Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sonal Singh

Everything around us has a story waiting to be told. Our stories live and breathe via the words that we speak or hear. Is it not so? The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales and anecdotes. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing.
15 WRITINGS

Knives Out!

December 2001, Delhi I plucked my bag off the baggage carousel and exited the airport, homeward bound.  Mummy flew out the door, even before the taxi...

(Mis)adventures of (Mis)spent Afternoons

August 1940. They were a raggedly bunch of 10-year old lads, on the cusp of adolescence. The war made their families entrust them to the...

OBLIVION

Mumbai, March 2020 Chandu splashed some water on his face. He felt hot and flustered. Beset by a sudden spell of coughing, he clutched his...

Be gone thou infernal cold

Come not near me; be gone thou infernal cold! I abhor thee with my weary bones, oh so old. Go! Cavort with the young and the...

For Binky and Junior

It slumbered for ages, hidden from the living. Alas! They discovered it. They woke it and enslaved it, making it a mere tool in...

It Did Happen to Me

Disclaimer – The content of this story may be disturbing for some people.   *** 9:30 pm I taste raw fear.  They look like a pack of rabid dogs....

Steroidal Impact

Dadi may have been 79 but inside her bosom encased in an obese frame beat the coy heart of a teenager. She deemed herself...

Just Purrfect!

Perched on his shoulder, I read -‘Rooms for rent in the attic’. Purrfect...just purrfect.  Yum, yum...all those chubby, plump mice... smack, slurp.  Oooh, and maybe there would...

The Lost Shepherd

10 am, February 2003. New York, District Court. “All rise for the Honourable Judge Richards.” At the bailiff’s announcement, all rose.  Judge Richards sat, perched a...

The lone trudge home

In 1947 the winds of partition rose up like a maelstrom, furiously whipping through the Indian subcontinent. They left death and destruction in their...

Buckroo’s Mane Bane!

“I’ll get’em scamps one day.” Police Constable Buckroo bellowed, as usual, after the village pranksters.  ____________________________ A bachelor, he was a portly man with a ruddy complexion....

Ek Ladki ko dekha

‘Let’s go watch a film?’ suggested Sia to her parents. ‘I aced my B.Ed exams, my treat.’ Her father smiled indulgently, ‘Okay. Get tickets for...

Life’s purpose

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

Make me a Barbie Doll

“Doctor, can you make me look like Barbie?” the little girl asked the plastic surgeon, clutching her favourite Barbie doll.Looking down at...

A Difficult Choice

“Rohini, tell me what to do”, said Rahul, his voice cracking with emotion. Rohini could see that Rahul’s eyes were brimming over. The incident had...