D – Drip (A short fiction)

I feel something tapping my forehead, repeatedly, as I slowly regain my consciousness. I don’t know what it is and where I am, but it’s disturbing.

I try to shake my head, but I just can’t. Feel like, some object is stopping the movement and my head is stuck in one position.

As I try to open my eyes, I realize that it’s all wet around my eyes. Now I start to realize that it’s water drops dripping down drop by drop on my forehead.

I could trace the water droplets as one by one, each one of them drops on my forehead then rolls down towards my eyes and further rolls down my cheeks and into my neck. I could feel that my hair is getting wet as well.


With much difficulty, I slowly open my eyes to see that the room was fully dark. I realize that I am in a lying position. I try to move my hands, legs but I couldn’t move them. Seems my hands and legs too are tied up. Continue reading

Ribo turns hostile!

[If you don’t know about the character Ribo, he is my Writer’s Block.  Please read my previous posts Ribo – A short fiction and My Tryst with Ribo continues and Ribo gets outside support to understand his motivations, the way he works and our conversations. Those who know about Ribo, carry on with this post.]


Last time around, Ribo promised to break the writer me.  I’m afraid, he almost managed to do so.  Here is the conversation we had.

“Ribo. Ribo. Ribo. I am starting to hate you.” I said.

“Hahaha. I told you, I would get to you one day.” Ribo said.

“Yeah, for now. I accept that you got the better of me.”

“Now that I have an upper hand, I will put more pressure and will eventually break you buddy, as if you aren’t broken already.” Continue reading

My date with YourQuote

If you are wondering who is YourQuote, be rest assured that YourQuote is not a girl.  Because if it’s a girl, slippers would head in the direction of my face from my beloved wife.

Ok, poor jokes apart.

After January 12, when I wrote this piece of fiction, I really haven’t been writing much.  Enter March 1, I was almost into Writer’s Block.  Yeah, my Ribo.  😦

By now, my work life had become just too busy to even think about writing, let alone sit and write something.  I couldn’t get any time at all for writing.

I desperately needed something to keep me going in my writing journey.  That’s when I discovered YourQuote.in

I got to know of it from one of my relatives, who is also a Writer and blogs here.

(Warning: She is a better writer than me.  Don’t unfollow me after visiting her blog. 😛 )

When I joined YourQuote, I immediately felt at home.  Because it was a community of writers.  YourQuote is a mobile app (Both Android and iOS versions available), where you can simply write quotes or nanotales or any random piece of writing or even longer ones if you prefer.  The app places your words in a beautiful background image and publishes it.

What got me interested was that they had a word of the day challenge, where many new and seasoned writers participated.

It soon became interesting and I started writing more and more quotes, nanotales, etc.

The interesting part is I didn’t need to spend a lot of time together to write and socialize.  It was just minutes.  That solved a critical problem for me.  Lack of Time.

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How my life changed since I started writing/blogging

This post was written for a contest in collaboration with Sweek and Chennai Bloggers Club (#ChennaiBloggers, #ChennaiBloggersClub )

How my life changed since I started writing/blogging“.  This topic evoked my curiosity, so I decided to write about it.


If you don’t want to read a longish post about my personal adventure with writing, feel free to skip to the part “Writing/Blogging changed my life in the following ways” below.  But if you want to understand the complete essence of how writing helped me out, please read on.

Before 2005

2005 is a critical year as I graduated that year.  I was a typical Indian kid who was never interested in reading.  I do remember reading chacha choudary, twinkle digest, etc. but nothing out of the ordinary.  I was a 90s kid, so I had limited access to technology while growing up.  I was never an avid reader.  I used to watch a lot of cricket, especially Harsha Bhogle’s commentary which helped me get better in the English language. Continue reading

3 Day quotes challenge – Day 1

Oh, my second nomination for this blog!  I am glad. This time for a quote challenge.  And thank you very much M for the nomination.

So, I was confused between posting an existing quote or write one of my own.  Then I decided for the former, as inspiration didn’t strike me to write one on my own.

Either get busy living or get busy dying
By Stephen King (Shashank Redemption)

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True Test – A quote

Most people can survive a rough day, but true test of character is when you survive a day, on which you were supposed to die.

By Rajaraman

This quote was written in response to Daily Word prompt Test

If you like this quote, you can read my other quotes:

You are always fooled by..

Go the Extra Mile…

There are always forces trying to pull you down!

When the entire world is against you?

Things you have missed!

You can beat the shit out of me!