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!

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SoCS – Where?

Where does the soul go once the life ceases to exist? I wonder if a departed soul goes to heaven or hell, or if it's simply reborn... all set for yet another journey from birth till death. They do call it the circle of life after all! Life is unpredictable, so is death. A moment … Continue reading SoCS – Where?

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…

Gone into reverse

The colour of the sweater that I was wearing, My hair that never failed to frustrate me, The cup of coffee that I last had, The night sky and the alleyway I was walking along, All three had one thing in common, something I was extremely fond of... I stopped loving it when blackness clouded … Continue reading Gone into reverse

What if…

  When combined, "what" and "if" are lethal. That's the stuff nightmares are made of. That being said, being humans, we are not immune to mistakes and regrets. Many a time, you can't help it. But some mistakes tend to eat away at your conscience, and you can't help but wish that time turners were … Continue reading What if…

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

short story #7: In her own right…

Update 1: Woohoo! This post was selected as a top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers!  Update 2: It has been a selected as a WOW post by blogadda.com! It was time. The day had finally arrived albeit with none of the fanfare that one would expect after years of waiting. She had … Continue reading short story #7: In her own right…