Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Break-In

We returned home to find the door ajar. Fearing the worse, I asked my family to stay behind me, and cautiously opened the door. The living room looked like a disaster zone. And then, I noticed the trail of blood, … Continue reading

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Banished

We had to keep looking ahead, keep moving forward, for there was nothing left behind us, nothing but death and destruction. Uprooted from a land on which generations of us had taken birth, lived our lives, and prospered. Our lives … Continue reading

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The Perfect Shot

“OUCH!!!! What did you do that for?” “Because you messed up again, you loser.” “But I was just a wee bit late.” “Your ‘wee bit late’ means at least a million less likes on Insta…wee bit late, it seems.” “It’s … Continue reading

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Fire in the Belly

I ran hard, I ran fast, I ran as I had never run before. My legs were screaming at me to stop, my lungs were shouting at me to take a breath, but the fire in my belly refused to … Continue reading

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Prom Night

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent I waited expectantly near the school gate for my boyfriend to come and whisk me away. Boyfriend….I still can’t get myself to use that word for him. We’d known each other since the first day … Continue reading

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Time To Let Go

Originally posted on By Sarah:
Author’s note: Written for my beautiful nanna, Edie, who finally let go last night. May you Rest In Peace with Bill. “Take this balloon,” Nanna began. “Its life begins much like ours. All shrivelled, until…

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The Moon’s a Balloon

“My Momma says that the moon’s a balloon.” “Your Momma is a balloon, full of gas.” “You take it back right now, or else…” “Or else what? You will hit us with these tiny hands?” That night, when a whimpering … Continue reading

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How Haransh Found Happiness

It was Haransh’s first ever road trip, and his parents, Chitra and Puneet, were extremely worried. He was just 17 months old, and had not even started walking till now. Plus, he tended to get a bit cranky if taken … Continue reading

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The General Body Meeting

Photo courtesy Sandra Crook I looked at the resort lovingly. I had finally arrived for THE event that I looked forward to the entire year. Acres of landscaped gardens and water bodies, peppered with exotic art installations and at the … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Family

“You asshole,” she shouted, her face crimson with fury. “Let me explain,” he said in a panicky voice, while trying to calm her down. “There’s nothing to explain, you lout, I should never have trusted you,” she screamed. “But… but…at … Continue reading

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