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

The runaway duckling – a tiny tale

Mama Duck was not having a good day or even a good week for that matter. Only a week ago, she had been ecstatic because her eggs were finally hatching!While she attended to her hungry newborns, her attention was momentarily diverted when the last egg hatched. And the last duckling imprinted on Mama Hen instead … Continue reading The runaway duckling – a tiny tale

Destiny – a tiny tale

Grew up listening to grandma's stories. Little did she imagine that one day she would be a best-selling author herself. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 33 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 Destiny – a tiny tale

Escape from reality – a tiny tale

She always turned to her storybooks to escape her own harsh reality. Life seemed much better in the fictional world. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 33 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 Escape from reality – a tiny tale

Three Line Tale #40: The Graduation

Ever since she was a little girl, Emma had always dreamed of being valedictorian. She had her heart set on delivering a kickass speech that would make the audience erupt in applause and cheering.But as she looked at the giant framed version of her brother's graduation picture, she realized that her own virtual graduation would … Continue reading Three Line Tale #40: The Graduation

Three Line Tale #39: Dark and gloomy

She stared at the lone crow perched on the leafless branch even as tears flowed freely from her eyes. Her life suddenly seemed as dark and gloomy as the night. In one fell swoop, the accident had stolen the reason behind all her happiness and smiles. This post was written in response to the Three … Continue reading Three Line Tale #39: Dark and gloomy

tiny tale #90: Self-love

It took her a while, but ultimately she realized that the only person she could always count on was herself. (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 14 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 tiny tale #90: Self-love

tiny tale #89: The bittersweet victory…

The war was over. They had won.But the victory was bittersweet.While the country gained many martyrs,they lost their children.

Three Line Tale #38: A whole new world

It was a whole new world.As Myna looked around at the maskless faces, the corners of her mouth turned up in a smile.The corona age was finally over and for the first time in a long while, nobody cared about masks and social distancing! This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, … Continue reading Three Line Tale #38: A whole new world

tiny tale #88: Grey Matter

She had inherited none of her parents' grey matter. But misfortune, poverty, experiences, and circumstances made for some great teachers. (20 words) I am really tired today. It's been a really hectic week. And I am feeling very sleepy! I will be back tomorrow with all the 6WSP roundup posts that I had missed.This post … Continue reading tiny tale #88: Grey Matter

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…

Three Line Tale #36: The unexpected intruder

She knew that there was a high possibility that she had been captured on any one of the numerous surveillance cameras that were planted inconspicuously, but she had stolen all the data that her people needed. But she didn't have much to fear since there was nothing incriminating - her identity was well concealed. The … Continue reading Three Line Tale #36: The unexpected intruder

Three Line Tale #35: (Not) At first sight!

Darsh hesitantly followed Amala, his fiancee as she led him to the "special place" that she had selected as a venue for their wedding.Amala looked at him expectantly as she waited for him to say something… anything.As he looked at her, he realized that the garden in the middle of nowhere had a certain charm … Continue reading Three Line Tale #35: (Not) At first sight!

Three Line Tale #34: Fooling around

To a complete stranger, he seemed like an obsessive megalomaniac whose net worth ran into millions.But to his family, he was kind, affectionate, and caring in the many roles that he pulled off effortlessly - son, brother, brother-in-law, husband, son-in-law, father, uncle, and much more.But occasionally, he dressed up in the ridiculous costume that he … Continue reading Three Line Tale #34: Fooling around

short story #35: The Last Time

He still remembered the last time he held her in one of his bear hugs. He could still feel the warm kiss she gave on his forehead. He had closed his eyes and savoured the moment even as he tucked a wayward strand of her hair behind her ear. If only he had known at … Continue reading short story #35: The Last Time

Three Line Tale #33: An unusual encounter

The wolf pup regarded the alien object with curiosity.It did not look like food and it didn't taste like it either and he.nearly ended up hurting his teeth.Unknown to him, the camera trap captured his playful, naughty side for all eternity. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 242 prompt by … Continue reading Three Line Tale #33: An unusual encounter

tiny tale #86: Kaleidoscope

At times, life made her feel like a blind kid trying to imagine the supposedly colourful views a kaleidoscope offered. (20 words) Life can be confusing at times. There are a lot of highs and lows, and a lot of sharp bends that we never see coming. Also, we can never truly appreciate the value … Continue reading tiny tale #86: Kaleidoscope

Three Line Tale #32: The mysterious guest

Nainika, Ananya, and Kavya huddled together behind the curtains as they struggled to get a better view of the mysterious guest performer for the Annual Ballet event. The identities of this guest had been a closely guarded secret and everyone was extremely curious just like the triplets huddled behind the stage. From their viewpoint behind … Continue reading Three Line Tale #32: The mysterious guest

Three Line Tale #31: Hidden in plain sight

People stared a lot at the unusually well-dressed scarecrow in the middle of the field of marigolds who stood out amidst the orange backdrop with his black riding jacket and the shiny black helmet with a dark visor that concealed his face. Though they were curious, the villagers never approached the scarecrow, and so the … Continue reading Three Line Tale #31: Hidden in plain sight

tiny tale #85: The hardest choice…

He voluntarily underwent quarantine.He missed his last chance to see his father.He chose safety over attending the funeral. (20 words) This story was inspired by a real-life incident. A man had travelled to his native place from a foreign country. His father had been in a critical state which was the reason why he made … Continue reading tiny tale #85: The hardest choice…