Silent Killer

What hurts more, someone’s hurtful words or a screaming silence? She fell hard, so hard and deep in love… Leaving behind fights, she moved to touch this dove! Romance in the eyes, painting the world so rosy, She dreamed a life with him, of a world so cozy! Not long before the bubble finally burst…

The Techno Love

“A new roboticist has joined us”, announced a mechanical voice. After the preliminary courtesies, all went about their work. In a world full of artificial intelligence, the living beings had turned a robot themselves. No feelings, no urge to break the routine, nothing excited them apart from a new invention. What a lively place it…

At The Crossroad

The bright dawn shed light on her sleeping form in the deserted area. Rubbing her eyes she found herself at a crossroad, which represented her life in the ideal way. One path led her to her old life, where she was running from but an easy option. The second one was much traveled, seemed a…

Catching Dreams

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die….. Life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly! – Langston Hughes

Barrenness

A famous quote by Socrates, “Beware the barrenness of a busy life” threw me into a trance today. We are all running after success, just like a search for an oasis in a god forsaken desert. The more we move towards it, the farther it seems. Just when we feel that it is at an…

Unknown Love Part 2

A loud knock at the door woke her up, irritated she got up to scold the unwanted visitor. But on opening the door, she fell short of words. None other than the guy from her dreams was standing there. Was she dreaming again? Or was he right there? “Ahmm, hello. Sorry to have disturbed your…

Unknown Love!

“What! The same dream again. Who is this guy that haunts you every night?”, remarked a concerned roommate. But instead of replying she seemed lost in her own world, a dreamy world. She knew for sure that this guy in her dreams wasn’t haunting her, his deep intense eyes meant no harm. She even saw…

The Railroad Dream

“There has to be a choice, what on earth do you mean by no alternative?” thundered an angry father. “Are you daft or something? You surely have options under your sleeve, there is no such situation where you encounter just one route”, her mother jumped in. Amid the chaos, she found herself traveling off to…

Why Me?

We are close, yet so far… That I feel trapped in a jar I scream out of hollowness All I have is emptiness You are here, you are mine All is well, but nothing fine All my happiness, did I borrow? It’s all gone, left with sorrow Why me? A woman? So am prone? To…

Could Life Have Been Easier, Had I Been A Guy?

I have been through phases in life where I pondered over this question. I may be otherwise content with my feminine identity but at some point I come across this thought. What would have been my life, had I been a guy? No questions asked when I come home past midnight, with a shaking leg…

2 Kids, 2 Bags

Staggering out of the school bus, the kid drags himself along the road, shoulders drooping with the heavy load. Along the path he crosses another kid, a rag picker, tattered clothes he wore, walking bare foot, his feet were sore. He goes about aimlessly or so the other one perceives him. A brief moment of…

Clouded Thoughts

After the hour long discussion with her parents, she retreated to her little den. Wide awake, she spent the night tossing in bed. As the clock struck 3:00, she moved towards the writing table. She had made up her mind, her decision was final, passion over marriage. As she picked up the pen to write…