An Adventure Called Life (#100WordStory)

“Underestimate me at your own risk, it’ll be fun; The game’s always on…”, would invariably, be her silent scream. They called her disabled, repulsive, dependent and just how wrong they could be. Severe congenital limb deformities and speech apraxia made her obnoxious. Mother, ashamed of her existence, broke away, abandoning her and dad. Dad couldn’t … Continue reading An Adventure Called Life (#100WordStory)

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’)….

When people intimidate your goals & happiness…

At times difficult situations crop-up in life where you are surrounded by people who could inevitably disorient you from the goal-path on which you had originally set out…especially certain personalities who tend to be stronger, influential and overbearing, never giving up an opportunity to sway their 'authority' or cease trying to influence your ways to … Continue reading When people intimidate your goals & happiness…

Independence to loneliness…a chakra but is this detour necessary?

Since childhood, she was constantly pressurised to carry out things, the way her family wanted...it affected, hurt and aggrieved her mind...hardly any instances where anyone would be willing to consider that she had a 'wish' too...this will have to change, she decided...it cannot go on like this forever...as for now it's the birth family and … Continue reading Independence to loneliness…a chakra but is this detour necessary?