In the thick of it

Friends and relatives with no specific goals in life popped up. They were great human beings, and had stood by us through thick and thin, but lacked that vital ingredient for a sane existence - a purpose to live.  Things got complicated, as they expected me to join in the so-called ‘fun’.  Why are you … Continue reading In the thick of it

Santa’s Badges

Dear Santa, Look back and think what did you bring last year, and what was the intent. You may well have the vaccine in your bag this year, but don’t wear it as a badge of honour. There has been enough destruction before your annual arrival. On the other hand, if there is a method … Continue reading Santa’s Badges

Do you ever think why?

Sunday Writing Prompt at MLMM Do you ever stop to think why a fleeting thought occurred and then the same person called? Do you ever wonder why you took a different route and saw something to change long-held perspectives? Do you ever think why power battles in the office are repeated at home -pushing you … Continue reading Do you ever think why?

Games people play

“I’m sick of magic mirrors”, my teenage daughter protested, “I don’t like seeing grotesque forms of myself.” “These are not those deforming, illusionary mirrors. You will be transformed forever.” His voice appeared to come from another plane. “What? You mean deformities will be permanent?” “There are no deformities here. The tormentor and tormented look alike, … Continue reading Games people play

Take us out of here….

It came as no surprise to anyone when she entered the arena and found it inhabited by winged predators. It was popularly held theory that the destructive virus was bred in the confines of this space. The people who dared to speak had been eliminated. The eerie silence was pregnant with terror and horror. The darkness got dense, but she … Continue reading Take us out of here….

On the cards

“Are the social media posts ready?” “Yes. Are you sure all should be released at the same time?” “Listen carefully now. The posts will be released from different accounts within an hour, and the team to engage on the posts needs to get active immediately. You will get the cue, as soon as news starts … Continue reading On the cards

The Ghost Train

I had the oddest feeling of apprehension as I entered the ghost train. Horror was a subject I had to tackle for the next TV show. Yet, horror was not new to me. The horror of surprises thrown by unexpected human conduct, the horror of being fleeced by the noblest medical profession in times of need and the … Continue reading The Ghost Train

Dark secrets

The police was at the doorstep. He thought the matter had been closed la few weeks ago. “You are under arrest.” The tone was terse, and there was no other option than getting in the jeep with the police team. A few hours later…. “We have traced out deleted chats from a number which was … Continue reading Dark secrets

Mysterious Apple

The strangest thing happened as I walked into the theme park.  A larger-than-life apple was placed on the pathway. It looked like a replica or sculpture, so I clicked some pictures, and moved ahead. I stopped on hearing strange sounds emanating from my phone. “Release me. You have no rights to hold me captive. Aaaahhhh….” … Continue reading Mysterious Apple