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

Disastrous driving – a tiny tale

Melanie was on yet another driving lesson with her father. It was going somewhat fine until…"Mel, you're going too fast!""Oh, relax, dad. It's only 3rd gear""That IS fast for you. Lower to 2nd""MELANIE! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU TO PRESS THE CLUTCH BEFORE SHIFTING GEARS""BUT DAAAAD, I PANICKED!""MELANIE, STOP LOOKING AT THE GEAR … Continue reading Disastrous driving – a tiny tale

Balcony garden – a tiny tale

When she felt the stress of reality suffocate her, her small balcony garden provided her with much-needed peace and tranquility. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 34 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given … Continue reading Balcony garden – a tiny tale

A ladybird fairy tale – a tiny tale

 The fairy queen Tiana had assigned a task for Adelina. Being a young fairy yet to earn a godchild, Adelina was glad for the opportunity to please her queen. Aidan, Tiana's human godchild had a soccer match. Tiana was worried that her ward might face failure. Adeline transformed into a ladybird. Even with her extra … Continue reading A ladybird fairy tale – a tiny tale

Three Line Tale #41: Happiness is a piece of cake

Anita broke her fortune cookie, took one look at her fortune that proclaimed "Happiness is a piece of cake" and rolled her eyes. Then a brilliant idea flashed into her mind - now that she had been laid off, she could use the time to turn her passion into her job and turn into a … Continue reading Three Line Tale #41: Happiness is a piece of cake

Chasing sunrises – a tiny tale

Taking a walk along the beach, with his faithful dog Bosco by his side had been one of his favourite pastimes. Together, they would watch as the rays of sunlight chased the darkness and spread throughout. Even after his master's untimely death, Bosco kept their tradition alive. This tiny tale was written in response to … Continue reading Chasing sunrises – a tiny tale

The unexpected encounter – a short story

The narrow alleyway leading to the wine shop was almost deserted except for a handful of people. With her nose buried deep in a book, Mia didn't notice the bridge or the adjoining steps until she stumbled and fell to her knees. To her pleasant surprise, she found herself being assisted by a tall, handsome … Continue reading The unexpected encounter – a short story