Forbidden Fruit (#AtoZChallenge)

This is my 9th attempt at the month-long blogging challenge, Blogging from A to Z. I’ve completed it 5 times so far. My theme this year is 7 Sentence Fiction, and the phrase I’m using for F is Forbidden Fruit.

Forbidden Fruit AtoZ2018

Forbidden Fruit

I wake up, as I always do, when the sunlight streams through my window. But today is different.

When I look out the window, I can see the children slowly going towards the big maidaan. Some are on their bicycles, others walking casually.

I can see some of my schoolmates too, holding cricket bats, stumps and the COSCO tennis ball. I turn, just for a second, eager to run down the stairs and join them for a game.

Then I see my reflection in the mirror, and sink back into bed, cursing my bad luck to have chicken pox during my summer vacation.

Forbidden Fruit: a thing that is desired all the more because it is not allowed. | Maidaan: playground

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Stories | for A to Z 2018.

(ยฉ Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
6th April, 2018)


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.

12 thoughts on “Forbidden Fruit (#AtoZChallenge)”

    • Yeah. In the gully, in those big grounds nearby home where there’d be five or six matches happening at the same time, sharing space and intersecting boundaries! Was a fun time, Anshu. ๐Ÿ™‚

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