Reverie at Tea

“Chug chug” rumbles the train. “Cluck cluck” protest the rails as the heavy wheels roll on them. “Right-ho, Jeeves” lies open beside. All is dark. There is a gentle zephyr. Restful. Nice, cool. There is a lull. Then there is light. Not bright, dim. Soothing, not intrusive. Somewhere in a forest. A bunch of stripes…

Uncle Grey’s Fishing Lessons

Welcome to Uncle Grey’s Fishing Lessons, where Mr. Heron Grey, in his distinguished capacity as Chief Fishing Officer of his circle, will demonstrate the fine art of aerial fishing in four easy steps. Requisites: A pair of wide, light, wings that work; all-weather feathers with full water resistance; a keen eye with ‘diffractive optics’ to…

Tawny Diaries: Summer Slam

The gate opened and I streamed in. I could barely wait to see her at the stream. The path cut through a slice of heaven. Dew-drenched leaves were strewn beneath giant, tall trees as brilliant shafts of sun-rays filtered through the gaps in their canopy. Birds chirped and flitted between branches and their songs rang…

‘Lingua Amore’

The play was intense but the tot couldn’t stay away for long. She waded through the brownish with a splash and ended up by her mother in a flash, who, welcoming her hearty child warmly, licked her nape with her long, pink tongue. The cub kissed her guardian angel on the chin and then nuzzled…

Tigga and the Repugnant Neighbour

  Laden low with forbidding luggage, and yet as sprightly as a fowl by day I was on my way out when without warning the whistle on my lips went off-tune upon the grisly sight of my neighbour, and I mean the whole century of kilos of him. His thick hair making an unsightly peek…