Hop a Little, Jump a Little, So We Learn!

“Chirp…chirp…chirp…click me if you can” went the tinny voice yet again, this time jumping from my left to the right. I had thumbed down the shutter speed to capture the sedate spider (full interview of Ms. Spinderella the spider in a forthcoming post) when a blurry blob suddenly started jumping across my field of view, … Continue reading Hop a Little, Jump a Little, So We Learn!

The General Manager

He slid back the stiff cuff of his white shirt to glance at the watch on his wrist, the prized watch which he had received upon completion of 25 years of meritorious service. The solid glistening hands of gold set against a dull silver dial reported the time as well past midnight. It was a … Continue reading The General Manager

The Awakening

He missed her. It was a month after her passing away and he longed for her so badly. He would have traded his life if he could see her, talk to her, just be with her one more time. Without her he was a mess, his whole life in disarray, even the smallest of things … Continue reading The Awakening

Left A’skink’ For More

“Hiss…hiss…click…click… the Attini N team knocked you off your feet didn’t it (see my post “Ant, Yet Signific‘ant” of Dec 25)? Love those ladies, I tell you, they’re such a riot”, a thick voice mocked me from atop the low compound wall to my left. Still kneeling in the long grass off the path to … Continue reading Left A’skink’ For More

One Last Pudding

He felt the usual sense of pride as he looked around his small yet bustling sweets and treats shop. Though the paint had faded and the plaster was chipping away in places, the dull unpolished wooden racks that lined the back had turned wearisome and the glass panes of the display case at the front … Continue reading One Last Pudding

Terror

He woke up with a start, an immense pressure on his chest, both without and within, his heart thumping madly as if someone had been hammering at it from the outside synchronous with his pounding heartbeats. Strangely however, he felt cold – ice cold – limbs numb and lifeless, his extremities fallen asleep as if … Continue reading Terror

Devastated

The steps of the ghats were cold from the winter chill, even more than the nip in the air. But he was numb to either bite, sitting there eyes focussed into infinity. Within his gaze were the leaping flames of the funeral pyre, burning brightly, the blaze slowly growing into a firestorm in his mind, … Continue reading Devastated

It’s Raining Diamonds

“Hey Buzz, whassup?” shouted out a familiar raucous voice. Buzz, a Paper Wasp, spun around mid-air, startled as his chain of thoughts broke. Only one guy could sound gruff and cheery at the same time! As he hovered over the Gulmohur branch, he could see his long time friend Spud, a Flesh Fly, waving out … Continue reading It’s Raining Diamonds

To Touch The Sky!

"What the...I can't see anything! Why am I upside down? And where AM I?", she inquired of no one in particular, yawning and trying to stretch her tiny root and shoot at the same time. Sprouted out from a coriander seed hardly a few minutes back, she was raring to see the clear blue skies, … Continue reading To Touch The Sky!