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 #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

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

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

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

six word story #48

Needed a vacation, Got overtime instead! This post was written in response to The Daily Spur's prompt for today: vacation. Click on the link to know more about this challenge and to read entries from my fellow bloggers. Please click here to read the six word stories that I've previously published on this blog. Please … Continue reading six word story #48

six word story #9

Expected too much. Reality disappointed them. Written in response to today’s Daily Prompt: Expect © 2017 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved. Follow me on Instagram | twitter |Facebook Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh  

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”

tiny tale #35: An endless loop!

She played her favourite song in an endless loop, over and over again until she could sing along without missing a beat.... Okay, raise your hand if you have ever done this! 😁 😂 I do this all the time and that probably explains why a very good part of brain storage deals solely with song lyrics. If … Continue reading tiny tale #35: An endless loop!

Survive…

All they wanted was a habitat - a place to call their own, and a chance to survive... But humans had other plans. © 2017 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved. "By the year 2100, human activities such as pollution, land clearing, and overfishing may drive more than half of the world's marine and land species … Continue reading Survive…

First impressions!

doubt, google

They say that the first impression is the best impression. But I tend to disagree with that. First impressions aren't always the best. That's what I feel. Sometimes, nope scratch that, most of the time, it takes so long to really know a person. Many a time, our first impression about a person isn't always … Continue reading First impressions!

tiny tale #22: Jolt

The dark alleyway twisted and turned, and she was lost. She ran as fast as her legs could carry her. She was being chased. A dead-end loomed ahead and the crooks were closing in on her. She woke up with a jolt and breathed a sigh of relief. This post was written in response to today’s Daily … Continue reading tiny tale #22: Jolt

tiny tale #7: Conquering fears

With a deep breath, she braced herself and conquered her fears. Ignoring the voices in her head that called for perfectionism, she hit "Publish". She decided that an imperfect, published post was better than a perfect draft. This post was written in response to today's Daily Prompt: Conquer Click here to read all my tiny tales. … Continue reading tiny tale #7: Conquering fears

tiny tale #6: Abstract

little girl, child

A fifth-grade classroom Teacher: An abstract noun is a type of noun that refers to something with which a person cannot physically interact. Some examples of abstract nouns are love, hate, beauty, truth, bravery. Can you name some other examples? Haley: My parents? The teacher stood speechless, stunned by the eight-year-old orphan's response. This post was written in response to today's Daily … Continue reading tiny tale #6: Abstract

tiny tale #5: Desire

chocolate, food, temptation, craving, diet

Resisting the siren call of temptation is tough; And self-restraint wasn't her strong suit, as far as chocolate is concerned. She gave in to her desire, and devoured half the chocolate cake. Dieting was a bit too overrated in her opinion, and guilty pleasures couldn't be ignored for long! This post was written in response … Continue reading tiny tale #5: Desire

tiny tale #4: Doubt

doubt, google

Whenever she had a doubt, she turned to Google for help. *Okay Google* "Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?" *Okay Google* "What is the Nyquist stability criterion?" and on and on went her list of doubts. But when life threw her a curveball, she ditched Google and called her mother. This post was written in … Continue reading tiny tale #4: Doubt