“Shhh! Don’t tell anyone” #WOW

“Shhh…Don’t tell anyone”….I overheard the voice from the back of bushes while I was returning with my friends from playground. I checked my watch, it was 7 pm. The Sun was ready to set , birds were flying back to nest and the cows were retreating to their shed. I was startled to hear the…

Musings XIV #Fiction

Fiction in Five Sentences. She was waiting for the right moment to flinch out of relationship. He invited her to a restaurant for a dinner. After dinner, he bent on his knees and proposed hastily. She turned down and walked away swiftly. He stood gaped. Linked to #ThreeWordWednesday.

A Day in Space with Alien!!!

  #Winner I am thankful to Blogadda and Colgate Magical Stories, who chose me to weave a story with my kids based on the images given inside the box of Colgate Strong Teeth with Cavity Protection Toothpaste. This is the second time that I am weaving stories for the brand Colgate Toothpaste. I love the…

Envy!!!

Tia & Raj were classmates in college. Gradually, they became closer and fell in love and committed to marry after Raj settles in job. Their love story was popular in college and many envied their relationship. After bagging the job, Raj married Tia and they settled in Hyderabad. Initial years went out smoothly but after…

Friday Foto Fiction Week 13.

The huge palatial bungalow where we grew stood today, dark & dingy with cobwebs hanging all around. Tears welled up in my eyes, this was the place where Maa-Pa lived with dignity and kept the ancestral property neat and clean…and what we did? In race of earning high, we uprooted our roots. Now, I have…

Last Will!

“Khat Khatt Khat” the sound coming from the adjacent room took me out of the reverie. I checked my watch, it was 2 am. “Pa…what are you doing at this time?” “Nothing Beta…venting out my emotions.” Pa said without stopping his hands on the typewriter. As usual, I entered Pa’s room with morning tea but…

Void!!!

Autumn has descended and the mellow leaves are strewn all around. Thousand of memorable moments are associated with this park. I’m back to my country after 25 years, a lot has changed around but this place appears the same; only the seats are barren. When we met, we were seated on separate benches and with passage of time,…

Why Mamma Scolds Me?

Aruna was taking a nap in afternoon after meals. Ria’s cry broke her slumber. She silently walked down the bed to see why Ria was crying. Ria was sobbing in one corner. “What happened dear?” Granny enquired. “Mamma beat me up. She doesn’t loves me, all the time she scolds me.” Ria told her. “Don’t…

One Liner Wednesday!!!

    The quintessential that she followed was prickly for other members of the family but they sealed their lips watching her rabid attitude towards it. By Ila Varma, Dec.2016 Linked to Three Word Wednesday & #1linerWeds  

Repentance! #FotoFiction3

“You are not worth to be my husband.” Tia screamed. Her words pinched me hard n I felt my dignity at stake in-front of my kids. Silently, I left the home when all were sleeping. Undecided, I stepped out & wandered hither-thither.When I woke up, I found myself sleeping on the pedestrian. I rubbed my…

Clouds Quadrille #18

      The flower gifted Instantly fell out Regrets of losing My love Clouded my mind Tearing my heart apart. The dangerous cargo ship Gobbled you While fleeting in the sea Leaving me torn. Everyone inquired I couldn’t speak a word, I felt my tongue tied. © Ila Varma 12-10-2016 Linked to #DAILYCHATTER #UBC DAY…

My Love Story

  More than three decades have passed but still the thought of train journey gives me goosebumps and a wide smile spread on my lips. Many times, my kids ask, “Mamma, what’s the secret behind this smile?” I still blush & change the topic and they exchange questioning glances. I was in final year of…