Out of whack – a tiny tale

Little Jimmy was excited. He kept pacing around as he waited for his father to come home. He couldn't wait to show off his handiwork. At last, when his father came home, Jimmy led him to the garage to unveil his latest project. Jimmy smiled smugly as he saw his father gape at his creation."Jimmy…wha..what … Continue reading Out of whack – a tiny tale

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

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

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

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

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

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 #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

tiny tale #68: Lost evidence

Grandma had always adamantly maintained that she had gone on a solo trip to Paris. But no one believed her, in the absence of any evidence. She would tell anyone who cared to listen that she had taken a beautiful shot of The Eiffel Tower. Though it was taken from quite a distance, it offered … Continue reading tiny tale #68: Lost evidence

tiny tale #65: Nia and her forgetful grandma

The elevator stopped on the thirteenth floor with a lurch. Thanks to the built-in safety feature, the elevator had stopped at the nearest floor when the power went off.Just a few minutes ago, Nia had received a call from a very panicked Grandma Agnes.Grandma had misplaced her glasses. Again!Nia rushed to her grandma's apartment. Good … Continue reading tiny tale #65: Nia and her forgetful grandma

tiny tale #62: The story of the forgotten bicycle…

Their mothers had met at a pregnancy class. Born a few minutes apart, Jenny and Ryan were inseparable. They had always cycled to school together.Jenny's diagnosis put an end to their routine. Her bicycle now lay abandoned by her window. That didn't stop Ryan from visiting her every day. As her chemo sessions grew more … Continue reading tiny tale #62: The story of the forgotten bicycle…

tiny tale #57: Grandma Agnes’ wheelchair!

Life had stuck her in a wheelchair. But Grandma Agnes didn't let it hold her back! Bake-sales, potlucks, garage sales, birthday bashes - you name it! She always made an appearance. So, imagine her excitement when her grandson Ron gifted her a remote-controlled wheelchair. She sped through the block in her new chair, thrilled to … Continue reading tiny tale #57: Grandma Agnes’ wheelchair!

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

short story #9: Tricks of the trade…

Exchanging smug looks, the girls looked down at the gridlock that was moving at a speed worse than a snail's pace. All thanks to Amy's out of the box thinking, the girl gang wouldn't miss their weekend bachelorette party. Ironic that the very thing that made them late in the first place would be the … Continue reading short story #9: Tricks of the trade…

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