Break up? Break up! Break up.


Written in response to a challenge from a friend: “Write a story that will never give a sense of complain or look backs in the past, or death (that’s a no no). However the theme of the story should be on a break up.” “That’s it, then. You’re off to a fresh start!”—exclaimed Ayn as […]

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Losing Your Mind…


Have you ever realised How it feels to slowly lose your mind? It’s gradual, so you catch every bit Yet, you cannot stop it and rewind? Have you felt the world is Slowly closing down on you? The doors you thought were open Were but illusions and untrue? The life you imagined you’d have Is […]

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…I touched the stars


Born in the downtrodden slum under the Hodulia Bridge in Jammatnagar, I was neither privileged nor much wanted. But I happened… I was the fifth child of a 37-year-old woman, with no one to look after us. She worked in the rich people’s homes but earned too little to feed her growing brood. We ate […]

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Day 243rd


‘Do you think I’m forgetting something?’ she asked. I looked into her eyes, trying my best to say ‘Yes’. ‘I think I am.’, she continued. ‘It’s 10th November… a Tuesday… There is something I cannot remember, Charlie.’ I took out my collected stash of one and two dollar coins that Maxine would either drop or forget […]

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Drifting Apart…


Have you ever observed how it feels When two hands holding each other Lets go, slowly? Have you noticed How the fingers untangle themselves; How the palms let air fill up the space in between? I have. I have seen it happen, To me and to many people around… I have seen how tears warm […]

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Faded…


Was it your hand, I thought I felt? Was it? Are you here, my dear? I can smell your presence though… Tell me please, if you’re near… Tell me what you see outside — Isn’t there a big window about here? I feel the sunlight gently warm my palms, I can tell the sky is […]

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Love You Like You love Me


Hey, give me your love, In the shape of the sky, Paint my fear with your colours Whenever I wish to cry… Let your feelings hold my heart Like the water in a bay, Love me to stop me, To tell me, it’s okay… Shelter me when The hurricane breaks me over, Let your heartbeats […]

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Last night I had a dream


Last night I had a dream- Where a little girl came walking down the lane… In her hand she held flowers And told me that they’re not for sale…   I smiled at her, Thinking that is what she expected to see, But she looked at her flowers and said, “Fake smiles they can never […]

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Nature’s Love


The waves kept crashing into the ship. One after another, they broke on the deck and created the highest crests and deepest troughs the Capt’n had even seen in his 25 years at sea… It was as if the captain had to decide to change the usual course. The waves kept coming, relentlessly. The Capt’n […]

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