Towards Uncharted Space



As we stand before the infinite sea,

Wondering what lies beyond.

Heard some tales from those

Who are on journey to somewhere.

As we step forward towards the start,

Fear and excitement deluge us.

We remember the storm that can strike

Anytime and anywhere. It capsizes

Strongest ships and swallow it as if 

It’s on a feast. The other choice is to 

Stay on land and listen to songs of far-away

Land of adventure and excitement, so 

It is better to take a step to uncharted space.



Life is all about choice, but there is a catch,

it doesn’t allow you to revert your decision.

We need to live with our choices for a long time,

at times forever. We think about the other path that we

never tread and what lies beyond the ominous mist.

Sometimes we dwell at that moment for too long, losing Continue reading “Courage”

A story shorter than short story


The subway was unusually quiet today. Maybe the reason was that it’s 3 pm on Wednesday and a swarm of people might be on its way in a couple of minutes. Till then Erica could be glad not being surrounded by the crowd, for a change. She often felt claustrophobic in a crowded place struggling to breathe the same air shared by numerous people in a small room. The train will come in ten minutes, as per the LED board. There were around ten people and most of them were glued to their smartphones and others had headphones on, isolating themselves from this chaotic world. Suddenly, she saw a man who comes down the stairs. There was nothing conspicuous about this person in formal attire and glancing his watch after every couple of seconds as if it could accelerate the passage of time. Suddenly, Erica remembered something as she went about six years ago. She was staring at that man for about ten seconds before turning her eyes away. Erica was smiling for some unknown reasons. “Why am I smiling so much? That didn’t happen when we were in university, even though we were in same class”, she Continue reading “A story shorter than short story”

Just a random thought

feel the fear and do it anyway

Hello everyone, It has been a couple of months since I wrote a story or post. I am working on a short story but struggling to make it structured. Anyways, I will definitely post another story soon.

“I should wait for some more time. By that time I would be ready and fear would go away”. Such kind of thoughts are pervasive and often hit our mind. In fact, it seems to Continue reading “Just a random thought”

Silent Raconteur

Though, anyone can claim our species

has one face, but in reality, we have three.

One, we show it to the world. A smiling and

confident face, ready to take on world head-on.

Second, we show to our closed ones, which is often

not pretty and don’t leave any chance to hide it from others.

Third, we show it to nobody, but ourselves. It’s like a

shadow only we can see. It reflects those unwinding revelry

at night, which we are unwilling to share, to avoid

uncalled-for response from others. This face wants to

tell a story about the success, blunders and failure

yet it couldn’t because apparently, it wants to remain a silent

raconteur. Each of us is fighting a battle with an

invisible, invincible and insidious demon within us. We want to

share each and every battle we had but couldn’t find

anyone who wouldn’t pity us. So, we all act like

a silent raconteur waiting to find a listener among

the surfeit of people who are just like us.

Too Close yet Too Far

The incessant voice in our head calls for

action from us. We are yet to break that

invisible and almost-invincible chain.

Encumbered by lightness of status-quo

and heaviness of stagnancy in life. We are

too close yet too far from our evolved and rejuvenated

version of the person, who is now too afraid to gain Continue reading “Too Close yet Too Far”

Ubiquitous Paradox


In a five star hotel, a woman was staring the Hong Kong city at night from the 12th floor. The cars were looking like firefly crawling on the ground.
She wanted to quit her job to spend more time with her family, but her husband won’t allow that. ‘Sacrificing the career is not a prudent thing to do in any case.’, her husband always ended the argument when she initiated the discussion with him. John believes that career provides structure and confidence to one’s life. ‘Sacrificing the career is not a prudent thing to do in any case.’ She was feeling that something more important was being sacrificed in her life.
‘But I am earning 400,000 bucks every year and that’s what makes me good about myself, but I am missing my Johnnie so much. It feels like decades since I felt him. I wish to start my own family,……. but when?’, she was looking at the sky. Nothing was visible, maybe it was cloudy or city lights occluded the star light, it was tough to comprehend for her. Actually, she was too tired to try that. She went back to her room and picked up her smartphone Continue reading “Ubiquitous Paradox”