Blessed

Waking up to see the light, each morning is a blessing. May you be filled with a renewed spirit and be grateful for the marvellous works of God, for the many deeds He’s done in your life. Let not the worries of this world wear you down. For you’re strengthened to rise above all hurdles…

Lost

A well groomed man With lit up eyes And unintentional smile Broadening on his face. Now lay masked behind A man I could hardly recognise. Completely disconnected From his surroundings Neither content with himself. He walks around Doubting his capabilities Never acknowledging his strengths. There seems to exist An incomplete line, Between the personality He…

A Day

It was a beautiful morning. Slow music swept him off his feet. As he gently swayed across the hall, dancing with his love. When he looked into her deep eyes, he felt whole. Suddenly there was a shrill ring. He woke up startled, it was the alarm! How much better it would have been if…

Price tag

There is no ‘Ideal man’ There is no ‘Ideal woman’ And there is no ‘Perfect couple’ It’s only ‘love’ That overcomes all imperfections. But ‘love’ itself is overlooked for a cost. When prices are tagged by men, Why say, marriages are made in heaven? #LittleUnheardVoices ~Sonia Stalance

A little girl’s Diwali

When I was a little girl, I’d go up to the terrace on every Diwali, to watch the fireworks. I loved admiring the flashing colours, the floral patterns, the explosion and the lights. The whistling of the fire rockets would excite me and then with a BOOM! there would be a shower of sparks. I’d…

Undefined

A thousand miles between us, A hundred differences and more. Even the sky isn’t in our favour, Its undefined vastness Closes the horizon. But with every sunrise And sunset, I find a million reasons To smile. This destiny untold, Fluttered in, out of the blue And reveals not, what The future holds. In this world,…

Tomorrow

They say- “Sacrifice today’s pleasures for a happier tomorrow.” But when tomorrow arrives it’s already today. ~Sonia

Fiction

She fell in love with a storybook character, followed him into the story, tiptoed through the chapters and hid between the pages. #LittleLoveStories ~Sonia

Wake up

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed and wondering where Love disappeared. Finding her in the kitchen, you put your arms around her waist and lean forward to kiss her. But she says nothing, feels nothing and sees nothing. You wake up startled and find ourself on the edge of the bed. Without…

Silence

Her silence worried him. Worrying has worn him out. But his worn out self still beats for her. Shouldn’t his plight worry him more? ~Sonia

Laughter

She laughed, they laughed too. She was alone. There was nobody else in the room. Soon the laughter subsided and silence returned. The call was disconnected, she put aside the phone. ~Sonia Stalance #StrangeLittleStories

Grace

It’s only grace that keeps us going. ~Sonia

Cold fingers

Too slender, too tender, To touch, to feel, to hold. He said, taking her hand. She shivered. He smiled. And his cold fingers Let go of her hand. Too weak, too tired, To touch, to feel, to hold. She sighed, Looking at her hands, Chapped, bruised & covered in sooth. Her skin clung tight to…

Dear friend

Dear Friend, When I first met you, I didn’t realize that we’d make a pretty picture. It’s great we’ve made till here. Though we’ve been cold to each other at times, I’m glad we didn’t let that ruin us. You are a blessing to me. But if ever I wrong you, don’t walk away without…

Our Story

It’s never too late to change your story. You start by either doing a little less or a little more. Emerging as a dynamic character. The outcome? The story will gradually tilt towards the unexpected. But that’s what’s expected from a story. But if you’re passive to change, you’ll remain static. Nothing is going to…

Colour Pencils

A short story: “Hey Dave, how’s it going?” she asked. “Yea, just waiting for the train, Cher.” he replied. “Hmm, I hope you didn’t forget to bring Lian the star berries she had asked for.” she chuckled. “Yeah. Hey Cher, I hope you don’t mind. Please can I call you later? Bye!” he said, as…

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s pretty easy to sit in the comfort of our homes, accompanied by our loved ones and say, ‘Everything will be fine’, to someone who’s going through the worst. People often say, “If only you were in my shoes!” But that simply isn’t happening, because my feet may not hurt in your shoes, but yours…

The Lie

The next time someone tells you this old truth- When you’re born you bring nothing and when you leave you take nothing. Tell them that they’re wrong! The happiness of a child being born and the grief that takes over when he’s gone. Isn’t that something that he brought and took along? ~Sonia Stalance

The Note

He showed me that the world is still beautiful. But when he left my days grew dark. It seemed like he had taken away the beauty he showed me. But it was long before I realized that he was the beauty that I saw. For he left me a note which read- I leave behind…

?

Didn’t say ‘Hi!’ Started a conversation. T’was friendship with a question mark. Years passed, all went good, till we part ways without even saying ‘bye’. This friendship with neither proper beginning nor end had to conclude in a pleasant manner. Destiny in her frustration brought us both together and made sure we said adieu till…