It had almost been an eternity since they last met. She had spent all this while reminiscing their times spent together. Whether it was his touch or his caring demeanor, she missed him being around. And today when she saw him, her feelings gave way to tears of happiness.
Month: August 2014
He was a star in the field of investigative journalism exposing the corrupt practices of various politicians and personalities through his articles. Though his friends had warned him regarding the dangers in this field, he was quite nonchalant about it. The written word was his weapon and he knew that it secured the future of the country for a better tomorrow. But one fine day, he was sacked from his organization probably due to pressure from the higher-ups. His written word kept him alive but he couldn’t keep his job after all.
Written for Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Secure
As I looked out of the window, I could see the dark clouds boiling with rage in the distance. As they neared the city, the sky turned gloomy. The sea was rough and the waves were battering the shore relentlessly. It mirrored the sense of tension and trouble, the city had seen in recent times.
This 55fiction is for the theme “The city by the sea”
My grandmother was a woman of substance who could go to any length to keep her loved ones happy. Whenever I visited her, she would feed me as much as she could by making elaborate and sumptuous meals with her own hands.
She always told me to follow the path of truth. Truth is what keeps us and our loved ones happy in the long run. An individual can gain a lot in a short while by lying. But over a period of time, staying true to your work, your life and your friends is sure to be more fruitful.
This is part of the 100 words on Saturday prompt: My grandfather / grandmother said.. at Write Tribe
“I am really scared to talk in front of a huge crowd of people. What if I make a mistake?”
“That sounds crazy. I can’t elope with that guy. What will society say?
“Are you crazy? How can you even think I will walk up to her and propose? She’s way beyond my league. What if she slaps me?”
“I am terrified of heights. Please don’t consider me for the bungee jumping experience.”
How many of you have come across any or all of the above situations? I can hear a lot of people saying ‘Yes’. Fear is that unpleasant emotion which makes you feel that any thing living or dead would cause harm to you.
Her dark kohl-lined eyes always seemed to radiate a warm glow which made me go weak in the knees. Her hair was a shade of dark brown which partly covered her face owing to the breeze. As she tried to part it away with her hand, my heart skipped a beat. With full lips and a well toned body, she looked like a dream. Was I dreaming? Was she for real? Her radiant smile would have been enough to make the world happy. If she would have been sad, the world would have shared her sorrow.
I made it a point to cross that road each and every day at the same time while coming back from work. Whether it was western or Indian formals, she was always elegantly dressed. Her sense of style, be it the attire or the matching minimal jewellery was brilliant.
The sky was relatively clear and the inside of the aircraft seemed equally calm. There were some who were relaxed while most others were tired from a great trip on the Goan beaches. About 25 minutes into the journey, the captain began the descent into the Maximum City.
“Ladies and gentleman! We are now beginning our descent into Mumbai. The weather is cloudy with light rain. We expect to touchdown at about 6pm. I hope our crew has kept you comfortable throughout the journey. We thank you for flying with us and we hope you enjoy the rest of it as well.”
The captain had made his customary announcement and switched on the seat belt sign. The washrooms were a no-go zone from this moment onwards. The crew began to collect all the food waste and started to make preparations for touchdown.