Friday, May 29, 2020

Sheetal Ashpalia

A dreamer, a believer, these words best describe Sheetal. She loves penning her thoughts and writing is slowly turning into a passion. Apart from reading and writing, she enjoys singing and painting.
10 WRITINGS

Into The Woods

“Charlie, Charlieeee...” The sounds echoed all around us in the woods, that surrounded Aunt Mary’s house. It was the late 50’s and we cousins were...

Do We Matter?

“Poonam, finish your work quickly. It’s late.” Yes, bibiji*. I’m sorry that I’m late today. My little one is unwell. She kept crying at night...

Little Cooper

A loud screech of ‘Krar-raak, Krar-raak’ broke the stillness in the lazy afternoon. I opened one eye in disdain, disgruntled at having been disturbed...

The Train Ride

“Ah Chanda! There you are,” Papa looked at me and smiled. “Yes, Papa. I am so tired from school.” “Ok, hurry up and change. Your mother’s...

Testing Times

As Sarah stepped off the podium, a big round of applause broke out amidst the audience. Shouts of ‘Go Sarah!’, ‘Well done Sarah’, ‘We...

The Deal

He needed a new room. As he had been kicked out. Again.  It was dark and he noticed small children scurrying past with baskets in...

Wrapped With Love

Ramlal Babu* was elated and I still remember his first touch. He exclaimed, “Ahh! So smooth, just as I had imagined!” I couldn’t have been...

Roused to Life

The old man woke up with a start. He looked around groggily and squinted as his eyes settled on the cloudy sky above. A...

Mom & Me

The beginning of life is in a Mother’s arms. We rely on her for everything, she is our giver, our nourisher, our nurturer. I...

Mother Gone Rogue

Mother Earth had had enough and decided to go rogue. Thinking hard she said, “Hmmm, 71% of my surface is occupied by water and 29%...