Friday, August 5, 2016

Tiny Dreams

Blisters on their feet
Sweet smiles piercing through 
They tap on the window sill
Tiny shoes in their hands,
They beg. 
For their tiny dreams to be lived. 

©Aditi Kaushiva

Day 5 of the #BarAThon Challenge. Today's prompt is 'tiny shoes'

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Love Letter

She begged him to write her a handwritten letter.  In the age where you could speak everyday, where you could run to an Internet Cafe to chat with your beloved who was miles away, she insisted on the most romantic format of communication. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fragile Lives

The sky clears of the darkness
morning rays beckon to wake
Cautiously from under the stone,
A weed braves

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Feeling Unsure

I have been trying to 'figure things out' for a while now. I see the dexterity I once believed to have failing me, and the multiple projects I have been juggling falling out of my hands.

I like variety. I like dabbling in blogging, writing, dancing and working on building a one of its kind dance community. All this, while in the background run my 9-5 job and my home. Is juggling everything together working? At the start of this year, I had chosen my word for 2016 as 'Focus', but the more I try, the more I feel I am falling behind. I have, on more than one occasions thought of quitting. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stranger than Fiction

The sound of crackling ice...

I looked at the bedside clock. It read 5:00 am, but it was still dark outside. I closed my eyes again and listened closely to the rhythm, my heartbeat and the ice cracking, as it enveloped the empty interiors of my grandmother's wooden house.