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Criminal: #MicroMondays

  The strawberries went disappearing each night. Some one was definitely having a field day, thought Nathan. Whodunit? The neighbourhood kids? But there was a criminal. Unsuspected, unbeknownst. Mr. Rabbit and his little clan.     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@           Written as part of #MicroMondays, hosted by the gorgeous couple Varad of Loose [...]

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Beyond Our Fears, Lies Fun: #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

  I spent all of last week in the pristine lap of the Havelock, in the Anadaman & Nicobar Islands; away from choking habitation and non-stop hum-drum of the city life. This vacation was a welcome respite from Wi-Fi and phone connectivity, cradled in the arms of nature, sun, sea, sand and occasional downpours. We [...]

MysTree: #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #FridayFictioneers

      The ancient tree towers among the tropical vegetation of the Sands resort. It canopies the wooden benches, giving the guests a respite from the sunny days. A pair of woodpeckers nest here every spring. But each time the fledglings die, leaving a trail of blood. Also, what remains a mystery are the [...]

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Breaking Bad: #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProblogger #MondayMusings

"I'm going out with my friends this evening for the Jazz festival", Mayra announced, nonchalantly. "But, Myra the doctors have asked you to rest it out for a while, before you can actually start going out. Else you'll fall sick again and have to miss school." "The doctors always over-dramatise the sickness and you believe [...]

The Unannounced Guest: #WriteTribeProblogger #WriteBravely #FridayFictioneers

"We found him on the porch. It's broken a wing," said the DH, almost thrusting a Mynah on my face. The nine-year-old piped in, "Mamma, isn't he handsome as hell? Can we keep him, pleaseeeee.” “I'd love to darling, but you know Gran is Orinthophobic, don't you!" “Orintho...what?" “She has a fear of birds.” “But [...]

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Terminal? : #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

"She has a terminal illness which is in the last stages." The earth shattering news was broken to us with much aplomb by our family doctor. At that very moment I felt as though shards of glasses had pierced through my tough exterior, bruising me beyond repair. I badly wanted to rewind back to the [...]

A Night of Nostalgic Nebula: #WriteTribeProblogger #WriteBravely #FridayFictioneers

  Saturday, 5:46 A.M.: I haven't slept a wink. The receding moon is gaping at me blankly. Well, it was a decadent night of drinking and dancing, on the River Mandovi.     A night that also brought back memories from the yesteryears: of Rahul and I. When we had chatted on the same deck; [...]

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Pattern: Shhh…Don’t Tell Anybody:#Blogadda-WOW #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger

Fourth time in a row!!   "I have struggled with the same issue for the last six years," she said to me with much angst in her voice. "Just when I think everything is going well and life's looking up for me, I'm given the same set of challenges. Challenges that I thought I had [...]

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes: #WOW #BlogAdda #MondayMusings

Walk a mile in my shoes And I will teach you a lesson or two; Of taking life in your stride When the hooded snake of challenge strikes.   Walk a mile in my shoes And I will teach you a lesson or two; Of forging ahead with a smile, Even though you may stumble [...]

Friends with Benefits?: #FridayFotoFiction

We'd known each other since high school. Friends with benefits they called us. But that was far from the truth. We stuck to each other in good times and bad times alike. When Richard lost his mother, I spent endless days and nights by his side, reassuring him everything would be all right. He knew [...]