Tag Archives: Tales

The Freedom Fighter

The rising sun filled my heart with dread. Photo courtesy Sue Vincent I couldn’t wait any longer. I looked at my formidable enemy once again, and knew I didn’t stand a chance. But I had to try and rescue my … Continue reading

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Ominous Obidos #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

With its picture-perfect vistas and its white, yellow, and blue winding narrow streets, Obidos was the textbook fairytale town. But what we didn’t realize was, that like in all fairy tales, lurking just beneath this magical facade, was dark evil. … Continue reading

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Just in Time – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

I was dying, and there was nothing I could do about it. Lying alone on a cot in my ramshackle hut, I tried calling out to my husband and kids in my delirious state, and then I remembered… If only … Continue reading

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Gone in 60 Seconds #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

I walked towards the parking with a spring in my step, but as I reached it, my feet suddenly felt like lead. I stood shell-shocked as I looked at the vast emptiness. Photo credit: harutmovsisyan at Pixabay.com Of all the days, it … Continue reading

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How I Saved the World

I was standing quietly at the edge of the forest, holding a ‘borrowed’ glass of stolen scotch in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.  Suddenly, I heard a loud rustling sound. Fearing that it was my Dad, come … Continue reading

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The Making of a Superhero

Photo courtesy Ted Strutz “Doctor, our son, Bruce, loves bicycles.” “Lots of people love them, that’s no reason to come to a child psychologist.” “Well, we are forced to buy him a new bicycle every year.” “He outgrows it that … Continue reading

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The SOS

We picked up the distress signal at 1100 hours. My ship, HMS Andersen, of which I had been the Captain for almost 10 years now, was patrolling the Baltic Sea with a crew of 254 able and highly-experienced sailors. One … Continue reading

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The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is…

“Let’s go, we’re already behind schedule,” he said. “I’m not ready yet,” I replied, “I need white flowers to put in my hair, they look dazzling on me.” “WHAT?” he cried out, “Where will I get them from in this … Continue reading

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The Rejuvenation

He was more than a tad bit nervous, and feeling rusty on top of that. He’d not left home in months, and now, they expected him to perform in front of a live audience. “My day in the sun should … Continue reading

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The Party Animal

There were four people on Jignesh’s list of invitees for his grand party. It was the first party that he was ever hosting for his colleagues, and if things went according to plan, it would also be the last, for … Continue reading

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