Live through stories!

“I am not the most patient person in the world, am I?” Fidgety fingers and feeble foot-taps had already given it away, but his impatience would still require a nod of confirmation from her. “I don’t know about the world, but you are!” The smile on her face had a hinge of naught in itContinue reading “Live through stories!”

Enjoy the ride!

“So, its a no?” His eyes were fixated on her face. She never had any control over her expressions – her face spilled the secrets much before her words would join the act. “You know the situation!” This time, the act was an unenthusiastic euphemism. “You know me for a long now. You know thatContinue reading “Enjoy the ride!”

From a cradle to the coffin!

And then there comes one of the nights, When you feel the entire purpose of hope, is to transcend you to the lack of it, that you’ve been knocking on the wrong door, all the time, and the room was empty, that is why the sound was profound, the hollowness didn’t only resonate the otherContinue reading “From a cradle to the coffin!”

A crossing under the lamp post!

He noticed the figure approach him again, as he continued his daily walk on that circular footpath around the park. It was tracing that path in the anticlockwise direction, opposite to his clockwise trail, and so they would pass each other, twice, as they continued to promenade in that dark night. He tucked his handsContinue reading “A crossing under the lamp post!”

Last words!

“That’s it – my fathers last words for me were – I love you!” – Marshal Eriksen (HIMYM, Season 6, Episode 14) I wasn’t in for any serious content today, especially when all my flat-mates and friends are not in the town, half the city being closed because of the COVID outbreak, and me hidingContinue reading “Last words!”

Rewriting the past!

“This is just like Budapest!” – Natasha Romanoff “Well, you and I remember Budapest very differently!” – Hawk Eye I watched The Avengers for the first time when I was hardly 18, and after that, I’ve kept revisiting it every now and then, just to enjoy the awesome fight scenes, funny jabs, lets-come-together-and-save-the-world story lineContinue reading “Rewriting the past!”

Perfect endings!

“So, you just let her walk away?” She was puzzled and angry at the same time. “Yes.” He wasn’t either. Rather, he was just calmly sipping his coffee, like nothing has happened. “With her ex?” She just couldn’t believe him. It was not in his nature to be so calm, that too, at such anContinue reading “Perfect endings!”

Magic!

“I don’t think I can continue writing as good as I do, after I leave this city.” “Why?” “Because this place is magical; no other place can make me write so good.” (Stern look) — “I don’t think I can date him anymore.” “Why?” “He’s really a good guy, but he’s not so compatible withContinue reading “Magic!”

Deepest Fears!

He got out of their car and looked ahead. The weather was stormy, drizzle was a constant and the night had started stepping in the horizon; yet he could see the vastness and depths of Baoli step wells slowly unfolding in front of him. His mesmerized expressions matched with the friends accompanying him, as theyContinue reading “Deepest Fears!”

Lost and Found

“Welcome to the lost and found section. How may I assist you?” “I think I’ve lost something.” “And what it would be?” “My life.” “That is indeed a serious problem then. When did you lose it?” “I woke up today, and realized that I don’t have it anymore. I don’t even know when did IContinue reading “Lost and Found”