The Cold Tea…

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 Cold Tea

The two of them stared at each other silently.

Neither knew the other and wanted the other to speak first.

“Why does a pennukaanal have to be so awkward?” thought Nishanth.

Shreya looked at the cup of tea on the table between. It had gone cold.

“Just like this conversation,” she thought.

A couple of butterflies flew between them, hovering around the teacup.

“Looks like they’re having a pennukaanal too,” said Nishanth, laughing.

“Well, they’re doing better than us,” giggled Shreya, joining in.

The ice had broken, and they talked like old friends.

When Nishanth stood up to leave, he had a first memory of her.

“I like you a lot, Shreya,” he told her, taking her hand.

Suddenly, she felt shy and a tinge of red appeared on her cheeks.

She stood at her balcony, waving goodbye as he left.

She had a memory of him too now, and more would soon be made.

The cup of tea was left cold and forgotten.

Like last 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 20, the word chosen by us was ~Tea~.

(© 23rd April 2015)


Poetry & writing 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.

8 thoughts on “The Cold Tea…”

  1. Sweet! 🙂

    I love the way you leave in your stories tiny candies of goodness 🙂

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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