Just as he was closing the gate, Nayan heard a thud. This is a five sentence fiction based on the Saturday Prompt in the WriteTribe WhatsApp group. This post first appeared on Ishithaa.
If we were having coffee, She would call you for lunch, He would ask you if you had fever. If we were having coffee, Ogling at the other girls , Ignoring my words trying to gaze into your soul. If we were having coffee, Again you would not spend a penny, Again a call would … Read more
When all your life you have been craving for an elder sibling, God finally gets tired of your prayers and sows the seeds of sisterhood in the heart of a person living miles away, someone whose existence you are not even aware of – how do you process so much? She just walks in one … Read more
Dear Dad, I realize how lucky I am to have you. To think about that day still makes me shudder. What if you hadn’t returned? I’d still be an orphan, uneducated and abused, probably living a life of drugs, alcohol and robbery. Thank you for all that you are, dad. Love, The Son You … Read more
Women are no longer working in just their kitchens. They have jobs, look after their families; they cook, clean and teach the children. The parental roles in most houses have evolved. The fathers are more cooperative (in most homes) and are more than willing to take up more responsibility at home. The chores are shared … Read more
The alarm rings continuously. One of the figures on the bed lies still, the other one stirs. Looks at her cupped palms and recites: “Karagre vasate Lakshmi…. Kara madhye…..” She bends down and touches the ground reverently and steps out noiselessly. As if her … Read more
The third stair creaked as the twins tried sneaking up. This was the best chance the sisters would get as the entire family was sleeping. The map had to be decoded before their vacations ended and they returned to the city. Their mum had promised to get them a puppy if they cracked this … Read more