60 Seconds Tales: Broken Record

I have steel in my veins. I have iron in my heart. I’m Iron Man.Β  I repeat to myself like a broken record. I’m pacing on the floor, going round and round and round and round…like a broken record. It’s a wonder my circumnavigation around the coffee table hasn’t burned a hole through the carpet…

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60 Seconds Tales: Terrible Mother

She’s sweating bucketfuls even though the air conditioning in this shopping mall is blasting arctic air through the vents. One hand holds four shopping bags, there’s three more on the floor sandwiched between her legs, while her other hand barely manages to hold down her four-year-old – a slippery baby eel eyeing the gigantic teddy…

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Name Me

Time has ceased to exist for me. I traverse the path between life and death everyday, unwelcome by both the living and the dead. Chafed by my own breath, I choke on the air that you breathe because most of me is still a work-in-progress. Or was. I shall never improve now, I shall never…

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Impiety In A Temple

I stand hands folded, eyes screwed shut, a picture of piety. I stand in a temple swarming with people, with varying degrees of faith – some intense, some borrowed, some faithless. United we stand, chanting and praying to a stony God – who’s opulent raiment and the mountain of offerings before him, is in stark…

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Karma and Workout

Beep, beep, beep, beep… “Oh, will you shut it up?” He grunts into the pillow where his face is buried.Β She fumbles in the near dark of the room, groping for her phone and with the familiarity of someone who’s done the same thing too many times before, turns off the alarm. All is quiet again.…

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TPC Romance Week, Post 6: A Short And Tall Love

“Ouch!” She yelped in pain. Her hand quickly shot up to the side of her neck and was cupping it. “What happened?” He had turned and walked the few paces back where she stood clutching her neck. Her eyes were screwed shut in pain and she was now rubbing the side of her neck. “What…

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TPC Romance Week, Guest Post #5: To You

Dear Readers, Today I bring to you another story from a very talented woman, Sona, who blogs at Read Write Love. This one is about platonic love and I’m sure by the end of it you’ll be touched by the lover’s will and devotion to his love. Clik on the highlighted link below to head…

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TPC Romance Week, Guest Post #4: Facets of Love

Dear Readers, Today I bring to you a story, I believe the first of the TPC Romance Week, penned by fellow-blogger and contributor at Candles Online, Dr. Anupan Dey, who blogs at Anupam’s Serenity. I have no idea if this is from his own experience or not, but incidents like the one he has described…

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