six word story #107

"Back to normal", the world prays. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #77: Normal. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. Sometimes when life seems to be perfect, fate intervenes and turns your life upside down. Fate can be too cruel at … Continue reading six word story #107

six word story #106

World yearns for normalcy. Covid disagrees. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #77: Normal. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. Sometimes when life seems to be perfect, fate intervenes and turns your life upside down. Fate can be too cruel at … Continue reading six word story #106

How the times have changed!

In the earlier dayswe had so many choices,freedom to roam about,to explore placesfar and near,unmasked and unafraid.We could go to the cinemaand then maybe hit a restaurant.Stepping out was funand all that we didover most weekends.Malls, parks, street food,shopping, dining out,movies, concerts,road trips, partying- we did it all!The more the merrier,and so it wentuntil a … Continue reading How the times have changed!

One-liner Wednesdays #33

Silly (adjective) When you choose to believe that a black cat crossing your path when you are about to begin a journey is a sign of ill-luck, rather than the fact that the black cat was simply in a hurry to get somewhere that it took the risk of jumping in front of you (or … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #33

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…

One-liner Wednesdays #31

Strength (noun) The one thing that we desperately need when we are trying to coax a scooter into the center stand, knead the atta to make chapathi, try to open a glass jar, or even when we are breaking a coconut* and the most important weapon in our immune system's arsenal in its fight against … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #31

One-liner Wednesdays #30

Negative (adjective) A word that usually means the exact opposite of positive and doesn't bring much happiness, unless of course if we are speaking about the results of a COVID-19 test. This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #30

Food for Thought #4: When one door closes…

They say that when one door closes, another opens. But does it.. really? Often we might ourselves trapped when one door closes and another one doesn't open. Maybe, we should check if any of the windows are open instead. Life can be unpredictable and challenging like that. Or, maybe we should even think about smashing … Continue reading Food for Thought #4: When one door closes…

Three Line Tale #27: The show must go on

The world was collapsing under the weight of a virus attack. There was no cure in sight, no vaccine either. And many felt just like the musicians who kept playing while the Titanic was sinking. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 234 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting … Continue reading Three Line Tale #27: The show must go on

SoCS – Link

It's great to be a social butterfly and develop and maintain links with a lot of people. But in the current situation, it is not only irresponsible but it is downright dangerous to have unwanted physical interaction with people. The strongest villain of our times doesn't discriminate, and it will spread like wildfire, infecting everyone … Continue reading SoCS – Link

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…

short story #21: Covert operations

To a human eye, it might have seemed as if the two bald eagles were comparing notes on how to catch elusive fat rats. Perched on the highest tree that they could find, they surveyed the humans as keenly as they could. When the dogs and cats had refused to spy on the humans, Agents … Continue reading short story #21: Covert operations

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: W is for Worry

Worry (verb) A human tendency to obsess over complications in anything and everything; something that can suck the joy of our lives. Worrying can be injurious to our health. But that won't stop us from worrying, will it? With the COVID-19 cases being reported every day, worrying seems to have cancelled its vacation to be … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: W is for Worry

30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown! #StayAtHome #BeatLockdownBlues

The lockdown in India has been extended up to May 3rd! So I decided it was about time to come up with a list of activities to deal with the lockdown blues. I've spend nearly 23 days trying out a few of these activities. So I know that they work! 😀 P.S: The links I … Continue reading 30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown! #StayAtHome #BeatLockdownBlues

Life (lockdown) diaries #5: Going out (even for groceries!) seems like so much trouble

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I have completed two weeks of being confined to my home (unless you count the occasional grocery run, and when I have to go out to hand over the garbage). Life has taken a completely different direction. I went from having a completely packed schedule to being suddenly free with all the time in the … Continue reading Life (lockdown) diaries #5: Going out (even for groceries!) seems like so much trouble

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

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Idea (noun) The one thing you need in excess at the moment when you realize that you don't have an ingredient in the middle of cooking a dish! I'm a lazy idiot who's not exactly fond of cooking. However, the current lockdown has forced me into the kitchen to cook three healthy-ish meals every day. … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: H is for Heroes

Heroes (noun) The Corona version: The people at the forefront in the battle against Corona - health care workers, social welfare workers, police and fire departments, bankers, supermarket staff, grocery shop owners, delivery boys, and other essential/emergency service personnel. Stay home, if your work allows it.. at least for the sake of our heroes who … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: H is for Heroes

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: G is for Germs

Germs (noun) A word that can scare people into doing anything just to get rid of it; a microorganism that is no match for soap and water. This is day #15 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care. Also linking up with Linda's … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: G is for Germs

Of thunderstorms, downpour and hope…

Dusk had bid goodbye. The dark veil of night had claimed the sky. The Earth was silent, eerily so. The trees were still, the winds - non-existent. The humans were all locked up in cages of their own making. Distancing, socially, from each other, and from activities that hurt the environment, the very environment that … Continue reading Of thunderstorms, downpour and hope…

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: D is for Dust

Dust (noun) A "harmless" thing (only when compared to COVID-19!) that can make humans sneeze and cough, and can cause them to be viewed as a source of great threat. (that is, until the throat swabs come back negative, hopefully!) I hope this one brought a smile to your face. This is day #11 of … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: D is for Dust

Donate, if you can. Every Rupee Counts!

It's day 7 of the #lockdown in India, announced rather hastily in the wake of the coronavirus. The public has divided opinion about the lockdown, but I, for one, am all for it. In a country like India, if the virus is given free rein and provided with all the opportunity to spread, the result … Continue reading Donate, if you can. Every Rupee Counts!

Life diaries #3: Life in the time of Corona

The whole corona situation is snowballing into a full-blown crisis. Paranoia is only making things worse. But taking matters lightly is also not advised. Here in Kerala, we are proceeding towards near lockdown with all schools, colleges, recreational centres, theaters being temporarily closed down. Public gatherings and pilgrimages are being called off. Hundreds of people … Continue reading Life diaries #3: Life in the time of Corona