Fear

their fearwill give you allyou wish; you just need toturn them into pliable doughand build…

Soul-mates

The concept of soul-mate has loosened up over a period of time. At one stage, it meant recognising the other at first glance, getting along effortlessly and being together for a lifetime. I guess it got too cumbersome for modern lifestyles, though everybody wants someone to vibe with easily at a mental and emotional level. … More Soul-mates

Noise

I hearno more, but seelife changing around meI felt my own heart beat today–Silencetakes over from where all noise leftgiving me something new-incrediblefeelings

Phoenix

“The name is Phoenix. But the picture does not match.” The HR executive’s brow was creased “Social media profiles would have changed too.” “How do you know?” “When the phoenix rises again, he reinvents himself. It’s the only way to escape extinction.”

Dream a little dream

It’s the same old house. I’m on the terrace, ready to take off on a flight, but fall. My wings have failed. I see myself on my destination, jumping through the golden orb into a zone of bliss. Fame, wealth, peace, love all surround me. Then, those dark corridors again…. Which take me back to … More Dream a little dream

Wor(l)d- building

It takes time to build a world. The first design is not difficult. I know what to place where and when. But the sub-plots can get complicated. My characters are not all born here. They or their parents come from different places, and carry a different world within them. How do these sub-worlds react to … More Wor(l)d- building

Not needed now

This is a topic I can’t have fun with. The women in my father’s family (his mother, sister and nieces) were beautiful. They looked like marble statues with their alabaster skin and chiselled features.  My grandmother would often say with great sarcasm to me, “You look like your mother….have not taken after this family.” It … More Not needed now

Weird Dreams

I wake up with a start. I dreamt I had turned into an app, with a lot of books in it. Friends and family, all those who had earlier labelled me a bookworm, have downloaded me on their devices. Many of them will see me in that “Least interacted with” list. They love to have … More Weird Dreams

The Witch

I decided to have fun with your prompt. “Did you notice the changing color of my skin, and small protuberances from my ear?” “What’s bothering you, Jack? You seem to be upset.” He did not look up from his phone. “Alan, my wife is a witch.” I felt my voice quivering. “Wait till you see … More The Witch