The Falling Star

One night as the stars above Lay dormant in the sky, A burst of light Through the pitch dark did arise. Trailing glitter In the inky blue ether, Like flecks of hot lava Erupting through a million fissures. The stoic heavens Thus looked alive, With the golden embers Shooting across the sky. A shepherd lad…

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The Addict

2.49 AM I am not doing it! No, no noooooo, I’m not. I’m stronger than that. I can’t let something screw me over so bad that it decides how my day goes by. NO! That’s inhuman, degrading, vile….. Arrrghhh! I need some water. *a few gulps down* 2.50 AM Why, God why?! Why did you…

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The Night It Rained On My Parade

Popat ho gaya (phrase; Hindi slang): When someone gets fooled. So we know last night there was a Partial Lunar Eclipse visible from Asia, Africa and Australia. A rare phenomenon for us Indians, this one, because it coincided with the festival Rakshabandhan after a considerable number of years. While that is not anything special, in…

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Twinkling Lights

That last night haunted her for years. That night powdery rain covered the landscape like dew. It had rained heavily the whole day, but now it seemed the clouds were beginning to lose steam, as if to say, ‘this is all we’ve got’. The slick roads of her small village glistened in the moonlight like…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #4: The Killing

“You’ve gotta die!” She said as she lifted her hand up, up, high up, her weapon of choice clutched so tight in her hand that her knuckles turned white. “I’ve laid in waiting for way too long, mister. And you’ve troubled me enough for far longer than your measly life should allow.” She brought down…

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Motherhood

  Do you know, Darling child of mine, That no matter however much, I may be crossed with you, That no matter how many times, You may throw your tantrum fits, That no matter how many times, You may wreck the room, That no matter however much, May I be troubled and wearied, It’s at…

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Howling at the Moon

There you are, Up in the ether, Your flawed alabaster face, Peeking through the pillowy clouds. The pall like night, Is darker than ever, Yet your light draws me close, Like that love-struck fly, To the compelling candlelight. You’re brighter than the stars, Your silver luminescence unreal, The cool wind sighs your name in my…

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