Let Him in Constancy.

Constant Kiran remembered the drive to the country as if it was yesterday, not four decades ago, in the mid-seventies. They had all bundled into the family Nissan Sunny and sped off to a discounted-furniture store in the countryside that smelled of lavender and hay. Her younger brother, Dev, and sister, Leela, had initially been … Continue reading Let Him in Constancy.

Rube

Rube He could see the disdain in people's eyes. 'You rube' was what he saw reflected in their body language as they turned away, blocking him with a broad back. It was true he was from the country but country-bumpkin he was not.  His shoes had been stolen whilst he slept, as had his few … Continue reading Rube

Costumery

She didn't like having to put on the costume in the street. Macie had scurried  to swap places with Celia, who spotting her in the distance, had immediately starting pulling off the bits of the outfit and flinging them onto the green shopper in a hurry to get away for her overdue break. This parading … Continue reading Costumery

Serene

Serene Some gentle strains of music could be heard from a window above. It was appealing to step out of the Delhi hubbub and explore. The staircase wound around and led to a silhouetted wine bar. A group of lads sat sharing beers and banter. A couple sat in one corner quietly chatting, perhaps stolen moments together.  … Continue reading Serene

Fragrance

via Daily Prompt: Fragrance Fragrance has incredible power over us. It can trigger memories and take us straight back to a time and place, long forgotten. It can make us feel elated, attracted, attractive, sad or repulsed. It is a, not-so-silent, back drop to our daily life. A reader's  sense of smell can be evoked through writing, to take them … Continue reading Fragrance