Tag: #fiction

Tell me no lies!

I dug my toes into the sand and sighed. The sand still retained some of the day’s heat, and the tightness in my feet slipped away slowly, as I pressed them into the warm sand. I took a deep breath, eager to fill my…

Like a lamb to the slaughter…

This story was written in response to a prompt, “ You find an alien object in your garden” for #StoryAWeek on the WriMo India group.   Like a lamb to the slaughter… A short story by Apeksha Rao They were looking for her. She could…

How it all began…

                                        A Ding dong bell excerpt His eyes were cold and lifeless as he stared at me. “You have no idea who I am, do…

For the moon to shine…

“Hello? Earth to Piya!” Piya Mehra turned to grin at her best friend, Ami. “What are you thinking? You looked a million miles away,” said Ami, with a slurp of her berry smoothie. “Look at the sky, Ami. What do you see?” Ami made…

Walk into my parlour…

This story is based on a prompt given by The Frangipani Creative for #WritingWednesday. The prompt was as follows, ”On the first day of school, two best friends discover a frightening secret about one of their teachers.” ********           ********    …

Where angels fear to tread…

Sanju opened her eyes and groaned. They had finally moved in to the broken-down haveli, and last night, the whole family had gathered for a feast. How much of her grandmother’s tharra had she had? She felt like one of her buffaloes had stomped…

An unexpected treasure

It has been a long and tiring day. I drag myself up the two floors to my one bedroom room house in Police Quarters. I hate going up and down these narrow stairs, stained with paan. But, I know that I’m lucky to have…

Joy

I wrote this story in response to a prompt by an amazing writer called Vinay. He asked me to weave a story around the following sentence, “The beggar sat opposite the temple, and watched, as she came to offer her prayers. “ So, here…

If wishes were horses…

This is a very special post for me. Zainab tagged me for a blog hop called #mondaymommymoments, hosted by Deepa and Amrita. The topic was “5 wishes and hopes for your children” I asked them if I could write a short story based on…

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