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…

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…

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Line Tale #30: The best washing machine ever!

The little family of three had stepped into the home appliances store with the sole intent of buying a brand new washing machine and they had chosen one at last after much deliberation.They had been waiting for their faithful old semi-automatic machine to breathe its last before upgrading it, and at last, the onslaught of … Continue reading Three Line Tale #30: The best washing machine ever!

Three Line Tale #29: The beachside wedding

Amal and Shreya's beach wedding turned out to be a beautiful ceremony and every bit awesome as planned.But, the guests were broken from their happy spell when they discovered that Niharika, Amal's little niece, who was also the flower girl, was missing.After a frantic search, they found that Niharika had found a new friend on … Continue reading Three Line Tale #29: The beachside wedding

Three Line Tale #28: A field of purple

The flowers bloomed, covering the vast field in a brilliant purple hue.The flowers did not care whether the humans were around to admire them.Unlike humans, Nature did not worry about Instagram and the number of likes that a captured moment would garner! This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 235 prompt … Continue reading Three Line Tale #28: A field of purple

Three Line Tale #27: The show must go on

The world was collapsing under the weight of a virus attack. There was no cure in sight, no vaccine either. And many felt just like the musicians who kept playing while the Titanic was sinking. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 234 prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting … Continue reading Three Line Tale #27: The show must go on

Three Line Tale #26: The Wall of Memories

Fond memories flooded his mind as he stood staring at the walls that were heavily covered by sketches, doodles, and scribbling. He was just a newborn when the orphanage had found him - one among the many who had been deserted by their parents at birth. Today, he was a famous footballer, but he never … Continue reading Three Line Tale #26: The Wall of Memories

Three Line Tale #25: Bubble Bath Day

Uh oh, it's the bubble bath day, and here comes the giant human to pick me up. Although my siblings love the bubble bath, I absolutely detest it. So here I am, floating in the foamy water, with a sad face trying my best to stay away from the little humans! This post was written … Continue reading Three Line Tale #25: Bubble Bath Day

Three Line Tale #24: Crossing the bridge

An ear-splitting crash and a sense of being thrown were all that she experienced in her last moments. When she regained consciousness, she was on a wooden bridge, with a bicycle in her hand, walking towards a city full of skyscrapers whose silhouettes were a bright contrast against the setting glow of the sun. She … Continue reading Three Line Tale #24: Crossing the bridge

Three Line Tale #23: Blessing in disguise

At 5ft., she was the shortest in the gang. Her height, or rather the lack of it made her a frequent object of ridicule among her friends, but she never let the taunts get to her. Unlike her friends, she was never in danger of hitting her head if she didn't duck in time! This … Continue reading Three Line Tale #23: Blessing in disguise

Three Line Tale #22: No pain, no gain

Ignoring the pleas of their throbbing legs, they kept climbing the seemingly never-ending makeshift steps carved into the sides of the mountain. Their backpacks felt heavier than before and their exhausted bodies were begging for relief but they never stopped until they got to the top of the hill. The beautiful view that greeted them … Continue reading Three Line Tale #22: No pain, no gain

Three Line Tale #21: Off the edge

"This is it, and hopefully, this will do the job", he thought to himself as he jumped off from the tallest building that he could find. The free fall was every bit as he had expected. Hopefully, this time, he would have broken the record for the highest bungee jump off a building! This post … Continue reading Three Line Tale #21: Off the edge