The Needle

Image Credit - Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The Needle Hospital scent overwhelmed his nostrils as he waited for his turn.  A scratch from a rusted surface forced the blood dripping out of his forearms, leading to this unpleasant visit. After enduring a 15 minutes wait, he was called inside.  Even though on the verge of … Continue reading The Needle

The Bounty Hunter

Image Credit - icon0.com on Pexels.com The last turn took him to the lonely trail flanked with large trees competing to tower over each other. He walked cautiously in the dark; the torchlight flickering with every step forward. A gust of cold breeze suddenly blew away his hat, orphaning the bald pate to negotiate the … Continue reading The Bounty Hunter

Delayed Train

Image Credit - Pixabay on Pexels.com Eyes droop, while shoulders slide down mimicking every passing second.  Three people left the seat next to him as they waited for their train, his head resting on their shoulders even after being pushed away after every 30 seconds.  Irritated, they finally decided to let go. The short man, … Continue reading Delayed Train

Survival

Image Credit - Gelgas Airlangga on Pexels.com The little plant stood meekly shaded by the giant tree. The thick foliage of the huge tree prevented the little one from getting any sunlight absorbing most of it, there was no way he could fight, trying to manage with whatever it could get during the strong breeze, … Continue reading Survival

The Zeigarnik Effect – How incomplete tasks improve our memory or do they?

Image Credit - Mat Brown on Pexels.com Have you heard of the Zeigarnik effect? If not, then read on! It’s your birthday and deciding to give a treat to your friends; you take them to a fancy restaurant.  The place and the ambience are beautiful, and everyone soon gets comfortable in their seats. As you … Continue reading The Zeigarnik Effect – How incomplete tasks improve our memory or do they?

Mrs Springle’s Speech

Image Credit - Skitterphoto on Pexels.com The room was full, but the loneliness of her heart reflected in her tightly pursed lips, hands folded on the chest. She was the first speaker for the day. She sat behind the long-decorated table with soft muslin table cloth and fresh flowers in a ceramic vase, water bottles … Continue reading Mrs Springle’s Speech

Night Travel in a Bus – North India

Image Credit - https://www.patrika.com/ The luggage thrusted in places where people could not sit, the bus now packed with both people and baggage, and not an inch to spare, suddenly stopped. ‘He is a staff member’, the conductor shouted, preempting any complaint from the passengers sitting inside.  After standing close to the door for a … Continue reading Night Travel in a Bus – North India

Mother

Image Credit - VisionPic .net on Pexels.com He ran as if seeing open after ages, scampering everywhere, even in the middle of the quiet country road, no honking, no car not even a cycle at this time.  Cows return home faraway, the musical sound of the bell announcing their arrival, the trees filtering out the … Continue reading Mother

The Chicken

Image Credit - Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com His razor-sharp eyes continued staring at the cage holding the chickens.  There were 5 of them inside, cramped together in a small place, meant for just one. The naturally conical shaped beard flowed freely on his bronze skinned face, his lips hidden by overgrown moustache and beard hairs, … Continue reading The Chicken

The Kiss

Image Credit - Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com (caution - first attempt at writing something like this, your feedback will be of immense help) The wandering eyes finally settled on each other, the gazing continued as the time stood still,  the blinking felt abhorrent as the mind and heart resisted being denied other’s presence even for … Continue reading The Kiss