Sunday, January 30, 2011

55er – The Void!

It was hopeless as he leaned in to touch her lips. Underneath the warm lips the response was cold. He drew back, not daring to look in her eyes.
She was determined and he was helpless.

The last he remembered of that night was the sound of fading heels on the concrete.
And the Void!

P.S. - 55-ers are stories told in a total of 55 words or less. The rules are simple –
A literary work will be considered 55 Fiction if it has:
• Fifty-five words or less (A non-negotiable rule)
• A setting,
• One or more characters,
• Some conflict, and
• A resolution. (Not limited to moral of the story)
The title of the story is not part of the overall word count, but it still can’t exceed seven words.
This is my first attempt to write a 55er, and it has come after a lot of painstaking effort, hope you like it.

Here I’m listing a few of my favorite 55ers written by others.
Chronicles : She said Yes!
Horizons - Filled with Hope : Small problem big problem
Horizons - Filled with Hope : Story of life

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

31st night blues!

“What’s so special about this night that every body wants to go out and spread chaos? Isn’t it like any other night?” I asked my brother.

Actually, I was a little deflated thinking it was another New Year’s Eve I was going to be spending indoors like any other ordinary night. So I was trying to convince myself that that’s exactly what it was – just another ordinary night, meant to be slept in whether or not the whole world was out there celebrating. Classic case of sour grapes!

“Well yeah,” came the reply, from my ever optimistic darling brother (I swear, sometimes I feel the sun shines right from inside his bedroom door) “…But then isn’t your birthday also like any other day? Or the night before the results or a job interview? Does it really qualify for all the jitters?
And then, isn’t a date just another coffee or dinner? Or a childbirth just another addition into the already overflowing population?”


And as if to further emphasize the point or maybe just to drive me out of his room so he could continue surfing the net, he went on “And what about your favourite mozzarella cheese sticks? Isn’t it just like any other food? Meant to fill your stomach?”

“Yeah, yeah! I get your point mister!” I sulked and stalked out.

My brother is getting very wise to my mood swings! Maybe a little too wise!

Monday, January 3, 2011


So much to ask for in the new year, so much to hope for...
so much to achieve, so much to look forward to.
Yet so much will change, so many things to leave behind.
so much to expect, and so much unexpected.
Here's to living life in its every beat!