Category: Fiction

To the Sound of the Beach

I sigh and snuggle against him, feeling the beat of his heart… or was that my own? His peepers are sleepy and droopy but still manages to smile at me. He places behind my ears, those few strands of hair that is falling over my face. He plants a kiss on …

From your #HalfGirlfriend

I shall always remember the day when I set my eyes on you – the sun-scorched blond hair, the deep tan, the rock-hard body not softened in the least by the sleek lines of an elegant suit, and the unexpected derision in your brown eyes. That moment… I knew I …

Eleventh Hour

“But I have been waiting to join you for weeks. Why don’t you let me? Isn’t it enough to leave me in ten days after our wedding? Why did I take a month long break from work? Why did you have to report on duty now? And..and you’ll be moving to …

Light Bulb Moment

Tears rolled down her cheeks as she tried to catch some sleep. But as a painful reminder her engagement ring shone bright in the darkness of the night. More so, his name engraved on the ring simply broke her heart. “I should inform Dad tomorrow. The wedding needs to be called …

Hair on Fire

This is going to be the best time of your life– said one and all. Courtship period- where the couple who got hitched, spend some ‘quality-time’ before the wedding day. The time when they bond, share and communicate their expectations. But not for Mira. It’s been two months since that …

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

“But, the bus will wait only for fifteen minutes”, Mira said over the phone. “That’s okay. It will not be like last time. I will be there in five”, said Arjun before he hung up the call. Mira hoped that he will not be late again like when they had met over …

Keen as Mustard

“So, would you like to grab a coffee tomorrow?”, asked Arjun on the day of their engagement. “Sure. I will tell Dad”, Mira blushed. Ha! The perks of an arranged marriage, Arjun was quick to roll his eyes. Next morning Mira wore a simple yellow salwar suit and headed to …

..and We Soar High! India 2050

And it’s also a Winner of WOW Year 2050, On a bright Sunday Morning: “Mamma, why are you smiling”, asked Nitu. Having purchased the weekly grocery, we were heading back home from the local market on a city bus. “I was thinking about my childhood, dear. I can’t help but notice, …

Tiny Shoes

“Look how excited you are!  Slow down, Megha. Our flight is only the day after. And you would awaken Isha”, teased Rohith. They were going back to their motherland after so long. Megha’s excitement is obvious as they were travelling to India for the first time after Isha’s birth. It …

Caught Red-handed

“Ma, but no. I did not eat butter”, said little Krishna when he was caught red-handed. Yashoda looked at her son seated on an upturned mortar with butter smeared hands and feet. Krishna ran as if very much afraid, when he saw Yashoda coming with a stick in hand. He …