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20 years ago I wanted to have this feeling, so badly. But here I am today.

If he thought 20 years in prison would heal me, heal my baby, then he got it all wrong. My baby, she was only 5-years-old when this vulture ruthlessly ravaged my little girl’s innocence. A year she lived in nightmares that filled her day and night before it finally snatched her away from me forever.

Today my baby can rest in peace, finally – I realized a smile spreading across my face looking at the puddle of blood that gathered on the floor next to his motionless body.

Revenge served cold…


This flash fiction is written as part of the #WordsMatter blog hop, organized by Corinne, Shalini, and Parul where 28 of us are coming together to share our musings on the prompt ‘20 years ago I’. I received this tag from Shilpa at Fictionista and it’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Esha at My Soul Talks.

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Promises #WordlessWednesday 73

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a promise to be back
a promise to be there
a promise to recreate memories again
a promise, keeping many hopes alive
never knowing what tomorrow may bring!


Joining Esha & Natasha for #WordlessWednesday

Parul for #ThursdayTreeLove.

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Thieving Sky #WordlessWednesday 72

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the tiny speck of the sky
veiling my sight
pilfering my focus

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 Joining Esha and Natasha for #WordlessWednesday.

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Stray #WordlessWednesday 71

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Drifted from its path
Heralding a change in season
Graceful and unique


Writing a Haiku after a long time. Though I cheated with an extra syllable, I couldn’t perfect it the way I would have liked. This stray battered-looking leaf landed upon the window of my car one afternoon and I clicked immediately. It looked so perfect perched on the glass window. Joining Esha and Natasha for #WordlessWednesday & Parul for #ThursdayTreeLove.

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Happy Birthday #WordlessWednesday 70

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It was my little one’s birthday yesterday. Sharing some pictures of him and a few lines to mark the day. 🙂

Looking through the photos of yesterdays’,
I’m reminded of the time that’s disappearing fast
Your naughtiness troubling me every moment,
Yet, that’s something I would cherish for years to come
The anger I shower,
As you try to climb a wall or get inside a cupboard
Only because I love you so much more,
Your senseless adventures knock the sense out of me, dear
But, never let go of your curiosity,
No matter how scared it makes me
That’s a wish I have for you,
My crazy adventurer, who melts my heart!


Joining Esha and Natasha for Wordless Wednesday this week.

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Haunting Memories #WordlessWednesday 69

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treads made
many moons ago
long lost and forgotten

in memories linger
a freezing cold loitering
the empty streets of yesteryears


Linking with #WordlessWednesday hosted by Esha and Natasha &

#ThursdayTreeLove hosted by Parul.

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When it rains… #WordsMatter

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When it rains…

this mind rattles in the dark oft
a glimmer of hope could help perhaps
nothing but an overcast
it shan’t last for long
dark clouds can’t linger forever
soon will it rain down
and the sun will appear bright again
a cleansing ritual is all this
gently sweeping and mopping the stains away
and a final rinse to spruce up
a good cry to flush that fog
the silver lining may hover for longer this time
a wish that meanders my way when it rains!


This poem is written as part of the #WordsMatter blog hop, organized by CorinneShalini, and Parul where 42 of us are coming together to share our musings on the prompt ‘When it rains’. I received this tag from Sunita at Mumbai On A High and it’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Anagha Yatin at Canvas With Rainbow.wordsmatter-logo

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What lies ahead? #WordlessWednesday 68

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What lies ahead?
Who are we to know?
Where the road leads?
Why, that’s your destination!

A glimpse of the road ahead,
Hardly reveals what’s in store.
Yet, a glimpse, that carves the path,
That’s all, sometimes, left to guide.


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Broken Promises #WordsMatter

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She looked outside her window. The night looked pleasant and calm, unlike her mind, which was brewing a storm with every passing second.
She wanted to be calm like that night – branches of trees gently swaying along with the breeze, flowers nodding along half-asleep, even the air smelled fresh and peaceful.

If only she could be at peace like that! But today no peace offerings were going to pacify her. Broken promises left a sad trail of scars on her mind. Once again, her beloved husband had broken his promise and thereby broke her heart for the umpteenth time.

Why can’t he throw his socks into the hamper instead of stuffing it under the bed? Such a simple request treated with such callousness deserved no kindness of her heart.

Disclaimer: Though this is a work of fiction, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely intentional. 🙂

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This fiction is written as part of the #WordsMatter bloghop organized by Corinne, Shalini, and Parul where 47 of us are coming together to share our musings on the prompt ‘Outside my Window’. I received this tag from Suchita Agarwal at tales of Suchita and it’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Ruchi at The Vagabond.

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Lonely Wanderer #WordlessWednesday 67

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Lonely was only the soul,
Wandering musings never got tired
Of jumping from branches spread so wide.


Joining Esha and Natasha for this week’s Wordless Wednesday and Parul for Thursday Tree Love.

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