Of Darker Alleys (Part 1)

She squinted her eyes to block the Sun out. She counted the coins she had and kept them in a hidden pocket, of her money bag, she had sewn in. Today was the last day she had to do this. Not anymore. She picked up her bags of vegetables. She saw the vendor stare atContinue reading “Of Darker Alleys (Part 1)”

Breathing Easy.

Vinita left her office late tonight. There was work to do and her husband was not in town also. She was just going home for dinner and sleep. What she did not account for was the weather! She’d barely walked five minutes from her office that winds started blowing the dust and grime from the road intoContinue reading “Breathing Easy.”

Longing to love.

He checked the box for the bracelet the umpteenth time. Another twelve hours and she would be back, by what his mother knew. Some urgent work had cropped up and they had gone over to her mother’s hometown. Again what his mother knew. As he cleared his bed, to retire for the night, he coaxedContinue reading “Longing to love.”

The Night of the Wedding.

“That is a beautiful wedding dress you’re wearing! Do you need any help?” Sweta came in, asking cheerfully. “No, you’ve done so much already. Thank you so much! Your entire hotel staff has been very helpful,” gushed the bride, Payal. “That’s the job, you know,” pat came the reply, knowing fully well that she always gave in moreContinue reading “The Night of the Wedding.”

The One Night (That) Stands! – Part 3.

Continued … Gingerly placing her foot on the steps, she landed quietly on the floor. She faced to give him a quick smile but he was looking out into the blackness. “Fine,” is all she thought. She sat opposite to him on the other end of the berth and put her cell on charge. WaitingContinue reading “The One Night (That) Stands! – Part 3.”

The One Night (That) Stands! – Part 2.

Continued … “Yes, Ankita. I was having my dinner. I’ll call you back?” she said, staring at the now empty dinner tray lying on the compartment floor. Puzzled, he sat thinking whether he had deduced her too early! “Vivaan, hi!” … “All okay between you and Ankita? You again had a fight?” … “Oh! You’reContinue reading “The One Night (That) Stands! – Part 2.”

The one night (that) stands! – Part 1.

It’s romantic. It’s pleasant. It’s memorable. It’s about the ageless beauty of love through only the eyes. It’s… The one night (that) stands! Sitting by the window, she looked out at the scores of green fields rushing by, some with specks of brown and white grazing on them, others ready to be harvested (or soContinue reading “The one night (that) stands! – Part 1.”