One-liner Wednesdays #57

Research (noun) When you spend a lot of time desperately looking for something (anything) to save you from the clutches of boredom - a new blog, a new book, a new series. Do you have any non-dictionary other definition for research? Do let me know. This post was written in response to today’s One-Liner Wednesday … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #57



I'm re-posting this one from my archives in response to Eugi's Weekly Prompt, Sept 2, 2021. The prompt word is "Journey" and the challenge is to come with a post using the prompt word. Here's my tiny tale about a journey

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

One-liner Wednesdays #56

Recollect (verb) When you are desperately racking your brains, willing it to somehow uncover the identity of the masked person in front of you before they figure out that you didn't exactly recognize them! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #56


Why do hearts beat? They never miss a beat struggling against the rib cage? I have always wondered Is it because they can't talk? Or is it because... of all the feelings and emotions suppressed for too long Oh, if only hearts could talk... Have you ever wondered about this? This poem might sound silly … Continue reading Heartbeat

six word story #117

Rain and sunshine. Nature seemed conflicted.  Lately, we've been having many days when the rain and sunshine appear together, giving rise to beautiful rainbows. It's just another beautiful miracle of Nature!

Friendship – a tanka

United they stood Differences didn't matter Friendship grew stronger Nothing could tear them apart Untied by blood, joined by fate I hope you enjoyed this Tanka. 😊 We all must have friends who make our lives much better by their mere presence. We have certain people with whom we forge bonds that are strong enough … Continue reading Friendship – a tanka

Not a regular pirate!

I'm a pirate sailing and plundering in the high seas of the alphabets I raid books and libraries I gobble up the tales that they hold I read them cover to cover as fast as my eyes can travel My quests and adventures exist between the covers The characters come alive as I read I … Continue reading Not a regular pirate!

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

One-liner Wednesdays #53

Punctuation (noun) One of those things that create a world of difference between "Let's eat, Grandma" and "Let's eat Grandma"! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come up with a one-liner. Please click on the link to know … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #53

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


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

Friends ❤️

Family unconnected by blood, and yet close-knit Real friends stay close to us In every sickness and health, they will be there Every joy and sorrow seems better with them No matter what life throws at us, Darkness or light, they don't care, So long as you go through it together! A true friend is … Continue reading Friends ❤️


You can try to pull me down hurt me with harsh words break my spirit set up obstacles in my way and knock me down but I will never give up! I bear the scars from all the fights and I wear them proudly they might make me flawed but to me, they are reminders … Continue reading Scars

A well-deserved treat!

Peace descends at lastcrime solving done for the daythe heroes relaxreward themselves with a treatafter a hard day's battle Superheroes need a break from all that crime fighting too! What better way to relax than with a sweet treat. I hope you enjoyed this Tanka 😊 This poem was written in response to Sadje's What Do … Continue reading A well-deserved treat!

One-liner Wednesdays #52

Sports (noun) Something that almost everyone enjoys watching from the sidelines but few dare to take up professionally, but only a select few people manage to have highly successful careers, This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come up … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #52

The playdate

Carefree playdate Fun won over cleanliness Dirt didn't deter them Puppy and his human played Covered in mud, yet happy! This story was written in response to Dakshali's Saturday Picture Prompt Plate a.k.a PPP #3. The challenge is to use the given photo prompt and create an original poem, prose, story or anything related to the picture. … Continue reading The playdate

The watery cage

Watery glass cage fish swim about aimlessly safe from the house cat This story was written in response to KL Caley’s weekly #writephoto prompt. The challenge is to use the given photo prompt as an inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it … Continue reading The watery cage

Family – a short story

Anika followed the family of ducks as they made their way to the pond on the grounds. She watched intently as the little ducklings launched themselves into the water in tiny splashes after their mother. At times, Anika felt jealous of the ducklings. Unlike her, they never had to worry about school, homework, exams, chores, … Continue reading Family – a short story

Dark and light

Darkness looms closer and threatens threatens to pull me under under its thick veil veil of suffering and misery misery that seems to go on on and on, until light breaks breaks and shines bright bright enough to end end the last traces traces of the darkness wiped wiped away by the light the light … Continue reading Dark and light

One-liner Wednesdays #51

Assumption (noun) Something that you believe to be true without bothering to confirm it, that has the potential to gift you lots of regrets when you end up getting (royally) screwed! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #51

Let go…

I know you are hurting Struggling to deal with the grief It hurts my soul to see you desolate You may think That you are all alone now Now that I am no more Nothing but a departed soul I may be gone But I am unforgotten I will always live in your heart And … Continue reading Let go…

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…

The outcast

She was quite eye-catching Her portrait was captivating Easily the prettiest graffiti on the wall But as time passed, she'd her downfall Scribbled over and torn She looks rather forlorn Her eyes no longer have that glint The scribbles over her are a hint That her best days are in the past She was now … Continue reading The outcast

six word story #111

Food satisfies hunger, but not greed. I am not a fan of people who are extremely picky and waste food thoughtlessly. Being picky is alright but that's not an excuse to waste food. When there are so many people who are starving and struggling to get at least one square meal per day, it feels … Continue reading six word story #111