Category: Flash Fiction

The Mirror Image

“I look at my mirror image. What do they see in her that I do not. The world worships the person I see. They go on and on about how charismatic she is, how kind she is, how beautiful she is. But what I…

The Moon

It was the winter of unrequited love, when the cracks of her broken heart froze in place, and when her broken being was determined to never mend, ever again. Today, her mind is hazy about how she passed time during those days when darkness…

The Scar

Life can come undone easily, like a single yarn which, if pulled, can take apart an intricately knitted sweater.Elsie did not know that. She was too buoyant to know that. And naive enough to fall in love with him. The one with the scar. …

A Wait

I see him in spurts, sometimes taking the bins out, sometimes washing his old pick-up truck.Through the blinds, I see his slitted form. Ah, he is not slitted, my view is.  And I know it will remain as is forever. I know I will…

Death of Love

She realises she no longer loves him. And it hurts. The loss of love hurts physically. Her heart sinks, she feels numb, lost.She sits for hours, staring at nothingness, but in her mind’s eye, the years flash by and she tries to diagnose the…

Identity

She lies alone in the bed. The pain creeps in, through the crack in the door, through the cracks in her soul. It overwhelms, breaks, shatters her. Her lover is dead. And she is empty again. The happiness of those clandestine meetings, the sweet nothings…

The Gardener 

He is my Boo Radley, the one who watches me from behind closed doors, through the curtains.I can feel his eyes on me as I tend to those magnolias, the yellow dust on them screeching to the ground when the sprays of water hit…