Guilt or Art? (#100WordsStoryChallenge; #ImagebasedFlashFiction)

Art is an antidote to despair. The mercurial urge struck. Creativity doodles rising, he grabbed his paraphernalia. Expert, unmindful, fingers once again, found their masterstrokes. Beneath the star-studded sky, in the mountain foothills, a lone cottage stood. A couple lovingly watched their child playing gleefully, in the garden. Satisfied he drew back. But oh! The … Continue reading Guilt or Art? (#100WordsStoryChallenge; #ImagebasedFlashFiction)

The Termination (Short Story)

Aarti and Rohit were lovers since college. It was a spark of smile at first sight which eventually blossomed into friendship and liking, after which came in love. Aarti was confident about her open minded family though Rohit had apprehensions in disclosing his relationship to anyone around until the right moment arrived. Several years passed … Continue reading The Termination (Short Story)

Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….

  'Tu meri beti nahi beta hai' (You are not my daughter, rather you are my son), her father's words resounded in Uttara's ears. Living in a patriarchal society, Uttara had felt proud whenever Kishan and Radha used to say this to her, as if she had won a Nobel prize. Contrary to that, she … Continue reading Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….

Short story – A mind that is stretched by new experiences….

Apeksha had a flourishing Architectural Consultancy practice. Clients approached her with their dreams and she would spare no ability or effort in making them come true. She was implacably committed and also aware that they liked her ideas coupled with her unwavering determination to work them out. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR OWN UNFULFILLED DREAMS? she … Continue reading Short story – A mind that is stretched by new experiences….

Glimpses from the life of “Aabad” (A domestic cleaner with educational goals for his children)

He has been their domestic cleaner, for the last several years ever since they relocated to this foreign country - a cleaner for several of the apartments in the building in fact, where he was deployed amidst a team of workers. The team worked for the real estate division of the company which owned the … Continue reading Glimpses from the life of “Aabad” (A domestic cleaner with educational goals for his children)