Wish – a tiny tale

He wished for a girl. She wished for a boy. The ultrasound results revealed that both their wishes were granted. (20 words) I almost ended up writing another take about the pandemic but this story seemed much better and sweeter in comparison.This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 38 prompt. Thank you, … Continue reading Wish – a tiny tale

Family – a short story

Anika followed the family of ducks as they made their way to the pond on the grounds. She watched intently as the little ducklings launched themselves into the water in tiny splashes after their mother. At times, Anika felt jealous of the ducklings. Unlike her, they never had to worry about school, homework, exams, chores, … Continue reading Family – a short story

The empty-nester – a tiny tale

The wooden benches in her garden had remained vacant for too long. Sita missed her children and the extremely naughty, noisy bunch of grandchildren. The restrictions prevented her extended family from visiting and transforming her home into a hive of activity. This tiny tale was written in response to the June 23rd #1MinFiction Challenge hosted by … Continue reading The empty-nester – a tiny tale

The memory lane – a short story

Mindy had been cleaning out her attic when an old photograph fell to the floor and caught her attention. She picked up the old photo, dusted it off and stared at it. A wave of nostalgia hit her with the force of a speeding train. Her memories took her back to a time when her … Continue reading The memory lane – a short story

Three Line Tale #37: Overcompensating…

Aditi sighed as she stared at the huge bundle of toys that fell out from the cupboard as soon as she opened it.There were enough toys to fill a toystore, and then some, courtesy of family and friends, but sadly she couldn't just convince them that smothering her little son with toys wasn't going to … Continue reading Three Line Tale #37: Overcompensating…

six word story #97

She chose working overtime over family... This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #59: Family. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. Click here to know more about this challenge.    

six word story #96

Family - much more than blood ties. This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #59: Family. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers. Click here to know more about this challenge. I just managed to pull off 200+ days worth of a writing streak … Continue reading six word story #96

Three Line Tale #30: The best washing machine ever!

The little family of three had stepped into the home appliances store with the sole intent of buying a brand new washing machine and they had chosen one at last after much deliberation.They had been waiting for their faithful old semi-automatic machine to breathe its last before upgrading it, and at last, the onslaught of … Continue reading Three Line Tale #30: The best washing machine ever!

short story #30: Déjà vu

The little brick house was the first and the only one that her father had built. Amala and her parents had turned the small house into a beautiful home. They had been extremely happy…until a freak accident snatched her father away from them. His death hit them hard - emotionally and financially. Amala and her … Continue reading short story #30: Déjà vu

short story #29: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 2

Preface: As the title implies, this story is a sequel to short story #28: Baby Lela's Adventure - Part 1. This short story probably may not make much sense as a stand-alone story. Click on the link to read the first part. 🙂 The humans put a round object around both of their necks. Lela … Continue reading short story #29: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 2

short story #28: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 1

Baby Lela was living a perfectly happy life with her parents and the rest of her monkey community. Deep in the forests, they had plenty of trees to climb, swing from, explore, jump, and do anything their hearts wished to do. Although there was always a looming threat of ending up as a predator's meal, … Continue reading short story #28: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 1

tiny tale #74: A Sight to Behold

Rick and Kate watched their little girl, their eyes following her every moment. Their entwined hands gripped each other a little more tighter. They watched her look around in delight at the majestic tree that stood in the middle of the clearing. For a while, Amy sat on the bench, but she couldn't sit still … Continue reading tiny tale #74: A Sight to Behold

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

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: F is for Family

love, true love, unconditional, mother, baby

Family (noun) The people who will stick with you (like toffee, I daresay!) through thick and thin, and have your back at all times (unless, of course, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, in which case they'll have to maintain social distancing) This is day #14 of the lockdown here in India. Family is … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: F is for Family

Three Line Tale #6: Family ♥️

It was their first trip aboard as a family and this time around, the kids were picking up the tab. After a lot of slips, trips, and falls, huffing and puffing, the parents finally managed to get a hang of ice skating. They held hands as they watched their kids engaged in a fierce game … Continue reading Three Line Tale #6: Family ♥️

short story #4: When I tell the truth…

Update 1: Woohoo! This post was selected as one of the Featured Posts on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers! 😀 Update 2: It has been a selected as a WOW post by blogadda.com! Saina was an only child. Born into the family after years of treatments and prayers, she was her father's little princess … Continue reading short story #4: When I tell the truth…