Tag:Short fiction

The rainbow skirt of hope – Kriti Mazumdar

As the red glow of the setting sun simmered at the horizon, Reba smeared the last of the soft molded cow dung from the...

In the night when it rained

The perks of living a solitary life is something Charles has always admired, but the fear attached to it has also made his life...

Nakkeerar – Nithya Sridharan, London

It was a strange day at the little store I managed. We were buzzing with the excitement of the big boss who was coming...

Quest for the Perfect brow – Narayani Das, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Simran’s phone rings. Without bothering to see who it is, she answers, “Yes, Ma”. Her mom without wasting time in inanities says, “What are you...

Art of Navigating through Loopholes in Rule Books – [Sankupurana – Memoirs of an Engineer] M.S.Menon, New Delhi

March, 1965, was a month of tremendous activities in my office since many official letters reached me informing the transfer of experienced engineers and...

Cruel Rain – Jayaram Vengayil, Kozhikode, Kerala

Though it was so many years ago, the day she returned from the far away land was etched in his memory as if it...

Born to the Enemy – Akshat Jain, Rajasthan

‘What is your problem with your parents? Why can’t you just be nice and listen to them?’ ‘They are upper caste and I hate them....

Talent of writing – Jitendra, Jaipur

"Great" He exclaimed! He had already earned $650 today and more than half of the day was still yet to be unfolded. Jim looked...

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Her Dead Alive Octopus

I caught upon an uncanny creature,Amidst a fish vending street.Like the ghostly alien hands,Its spooky limbs shined in the...
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Fruit Punch

I should have asked her months ago. But I have been preoccupied with my family’s concerns. How will you protect your wife in that unknown place? What will you do if someone harms her? You have no experience in travel. You don’t even know Hindi. How will you get things done? Why can’t you go someplace nearby, like Munnar? But I had promised Agneta, and I couldn’t break it.

Our Men are Learning

“Cut them some slack,our men are still learning.”“Don't be so harsh,our men are still learning.”Did you know thatthe learning...

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Her Dead Alive Octopus

I caught upon an uncanny creature,Amidst a fish vending...

Fruit Punch

I should have asked her months ago. But I have been preoccupied with my family’s concerns. How will you protect your wife in that unknown place? What will you do if someone harms her? You have no experience in travel. You don’t even know Hindi. How will you get things done? Why can’t you go someplace nearby, like Munnar? But I had promised Agneta, and I couldn’t break it.