The Window Man

DISCLAIMER: This is a piece of fiction. I, in the story below, doesn’t refer to me, i.e. Aditi (Idle Muser); I, hereafter, is the unknown narrator of the story. Dear reader, before I start narrating you this fragile segment of my life, I’d implore you to not judge me for any of my then thoughts…

It is not Love-PART (2/2)

First things first. First parts first. So, here is the one for this longer short story. I do not think I should have had written that letter in the first place. And even if I had, I should have been responsible enough to at least make sure that the right letter was in the right envelope….

It is not Love-PART (1/2)

It is not love. No, it is not, that I’m sure of. Now when I lie in the bed, beside my husband, I am reminded, yet again, that it is not love. I love my husband, not him. Things have always been like this; something happens urging a wave of memories to hit my shore;…

An Abandoned Special Kid

I was a special kid, I always believed. Even Ms. Braganza used to say- you’re my special child- often. But today, the way I see it, I don’t know if I really am special or special was just a euphemism. After I started becoming a part of social gatherings- by which I mean school- I…

Immortal Love

Out of thousands of days that you live, some days are special, days that are unforgettable, days that are cherished forever. When I woke up that day, I knew how different it was going to be. After all, it was our anniversary. And, like always, I and Jackson had our plans. Sunrays sneaked in through…

Will he come back?-PART (2/2)

DISCLAIMER- This being the second and last part of this story, I urge you to (if you haven’t) to read the first part, which you can find here, to enjoy the whole story. ‘Finally, I will be home. At my home.’ Maya’s husband rejoiced in the moment when he got to know about his duty being…

Will he come back?-PART (1/2)

‘I heard you. I heard you, darling. Daddy is coming home next week.’ Maya said out aloud with her welled up eyes and trembling hands. Maya held her thirteen-year old daughter, Alisha, and hugged her, and both of them relished the moment; none of them said anything but just held each other. Maya’s husband was…

Nobody knew that the others knew-PART (2/2)

DISCLAIMER – I urge you to go through PART-1, if you haven’t, before you proceed with PART-2. You don’t realize how daunting your past can be if those memories and their recollection don’t haunt you with your every breath, with every movement of yours. I, Scarlet, am the victim of such past, a past that relives…

Nobody knew that the others knew-PART (1/2)

A cool summer day, which is not too often one gets to enjoy, was awaiting me when suddenly I realized the cold winter that my life was about to turn into. Just like any other day, I woke up and headed to kitchen to prepare a cup of coffee for myself and a cup of…

Not every acquaintance is a friend!

DISCLAIMER – Those who haven’t gone through my previous write-up might find it difficult to understand the context of this post. So I urge you to read my previous post before proceeding further. The one who helps you in your hour of need is your friend. The one who always has his/her ears for you is…