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

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)

Writing Prompt- Day 13

Endings, endings, endings! The most important part of a short story. That last line that leaves the reader gasping in awe. The one last line that clears everything up. The line that wraps your entire work, making it a complete package. This writing prompt is all about the last line... or rather, the last word. … Continue reading Writing Prompt- Day 13

Writing Prompt Day 12

This writing prompt is on a very vast concept. The concept of love. Your interpretation of 'love'. What does love mean to you? Pen down a story, poem or just an opinion piece that shocks, scandalizes and makes the reader gasp in revelation as they read about love in a way that they have never … Continue reading Writing Prompt Day 12

‘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)

Writing Prompt- Day 11

Write a story that incorporates the words- "As the pen touched paper, I was sucked into a world unknown to me" - anywhere in the story. Once you're done writing, don't forget to mail it to justanothertaleweb@gmail.com to get a chance to be published! You can also take part in our ongoing contest- click here … Continue reading Writing Prompt- Day 11

‘Likes to Cash’ Contest entry- Sarika Dsouza (Dreams)

The advent of dawn pricked Gowri's dreams and woke her up with a sense of expectation. She stood and tiptoed down the stairs, Went outside and stared at the misty mountains, Absorbed by the mornings silence. Her breath formed a white plume in the air, She felt warm for her heart throbbed with excitement and … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ Contest entry- Sarika Dsouza (Dreams)