The art of solitude

There are times when you need to sit all by yourself. There are times when you need to press pause button on all that's going on around you and listen to the music that your soul plays. There are times when you need to gather all your courage and meet yourself. Carving out a little... Continue Reading →

102 years?

Taking a puff or two of his fancy cigar, he said, “Well kid, when you see death,  just tell him, I ain’t ready you skeletal piece of shit! And if I see you again, I’m gonna stick my foot up your ass!” Feeling a little out of place, I drew all my courage to ask... Continue Reading →

Let me fall…

Cometh the hour, of my gentle fallFall is inevitable, certain for allAll kissed off by the spiteful windWinds are mighty, blow off the bindBound to my roots, for aeon, moreMore of it and an arduous adieu forthForth I'm to depart, into the warmthThe warm lap of the tender earthEarth replenishes, sways new birthBirth of a... Continue Reading →

Heathers for sale!

Sale! Sale! Heathers for sale! Use them to embellish the dreamy groom's fancies' bed or to fragrance the sleep of the dead in his grim grey grave. This post was written in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt. The challenge was to write a poem or a prose on the word Heather in exactly 27... Continue Reading →

From the heights

Pulling through the multitudeI did make it! Reached the topThat highest point, overpeeringThe tiny world, its tiny beingsBut before I could cherish allThat I did have, that I'd achievedI found myself engulfed in thatThick, blinding fog of lonelinessStrangulating, sweeping over meAnd somehow the will to live died… Thank you! ©Aashi D Parekh

Life goes on…..

Under that gold sun, sweating all day longDirecting the truck through city throngsWhen sun sinks below the horizon, alongDarkness swallows, their wearies strongThe nightly custom, a wait so prolongedThe two pals meet to sing of a day so long In narrow cobbled street, under lights' glowUnclear words flowing thru a puff or twoMerry laughter banishes... Continue Reading →

Six Word Story #16- Success

Here's my take: Filling lives with smiles: Her success With this, I would like to share one of my experiences: Last year, my institute had organized a quiz competition for differently abled children. Children from various government schools had been invited to take part. First there was a screening test, where we, the NSS volunteers,... Continue Reading →

Sands of Time

On the fine sands of time,With bated breath, mine,I stagger, fall, get up fine,With might again, I climb. The dunes beat me off rhyme,All blow against: wind, clime,The inner conscience whines,"Nothing in hands of thine." I grip in my hands, sands fine,The more I fist sands refined,The grains slip, in swift lines,From the weary hands... Continue Reading →

My Fair Lady

It's to you, my Fair LadyI reckon and I prey theeBe mine, leave not my sideThrough this journey, guideLet not the wretched thornsCross my feet, but scornAnd if they vow to do soTurn their hearts light lowInto beaut blooming flowersSoftness emanating from coreMy Fair Lady, let not soreDarkness invade my dear soulBut the light of... Continue Reading →


Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on The true embody of sheer powerAlong with mystery that hoversLabours meticulously, the sewerKnits her trap webs, for hoursTricks her prey, space scouredCleverly, traps them, foe sour We learn this, with much adoWe knit the web of lies, I do!Oft, to escape traps and bluesTo achingly realise, a few do!I... Continue Reading →


Like the red hot temper of blazing fire, Thaws the low cold temper of icicles Like the growing warmth of deep desire, Conquors the cool decree of discipline Like the heat of flowing blood acquires, Control over cold bondage of loyalty Like long lost warmth of real love dire, Quells the thirst of lasting cool... Continue Reading →

Three Line Tale #17: Uncertainty

The three sisters stood backstage, waiting for their turn. Their hearts skipping beats after each performance, throats completely dried, void taken it's place in their bellies and minds full of uncertainties. Life's intentions were veiled as ever- Whether the day had come and they would finally fill their family's tummies or return home preparing for... Continue Reading →

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