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

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

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

The Nightmare

Image Credir - icon0.com on Pexels.com Every tree resembled a monster in the moonlit night as we continued driving amidst the wilderness, our minds floating inside an invisible cloud.  I could feel it but couldn’t see.  The calm starry sky suddenly turned violent as loud roars and lightening began to crack just above our heads.  … Continue reading The Nightmare

The Puff

The cigarette moved glibly from the wooden counter to his fingers as he flipped it once before observing it closely.  The thick yellow spongy stub, pressed a little as he held it from the bottom while contemplating the smooth whiteness of the paper holding the tobacco inside. Small curvy brown leaves peeked from inside as … Continue reading The Puff