Fiction

Fiction

Who is that Guy?

By Maya And the music played as we took the winding road between the quiet lakes and approached the bend near the Church. Paivi on the wheels and we both listening to the Finnish FM. The RJ went on, “Kaharikson… enjoy…. … …. …. summer… … … …. …. reventulli…… weather… […]

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I am not Hungry…

By Monica Bakre  The key turned in the main door and it swung open with force. Aniket was in. At seventeen, he was of medium build with a physique that was successfully maintained trim with moderation and discipline. Today was Aniket’s last examination and he had come home in an auto, […]

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Monster

By Sunil Sharma The first one to greet was him only. And to scare was his habit. As the families would stream in and then settle down and kids would wander off, the uncle would materialize from thin air and say, Hullo! The kids would scream and run away. On […]

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The Chronicle of an Abduction

By V L Priyamvada It was raining outside. It had been almost a month since her friend went missing. She felt empty. She was feeling like a kingdom without its king, desperate and dejected. Riya lost her mom in her childhood itself. Her father brought up her with a lot […]

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Impassable

By George Vivian Paul  “So our entire unit was deployed” said my father reclining on his chair with a slight smile as he sipped the standard military issue rum. The anchors of the evening debate were just warming up for the ritual howling. None of us even glanced at the […]

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Mrs. Aandhi

By Shobha Diwakar  She always had an air about her no matter what happened around her. It so happened that Neeta met her at a party to which Mrs. Aandhi was also invited. There she was surrounded with all the flatterers of the world you could find. They all cooed […]

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The Looters

A short story by Shobha Diwakar The day had not yet broken. The silver beams of the moon still relayed its silvery streaks into the curtain drawn room. Somewhere it seemed as though an owl hooted. An eerie air fluttered into the room and just as I yawned and stretched, […]

Fiction

A Child’s Dilemma

A short story by Anuradha S. Bannore ‘Ma, I want to ask you something. May I?’ ‘Oh my God, there you go again with your endless queries’. ‘No Ma, don’t say so but please explain the meaning of ‘Azadi’ [freedom] to me. Some people shout slogans of it and ‘Bharat […]