Sunday, 31 August 2014

Wheel of Time

Image Courtesy: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 
Taken from : Wiki Commons

“Acchoo…., Achoo…”

The rat wrinkled his nose.

 “Yuck! Dusty and musty.” He turned to leave. A sound caught his ears.


Something creaked.

“Hello my dear old friend, my guardian. Why cry?” The old table asked, its skin peeling off with each word.

Look at me.  Till a few years back these very rats used to envy my beauty.  See today I am a wreck,” the wall sobbed.

“This, my friend is life. Our time is come. Yesterday was ours. Today is his. Tomorrow will be some others,” the table consoled.


A piece of plaster fell. The rat ducked.


Inspired by the photo prompt given above as well as the quote

True is it that we have seen better days.
(As You Like It, Shakespeare)


as well as the weekly prompt 


Tuesday, 12 August 2014



Word Prompt 

Phrase Prompt 
‘At long last’

Picture prompt 

Photo credit: ©Shailaja V / The Moving Quill


Flash Fiction of 50 words

Pulse racing and blood rushing to my face I opened the heavy iron gate. The air was silent, not a soul was in sight. 

" Spooky," I said to myself and made to leave.

Someone tugged at my skirt. I shrieked. Two hands enveloped me. 

20 years of separation melted away.


Linking this to Fiction Challenge ‘From 15 to 50’ here 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Age old wisdom

Rubbing eyes, I look at the computer screen. The letters are hazy. Picking up my bag I head for the ophthalmologist’s. There are several others there before me.

I stifle a yawn. The wait is long.  I doze off.

A woman of 90+ with sparkling bright eyes my grandmother, pours two drop of thick dark liquid in each eye, from a bottle. The label read ‘Elaneer kuzhambu’ Dark tears rolling down cheeks she says, “Use this daily. You won't  need specs.” 

Suddenly I hear my name called. I wake up with a start. I wish I had heeded grandma’s advice.


A drabble inspired by the prompt' My grandmother said' on Write Tribe
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