Darkness

Dread the darkness that dwells within you; not that which lurkes around you. #oneliner

March 1

A braveheart, Serene And bold. A selfless soul, A fighter And hero. The wait is over, Our dear WC Abhinandan Is home. Tis a proud moment For India to celebrate And cheer! ~Sonia #respect #WCAbhinandan #india

Reasons

“There were more reasons to hate him than to love him. But still I chose to love, for hatered flees when touched with love.” ~Sonia Stalance

Ride or Riddle?

I put my luggage behind the seat And rolled up the side shutters. Colourful tassels hung from the canvas roof I watched them sway, as we made our way Through the highways and byways of the city, Driving over potholes, bumps and pits. It’s a pity! I know. But why complain? When the gods themselves…

It Ain’t Pretty

Even the trees and stones were entranced By his music, he said reading over my shoulder. I chuckled saying, This ain’t research material, Fred. Turn around you silly woman, he said Taking the book from my hands. Orpheus fell for the fair Eurydice Endowed with unique beauty and grace. I watched him closely, as he…

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…