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 đŸ˜Š

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?

tiny tale #60: Amy’s mischief!

Amy's mama had always told her to stay away from the "thing". It was her father's last invention... before he disappeared. That fateful day, she disobeyed her mama and twiddled with the "thing". All of a sudden, the "thing" sprung to life. Amy was stunned to see her long-lost father! (280 characters) So what so … Continue reading tiny tale #60: Amy’s mischief!

tiny tale #56: Hide and seek!

He struggled to drag himself behind the thick bush. He had to remain hidden at any cost. The flaming arrow didn't kill him. Yet, it ensured that he won't fly for a while. He couldn't die at the hands of a human, like the others. He was the last of his kind - the sole … Continue reading tiny tale #56: Hide and seek!

tiny tale #54: New beginnings!

Although the flight was turbulent, the landing wasn't. Clutching their oxygen tanks, the passengers set out to explore their new abode. The round, white spacecraft stood out in sharp relief against the barren, rocky terrain. Earth was too far gone to be saved. Now, it was Mars' turn. (280 characters) This post was written in … Continue reading tiny tale #54: New beginnings!

tiny tale #53: Bumper to bumper!

Google Maps casually alerted her that the usual 15 min ride to work would now be much longer, all thanks to the damn traffic. She took a look at the gridlock that showed no sign of resolving any time soon. Good thing she rode a bicycle to work. The cycle lane wasn't so congested! (280 … Continue reading tiny tale #53: Bumper to bumper!

tiny tale #51: The light at the end of the tunnel

Below them, the rushing floodwaters raged and roared, leaving a muddy, crumbling mess in its wake. Stunned into silence, they watched helplessly as the water level continued to rise. They were trapped. "Look, look! It's a chopper!" The tired, trembling crowd heaved a collective sigh. (280 characters) Author's Note: On a personal note, this story … Continue reading tiny tale #51: The light at the end of the tunnel

tiny tale #50: A stroll down memory lane…

He had always had a thing for film cameras. He was immune to all the charms of the digital age. He bought film rolls by the dozen. He claimed that his Kodak camera rarely (read: never) let him down. His love of photography was the only thing that was untouched by his Alzheimer's. (280 characters) … Continue reading tiny tale #50: A stroll down memory lane…

tiny tale #49: Hearts and Stars…

Sarah ignored her arthritis and soldiered on. It was her granddaughter Mia's birthday. Mia loved the cookies. Sarah couldn't wait to surprise Mia! Unknown to Sarah, Mia's heartbeat grew steady again. The doctors heaved a sigh of relief. Mia's heart had finally settled in its new body. (279 characters) This post was written in response … Continue reading tiny tale #49: Hearts and Stars…

tiny tale #48: Holed up

Earthlings used to worship me. Over the years, worship morphed into exploitation and contamination. I used to flow about in abundance, clear as the blue sky. Now I'm reduced to hiding in the deepest, darkest pits to save myself. I used to be called water, Now they call me liquid gold. (280 characters) This post … Continue reading tiny tale #48: Holed up

tiny tale #47: Be cruel to be kind…

Alerted by the sound of approaching feet, whatever remained of the flock exchanged panic-stricken looks. The humans were back. Again! The drug trials were claiming more lives than ever. Each time, they were assured that the formula was finally perfected. But the trials never stopped. (280 characters) This post was written in response to the … Continue reading tiny tale #47: Be cruel to be kind…

tiny tale #46: Void…

On their first wedding anniversary, they got a beautiful, silver photo frame. Years later, he still can't bring himself to get rid of it.. the only physical reminder of her. The flowers beside it never wilted, unlike his marriage The frame remained empty, much like his broken heart. (280 characters) This post was written in response … Continue reading tiny tale #46: Void…

tiny tale #45: Summertime

Summer was in. The school was out. While kids his age were spending the summer obsessing over video games, Adi had other plans. Volunteering to help clean up the local beach was his favourite summer activity. Adi loved to make a difference; Saving the environment, one beach at a time. (280 characters) This post was … Continue reading tiny tale #45: Summertime

tiny tale #44: Chains…

Abuse and pain were all he knew. The numerous scars on his body attested to his suffering. The wounds had healed, but the scars remained... Even now, the very sight of chains has him cowering... whining in pain. The rescue pup has a long road to recovery. (247 characters) This post was written in response to … Continue reading tiny tale #44: Chains…

tiny tale #38: The mask…

He wore a mask to make others laugh for a living, but no one noticed the pain behind his smiles when he took off his mask. (123 characters) This post was written in response to the Twittering Tale #52 photo prompt. The challenge is to tell a story based on the given photo prompt in … Continue reading tiny tale #38: The mask…