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

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

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.

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

short story #36: At first sight…

Nina was on a shopping spree when she came across the stunningly handsome model. His incredibly good looks were even more accentuated by his confidence. He was wearing the Autumn-Winter collection by the Veli - a leading apparel brand. Nina craved to own Veli's collections but she gave in to her brain's (and her wallet's) … Continue reading short story #36: At first sight…

tiny tale #87: The rediscovery

Staying at home had kept Chaya very much healthy and safe from the grip of the pandemic, but she struggled to find an outlet for all her pent-up energy. Her mind was plagued with boredom, laziness, frustration, and so many other emotions that it was hard for her to identify. She desperately wished to do … Continue reading tiny tale #87: The rediscovery

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

short story #34: The Wall of Love

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

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…

tiny tale #84: In slow motion

She watched her world turn upside down in slow motion.She landed on the floor.The floor had been slippery! (20 words)This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 2 prompt. Thank you, Bulbul for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to weave a tale in exactly 20 words based on the given word prompt. … Continue reading tiny tale #84: In slow motion

short story #31: The penny-pinching Krupani

Krupani was the wealthiest man in the village. But his heart was not so generous. He was as miserly as they came. Like many wealthy moneylenders, he made his fortune by extracting exorbitant rates of interest. Krupani and his goons literally squeezed money from the poor souls whose misfortune had driven them to borrow money … Continue reading short story #31: The penny-pinching Krupani

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 #83: The trip of their lifetime

Anuj and Malavika were on the trip of their lifetime. The pandemic had finally come to an end. The age of social distancing had put things in perspective for the elderly couple. They jetted off to various exotic locations, bend on living life to the fullest. They wanted to capture every moment. Grandpa Anuj was … Continue reading tiny tale #83: The trip of their lifetime

short story #26: The Enchanted Forest

Preface: Today, I offer you a glimpse into the adventures of our in-house magical couple - Uncle Albert and Aunt Rosie. You mind remember them from my short story #13: A Cup of Love. Click on the link to read the story. 🙂 Though this short story can be read as a stand-alone story too, … Continue reading short story #26: The Enchanted Forest

short story #25: An Unexpected Invite

Preface: Today, I offer you a glimpse into the adventures of our in-house magical couple - Uncle Albert and Aunt Rosie. You mind remember them from my short story #13: A Cup of Love. Click on the link to read the story. 🙂 Though this short story can be read as a stand-alone story too, … Continue reading short story #25: An Unexpected Invite

short story #24: Tossing about (SoCS – Toss)

Meera cut all the vegetables that her mother had mentioned in the recipe. She was going to make a Pulav for the first time! The lockdown had forced her to become more active in the kitchen. Meera - who didn't know even the basics of cooking. She could effortlessly burn even the simplest of recipes. … Continue reading short story #24: Tossing about (SoCS – Toss)

short story #23: A blast from the past!

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!

short story #22: A Statue’s Musings

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

tiny tale #67: Pride goes before a fall :(

They were extremely proud of the new observatory. One-of-a-kind, unparalleled technology. They had every reason to be proud. But the shiny, silver dome proved to be their Achilles heel. What was meant to monitor their extra-terrestrial neighbours had ended up attracting them instead! (280 characters) This post was written in response to the Twittering Tale … Continue reading tiny tale #67: Pride goes before a fall 😦

tiny tale #66: What’s that creature, daddy?

I'd like to remind you that the following is a work of fiction. It's a conversation between a dad and his little girl.What's that creature, daddy?Oh, this one? That's a green sea turtle, Mia.A tuurrtlle?Turtle, darling. Sadly, we rarely get to see them anymore. Scientists even fear that they might be extinct.Extind? What's that, daddy?Remember … Continue reading tiny tale #66: What’s that creature, daddy?

tiny tale #64: Finding Forever

"Yes. Yesssss! Of course, I will! This is one of the happiest days of my life.", she said, looking down at him with tears in her eyes. She went home that day with her own little bundle of joy who couldn't stop wagging his tail. She named him Forever. She gained a new best friend, … Continue reading tiny tale #64: Finding Forever

tiny tale #63: Is there a thief in the house?

The noise had scared Nia. Armed with her flashlight and pepper spray, she set off to probe. She had turned off the kitchen light! Now it was on! She saw the thief with her cake and screamed. The thief just laughed. It was her absentee flatmate who had returned for a midnight dessert! (280 characters) … Continue reading tiny tale #63: Is there a thief in the house?