Hey! Remember Me?

It has been over a week since I have posted anything other than 6WSP posts here. I had been meaning to announce a mini-hiatus but somehow I just didn't get any time. The past few days have been a rollercoaster rides. It was one of those times when 24 hours doesn't just seem to be … Continue reading Hey! Remember Me?

Change – A Haiku

Pandemic changed us We toe the line warily, trying to be safe This post was written in response to the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 373. The words for this week are line and toe. The challenge is to write a Haiku using the two words. Click on the link to know more … Continue reading Change – A Haiku

Heartbeat

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

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

Wish – a tiny tale

He wished for a girl. She wished for a boy. The ultrasound results revealed that both their wishes were granted. (20 words) I almost ended up writing another take about the pandemic but this story seemed much better and sweeter in comparison.This post was written in response to the Twenty-Word Tuesday: Week 38 prompt. Thank you, … Continue reading Wish – a tiny tale

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

Oasis

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

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!

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

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

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

With you…

If I am ever stuckWithout even the slightest bit of luckIn the middle of nowhereWith no way to get out of there,I hope it will be with youTo keep me company all the way throughCome sunshine or rainI know you will always remainBy my side through it allWhen I am with you,My troubles seem smallMy … Continue reading With you…

I am Superdog!

I may not look like Superman But I am a hero in my own right You might think That I am not smart enough When you see me Chasing butterflies or even my own tail at times! But, you see, it's just a facade All superheroes need a cover A fake identity to hide behind … Continue reading I am Superdog!

The empty-nester – a tiny tale

The wooden benches in her garden had remained vacant for too long. Sita missed her children and the extremely naughty, noisy bunch of grandchildren. The restrictions prevented her extended family from visiting and transforming her home into a hive of activity. This tiny tale was written in response to the June 23rd #1MinFiction Challenge hosted by … Continue reading The empty-nester – a tiny tale

Freshly inked

The paper soaks up the fresh ink greedilyThe words sink in readilyBut my teardrops smudge themCreating quite the mayhem This post was written in response to Sammi's Weekend Writing Prompt #215. The Weekend Writing Prompt is hosted by Sammi on her blog - Sammi Cox. The challenge is to include the word "ink" and write … Continue reading Freshly inked

The best gift is you!

Someone might be more beautiful than you Someone might be richer than you Someone might be more popular than you Someone might be more accomplished than you Someone might be smarter than you Someone might be more efficient than you Someone might be more successful than you Someone might be wiser than you These realizations … Continue reading The best gift is you!

Nasty comments!

doubt, google

I was just going through my spam folder when I came across a comment from a genuine blogger that left me reeling from shock. Here's a screenshot of the said comment This particular comment appeared about 3 hours ago in my blog post titled A walk down the memory lane - My college days which … Continue reading Nasty comments!

Blogging Insights – What I have learned so far

Today, I decided to do something that I have never done before. And so here I am, participating in the Blogging Insights hosted by Tanya. I came to know about these series all thanks to a post by my fellow blogger Sadje. The question for the day is: What are you learning (or are you … Continue reading Blogging Insights – What I have learned so far

Third blogiversary!🎂 Join the blog party. 🎉🎉🎉

Yay. My Random Ramblings turned three this Sunday! Three down, forever to go. (*cough cough* well, as long as I'm alive and sane enough to know my way around WordPress, but let's still go with forever!) I know it's a bit late to post this, but hey, as they say, better late than never. I … Continue reading Third blogiversary!🎂 Join the blog party. 🎉🎉🎉

#AtoZChallenge: Rescue (six word story #29)

Writing helped chase away her demons. Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh Here are the links to my #AtoZChallenge posts from last year. Click on any letter to read the corresponding tiny tale. 😃 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Rescue (six word story #29)

Breaktime’s over. I’m back!

Hello everyone, If you've been following my blog regularly, you'd have known that I was on a break from blogging for a while. But I'm back. I know I've been neglecting this blog a lot lately - I've got so many comments to reply to and I've missed reading a lot of posts on other … Continue reading Breaktime’s over. I’m back!

tiny tale #7: Conquering fears

With a deep breath, she braced herself and conquered her fears. Ignoring the voices in her head that called for perfectionism, she hit "Publish". She decided that an imperfect, published post was better than a perfect draft. This post was written in response to today's Daily Prompt: Conquer Click here to read all my tiny tales. … Continue reading tiny tale #7: Conquering fears