Fiction: What is Success?


(The following piece is inspired by a conversation I had with a couple of friends) The restaurant is pretty busy. There is long queue of people who are waiting to dine in here but those who are having their dinners here do not want to vacate their tables even after they are done. The tiny … Continue reading Fiction: What is Success?

Fiction: Half Remembered Dream


Eyelids flickering. He should know by now he is dreaming, that it is almost 5 am in the morning. The time when the dam withholding dreams is released, random characters both new, remembered and fictitious manifest. Yet he dreams on, his eyelids quivering as his sleep slowly withdraws, his breath quickening. He is standing in … Continue reading Fiction: Half Remembered Dream

Literary Lion: Pool


Fiction: Literary Lion: Pool. My response to Laura's prompt: this time she challenged us to write a story in 100 words or less on her prompt pool.     First Feet, thighs and then chest. Finally, I was in the pool walking towards that sparkling beauty. The sunlight shimmered off the water surface. I prodded … Continue reading Literary Lion: Pool

Flowers In Your Memory


Literary Lion: Flower Dear Jyoti, Here is the gajra I promised. Its Thursday and you always loved wearing it in your hair every Thursday. I vowed to keep gajra in front of your photograph, today I keep this letter too. You see, I have been diagnosed with cancer. We must have a strong love because … Continue reading Flowers In Your Memory

Dance Of Death

Dance of Death

Literary Lion. Dance She lay dying. Her clothes were bloodied although most of the blood was from her enemies. She had killed many of them tonight. But not enough and now only the most potent and deadly chased her down the alley. She knew she wouldn't outlive the hour, she had no energy resources to … Continue reading Dance Of Death