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STALIN - Megha Rao (@_megharao)

You liked Stalin, and I liked jazz
two lovers as distant as Rohtang Pass.
You ate breakfast reading The Daily Mail
while I drank mistakes and Ginger ale.
You once told me how every woman
who loved you had Bette Davis eyes
and I told you I liked the bad guys.
So we stayed there in bed
like it was a Marigold field in Bali
and when you left, my favourite blooms
turned into lilies of the valley,
flowers that sprang from Eve’s tears
when she was exiled from
the Garden of Eden.
You walked out in January
like a postcard to a country
whose name I couldn’t pronounce
leaving me a stamp collection
of bittersweet memories.
My therapist tells me
I have a bad habit of
holding onto pain.
But I keep my scars
because they look like you.

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STALIN - Megha Rao (@_megharao ) You liked Stalin, and I liked jazz two lovers as distant as Rohtang Pass. You ate breakfast reading The Daily Mail while I drank mistakes and Ginger ale. You once told me how every woman who loved you had Bette Davis

GOODBYES AND CIGARETTES AND SOME OTHER CLICHÉS - Mitushi Pandey

Goodbyes,
Cigarettes,
Heartbreaks,
Smoked and smitten.
Said and written.
Obvious but a disgrace
'let down' hammered
on our forehead.

Born from the ashes of unstrung lovers
Here we are — the living drunks.
Stuck with the clichés we inherited
From the dying Romeo and
the impassioned Heathcliff

And our fault
is we understand too well.
But do we?
Always mulling over the emotions we are mired in,
if we can't catalogue them
Or design a map
of where and how
Should our love drive through
We give up
We turn around
We walk away.
And in a room somewhere
Or on a broken bench in a lost city
Or on our comfortable bed drinking
A cheap whiskey
We write and write
About how our heart was ripped off
And how brutal was the hurt,
The former being an overstatement
The overused figures our drunk self blurts.
We read and read
Bukowski and Keats
And the one where the narrator
Strangles a beautiful girl
With her own hair
Because to lust is a sin.
But see our life,
Does not match with their
imagination.
Our heartbreaks are cruel.
Theirs are a metaphorical glorification.

So every night we go back to sleep
Praying for
sweet secret dreams
Just to wake up to the 21st century's reality
Where mornings are for trying
And nights are for crying.

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GOODBYES AND CIGARETTES AND SOME OTHER CLICHÉS - Mitushi Pandey Goodbyes, Cigarettes, Heartbreaks, Smoked and smitten. Said and written. Obvious but a disgrace 'let down' hammered on our forehead. Born from the ashes of unstrung lovers Here we are

Purvang Joshi (@imnumber18) from Gandhinagar writes a [ thought ]

A [ thought ] can catch you anywhere, while listening to a song, thinking about someone, on the pot or in the shower.

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Purvang Joshi (@imnumber18 ) from Gandhinagar writes a [ thought ] A [ thought ] can catch you anywhere, while listening to a song, thinking about someone, on the pot or in the shower. So read one, and think about it! #terriblytinytales #ttt #micro

Questions, answers, and everything in between.

No contest. No character limits. No deadlines.

Just [ talk ] #tttalk
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Questions, answers, and everything in between. No contest. No character limits. No deadlines. Just [ talk ] #tttalk

Mushy bromance exists.

Shobhit Srivastava (@sho.stark) from Lucknow writes a [ conversation ] 'Mushy Roommate'

A lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens.

Ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat?

Here is a sneak peek into [ Bubble ] - one of the most interactive and loved formats on the TTT app.

To read & write many more interesting ones, download the TTT app 

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Mushy bromance exists. Shobhit Srivastava (@sho.stark ) from Lucknow writes a [ conversation ] 'Mushy Roommate' A lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens. Ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat? Here is a sneak peek into [ Bubble

It's been 69 years to our constitution. How much has changed? How much is still the same? We're writing it all.

Prompt: Write an open letter to the New India.

Format: Open letter

Tag: RepublicDay2019

Deadline: Tuesday 22nd January, 11 a.m.

Tag your pieces RepublicDay2019 for everyone to read them.
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Here’s how to tag your post.

1. Download the TTT app for Andriod and iOS at terriblytinytales.com/app

2. Click on the write icon, select Post, write your tale, and choose your format. Click next.

3. Select genre, select sub-genre. On the same screen in the tags section, put RepublicDay2019. Click Publish.
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It's been 69 years to our constitution. How much has changed? How much is still the same? We're writing it all. Prompt: Write an open letter to the New India. Format: Open letter Tag: RepublicDay2019 Deadline: Tuesday 22nd January, 11 a.m. Tag y

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dear romantic love
people crave for you
like wolves crave for the moon
and you herald the idea
that sunsets aren't pretty
if I don't have a man's arms
around my waist as I watch it
that winter isn't romantic
unless I see a pair of snow geese
flying over glazed lakes
you make love
a burden to be carried
because I stay up till 2 am
with the lingering thought that
I should be looking for you
and everyone seems to fall
into your manipulative snares
like they fall for mirages
in forlorn deserts
you're like those rose tinted glasses
that make everything look red
and they never see the red flags

people ask me why
I'm not romantic
and they say it like it's a disease
like you're essential to validate 
my social existence
oh poor girl
you must fall for poets not poems
and I don't understand
because I watch clouds
float by the grey sky
and it makes me happy
and I have an entire jar of Nutella
all by myself
and never once feel the need of you
is it okay if I make up excuses
and avoid Saturday nights at discos?
save the fake smiles
and forced laughter desperate
for that one man 
who will make sunsets pleasant?
Is it okay if spend the entire night
watching Netflix
manicuring my nails
and moisturizing my hands
even if I don't have anyone else's to hold?
heck, I don't even like holding hands

you make it seem like
every human is a piece
off a jigsaw puzzle
until they find someone who
completes their story
but I'm not a piece of the jigsaw
I'm the complete puzzle 
I'm not looking for my other half
because I am a whole
so dear romantic love
if you come home someday
I will open the doors for you
but if you get pulled over by cops
on your way to my place
I won't bail you out
and just in case
you get lost on your way here
I sure as hell won't go looking for you ~ Vimal Sangam (@thatshinodagirl)

