The Choice

By Tamizh Ponni  “Hey, don’t go too far,” yelled Amy, adjusting her boater. The popsicle in her other hand was melting with all possible haste not letting Amy relish it at her own pace. “I am good. Jeez! I am a grown-up now! Stop being nannyish!”, replied Laurie as she […]

December 22, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction

Life Experiences: Gut Instinct

By Hema Ravi The rather good-looking lady had the demeanour of a saleswoman, the ones who kept bothering people in the afternoons when the family was away.  Radha was used to this menace; she would always open the door, explain politely that she did not want anything, then, shut the […]

November 17, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

The Missing Hero

By Richard Rose For Bibin, as for many other Indian boys and girls in Kalapurum, cricket was a passion. Some would even say that it had surpassed all normal levels of enthusiasm and had graduated to become an obsession. Before and after school and at weekends Bibin, in company with […]

November 17, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

An Empty Vase

By David Alan Owens “Don’t let the past remind us of what we are not now.”                                              Crosby, Stills, and Nash   Jenny laid the dishcloth onto the kitchen counter and turned to face Bill. “What? You want to do what?” “It’s more than an idea. I thought I […]

November 10, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

Mourning my Own Death

By Shefali Seetharam She hurried to her table, dragged her chair, pulled out her pen, and then she scribbled something on her favourite diary. As she scribbled, tears rolled down, flooding through the pages of the diary, erasing her words and leaving behind only the stains of ink. “Sniya, Are […]

October 27, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction

Anil’s Reward

By Richard Rose Darkness had descended on Kalapurum and Anil was tired. It had been a long day and his labours had brought him little reward. Whilst for most of the time he enjoyed life as an auto-rickshaw driver, meeting people and showing off his skills in negotiating the teeming […]

October 13, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

A Day in Anantharaman’s Life

By K. S. Subamanian The water level appeared to brim, roll and swirl with a deep bass gurgle and slowly coiled around the jugular.  It was a dark mass and the only revelatory sign of its identity was its slow gurgle.  It was as if nothing would or could stop […]

October 6, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

Urmila the Ungrateful Bride

By Shobha Diwakar She was a lonesome character. Although surrounded with comfort and all luxuries Urmila was a woman who was probably tired of the world and of course, her own self. You see the world is planted with people who find happiness where there is none while there are […]

August 25, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction


By Bhavya Roy “Mom! Mom! Where is my tie?” Sam cried. “Don’t you remember putting it in the cupboard last night?” his mom replied. Sam looked once more in the cupboard to find in front of him. Today was a big day for Sam- he was placed with the highest […]

August 18, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

That Night When It Rained

~By Shobha Diwakar The night was gloomy; the night was dark. Outside, the streetlights as usual had walked away into the silent gloom. Somewhere an owl hooted to claim its presence while the little chirpy birds silently tucked  themselves up to nap softly in their precious nests that held them […]

August 4, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction