Alone I walk, into the jungle in search of the berries.
“They would make you immortal.” The witch had spoken with her hand on my weak heart. My heart had failed me, and I don’t mean in a philosophical way, I mean it literally failed me.
I’m dying. Those berries are the last hope of this dying middle-aged man. As I was saying, I walk in the dark jungle. I see a mirror on the ground in the middle of a jungle. Isn’t it odd? …
Read on the blog to know what happens next… Continue reading 23rd May 2019 #TellTaleThursday
The warmth of the bonfire beckoned him. It was an irresistible call. His cold soul wanted to stay there, just for another minute. “What harm will be done?” He wondered. His blue eyes glinted a little, his frozen heart thawed a little. He had pledged not to think about the past. But as his fingers got warm, his heart did too. Continue reading 16th May 2019 #TellTaleThursday
The Smart Move…
Everyone had warned him against it. He didn’t listen. As he sat inside the car, he reflected on the bad choices that he made earlier that day. He realized that he was not as brave as he pretended to be. Seeing the empty roads, he had patted himself on the back. Smart move. I avoided traffic! But he hadn’t thought what if the car brakes down. Continue reading 9th May 2019 #TellTaleThursday
The song was playing in the yellow car. It was one of those songs which uplift the mood. Nuri knew the lyrics and just couldn’t resist. Rolling down the window, she sang the song. The fragrance of the countryside was divine. She loved going on road trips. It gave her the time to reflect on life and make the right decisions. Continue reading The Yellow Car
Prompt for this week –
“Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air” – Hotel California by The Eagles
Write a story that may include these words or makes a reference to this song.
Write your story and click on the frog to link your story. Continue reading 2nd May 2019 #TellTaleThursday
I have decided. It is my last day, today. I have nobody to turn to. I have the last thing on my bucket list: to visit an amusement park. I want to spend a wonderful day, all by myself. I have spent every single penny on this vacation. I have lived my last night in the most luxurious suite of the most expensive hotel in the town. Continue reading 25th April 2019 #TellTaleThursday
My favorite spot, away from the city’s cacophony. A serene place by the placid lake. I noticed there was a book on the bench. The breeze was flipping the pages. The fluttering of the pages sounded like the fluttering of bird’s wings.
Taking the book in my hands, I sat on the bench. The bench acknowledged my presence and creaked. There was a signature on the first page of the book. Continue reading 18th April 2019 #TellTaleThursday
“Kabir, why do you never go to her place? you are in a relationship with her for the last 7 months.” My sister’s words took me six months ago, the day my best friend called me.
“Susie is watching tv, as we speak, Kabir” Sameer’s words startled me.
“Are you with her?”, I almost dropped the phone from my hand… Continue reading 11th April 2019 #TellTaleThursday
Have you ever sat on a confession box at a church, worrying if the priest would judge you? Do you think he doesn’t judge you? He is human, of course, he judges you. It is one thing to say we don’t judge, it is another to actually not judge. All of us fall short of the promise. Forget others, I judge myself too, all the time. I fall short of being someone ‘I aspire to be’. It is a constant struggle. Continue reading 4th April 2019 #TellTaleThursday
The bones and the skulls don’t make up for a beautiful backdrop. Standing there posing, while the deads look at you some tilting their heads, some holding their own skulls on their palms. Continue reading 28th March 2019 #TellTaleThursday