The clock on her wall read 10 minutes past 11. It was nearing midnight. Street dogs were howling and wailing over God-alone-knows-what! She sat on her bed, with her face turned to the laptop in front of her. Her eyes were struggling to stay open. If her eyes were capable of speech, they would have … Continue reading Drifting off…
Amora managed to drag herself off the bed to take a look at her "wall of love". Depression had started to rear its ugly head. She could feel it stirring deep within her chest. She could feel happiness draining out of her slowly, only to be replaced by a sickening feeling of emptiness. It was … Continue reading short story #34: The Wall of Love
Some people can make you forget time, and gift you with moments and memories… moments and memories so precious that you wish there was a way to turn back time and experience them all over again. Some people can make even a second feel like an hour or more. Their presence and actions can make … Continue reading People… (Part 2 of 2)
While humans might be the same intrinsically (I mean, composed of flesh and bones), they can be worlds apart from when it comes to character. Some people are like gooseberries. They might seem bitter at first, but the more you get to know them, the sweeter they become. Some people are like steaming mugs of … Continue reading People… (Part 1 of 2)
Colours are what make the tapestry of life more interesting. At times, life may seem like a monotonous journey, neither black nor white, but so many glorious shades of grey. Life can be imagined anyway we want it to be. People, too. After all, one doesn't have to pay taxes or any fee for our … Continue reading A Colourful Tapestry
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
The walls of their little one-bedroom cottage were covered with tiny drawings. Each of those drawings was a multi-colored, intricate pattern, painstakingly drawn by Jamie. She loved to paint. One of her most favorite things to do was strike funny poses against the backdrop of her painting masterpieces. Dave was recollecting fond memories of his … Continue reading short story #23: A blast from the past!
One would assume that one mistake would be enough. One might even think that humans would learn not to repeat the same mistake over and over again. An invisible virus shook their world and brought them to their knees. Things got so worse so fast that many humans went into "hibernation" mode. They stayed holed … Continue reading short story #22: A Statue’s Musings
To a human eye, it might have seemed as if the two bald eagles were comparing notes on how to catch elusive fat rats. Perched on the highest tree that they could find, they surveyed the humans as keenly as they could. When the dogs and cats had refused to spy on the humans, Agents … Continue reading short story #21: Covert operations
The beach was a sight to behold. There was not a speck of trash to be seen. The trash seemed to have disappeared along with the humans. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 223 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please … Continue reading Three Line Tale #17: A change for the better!
I’m the only planet they didn’t name after a deity. Was it because the humans had elevated me? To the same pedestal that was reserved for their many deities. I wonder. They call me the blue planet, Terra, Tellus, Gaia, Gaea, the World, Mother Earth. The blue planet! Blue like the water that covers the … Continue reading Earth to Humans. Do you copy?
Good will triumph over evil, they said. Always, they said. That's how I first came across the word "triumph". In my little mind, the word seemed like a powerful talisman. As a child with rose-tinted glasses, I was gullible. I believed in the seemingly foolproof assurance that evil will always be defeated. But maybe, they … Continue reading Life diaries #4: Good vs. Evil – a rambling
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”