Self-Belief

BY MEGHNA PATTAVI She mopped the room as she knelt on the floor. Her dark brown skin shone with the sweat that soaked her. Her feet were cracked and I wondered if they hurt.  Bali. She was my house help now for a long time. My support system.  "Didi, your tea cup is looking at … Continue reading Self-Belief

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Reply to a Dead Man by Walter Mosley Summary

The story starts off with an informal introduction of the protagonist, Roger and the recent events that have occurred in his family. Having lost his Job, then his brother and his inability to even attend the funeral sets off the story with a sort of depressed tone, foreshadowing even worse things to come. Roger’s brother, … Continue reading Reply to a Dead Man by Walter Mosley Summary

The Queer Girl

There was a girl in our class that everyone called a freak. I called her queer and my friends frowned at me for that. Some days the queer girl looked like she’d just returned from a costume party, dressed in a tutu and sneakers or wearing an animal ears hat and vintage shades. Other times … Continue reading The Queer Girl

‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Reshma Velappan (Fate)

'I'm a solitary dew drop and I wish to remain the same. I don't want to leave this garden. I have to reflect the first rays of sunlight and then become part of this land... That is my dream...', these were the thoughts of the dew drop. But its fate was different. The sunrays reflected … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Reshma Velappan (Fate)

‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Lingam Aishwarya (My Right Steps)

My Right steps to find the one on my left. "Wake me up ,when you are in this real world. Wake me up,when my tears touch your feet. Wake me up,when my love melts your harsh heart. Wake me up,when my dreams with you are going to be real. Wake me up, when im going … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Lingam Aishwarya (My Right Steps)

‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Nisha Tewari (Believe to be happy)

This story is based on this writing prompt- Writing Prompt Day 5 My fiancé had left me forever. She was my light, my burning torch guiding me through the dark tunnel of life. But now, I am left blinded, desperately grasping at the walls closing in on me. I feel desolate and isolated. I feel … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Nisha Tewari (Believe to be happy)

‘Likes to Cash’ writing contest- Lingam Aishwarya (The Church Mirror)

Riya was born and brought up in a rich family.she lived a fantastic life with luxurious comforts.Her life was absolutely like a fairytale story. Her eyes are like the crystals shining with the charm of courage .Her smile could make ones life beautiful.She was addicted to the pub culture . On the way to party … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ writing contest- Lingam Aishwarya (The Church Mirror)

His Laugh

I sat on the floor dejectedly. We had had our first fight. And it was ugly. The kitchen was in disarray- pans where lying everywhere, two glasses lay broken, the shiny glass pieces glinting maliciously. A can of peas had spilled onto the floor. The refrigerator door was open and a box of ice had … Continue reading His Laugh

‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Reshma Velappan (Essex Lopresti)

“ What is the radiological diagnosis?” our orthopaedics professor asked showing us an X ray in the view box. We were the sixth semester MBBS students and could only hardly make out the bones from the black and white film. “Anybody?” , he asked expectantly looking into our eyes as a result of which our … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ contest entry- Reshma Velappan (Essex Lopresti)

More than just a typewriter

It has been a long day. No, scratch that. It had been a long week. The hustle bustle of everyday life had escalated to an extent where I could hardly close my eyes for a couple of moments. It's been only a week since I gave birth to twins and it has been the most … Continue reading More than just a typewriter