Fiction

Fiction

Autumn Leaves

by Mehreen Ahmed Quasu was growing up really fast. He was now five years of age and was able to enjoy the wedding. The next day, after the wedding, Mila was in her in-law’s house. Prema, Lutfun, and Nazmun Banu sat with their tea, at teatime in the orchard. Autumn […]

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Three Cups of Tea

by Rrashima Swaarup Verma  The early morning sunlight was pushing its way through the edges of the thick drapes. Divya sighed and opened her eyes. Her sleep had been fitful and she didn’t feel rested. Glancing at the clock, she snuggled back into bed. Five minutes more. It was only […]

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Storm Sisters

by Chitra Gopalakrishnan Vimla and Kanchan’s world in the old part of Delhi in northern India is one where the streetscape is continuous and the street ecology complex. Theirs is a universe of a long, dense warren of narrow, potholed streets with no sidewalks, irregularly shaped blocks penetrated by yet […]

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The Bamboo Wind Chimes

by Steve Carr Prisha arose from a tangle of sheets and placed her bare feet on the straw mat next to the bed. The early morning sunlight that streamed through the slats of the shutter that covered the bedroom window glinted from the gold ring she wore on the toe […]

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A Night That Wasn’t…

by Anuradha S. Bannore Sheeba cleared the mess after the party & stood looking at the cleanroom, feeling quite proud & happy with her work. She once again glanced at it over her shoulder at the doorway, then switched off the light & headed upstairs to her bedroom. She changed […]

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Uniforms: The Symbol of Unity

by Anantinee Mishra Mia had always disliked her school uniform. If you ask her, she would always say that “a boring, dull and monochrome piece of clothing” is the most appropriate way to describe the plain white T-shirt and plaid skirt, the main constituents of every institution’s uniform. But, all […]

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The Call of Innocence

by Sobia Ali  Grandma  noticed  the  wind  instantly. God  save  us, she  cried. It  is  the  same  wind  that  blew  on  my  mother’s aunt’s  wedding. She  gathered  her  puffed  up  clothes  around  her, and  ran  inside. The  wind  was  gyrating  at  a  swift  speed, trying  to  get  in  at  the  […]

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Grade Expectations

by Yash Seyedbagheri Once, a book opening held thrilling expectation. Thwack. Welcome to knowledge. But Dad insisted I focus on getting A-pluses. Tolstoy and dead Russians were fine on my own time. After acceptance to Harvard. I labored over solving for X and limiting reagents, tried to master only necessary […]

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Framed

by Cécile Rischmann The eerie scream cut into the silence, startling Colonel Chris Santiago awake, forcing him to drag his clothes on and go and investigate. So what if he was on vacation and it was in the early hours of the morning? His job called for action, and as he […]

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The Golden Goose

by Shobha Diwakar Once upon a time, there was a poor man who possessed a golden goose. Surely, everyone has read that story in his / her childhood and enjoyed it. Remember how that pretty goose laid one golden egg daily,  which brought the man some money. Tired of getting […]