Escalaphobia #FridayFictioneers

Step on the moving ladder and hold the railing.  Sally watched as people zoomed towards the escalator and then stood at ease  till they reached the top.  It looked simple.  But, what if her feet did not find the firm step or if it moves when she is just putting her feet.  Should she hold…

The morning after #writebravely

Chapter 1 , Chapter 2 , Chapter 3 , Chapter 4 , Chapter 5 , Chapter 6,  Chapter 7 Neil woke up to the smell of fresh coffee coming from the kitchen.  He took a deep breath,  felt like the good old days.  He could even hear faint radio chatter.  It was later than usual,  but he felt so much better. He will never forget…

Monster #writebravely

Chapter 1 , Chapter 2 , Chapter 3 , Chapter 4 , Chapter 5 , Chapter 6 Neil walked into the flat late in the night.  The office party was a disaster.  His thoughts kept going back to Shruti.  Shruti needs help, he thought.  He himself would like some support.  He thought of the one person who can set Shruti right. He had dialed…

Out of comfort zone #writebravely

Chapter 1 , Chapter 2 , Chapter 3 , Chapter 4 , Chapter 5 ‘So why do you keep calling Neil’s friends?  Why didn’t you talk to Neil?’ Niti asked. ‘No use.  He just denies it.  Says I am crazy and imagining things’,  she said as she wiped her nose. ‘Since, when do you think he is having an affair?’ ‘Past few…

Disobedience #writebravely

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 The phone rang with Niti’s smiling face displayed.  Shruti picked up the phone immediately. ‘Didi,’  she said and started sobbing. ‘Shruti, what is it?  What happened?’ asked Niti full of concern thinking of all weird things that could have gone wrong. ‘It’s its N.. Neil..  He is…

Bated Breath #writebravely

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Shruti let the phone ring when she saw that the caller was Neil.  At his fifth attempt,  she picked it up. ‘Are you spying on me?’ Neil asked in a voice spiked with anger and restraint. ‘Why should I?’ Shruti countered. ‘You called Nisha.  I know it. I have…