#Tiniature – 2 – A Soldier

Gayatri Gadre has started a series called #Tiniature that will run the whole of July! You write one tiny story everyday on Twitter. Though I joined in late, this is my entry for it. You can read what other’s wrote by following the #Tiniature on Twitter.

Zest for Life

Sushma was feeling confident as she walked in the office. She had nothing to lose and this was a chance she didn’t want to miss. By noon, she came out of the office with an offer letter clutched in her hand and a zeal for life. She reflected at the time in life when she […]

Youthful – Age is just a number

Amar was up before dawn Setting his tripod and waiting with bathed breath He wished to shoot the valley as the first rays of sun kissed them By the time, he was half way through setting up his equipment, His frequently irregular apprentice hobbled in, blabbering excuses Amar gestured the apprentice to be quiet and […]

Xenial – A hospitable stranger

There was a heat wave across the country. It was sweltering everywhere and the only safe haven was air conditioned offices and stores. Veena was standing on the road, waiting to cross. It was lunch time and she had to go to a close by eatery to buy her lunch. As she waited for the […]

Wonderful

  I was tired but eager. The whole process had been draining both physically and emotionally to say the least and once, I was awash with a wonderful sense of anticipation. Just after the delivery while you were being cleaned, checked and fed, I hardly had a chance to take a glimpse of you. I […]

Victimized

A usually vivacious Geet was extremely silent. She was a photographer and the team had come together to discuss the way forward for a new coffee table book for an NGO. Geet had gone to Vrindavan to shoot the images as per the brief and had just returned from her 15 day stay. Neeraj the […]

Upset over not having your way

Annika was upset. She was always upset when she had to return. She always cried and threw a tantrum in a futile attempt to postpone her return. She was getting her way this time and she was going to put up a great act, Annika thought determined. She sat in a huff at the end […]

Tender Love

Sameer reached the bus-stop early, in-time to see her walking towards him. Aparna always waved and smiled at him, but then she did that with everyone on the stop. From a boy whom the bus driver cursed for being late every day to a boy, who reached the bus stop 5 minutes early, Sameer was […]

Stressed about future

Anita was seething with anger, She called Harsh inside and made him sit in front of her and demanded ‘How did this happen?’ What were you doing? I focus all my attention and energy on you and this is what I get in return? How can you be so casual about all this? Don’t you […]