The Green Sari #WoWe

Minal touched the green sari wistfully as her employer Sheila showed it to her.  She wished she could own it but she knew it was much beyond her meagre wages.  She hoped that someday it will be hers once Sheila got tired of wearing it. At home that evening,  Minal silently washed the mound of…

Mirage #FridayFotoFiction

Rajiv started the video-calling app.  He looked around to ensure he is alone before he dialed his wife.  Soon Naina’s beautiful face filled up the cell screen. She stared back as if it was unreal. ‘Hey,’ she said shyly,  ‘how are you?’. ‘Missing you Naina,’ he said softly. ‘Amma and Baba are also here,’  she…

Inn-Love #ShadesofLove

Samantha could look at Jonathan unobserved from her corner desk.  Jonathan was busy on the laptop,  preparing the shopping list which goes out on Fridays for the Saturday market.  His fingers flying across the keyboard, like a pianist.  They were long and beautiful. And soft, she remembered. Annie, her four year old bumbled into the…

Directions #FridayFotoFiction

‘Turn left,’ she said. He ignored her and went straight ahead. ‘No prooooblem.  Take the left after the next signal,’ she said again.  ‘Sam.  I lived here.  I know the route to the theater.  Why don’t you listen?’ ‘Nah.. this is the right road.  We will get there on time,’ he said and revved up…

Never again #FridayFictioneers

Radha gripped the handle of the contraption as she held her six year old with the other hand. ‘Seat belts?’ Radha asked the attendant.  He pretended to not hear. Once full,  he flicked a switch to start the roundabout.  Slowly, it came to life.  But,  as it gained momentum,  Radha realized the chair car had…

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…