Category: Flash Fiction

Hope in Darkness

A thousand moons have gone by, but the smell of her lingers, filling the nights with a fragrance of hope. A hope that grows, never fades, even in the face of darkness that otherwise shrouds his life.He does not remember much nowadays, life is…

You Are Safe

She clutched the baby close to her as she made her way out of the house, slowly and quietly. The hurriedly packed bag was light, so was the baby. Her steps became faster as she walked through the narrow lanes of the village. It was…

Because of Me

When the clouds take over the sun and the world descends into a darkness, gloomy and dark, I sneak through the cracks of your heart. You squirm and sweat, toss and turn but cannot sleep. For I poke deep in your heart, stirring emotions…

Escape

The summer stung, the buzz of the mosquitoes deafened, the afternoons dragged.Every day of that summer, the little boy thought of escape.  Today, he just sat with his mother and watched her cook dinner. The roti puffed up as his mother flipped it with…

The Music That Died

The music in their relationship had with the passage of years had died a slow death. Now it was just silence. A deafening silence that could not be drowned by the mundanity that life had become.  The silence was always there, even amidst the…

The Crack

The glass window in my room has a crack, silver snakes coming from all directions and cumulating into one. I do not know whether it fell prey to a zooming stone, or an angry fist or a naughty toy. But that crack makes me…

Fragrance

She took off her raincoat, and hung it on the rack. Her dress was wet at the hems. She sighed, she had not been able to protect herself from rain, like she had not been able to protect herself from life, from him, from…