The show must go on…! #FFFAW #WarriorWomen

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She was a warrior.

Not the kind that you imagine her to be – No chariots, breastplates, helmets, blazing guns and duelling swords!

Those were built for cowards. Not her! 

No hurling abuses or war cries yet her voice traversed and broke all seams and boundaries! 

Fighting for truth and justice in the most righteous manner. Her truth was deadlier than any of their masked lies combined.

She knew they would come for her.

Hiding behind veils and guns, they greeted her with bullets when she stepped into her home. As she collapsed into the chair, her deadliest weapon slipped from her fingers – The humble mighty little pen!

´Hey Ram! My battle is over. But, the show must go on´, she smiled looking heavenward. 

(Word Count: 124)


This fictional story is my tribute to the most gracious and fearless writer – late Ms.Gauri Lankesh.


My entry for this week´s ´Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers´ challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. This week’s photo prompt is provided by Artycaptures. Anyone can participate. #FFFAW Challenge #FlashFiction


My entry for the Women of Courage #WarriorWomen Blogathon conducted by Women’s Web & Juggernaut Books inspired by the warrior women of history.

Book Blurb: When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated by the navy and forced to pay a compensation. A payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis. Check out this new historical novel Empire ( with a warrior woman, Aremis at the heart of the novel.


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      1. Hi Srijan! Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Means a lot to me..especially considering this is a brand new blog. Shifted from blogger to wordpress 2 months back. So, really glad to know readers like you are appreciating the content in here. I will and you must keep reading! 🙂 I will be visiting your blog soon…Cheers!


    1. Hi Joy! So good to read your comments. Absolutely, there is nothing deadlier than the pen. Its immortal like its writers :). Keep stopping by and sharing your thoughts. And, I am absolutely loving your challenges. Love and Hugs!


    1. Bang on, Akshata! Yes, the incident disturbed me so much ever since I read the news but was simply not able to express it. The flash fiction came in at the right time and this is my humble tribute to the great brave lady. Very very sad! It still pains me to see to what extent hatred can drive people….Keep reading and thanks for the wonderful words. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Iain! So good to have you back. Yes! it is! This one, in particular, is my humble tribute to all the brave and immortal writers and journalists who risked their lives to tell the truth to the world. No matter what, the show must go on and the truth will prevail. Glad you liked this one. Keep reading! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much, Doc! Incidents like this make you wonder ´Why´! Just when there was rejoicing over Ram Rahim verdict, this news pulls down all your spirit. Shocking and sad! I pray that there is justice in this case now. Keep reading! 🙂


    1. Hey Shalz! Thank you so much for those beautiful words! You just made my morning :). Glad you liked the tale.But, I sincerely hope and pray people realize that incidents like this reflect poorly on the country. No matter what the provocation, murder is a lame sad excuse. Keep reading and sharing your thoughts, Shalz! Hugs!

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    1. Hi Varad! I´m sure she is…where she is right now. I hope and pray the voice of reason and the acceptance of different viewpoints is respected and embraced in our country. And not silenced by hatred and bullets. Thank you so much for your kind words. Keep reading! 🙂


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