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
Her parents told her to keep herself busy. “You just need to keep your mind occupied.” She wished they understood the turmoil in her head. Friends were sick of what they called her ‘negativity’. Nobody liked the dark cloud that she carried with her.
She measured her worth in kilograms. Higher the number on the scale, lower the self esteem. Love was impossible as she was too fat to deserve any. Respect was hard to get when she treated herself so unkindly. It took years of misery to realise that she was not her weight - she was much… Continue reading You are not Your Fat
She was a good liar. Any queries about her day and her health were met with a smile and forced warmth. She never said no even on the worst days because she wanted to be there for everyone. But she wasn’t okay. One of them told her to ‘cheer up’. Another asked her to take… Continue reading A Good Liar