Tag: Flash Fiction

A Story

How do you write a story that has not ended yet. At least not in your head. In reality, in this material world, it ended in the lack of money. That was when she walked away, with promises shattered, joys undiscovered. But in my…

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…

The Shimmering Sky

The little girl gazed out of the car window at the orphanage becoming smaller. And then the evening sky caught her eye.  It was lit with streaks of gold dust. It sparkled as the shimmering strips of light seemed to fall on the dark…

Who Am I?

In the midst of chaos and cacophony, when all seems calm, when zen sets in and all that remains is the distant humming ringing in ears, know that I have set in. When you see that one person and you feel the gush of…

Where I Belong

The taxi crawls, the croaking radio blasts an 80’s song . The driver is whinging about the rotten traffic. Bikes and rickshaws snake past. Chaos all around. I am home.  I sit and listen to the muted noise of hawkers and horns. I am…

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…