 2nd""MELANIE! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU TO PRESS THE CLUTCH BEFORE SHIFTING GEARS""BUT DAAAAD, I PANICKED!""MELANIE, STOP LOOKING AT THE GEAR … Continue reading Disastrous driving – a tiny tale

Balcony garden – a tiny tale

When she felt the stress of reality suffocate her, her small balcony garden provided her with much-needed peace and tranquility. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 34 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given … Continue reading Balcony garden – a tiny tale

A ladybird fairy tale – a tiny tale

 The fairy queen Tiana had assigned a task for Adelina. Being a young fairy yet to earn a godchild, Adelina was glad for the opportunity to please her queen. Aidan, Tiana's human godchild had a soccer match. Tiana was worried that her ward might face failure. Adeline transformed into a ladybird. Even with her extra … Continue reading A ladybird fairy tale – a tiny tale

Chasing sunrises – a tiny tale

Taking a walk along the beach, with his faithful dog Bosco by his side had been one of his favourite pastimes. Together, they would watch as the rays of sunlight chased the darkness and spread throughout. Even after his master's untimely death, Bosco kept their tradition alive. This tiny tale was written in response to … Continue reading Chasing sunrises – a tiny tale

The runaway duckling – a tiny tale

Mama Duck was not having a good day or even a good week for that matter. Only a week ago, she had been ecstatic because her eggs were finally hatching!While she attended to her hungry newborns, her attention was momentarily diverted when the last egg hatched. And the last duckling imprinted on Mama Hen instead … Continue reading The runaway duckling – a tiny tale

Destiny – a tiny tale

Grew up listening to grandma's stories. Little did she imagine that one day she would be a best-selling author herself. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 33 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given … Continue reading Destiny – a tiny tale

Escape from reality – a tiny tale

She always turned to her storybooks to escape her own harsh reality. Life seemed much better in the fictional world. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 33 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given … Continue reading Escape from reality – a tiny tale

tiny tale #90: Self-love

It took her a while, but ultimately she realized that the only person she could always count on was herself. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 14 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given … Continue reading tiny tale #90: Self-love

tiny tale #89: The bittersweet victory…

The war was over. They had won.But the victory was bittersweet.While the country gained many martyrs,they lost their children.

tiny tale #88: Grey Matter

She had inherited none of her parents' grey matter. But misfortune, poverty, experiences, and circumstances made for some great teachers. (20 words) I am really tired today. It's been a really hectic week. And I am feeling very sleepy! I will be back tomorrow with all the 6WSP roundup posts that I had missed.This post … Continue reading tiny tale #88: Grey Matter

tiny tale #87: The rediscovery

Staying at home had kept Chaya very much healthy and safe from the grip of the pandemic, but she struggled to find an outlet for all her pent-up energy. Her mind was plagued with boredom, laziness, frustration, and so many other emotions that it was hard for her to identify. She desperately wished to do … Continue reading tiny tale #87: The rediscovery

tiny tale #86: Kaleidoscope

At times, life made her feel like a blind kid trying to imagine the supposedly colourful views a kaleidoscope offered. (20 words) Life can be confusing at times. There are a lot of highs and lows, and a lot of sharp bends that we never see coming. Also, we can never truly appreciate the value … Continue reading tiny tale #86: Kaleidoscope

tiny tale #85: The hardest choice…

He voluntarily underwent quarantine.He missed his last chance to see his father.He chose safety over attending the funeral. (20 words) This story was inspired by a real-life incident. A man had travelled to his native place from a foreign country. His father had been in a critical state which was the reason why he made … Continue reading tiny tale #85: The hardest choice…

tiny tale #84: In slow motion

She watched her world turn upside down in slow motion.She landed on the floor.The floor had been slippery! (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 2 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given word prompt. … Continue reading tiny tale #84: In slow motion

tiny tale #83: The trip of their lifetime

Anuj and Malavika were on the trip of their lifetime. The pandemic had finally come to an end. The age of social distancing had put things in perspective for the elderly couple. They jetted off to various exotic locations, bend on living life to the fullest. They wanted to capture every moment. Grandpa Anuj was … Continue reading tiny tale #83: The trip of their lifetime

tiny tale #82: A Needle In A Haystack

"Oh no, the klutz is back and he is back with a bang", Michael told Sara as they went to inspect the source of the rather loud crash. The newly-landed object was nothing like anything they had ever seen before. It was definitely NOT food! Though the klutz did drop bits and crumbs of his … Continue reading tiny tale #82: A Needle In A Haystack

tiny tale #81: The long wait…

Somewhere in a part of the world where the novel coronavirus was spreading like wildfire and humanity was still unsure about how to contain the spread, there was a girl called Anu who was anxiously counting down days until the eventful day.Though the cases kept increasing, the ones in power did absolutely nothing in their … Continue reading tiny tale #81: The long wait…

tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries

Anna measured out all the ingredients in her vast kitchen. She didn't bother checking the recipe. She was fairly certain she could pull it off. This was not the first time she had baked a chocolate cake.An hour later, the cake was in the oven. Her sink was overflowing with measuring cups, flour sifter, broken … Continue reading tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries