Change – A Haiku

Pandemic changed us We toe the line warily, trying to be safe This post was written in response to the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 373. The words for this week are line and toe. The challenge is to write a Haiku using the two words. Click on the link to know more … Continue reading Change – A Haiku

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

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 #32

Dreaming (noun) The feeling that transports you to another magical world and encloses you in a bubble of happiness, especially when you are in the middle of a boring lecture or meeting. Not to be confused with its terrible cousin: Nightmare. This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #32

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

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…

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

One-liner Wednesdays #19

Hurry (noun) The unfortunate situation in which you find yourself performing tasks as if you are in a hyperlapse video and end up messing things more than half of the time! Procrastination gives way to hurry. The sooner the deadline, the more you hurry. 😀 Written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #19

Three Line Tale #17: A change for the better!

The beach was a sight to behold. There was not a speck of trash to be seen. The trash seemed to have disappeared along with the humans. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 223 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please … Continue reading Three Line Tale #17: A change for the better!

One-liner Wednesdays #18

Cooking (noun) The one skill that was widely accepted as an essential, basic skill that everyone and anyone should know, all thanks to the lockdown. I was cooking on my own well before the lockdown and I was extremely grateful that I did learn my way around the kitchen. But we have a lot of … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #18

The list that changed everything

engineering, student, college, campus

She made a list, One that kept growing, As the lockdown was extended, Again, and again. She wanted to, Go out without fear (hopefully without a mask!), To live in a world where, "entry" was not restricted, Go on a shopping spree, Visit friends and family, Dine out with her loved ones, Order her favourite … Continue reading The list that changed everything

#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

Three Line Tale #15: A new normal…

The lockdown had robbed the birds of their easy sources of food. Gone were the days when visitors to the park would feed them. They had fend for themselves now, perched on poles, careful to maintain a safe distance. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 221 prompt by Sonya. … Continue reading Three Line Tale #15: A new normal…

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

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

doubt, google

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!

One-liner Wednesdays #17

Wi-Fi (noun) Just another thing that's saving my sanity during the lockdown. Written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. DISCLAIMER: The above-mentioned post is meant to be taken lightly. We need a bit of humour in our lives, especially in the light of recent developments. Ever since midnight, the whole … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #17

One-liner Wednesdays #16

Mask (noun) Just one more commodity that many wish they had the foresight to buy in advance. Written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. But many of are the opinion that healthy people need not wear masks. If all of us rush to buy masks, then the ones who truly … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #16