The Proposal

photo by Sandis Helvigs via Unsplash "Ah, my love, I looked for the brightest star to put around your finger; but it appeared a lump of coal in your radiance. I sifted steadily through the tides of words; but couldn't string together the correct ones to express what I feel. With no other option left to … Continue reading The Proposal

Matters of the heart

​He holds a clenched fist on his heart And imitates the beat it should be playing. The fool hops and skips at his touch Making a different music of its own. It smiles for the pictures, but no one seems happy. It dances on the screen, but falters at their scrutiny. It just wanted to … Continue reading Matters of the heart

Endless Search

She walked through the maze, hoping that one of the paths might lead her to her lost mother. They had said that she had taken the road less traveled from where one rarely returned. Her father watched her from the shadows, too scarred himself to help her understand the truth. Written for Sonya's Three Line Tales … Continue reading Endless Search

A life less free

This story is based on a true incident, though I have incorporated enough fiction to make it sound unreal. In India, there are some villages in Maharashtra where there is a practice that is still continued. Once the girl child reaches puberty, she is taken to the "market place" and put on auction. The highest … Continue reading A life less free

An untold story

Fleeting dots mark my notebook So organized in their randomness. The work of a restless mind They speckle the untainted whiteness. Flowing from my pen in a rapid fluid motion Caressing, nourishing each unborn thought, “Continue”, they say, excited by the rebellion – At the end of my sentences …dot dot dot! These unreasonable reasons, … Continue reading An untold story