Sunday, July 6, 2014

Day 7 - Candy floss memories #100words #Drabbleweek


Day 7- Candy floss memories


Enveloping hugs. Lingering kisses. Clinking glasses. Talking till the sun rose. Spooning to sleep. Waking up together. The foot-tapping wait. The sparkle in the eye at his sight. Fingers entwined. Shopping up a storm. Cooking fragrant meals. Feeding each other. Playful tiffs over the crossword. Bantering at the shops. Talking over each other. Languorous pauses. Searching for your reflection in the other’s eyes. Deep sighs. Your fingers tracing paths through his hair. His, tracing a path down your spine.  Oh, the candy floss memories of those stolen weekends, after which they both returned back to their usual lives, and wives.

Day 7 - Their hands shook #55words #Drabbleweek


Day 7- Their hands shook

Their love story defied all love stories.
How difficult it had been to convince everyone. 
How liberating it had been when no one agreed.
Now they had no one else, just each other.
She, 83. He, 79. Sunset Boulevard Senior Citizens Home.
Their hands shook as they held the knife together, celebrating their first anniversary.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Day 6 - Thief of my heart #55words #Drabbleweek


Day 6- Thief of my heart

She let out a deep sigh, laced with exasperation, and longing. 
She was consumed with desire for him. He tantalized her, but was out of reach. She wanted him. At any cost.
Ever since she had set her eyes upon the newest, limited addition Louis Vuitton bag, which  had stolen her heart away, at sight.



Friday, July 4, 2014

Day 5 - Talking Vessels #100words #Drabbleweek


Day 5- Talking vessels

They talked. And talked some more.
Who would’ve believed that these two were strangers who had met barely an hour ago, due to a delayed bus.
Mother-in-laws and husbands had been damned, children had been gloated and moaned over and shops had been suggested. 
They talked as if they had known each other all their lives, and possibly in their previous births as well, he grimaced, as he tried to shut out their voices, and attempted to read the paper.
‘Empty vessels make the most noise’ he read and chuckled to himself as he muttered ‘talking vessels’ under his breath.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Day 4 - Her face reddened #55words #Drabbleweek




Day 4- Her face reddened
Her face reddened.
She stiffened. That tug. Again.
She knew the handsome stranger was following her across the room. She knew that calling her ‘a bloated whale’ was Anand’s disgust speaking, and not him.
She held her breath and turned slowly, to see the strap of her bag looped around the hook of the coatrack.