The Truth

I knew it in that first meeting, when you gave all the right bytes a young girl wants to hear. And I happened to be heiress to a fortune. Your furrowed brows told me the truth, a mature woman understands. (40 words)  



“Well, I think it’s funny. It cannot be sheer coincidence that ……” His sentence was abruptly cut short by his half-brother, Billy…. “You never made an effort to decipher synchronicity. Universal energy flows in certain directions, and it can create magic.” “Magic, indeed! He did not kick the stool, but managed to kill himself.” “Read … Continue reading Who?

A sky to fly

“Don’t look for me, because you won’t find me.” Dylan almost wanted to put the letter down, and call the police, but then, he stopped to read on. “Thanks for all the support! You are the colonnade that enveloped my existence, helped me stay afloat, but also separated me from the skies I dream of … Continue reading A sky to fly

Destiny overtakes

“Destiny overtook a mother’s will,” says the message to my husband as my dog breathes her last. The hands that nursed her back to health after rib and foot fractures, the hands that cleaned up what she threw out from her mega-oesophagus (a medical condition) could not protect her from the cruel arms of Death. … Continue reading Destiny overtakes

Under the stars

Sleeping under the stars, I think of you and your moon-like face shines in my dreams. The liquor heavy breath of the cleaner boy wakes me up. Dawn break is still an hour away, but we need to drive on – to reach destinations where you wait.   Three Line Tales #Week 55    

She won the battle

She had come a long way. The baby girl who survived being thrown against the wall in her infancy, the girl who borrowed books to quench her thirst for learning, the girl who ran away from home to find a new life and landed in a brothel, the girl who poisoned the ‘madam’ to get … Continue reading She won the battle

Glass door

She aced cricket, topped the class in Mechanical Engineering, and moved on to become CEO of a company. Our friends teasingly refer to me as Prince Philip, the one who walks a step behind his wife.  I’m happy to be her support, the ‘man behind her success’. News channels speak of the largest corruption scandal … Continue reading Glass door