Oasis

There were times she felt deserted in the midst of the ever-changing sands of life. But she persisted against all odds. She never gave up her search for the oasis. She knew, that her efforts would be rewarded one day. There are times when the struggle gets too much. Days when you really have to … Continue reading Oasis

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

tiny tale #82: A Needle In A Haystack

"Oh no, the klutz is back and he is back with a bang", Michael told Sara as they went to inspect the source of the rather loud crash. The newly-landed object was nothing like anything they had ever seen before. It was definitely NOT food! Though the klutz did drop bits and crumbs of his … Continue reading tiny tale #82: A Needle In A Haystack

tiny tale #79: Star-crossed

As the planets aligned in a syzygy above them, The star-crossed lovers parted ways Their careers and family pulled them apart Their love was too fragile to survive the attack. This post was written in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt. The Weekend Writing Prompt is hosted by Sammi on her blog - Sammi Cox. … Continue reading tiny tale #79: Star-crossed

Three Line Tale #24: Crossing the bridge

An ear-splitting crash and a sense of being thrown were all that she experienced in her last moments. When she regained consciousness, she was on a wooden bridge, with a bicycle in her hand, walking towards a city full of skyscrapers whose silhouettes were a bright contrast against the setting glow of the sun. She … Continue reading Three Line Tale #24: Crossing the bridge

Three Line Tale #23: Blessing in disguise

At 5ft., she was the shortest in the gang. Her height, or rather the lack of it made her a frequent object of ridicule among her friends, but she never let the taunts get to her. Unlike her friends, she was never in danger of hitting her head if she didn't duck in time! This … Continue reading Three Line Tale #23: Blessing in disguise

Three Line Tale #22: No pain, no gain

Ignoring the pleas of their throbbing legs, they kept climbing the seemingly never-ending makeshift steps carved into the sides of the mountain. Their backpacks felt heavier than before and their exhausted bodies were begging for relief but they never stopped until they got to the top of the hill. The beautiful view that greeted them … Continue reading Three Line Tale #22: No pain, no gain

Kaleidoscope

Colours and shapesOf all sortsCollapse, explodeBlend and mergeInto each otherIn intrinsic patternsWith each shakeOf the kaleidoscope This post was written in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt. The Weekend Writing Prompt is hosted by Sammi on her blog - Sammi Cox. The challenge is to include the word "kaleidoscope" and write a prose/poem in 23 … Continue reading Kaleidoscope

Three Line Tale #21: Off the edge

"This is it, and hopefully, this will do the job", he thought to himself as he jumped off from the tallest building that he could find. The free fall was every bit as he had expected. Hopefully, this time, he would have broken the record for the highest bungee jump off a building! This post … Continue reading Three Line Tale #21: Off the edge

Three Line Tale #20: Do not enter

She wished to put an electric fence around her heart with a warning sign - one that proclaimed, "Danger, do not enter." The ones who had gained entry had ended up breaking her heart and shattering it into a million pieces. Putting her heart back together was a task that demanded her to stay away … Continue reading Three Line Tale #20: Do not enter

tiny tale #75: Something Dark This Way Comes

The sky was overcast with dark clouds that threatened to drive the Sun away before his appointed hour of departure. Ananya was still a long way from home. A sudden fear dislodged her heart and took its place. Her heart was beating loudly in protest that she wondered if it was pounding against her ribs, … Continue reading tiny tale #75: Something Dark This Way Comes

Three Line Tale #19: A cloud on the horizon

Even as a kid, he used to love solving puzzles and jigsaws. That ability had boosted his career as a homicide detective. Yet he found himself unable to solve life's latest puzzle for him - love. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 225 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for … Continue reading Three Line Tale #19: A cloud on the horizon

tiny tale #73: When push comes to shove

Aditi and Arjun were more than a handful to manage. Ayesha loved her twin babies but sometimes they drove her crazy. Today, they wanted to try the huge slide that was a new addition to their neighbourhood park. As always, Ayesha fell for their puppy dog eyes and the three set off to the park. … Continue reading tiny tale #73: When push comes to shove

tiny tale #72: Confused

Ayesha stared at the faded recipe. Was it 1tbsp of salt or 1tsp? Cooking always confused her! (17 words) This tiny tale was written in response to the Sammi Cox's Weekend Prompt. The challenge is to write a poem or piece of prose using the word "Fade" (or any of its forms) in exactly 17 … Continue reading tiny tale #72: Confused

Three Line Tale #18: Time Flies!

It seemed like yesterday when his father had taken him to the beach fly his first kite. Years later, he was back at the beach with his daughter and her first kite. Life had come full circle! This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 224 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya … Continue reading Three Line Tale #18: Time Flies!

To All the Mothers

A new day had dawnedAnd I woke up todayTo statuses, messages,And collages galore,Each proclaimingTheir creator's loveFor their mothers.Today is Mother's Day!But do we need a day?To appreciate, applaudLove and cherishThe wonderful angelsThat mothers areWhen we can do it,Everyday? They say thatGod couldn't be everywhereAnd so he created mothersUndisputedly and truly,One of his greatest creations.Their love, … Continue reading To All the Mothers

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!

10 word story #1

Remembered the tune,But not the words.So she improvised! This post was written in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt. The Weekend Writing Prompt is hosted by Sammi on her blog - Sammi Cox. The challenge is to include the word "tune" and write a prose/poem in 10 words. Click on the links to read entries … Continue reading 10 word story #1

tiny tale #71: Locked horns

"Mike, the tile is leaking. Fix it.""You can fix it too, Donnie.""I'll fix it as soon as you fix the fence, Mike. It's the first thing that people notice about our house!""Didn't you get the memo, Donnie? People are staying in their homes! Nobody is going to come and look at our fence now.""Suppose somebody … Continue reading tiny tale #71: Locked horns

Three Line Tale #16: One day, someday

Organisation skills had never been his strong suit. He kept saying that he would clear the clutter. One day, someday, but not today. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 222 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please visit the link for … Continue reading Three Line Tale #16: One day, someday

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

tiny tale #70: Operation focus

"Argh, this damn thing..", Nia could have swore but that would have earned her a reproachful look. "It's okay, Nia. You just have to focus. Let it be the only thing that's on your mind.", Grandma Agnes guided her grandchild. "I'm trying, granny. Can you please be quiet! I can't focus when I'm speaking to … Continue reading tiny tale #70: Operation focus

tiny tale #40: Forever

She debated with herself for a while, before finally succumbing to his charms. She'd always had a soft spot for dogs. That day, the senior shelter dog that no one had wanted to adopt finally found a forever home. And they lived happily ever after*. This post was written in response to today's Daily Prompt: … Continue reading tiny tale #40: Forever

six word story #8

Her life, Instagram feed - worlds apart! Written in response to today's Daily Prompt: Fraud © 2017 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved. Follow me on Instagram | twitter |Facebook Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh  

tiny tale #39: Taming the “beasts”

The Wi-Fi was playing hide and seek. The humans had finally started talking to each other... Fate smiled slyly. It had found a way to tame the humans! This post was written in response to the Daily Prompt: Tame Click here to read all my tiny tales. © 2017 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved. Follow … Continue reading tiny tale #39: Taming the “beasts”