via Daily Prompt: Pest Or simply Lord would suffice, I'm sure. Almost two years ago, I was participating - or rather being made to participate - in a three week long programme on development of effective communication and other soft skills. An inescapable event that occurs at these programmes is the debate. Pit one group… Continue reading Lord of the Rings
via Daily Prompt: Pluck My mother, unable to contain her excitement, erupts loudly, "Vivek has become the BRAND AMBASSADOR for Adidas!!" I stare at her. "Isn't this EXCITING?!? His photos are everywhere! Pammi is so proud. We all are!" My mother nearly shouts. "Let's call him and wish him congratulations!" Vivek - one of my… Continue reading Family.
via Daily Prompt: Dash I get into the auto-rickshaw and inform the driver of my destination. As we dash past the parked cars and other rickshaws, I hear a noise. It is a strange sound; like someone about to vomit, but has reigned in the impulse. Like a violent hiccup, hacked off before it… Continue reading Fast
via Daily Prompt: Blossom "Don't turn on the TV." The husband commented, a little too casually. "I mean, you can turn it on - just don't watch the cricket match." "But I want to watch the match." His wife replied, confused, her finger frozen on the 'On' button on the remote. "I turned it off… Continue reading The Silly Belief Algorithm
via Daily Prompt: Perfume I found a box underneath the bathroom sink. I don't know how long it's been patiently sitting there but I'm pretty certain they didn't mean to leave it behind. They wouldn't; they've seen me fall apart at the smallest of things. I've fallen into a routine. I go to work, come… Continue reading The Box
I know nothing lurks under my bed. Or stands behind me as I look in the mirror. My mother's snores are no longer capable of keeping fear away, only sleep. I know now that those kind of monsters don't exist because I've seen the real ones. They walk around in broad daylight, with wide, vacant smiles and razor sharp words.