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dear romantic love people crave for you like wolves crave for the moon and you herald the idea that sunsets aren't pretty if I don't have a man's arms around my waist as I watch it that winter isn't romantic unless I see a pair of snow geese flying o

Gather around, folks. It's time for the 'talk'. Yashluv Virwani (@yashluv23) from Vadodara writes a [ conversation ] '#SexEducation'

A lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens.

Ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat?

Here is a sneak peek into [ Bubble ] - one of the most interactive and loved formats on the TTT app.

To read & write many more interesting ones, download the TTT app 

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Gather around, folks. It's time for the 'talk'. Yashluv Virwani (@yashluv23 ) from Vadodara writes a [ conversation ] '#sexeducation ' A lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens. Ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat? Here is a snea

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OF BLACK COFFEE AND LULLABIES - Vidushi Razdan

The other day when my eye lash came off, I didn't make a wish. Instead, I kept it in a jar and held it pressed, against my chest. Just so I can blow it off when things get worse. 
Because you thought that you'd fit in them how yin fits just perfectly into yang, so you held the fallen out pieces from each other like how life holds death.

But life does not do that eternally, death eventually comes.

Both sides of bed belongs to you now and you still sleep on the other end,

Love has left,

The bedsheets still wrinkled,

The Cologne,

It still lingers and 
the green bandhani dupatta he had given you 
On your 6th anniversary

Is still hung up near the chandelier

Like it will pull you out of the blacks outs, just in case.

Love sleeps in another person's arms now.

It is almost 2.40 AM and you still call Maa because you can't undress them from all of your dreams and Maa sings you lullabies and that feels therapeutic.

It took me exactly 14 Ed sheeran songs, daily dose of 7 black coffees and around 5 strangers back in the same old club, who told me they felt lucky to have met me, to understand that love won't stay the same throughout all these years and one day each one of us will have their hearts broken and it is totally okay because you will be okay, too.

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OF BLACK COFFEE AND LULLABIES - Vidushi Razdan The other day when my eye lash came off, I didn't make a wish. Instead, I kept it in a jar and held it pressed, against my chest. Just so I can blow it off when things get worse. Because you thought th

Dear Loki,

Cue 'he's not a superhero' comments but they don't see how you are one. The coldest (pun intended), most spiteful, dramatic fluff ball of attention-seeking mannerisms fitted in a body, but a hero, nonetheless.

Lying through your teeth, juggling people with your terrible trust-butterfingers and beautiful magical hands, you have always let faith drop and the world loves you, for it and despite. So, the next time you turn up in a black suit, killing people with polished cheekbones and rusty knives, I'd be skeptical, too. I'd probably poke at all the business cards lying on every street in the world, throw things right through your hologram and fling magic hammers at everyone who acts out of character on the off-chance that it is, in fact, you.

But eventually, there will be a solid body to bank on and I will bank on you. I will put indelible faith in you and you will break it. I will be your moral compass and you will call North, South. I will fight the world on your side, or behind you, since you would actively kill me for hogging the limelight, only to see you passively kill me, anyway. I will do all of it and more, not because I believe there is a heart of gold in your Jotun body but because hearts of gold aren't all they're made out to be. At least, you're consistent in your conniving ways. At least, I can trust the fact that there is no trusting you.

At least, I always believed, and rightly so, that when it came down to it, and it did, you will lay your life down like a man of virtue. So will every other self-sacrificing man of virtue this universe runs on, I am sure. But it will matter when you do it because you're not one of them, are you? You don't wear a halo on your head, just your greasy hair.

You're their polar opposite, and mine. Take me on, anyway. I am not what you deserve or what you need, both parameters you don't care about. Take me on for the fun of it, because it will be fun, I can give you that.

Yours(?)
A. (@arushipachoree)

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Dear Loki, Cue 'he's not a superhero' comments but they don't see how you are one. The coldest (pun intended), most spiteful, dramatic fluff ball of attention-seeking mannerisms fitted in a body, but a hero, nonetheless. Lying through your teeth, j

Saurabh Pandey (@donaldduckwithpantson) from Mumbai writes a [ thought ]

A [ thought ] can catch you anywhere, while listening to a song, thinking about someone, on the pot or in the shower.

So read one, and think about it!

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Saurabh Pandey (@donaldduckwithpantson ) from Mumbai writes a [ thought ] A [ thought ] can catch you anywhere, while listening to a song, thinking about someone, on the pot or in the shower. So read one, and think about it! #terriblytinytales #ttt

Questions, answers, and everything in between.

No contest. No character limits. No deadlines.

Just [ talk ] #tttalk
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Questions, answers, and everything in between. No contest. No character limits. No deadlines. Just [ talk ] #tttalk