Back then, they could read each other’s souls. Today, they stood there as perfect strangers. Older and wiser but craving that familiarity — they knew it would be easy to hit the Restart button. Still, she wondered if he was the same man she’d loved and lost. Time never left anyone untouched. And he knew… Continue reading Second Chance Romance – a Flash Fiction post
She needed help. But she couldn't ask even her closest ones. People didn't find it strange if someone asked them for a cigarette. Or for a pen. But she needed something more unusual. How could she just reach out and say, "I am drowning in hopelessness and feel like I can't take it anymore." They'd… Continue reading Seeking Mental Health Help
How was it being inside a smaller, slimmer body? She longed to know. In her quest to attain conventional beauty, she tried everything from throwing up her food to starving for hours. Slim privilege existed in high school and she found out years later that the grown-up world had it too. Imagine her shock when… Continue reading Body Image Woes
It had been a good day. Her loved ones were alright. She had worked hard at what she loved. Even her caramel latte had been perfect at the cafe. Still, she went to bed and her mind began to race. This race had no clear finish line. As her heart throbbed, she visualised every worst… Continue reading Anxiety
Looking into the mirror made her sad. She decided to cover the offending object with a bed sheet. But shopping for clothes was as depressing. “I’m too fat and ugly so who’s looking at me anyway,” she wondered out loud each time. It was only years later that she realised she was actually beautiful. A… Continue reading Perception & Body Image
Their definition of love was too narrow for her. Romantic was just one of many kinds. She loved with all her heart and it never struck her as if anything was wrong or missing. They asked her if she ever wanted to fall in love. “But I already have. Over and over again,” she replied,… Continue reading Love in Many Forms
It was a different kind of love. Not like the one most girls grew up dreaming about. There was commitment. There was loyalty. But above all, there was the mutual understanding that each partner cherished his or her solitude. She was known to disappear into other worlds with her books and manuscripts while he took… Continue reading Introverts in Love
Their love was like a volcano threatening to erupt. It was a combination of intense passion and infatuation that kept their days and nights exciting. Friends worried that it was too hot and dangerous to last. They knew it would end with a scary bang. So no one was surprised when it ended with murder.
Blueberry muffin and coffee for company. Silence around the small coffee shop. It was every writer’s bliss. Even the guy at the next table seemed engrossed in a book. A quiet bookworm — she approved. It was a productive afternoon until she noticed that he was reading one of her books!
It was hard being asked what she wanted. Should she admit that she yearned for a soul mate who would love her inspite of the dark cloud she lived in? Or would she choose to be cautious and say that she wanted the same things as everyone else? The trouble was, nobody understood how it… Continue reading What do you want? – A flash fiction piece