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

six word story #112

She made mistakes. Never repeated them. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #81: Mistake. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. We have a saying at work - "It's okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them and never … Continue reading six word story #112

The outcast

She was quite eye-catching Her portrait was captivating Easily the prettiest graffiti on the wall But as time passed, she'd her downfall Scribbled over and torn She looks rather forlorn Her eyes no longer have that glint The scribbles over her are a hint That her best days are in the past She was now … Continue reading The outcast

Food for thought #8: Why are we obsessed with time?

The clock keeps ticking. It has never stopped and it will never stop either. Seconds turn to minutes to hours and just like that, an entire day had passed before you can fully realize it. Time works in mysterious ways. It's like a jigsaw puzzle that you can't seem to complete. But then again, we … Continue reading Food for thought #8: Why are we obsessed with time?

six word story #111

Food satisfies hunger, but not greed. I am not a fan of people who are extremely picky and waste food thoughtlessly. Being picky is alright but that's not an excuse to waste food. When there are so many people who are starving and struggling to get at least one square meal per day, it feels … Continue reading six word story #111

Weekly roundup!

Here is last week's roundup of my posts so that you can catch up in case you have missed any of my posts. https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/twilight/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/with-you/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/06/six-word-story-110/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/one-liner-wednesdays-50/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/08/the-perfect-view/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/saturday-six-word-story-prompt-6wsp-80-the-roundup-post/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/sunlight/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/10/time/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/10/6wsp-81/ Image courtesy: Steve Johnson from Pexels

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #81 – July 10, 2021

Welcome to Week #81 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series. Prompt for Week #81 (Jul 10, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021) Mistake

Tick tock

Tick tock, Tick tock, Time doesn't wait for anyone Nor does it rewind And offer us a chance To re-live our favourite moments Time is its own boss The master of almost everything! The scariest of alarms The healer of the deepest of wounds One who can erase Even the ugliest of memories From our … Continue reading Tick tock

Sunlight

Hot, dry summer morning Try at it might, sunlight failed To pry apart the wall of greenery Diminished in strength from its effort It filtered through as thin beams Illuminating the tunnel of greenery With its golden beams The sun will always find a way to shine through. Light will always find a way. Darkness … Continue reading Sunlight

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #80 – The Roundup Post

The prompt for the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) #80 was: Beg. Here's the roundup post for 6WSP #80: By Lauren: Shouldn’t have to beg for equality. By Sadje at Keep it alive: Don’t beg forgiveness, remedy the situation. By Dee Min at Poems & More: createdbyDEEsign: Because Earth Gives, cool the warming. By Grace: Love should … Continue reading Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #80 – The Roundup Post

The perfect view

Cloudless dark night sky Stars spread over the dark canvas Gift the perfect view This verse was written in response to the Photo Challenge #373 hosted at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie. The challenge is to use the photo prompt as an inspiration for a poem or short story. Thank you, NEKNEERAJ for hosting this challenge. For the … Continue reading The perfect view

One-liner Wednesdays #50

Yawn (verb) Definition 2: That involuntarily move that you don't have to cover up anymore by pretending to drink water (or something even more creative) thanks to the physical masks that we are required wear. Click here to see my first alternate definition for Yawn. This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #50

six word story #110

"Stop. It's hurting", begged the patient. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #80: Beg. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. This story can be interpreted as a plea from a terminal patient or someone who is scared of injections or even … Continue reading six word story #110

With you…

If I am ever stuckWithout even the slightest bit of luckIn the middle of nowhereWith no way to get out of there,I hope it will be with youTo keep me company all the way throughCome sunshine or rainI know you will always remainBy my side through it allWhen I am with you,My troubles seem smallMy … Continue reading With you…

Twilight

The golden rays recede Forced to retreat, to withdraw, As twilight chases the day away Drawing the curtains temporarily On the daily war waged in the skies Turning the tables in the battle between the Sun and the Moon, As the balance shifts From the light to the dark The Sun makes his way to … Continue reading Twilight

Weekly roundup!

Here is last week's roundup of my posts so that you can catch up in case you have missed any of my posts. https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/06/26/6wsp-78-roundup/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/06/27/freshly-inked/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/06/28/evolution/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/06/29/the-silver-lining/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/06/30/empty-nester/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/01/six-word-story-109/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/02/i-am-superdog/ https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2021/07/03/6wsp-80/ Image courtesy: Steve Johnson from Pexels

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #79 – The Roundup Post

The prompt for the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) #79 was: Past. Here's the roundup post for 6WSP #79: By Lauren: My past is not my future. By Di at pensitivity101: Can’t change the past: look forward. By Marla at Marla's World: Stockpiling hurts, pain. Move past them. By CattleCapers: Looking past my future from … Continue reading Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #79 – The Roundup Post

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #80 – July 3, 2021

Welcome to Week #80 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series. Prompt for Week #80 (Jul 3, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021) Beg

I am Superdog!

I may not look like Superman But I am a hero in my own right You might think That I am not smart enough When you see me Chasing butterflies or even my own tail at times! But, you see, it's just a facade All superheroes need a cover A fake identity to hide behind … Continue reading I am Superdog!

six word story #109

Her past continued to torment her. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #79: Past. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. Sometimes the past can be too traumatizing. No matter how much you try to put it past you, it just creeps … Continue reading six word story #109

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

The silver lining – a short story

Even with his secret (from the non-magical people) rescue missions (for the non-magical people), Uncle Albert had a lot of time on his hands. Aunt Rosie suggested he take up a project to combat his boredom. She had recommended completing the project without resorting to the slightest bit of magic. The project she had in … Continue reading The silver lining – a short story

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

Freshly inked

The paper soaks up the fresh ink greedilyThe words sink in readilyBut my teardrops smudge themCreating quite the mayhem This post was written in response to Sammi's Weekend Writing Prompt #215. The Weekend Writing Prompt is hosted by Sammi on her blog - Sammi Cox. The challenge is to include the word "ink" and write … Continue reading Freshly inked

Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #78 – The Roundup Post

The prompt for the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) #78 was: Sound. Here's the roundup post for 6WSP #78: By Saumya: Sound of music, sound of soul. By Marla at Marla's World: Sound of his words: happiness, serenity. By Dee Min at Poems & More: createdbyDEEsign: The sound of silence is healing. By Piper Pierce … Continue reading Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #78 – The Roundup Post