Will you…?(1 min read)

I ran down the stairs and lifted the receiver, 'Hello', I panted heavily.'It's me...', his voice was low and hesitant; still it soothed the stinging pain within me.'I...', he hesitated,'...I can't...', he sighed.'...can't make it this time??' I tried hard to keep my voice from trembling.'They've declared war again...', he said after a long pause.'Papa wants to -''I've [...]

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Where am I??( 2 min read)

I can't breathe; my throat feels dry, sweat drips off my face and hair; I need water, I open my mouth but no word comes out of it.Where am I, I slowly open my eyes; it's completely dark; I've never been in a more horrendous place.It seems I'm sitting on a chair, but where am I...am I in my [...]

Better you hate me (2 min read)

'How may I help you ma'am?' Asked Mala, looking up from her computer screen, a faint smile crossed her lips.Shikha sat down across the table from her, leaned forward a little and said, 'I have a question.''Sure ma'am...go ahead', said Mala keeping the smile intact, although she felt a little annoyed.'Why did you abandon me?'The [...]

When She Diaries – Page 4

Have you ever been tired of crying?Has it ever happened that you woke up in the morning and felt tears welling up inside but you managed to stop them? I'm sure it has. Didn't it feel strange? Well, it did to me.Does that mean you're tired of fighting?Is it like you've given in?Or maybe you're used [...]

It has seen everything( 2 min read)

'Jinia, come inside...food is served.' Mom called from the kitchen window.I had been sitting in the backyard since morning; my eyes were fixed on the spot where it all happened.I hadn't uttered a single word ever since that incident happened. There was a strange daunting silence inside my head; it seemed like all the inside voices [...]

It’s not the last letter, right?( 2 min read)

Finally Anshu showed up; her eyes told me she had what I had been waiting for. I heaved a sigh of relief and stretched out my hand. My sister handed me the folded paper, her face looked haggard, eyes dropped; I swallowed hard - 'is he...', my voice trailed off. She looked up, her eyes [...]

The smell of wet Earth( <1 min read)

'Spread your hands...lift your toes...let your hair loose...look up at the sky...now shut your eyes and inhale the smell of wet Earth...'; she followed his instructions like a docile kid. A moment later, she opened her eyes, shrugged her shoulders and heaved a long sigh - 'I used to do this when I was small, [...]

The day I met my husband( 1 min read)

He cleared his throat, finally breaking the awful silence prevailing for the last few minutes. I looked at him, then shifted my eyes quickly, my palms sweating profusely. 'I was surprised when you wanted to meet me', he forced a laugh. I furrowed my brows. 'I've been rejected by 5 girls. You see I don't [...]

I still wonder…what if…( 1 min read)

'No...I don't know you', I blurted out and dashed to the door. Was he still looking? I wanted to turn around, stop and see if he really was, but I didn't - why did I not? I still wonder... It had been ten long years; I pretended not to notice him. He, on the other [...]

When she diaries – Page 3

When was the last time I gazed at the stars? I can't remember... There was a time when I'd spend hours staring at the sky, wondering if the cloud was looking like a Dinosaur or a Rabbit. Funny, huh? Yes life was fun back then. But isn't it supposed to be fun throughout? Probably you'd [...]