Nothing to lose

Twenty five year old Sri wiped his sweat from his eyes and looked across the ocean. He had just finished his shift and had come on to the deck for a breather.  He worked on this huge cargo ship. It was back-bending work, but Sri enjoyed it. Across the ocean, he could see a luxury…

The hashtag generation

I looked down at the candle-light march down the street from my window. The town was honouring the fallen brave hero who stood up against the senseless crime but was killed. I could not join because I had hurt my leg. My attention was drawn to one side of the crowd below. There stood a…

Love

He was feeling inspired. His mom said that she would like a coffee. He would make it for her. He had seen her make it a lot of times now. He pulled a stool from the hall. He needed it to reach the counter. He took the kettle, filled water in it, and carefully put…

The festival

I am finally here. Its been a long wait. My childhood memories come back to hit me like waves, one after another. As I go home in the cab, each tree, each street and each park calls out to me. Home! What a sweet word! It is like an oasis for a person lost in…

Story telling

Now the prince was being chased by the enemy on horses! Oh! God, they were catching up!! The prince rode away on his tired horse as fast as he could!! But no! He would NOT run anymore, he would fight back!! The prince turned around and stood there majestically for the enemy to come up….

Small victory

He sat on the park bench, alone, with a scowl on his face. He just had a huge fight with his sister. Just because she is elder by 10 mins, does not make her my boss! Hmph! I will do what I want! “Come on!”, she said. She had a tandem cycle. His eyes sparkled!…

Another day

The boat was moored at the cove near the beach. The tide was in at this moment. He was sure it was about to turn. He had to make it in time. The danger of getting stuck at the beach was eminent. He ran as fast as he was able, ignoring the stitch on his…

Dream

  He went up to the terrace of the penthouse. He opened the door and stepped out. He stood on the wall at the very edge and looked down. The city was below, laid out, waiting for him. He was the king. Above all else. This is what he craved, to be able to rule…

The D day

It was early morning. The beach road was full of morning joggers. There were not many vendors this early. The beach was relatively lonely this time of the day. She walked some distance on the beach and chose a spot where there was no one around. She sat down in the soft sand of the…

Dilemma

“But Sudha! This is unlike you. You and arranged marriage? I can’t believe this! When did this happen?”, exclaimed Tina. “Yeah!”, smiled Sudha, “Expect the unexpected from me. It has been 4 years now.” Sudha and Tina were friends, who had been inseparable in college. They were sitting in a cozy corner of the upscale…

BarAThon 2017: My take

First things first! Here is my winner’s badge! Yay!! I am so proud of it! I had a lot of fun participating in the BarAThon 2017 by BlogARhythm My daughter put me on to this. Check out her blog here: The World in My Eyes. She was able to do only 2 days of blogging…

Call of the Wind

Harishchandra or Harry as he liked to be called looked out of his 16th floor high rise apartment in Manhattan. It was evening dipping into night. The sky was inky blue. The black of the night was creeping up slowly and covering all the blue out slowly. It seemed to Harry as if it was…