An Old School Love Story (4 min read)

It had been raining since last night. Squinting through my half-opened eyes, I looked out the glass window and a queer surge of emotion ran through my body. A flood of memories flashed through my mind. I made myself a cup of tea and walked out onto the balcony. A stormy breeze blew in, making … Continue reading An Old School Love Story (4 min read)

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Not The Girl Next Door (3 min read)

Hearing some voices and footfall outside our hotel room, I put my eye to the peephole. I saw a bellboy opening the door to the room adjacent to ours; a couple stood behind him. The girl was all smiles and had her hand intertwined with the boy's. They were young and vivacious. The boy rubbed … Continue reading Not The Girl Next Door (3 min read)

The Girl with a Purple Flower (4 min read)

Shikha - the name in my contact list had caught my attention the day my eyes fell on it. Actually it was not the only unfamiliar name in that list. But for some opaque reason, my heart and mind both were glued to that one name. ‘Shikha!!’ My mother repeated the name for the third … Continue reading The Girl with a Purple Flower (4 min read)

A wonder (1 min read)

'Mom, see I've captured the fireball in my hands,' screeched my son from the bedroom. I came running, sweaty and stinky from cooking since morning, to find him jumping on the bed. His nanny gave me a helpless look. 'Ayush, sit down!' I shouted over his screaming voice to shush him. He abided; just as … Continue reading A wonder (1 min read)

The Mirror (1 min read)

They say abandoned houses recount their past in the darkness of night - at the wee hours; to be able to hear the faint murmurs, you'd have to overcome all the chaos within - the tiny voices of conscience, the little flames of vulnerability and the most crucial of all, fear. I don't quite get … Continue reading The Mirror (1 min read)

Induswomanwriting, thanks a lot!

Hey Bloggers, I hope you would like to give this story of mine a read, which has been published on 'Induswomanwriting' website. I feel immense happiness as I share this news with you. Do let me know what you think of it. Here is the link - The Oasis Thank you for stopping by!!

The loner and A Cup of Tea (3 min read)

I believe people misread loneliness. Why? Because sometimes, in life, all you have is your own company. I doubt if anybody is a born loner. The people you love, probably, make you one. I, Mrinalni Biswas, am standing here on the balcony right now, all alone. Nobody's there. As if them being here would have … Continue reading The loner and A Cup of Tea (3 min read)

The Vile Truth (3 min read)

I was going to turn 18 soon. I was happy, excited and like all other semi-adults my age, badly waiting to dissociate myself from the tag 'kid'. I was content with the life Mom and I had built for us. But something was amiss. Mom had been unconventionally pensive and tense lately. It was conspicuous … Continue reading The Vile Truth (3 min read)

It was our anniversary (2 min read)

Rolling over in her bed, Ria half-opened her eyes. Her lips curved into a smile. 'Happy anniversary!' She said and sat upright in her bed. Slipping out from under the blanket, She scampered to the door. Before stepping out, she looked back and smiled. 'This year I will surprise you.' She took the day off. … Continue reading It was our anniversary (2 min read)

The New Year’s Eve (2 min read)

Disha checked the time on her mobile. 11:30 PM. She rolled over in her bed, scrolling through the New Year's Eve pictures of her friends on her social media feed. Had her best friend Aditi not cancelled the plan at the last moment, she would have been in the most posh pub in town, dancing the … Continue reading The New Year’s Eve (2 min read)