A million stars #WoWe

‘I want to see a million stars Zayed,’ Ruhi said.  Zayed smiled knowing what she meant.  It took him back to his remote village at the edge of the backwaters which got a road and electricity about two decades ago.  He was twelve when electricity had finally arrived.  Before that, the kerosene-lamps were the only…

The Perfect Scene #WordyWednesday

June and I rushed back home. ‘Hurry up! Before everybody comes back from their walk,’ said June clearing up the verandah. ‘It should look neat and serene. Where’s that wine glass? It will complete the look’ ‘What if they enquire about Bobby?’ I asked feeling scared. ‘We tell them, we hadn’t seen her and we…

Bewitched #FinishTheStory #MFtS

From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by. Olivia hated the day time when all action was in the night.  She was tired watching the slow lives of humans.  But, they were industrious.  She kept four of them in her house.  Two did the housework and two did the odd jobs for…

The note #FinishTheStory #MFtS

“As her mount shifted uneasily under her, she grasped the brim of her old felt Stetson, gazed upwards and remembered Jean Pierre.” “He was just too handsome for his own good,” Claude thought of her husband. “If he wasn’t so handsome, I wouldn’t have had to keep a watch and protect him from those foolish women…

The great feud #FridayFictioneers

It was a daily ritual on the way back from school.  Best friends, Nick and Jason would bet on the color of the dress worn by the pretty girl at the window.  Whoever wins could go right below her window and profess his love. She had soft curly brown hair with ringlets touching her shoulders,…

The classroom #MFtS

“I see absolutely everything.”   The 10-year-olds in the class looked up at the teacher, Miss Deo, in wonder.  She was writing on the blackboard with her back to the class. “No talking in the back,” she repeated. “I don’t believe it.  She is bluffing,“ Ravi told Suraj.  Both were sitting on the last bench of…