The Baton….

Just a day left for the weekend. At the threshold of fun, it was the toughest day for the little boy. Lugging his heavy backpack, he trudged to school, lost in thoughts he deftly avoided the puddles with his forehead creased with furrows of worry. A wizened old man who used to visit a tea…

The shack… The self..

The stone flew from the middle of the road, bouncing off the tar a couple times before splashing into a muddy puddle with a wet plop! Face brooding like the black clouds that hovered low and cursing himself for giving the royal kick to the stone, he trudged along, shaking the muddy water on his…

A lesson…

Beauty lies not always where one would expect it to be. Sometimes ruins ironically have the most ethereal beauty to offer to us simple mortals. They talk, to those that are willing to listen, about the times long gone, about the art, about the culture about the lifestyle and about the importance man gave to…

One cant have it all..

Time was grinding to a halt.. the yearning for a break was getting to the nerves. Guess too much of everything is bad afterall.. The hustle and rush was sorely missed. He who once said good cant never be complete without the bad sure knew what he was talking about. It was unimaginable that such…

The itch…

Time rolled on, years went by. Jobs changed, salaries changed, family got bigger, cars got better, paunch increased, comfort got plusher, and yet there it was, in one quiet remote corner it lurked. An insatiable itch. No matter how much creature comforts he bought, it remained, as a small vacuum blotch that remained to suck…

Monday Morning!

The crisp call of the bird tore through the dark mist the seemed omnipresent! Opening the eyes did not quite help as the sun still had not succeeded in breaking through the old creaky wooden windows. The room, damp from the air around, was small, the floor creaky and the furniture rickety. Lying on his…

Coincidence?

The overcast sky was in perfect sync with the lovely lawn. The table overlooking the lawn had two steaming cups of latte and two people with lost look in their eyes. Such was the whirlwind romance, they never knew when it began not did they realise it would come crashing down.The classic utopian dreams of…

The new road.

It had been a long, tiring day. The fatigue of the day held him in its evil clasp. Ignoring the throbbing head ache, he drove on towards home until he hit upon a fork. He knew his way home and until this day, never cared what lay on the other path, UNTIL TODAY. On cue,…

Oasis

Every step was more painful than the last. The wind seemed to be on fire, whipping fiery lashes every other minute. Trudging through the barren wasteland, alone it was herculean task to get to the destination. A faint wisp of moisture caught the nostril, if only for just a second. Dusting off the fine sand…

The Inferno

The forest was ablaze, rendering the ink blue night a fiery ocher, the glow reaching villages miles away..One could hear animals shrieking our desperate cries as they ran away from the forest… But those that saw the inferno were a witness to a weird spectacle… shadowed by the flames that seemed to lick the skies,…

Loneliness….

The wind the blew was cool… it felt soothing to his tormented soul. The twilight setting in gave birth to a million twinkling stars as the hill station came to life. The houses all along the valley had started to get ready for the evening, when the family would get back together for a bonding…

Oblivious……

The clouds around was on fire. The blazing inferno threatening to singe everything in its path. The searing winds brought pain with every whistle.. In an anticlimactic contrast, the water, seemingly soothing hides too many dangers within its depths, tempting a gullible soul to enter so it can swallow him whole. Yet, put at the…