The Note. (Retort)

Dear love, My heart skipped beats while I read your letter. I thought you moved on effortlessly, hope you find this vignetter. I am in pain like I’m being sliced with swords, so much of it that I fail to express in words. If ever pain could be named by another I would call it…

The Note.

To the only one it might concern, “There’s life after fall and there’s love after failure”     I hope you are keeping fine. I am writing this mail with a lot of things in my mind. Right now, it’s a sudden rush of feelings, being able to write to you after days. I might…

Appeasement

            “You must either use all that money on things that are useful, or give it away to those who are in need”, I told Naveed that morning when we met at a Café near his house and that is how we got the notion of starting a programme for the children in need. We…

Parents – Pay Rents

It’s the due date Both of them are in a state of panic yet excited Hurriedly they reach the emergency room After facing death the mother hears a cry and smiles with relief 2.5inches of happiness looks at them blankly as it begins to sprout out in this world Lightened faces and hearts Families congratulating…

Peacemaker

Rea Nelson turned eighteen that Autumn. No cakes, no parties, no wishes, no presents to cheer her up or celebrate her legality. “Well, this isn’t something offbeat anyways”, she told herself as she got back to finishing a story she had started working on. The sound of a breaking glass stopped her. “Must be him…

The Grey Village

Everyone has heard of Costa’s miracles in our grey village; the boy who had a wooden toy and a cheerful wren bird. His giant miracles were in his spoken wooden toy which could create a lot of jokes in a louder tone. His second miracle was in his talented wren; a wonder-bird that had the…

Metamorphosis

I don’t remember how I got here. Before, I was drifting. I try to recapture my dream but except for a brief glimmer of clouds and blue sky it is gone completely. Time to wake up then, I guess. I attempt to stretch. Nothing. Call out. Nothing. I open my eyes and see nothing. What…

A Career

What do you really know about being happy and content with your career choice? Just get a degree and follow what your elders tell you to do and be depressed and stressed all your life? Or you get a degree in something that you really love to do and have a great sense of satisfaction…

Following Your Heart

“I bet there are three-eyed monsters and man-eating trees on the other side of the great river,” said Shyam. Shyam was the only one I was close to, besides my mom. She was my world. Shyam and I used to come here every morning to watch the sunrise. We sat under the great banyan, by…

Beyond Infinity

“Once you have kids, your heart doesn’t stay intact inside, instead pieces of it roams outside hither thither. “ She thought out loud, staring at the diminishing landscape below as the plane took off. I quit my admiring gaze at the beautiful greenery and turned towards a pair of beautiful eyes, forlorn and lost somewhere…

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