Masks

Photo by Ibolya Toldi on Pexels.com "Of course the eyeliner and shadow are necessary!" Naira exclaimed, looking at her sister in disbelief. "Smoky eyes are the latest trend, you know. Think of them as... garnish to embellish a dish." "Does that mean I don't have to wear the mask?" Myra asked, fiddling with her dress... Continue Reading →

Mindly Spirit

Unsplash image I walked ahead, following the bright rays streaming from the gaps between the canopies of the tall trees. I was getting tired, but something compelled me to forge ahead. My last memory had been of sitting before the fireplace, sipping brandy and finalising the seating arrangements; when I found myself alone, trekking in... Continue Reading →

Checkmate

A late post for Go Dog Go Cafe's Tuesday Writing Prompt- Finish the phrase “You tried to ruin me, but I…” Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "You tried to ruin me, but I wish to thank you for your efforts," Sneha spoke as she sat before him, forgoing any unnecessary small talk. Seven years later,... Continue Reading →

Mask- #WDYS

Written for Sadje's What Do You See #42. Does this picture inspire you to write something? Write an original story, poem or a caption. This is my first attempt at the 'Tanka' form of poetry. It's a form of Japanese poetry that follows- 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count per line. Image credit; Lucas Pezeta at Pexels Painted colours brightBroken... Continue Reading →

He Found At Last

Boden came from a family of distinguished cat-mosaps, with some unique and beautiful cat traits that manifested in each generation. Now, there were not many experimented subjects left in the world, after The Great War. So, these ani-mosaps were regarded with respect for enduring the 'mad-phase-of-experiments'. But Boden could care less about this. Now teenagers,... Continue Reading →

Just Like Me

Photo by Tuur Tisseghem on Pexels.com This week, the theme for Eugi's Weekly Prompt was 'Neighbours' and as I sat pondered over a story or maybe a poem... I decided to write about my own experience with our national neighbours. Whether consciously or sub-consciously, almost every person who grew up in this nation, was at... Continue Reading →

Identity

This is for to Eugi's Weekly Prompt- Identity. Being born to our families and in our country, we have many identities that become attached to us- race, gender, caste, class, religion, nationality among many others. Often we get so involved in establishing, changing or denying one or more of these tags, that we forget to... Continue Reading →

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