In the rain…

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. This year, I’m planning to do short pieces of fiction (not a series), or a poem based on a word with that letter.


The paper boats bobbed in the shallow waters near the edge of sea.

Rani, the fisherman’s daughter, watched them from near her home. She had made them earlier in the afternoon.

“Amma,” she called to her mother who was inside. Raindrops were beginning to fall slowly, and the clouds above them were turning darker with every minute.

Gayathri, her mother, came outside, and sat next to her.

“Amma, will my boats be safe in the rain?” Rani asked her, worried.

As she held her Rani close, Gayathri looked at the boats, and then at the horizon, her expression the same as her daughter’s.

“We can only hope, Rani. We can only hope, and pray that they be safe.”

The fishermen’s boats bobbed somewhere near the horizon.


To write 26 days in a month on a theme, a moral support is quite useful I feel. This year, I’m taking the challenge along with my friend Bhavya. We’re writing on the same themes each day, and giving each other the themes on alternate days. Day 18, the word chosen by me was RAIN.


(21st April 2014)

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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