Three Line Tale #46: The empty classrooms

The empty classrooms and playgrounds were tired of the deafening silence.Gone were the days when little humans graced those buildings with their presence.In a world where online classes were the norm, the school buildings felt abandoned, lonely, and unloved. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 292 prompt by Sonya. Thanks … Continue reading Three Line Tale #46: The empty classrooms

Out of whack – a tiny tale

Little Jimmy was excited. He kept pacing around as he waited for his father to come home. He couldn't wait to show off his handiwork. At last, when his father came home, Jimmy led him to the garage to unveil his latest project. Jimmy smiled smugly as he saw his father gape at his creation."Jimmy…wha..what … Continue reading Out of whack – a tiny tale

Hunted down – a tiny-tale

Once upon a time, I was real. Yes, dragons were real. As real as the air you breathe in. My entire species were trusted companions of humans. We were their winged transporters, helping them soar to greater heights. But humankind grew greedy and in their greed, they saw the world through a different eye. They … Continue reading Hunted down – a tiny-tale

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

Goodbye – a tiny tale

She was happy that they had come to visit her. She had watched them play under her shade as kids. As teens, they had tried to climb her branches to snatch her fruit. She rarely got to see them as they passed into their adulthood. Little did she know that they had arrived to see … Continue reading Goodbye – a tiny tale

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

Three Line Tale #45: A home…

They didn't live in a posh localityThe nearest shop was miles awayBut they had a home, not just a house This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 281 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please visit the link for instructions and other … Continue reading Three Line Tale #45: A home…

Hard times – a tiny tale

"Chaaaaiiiii chaaaiiiii. Hot chaiiii", Raju announced relentlessly as he moved from one carriage to the other. The pandemic imposed restrictions had bankrupted him and waylaid his livelihood. When the trains got cancelled, he was forced to seek out odd jobs just to make ends meet. Even then, there were days when his family of three … Continue reading Hard times – a tiny tale

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

Evolution – a tiny tale

In a very disturbing turn of events, several trees all over the world surprised humans with their newfound ability to move! It has been reported that several trees all over the world uprooted themselves and started moving forward haphazardly, leaving a trail of mass destruction in their wake. Scientists are quite baffled by this new … Continue reading Evolution – a tiny tale

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

Best Friends Forever – a tiny tale

The first time they had met each other at school, little did Ananya, Mariya and Aisha know that they would end being the best of friends. Fate and circumstances had enabled them to forge a lasting bond of friendship. Even as the seasons passed, days turned into weeks, weeks turned into years and years turned … Continue reading Best Friends Forever – a tiny tale

Three Line Tale #44: Without light…

Even rainbows need light to come alive and be seen Without light, colours lose their identity Even peacocks seem rather ordinary under the veil of darkness! Colours make all the difference in life. And light enables those of us blessed with the gift of sight to appreciate it. The world would be a very dull … Continue reading Three Line Tale #44: Without light…

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 7 (The Finale)

Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 Click here to read Part 3 Click here to read Part 4 Click here to read Part 5 Click here to read Part 6 Pitch Black longed for the beautiful apple, and when the peasant woman offered her a half, she could no … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 7 (The Finale)

The castle in the woods – a tiny tale

The relentless waves of covid and the never-ending lockdowns had affected the magical community too. Uncle Albert and Aunt Rosie were forced to close down their café and retire to their castle in the woods. To a non-magic eye, the castle seemed like a dilapidated, abandoned shelter amidst an overgrown yard. But the castle served … Continue reading The castle in the woods – a tiny tale

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 6

Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 Click here to read Part 3 Click here to read Part 4 Click here to read Part 5 When she heard the mirror's announcement, Queen Rowena was giddy with happiness. "Pitch Black shall come back," she shouted, "I will fetch her and escort … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 6

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 5

Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 Click here to read Part 3 Click here to read Part 4 Mirror, mirror, on the wall,Who in this land is the wisest of all?And always it answered: You, my queen, are. This disappointed the Queen for she knew that the mirror always … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 5

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 4

Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 Click here to read Part 3 The poor child was now all far from the comfort of her Palace. She was very wary about her new Guardians. So afraid was she, that she tried with all her might to open the door. But … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 4

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 3

Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 Anxious to know how her child was faring, she asked,Mirror, mirror, on the wall,Is my Pitch Black wise enough for her age? The mirror answered:She has lived a very sheltered life, my Queen. Wisdom can be gained best from experience and adventure, which … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 3

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 Mirror, mirror, on the wall,Who in this land is wisest of all?To this the mirror answered: You, my queen, are wisest of all.Then she was satisfied, for she knew that the mirror spoke the truth. Mirror, mirror, on the wall,Will my Pitch Black be as wise as me?To this … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 2

Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 1

Once upon a time on a winter's eve, when nightfall had dropped a veil of darkness over the world and the ornate fireplace was spitting out embers, Queen Esmeralda sat by her window, which provided the most beautiful view in their Kingdom. The bright moon against the backdrop of the dark sky looked so beautiful … Continue reading Pitch Black and the Seven Dwarfs – Part 1

Three Line Tale #43: Are You Happy Now?

Vimal unwrapped the towel that was rolled into a ball and left at the door of his apartment. "Are You Happy Now?" read the towel with an arrow pointing to the other side which read "Open the door; happiness awaits you". Though he was shocked and a little apprehensive, Vimal turned the key in the … Continue reading Three Line Tale #43: Are You Happy Now?

Plastic! – a tiny tale

Matilda had always been obsessed with environmental issues. She did her best to be more environment-friendly. She had always wanted to come with a solution to the never-ending plastic problem. Passionate about saving the environment, she even made a career (and eventually a start-up) out of it.Matilda developed a way of recycling even the stubbornest … Continue reading Plastic! – a tiny tale

Mr. Cat’s Adventures – a tiny tale

Hey, you! That's right. You, HOOMAN, why are you staring at me like that? I am sitting here, basking in the sun and trying to enjoy a perfectly lazy day. Oh, and in case you were wondering, I had nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with that missing gold fish. Between you and me though, I … Continue reading Mr. Cat’s Adventures – a tiny tale

Three Line Tale #42: The world is her canvas

She spread joy wherever she went,like she was re-painting the world around her in bright colours,transforming a world that seemed to have forgotten that colours exist! This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 279 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please visit … Continue reading Three Line Tale #42: The world is her canvas