#AtoZChallenge – Letter S – Sea of Tranquility

S

Steve felt at peace with himself. When he landed the spaceship on Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, his heart had a very real calmness. Peace of mind on Earth was wishful thinking with a family who did not approve of his field of work.

He had signed up for the moon mission in the hope that the time spent away from home would help him put his mind in order. The Sea of Tranquility had exceeded his expectations.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

#AtoZChallenge – Letter R – ‘Rocky, Rocky’

R

The opponent’s left hook flattened Sameer. He lay on the ring unsure what to do.
“Rocky, Rocky, you can do it!” a familiar voice shouted from the crowd.

For a boxer who adored Rocky Balboa and the series, this was motivation enough.

Sameer got up energized and when the bout resumed, landed a sharp jab to the right of his opponent which left him floored. The referee started counting to ten. But it was just a formality.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

#AtoZChallenge – Letter Q – The Quintessential Mother

Q

She bathed him, fed him, played with him and lulled him to sleep. She was his everything. For the 2-year old Indraneel, Neha was the quintessential mother.

Fate had carved the 11-year old girl into a motherly role from the moment the children lost their mother in a terrible car accident a few months back.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

#AtoZChallenge – Letter P – The Picnic

P

“Amma, I want to go. All of my friends are going.”

“No, beti. It’s not safe to go on picnics.”

The more Arati tried, the more exasperated Sudha became.

“Sudha, you have to move on. You can’t hold her back from enjoying life,” Keshav, Arati’s father, pleaded.

Sudha reminisced about a school picnic she had 25 years back. Molested by the bus driver, the memory haunted her even now.

“Our daughter will be alright, Sudha,” Keshav comforted her.

“Beti, be careful, will you?”

“I will, Amma. Don’t worry!”

Sudha watched with a smile as Arati sprinted to her room to pack.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

#AtoZChallenge – Letter O – Omar

O

Ketan was agitated when the sole of one of his shoes came off suddenly. He couldn’t attend the job interview without shoes. He really wanted this job.

He saw a cobbler a few paces away.

“Look, I have an interview in 15 minutes. Please fix this shoe quickly.”

Ketan was surprised when he got back the shoe quicker than expected.

“Thank you so much! What is your name?”

“Omar, saab.”

As Omar packed up that night, he saw a packet and inside it was a pair of fresh slippers. Ketan had landed the job and ensured that he thanked Omar.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

#AtoZChallenge – Letter N – Nishi

N

The moonlit sky looked just like Nishi, Arunoday mused. She had been elusive since they had met a year ago. He had thought she was in love with him. But she had just disappeared a month back even without saying goodbye.

But then, the night never loved the day but only replaced it, he thought.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

#AtoZChallenge – Letter M – Megh Malhar

M

The builder handed the keys of the house to Veena and Shyam. They were elated and ignored the delay in the delivery of their home.

Shortly after, the two of them looked at each other and smiled sheepishly. In their excitement, they had completely forgotten about naming their dream home.

But this was a problem quickly solved. Veena and Shyam’s love for music endeared them to a name they couldn’t look past – Megh Malhar, the classical raga.

Written as part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/