No prying rights

Why has she not woken up today? The alarm rang half an hour ago… His granddaughter asks him to open a box, and he indulges. The slap from a toy trapped inside shakes him up, but he smiles and moves away. The beaver slap comes in the form of a message from his wife, “Just … Continue reading No prying rights


Reena’s Xploration Challenge #282

Welcome back to another week! PROMPT #282 It is entirely your choice to use either one or both of the images as prompts. There is no restriction on format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.  Any post that is found to be … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #282

Yellow Bellies

A young man from a premier management institute says “My father told us we can only do well in jobs, not business.” Anita suffers injustice in her marriage because her father once told her, “You are neither beautiful nor a heiress, so do as you are told to do.” Nyla, a qualified gynaecologist, is a … Continue reading Yellow Bellies

Dog tired

Another award function, journos pushing around for bytes, broken statements scattered around with no resemblance to the spirit of the conversation. He is tired, dog tired of celebrating a successful persona, a persona built painstakingly to meet expectations, a persona that’s not him. It reminds him of the plastic excitement of puppies who escape with … Continue reading Dog tired

Window in the wall

Deer have survived as a species because they are extra cautious around water bodies. They understand the risk of being attacked, and take all measures to ensure their safety. Someone saidthe meek shall inherit the earthbare survival through centuriesor a mention in historyfor a stupendous actwhich may be termedbrave or bravadoby perspectivesto build a narrative … Continue reading Window in the wall

Flying envelopes

She has been wearing white clothes for decades, and least of all because she is a Hindu widow. Black was discarded because it revealed the darkest parts of her subconscious. She thought about all the people and events which brought misery to her life, and the non-verbal outpourings from her mind came close to what … Continue reading Flying envelopes

Owl – my spirit animal

ominous voicewith penetrating visionnobody wantsto see or hear me symbol of wisdomin certain cultureslabelled as an idiotby those who fear me tearing through darknessstories penetrate my coreprocessing inputsI speak, but once in a whiletruth scares - bad omen am I Tanka Tuesday Weekly Prompt