Category Archives: Flashfiction

Tell a tale 32: We the women

This week of lock down ended with my mother and I getting picked for the weekly flash fiction contest ! Thank you for adding light to this otherwise dark times… First my mom And then mine

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Tell a tale 29: Camouflaged

Wrapped in smilesWhich can seen from miles Mellowed with wordsThat are a tad absurd Memories that sting and burnLeaving you with lessons learned Laced with hopeThat help you cope Are nothing but endingsThat masquerade as beginnings

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Tell a tale 28 : unique

My parents cried and cursed their fate. My grandparents said it could be corrected. The neighbours called me a witch. My classmates laughed and cracked jokes about it.For years I took it all in stride. Indeed, I was odd but … Continue reading

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Tell a tale 27: Blue

Today is a special day. I woke as usual at sharp 4am, boiled milk,added coffee powder in the filter and kept idlis in the cooker. After my bath I wore the blue silk saree with the temple border. The one, … Continue reading

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Tell a tale 26: Slipping on the slopes

The white against the blue seems particularly spectacular today. She giggles and turns around.“Are you recording ?”“Yes!” This past week has not been easy ,her first time at slopes. My first as ski instructor. My breath catches as she glides … Continue reading

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Tell a tale 25: Storm in my heart

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Tell a tale 23 :Becoming strangers…

Herein lies the reason why it will never be what it could have been between us. The unsaid words have piled up like bricks. The more we choose to ignore the more they become conspicuous. The more we laugh about … Continue reading

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