She tells me I have a lovely smile and I beam with joy as I gaze at my phone screen.
They call India a democracy – where the men in power are ‘representatives’ of the society, where people can speak their minds, where people are ‘free’ – to do what they like, when they like it.
I miss her sometimes. It's like a sucker punch in one’s stomach.
“I’m lucky.” She smiled with her eyes half open.
It will shatter those dreams and hopes in your eyes, and it will wipe that mesmerizing smile off your face for a long long time to come.
While discovering us you suddenly seemed to have moved on,
Conflicted was the word you bombarded me with,
As I sat there wondering where I had slipped,
You’re my very last thought
You’re the battles I’ve fought
For starters, I say partner because somehow ‘girlfriend’ really isn’t my thing.
Craving for each other day and night, led not only to checking our phones every two minutes fo obvious reasons, but it also affected our health.
Let’s say my name is Tanya. I’m bisexual. At least that’s what I like to believe. It gives me a little scope to be straight when I want.
Between the gasps and pants, their tired bodies resting – shivering, the beast struck again.