Will there be a Six?

I turned 5 yesterday. Instead of blowing candles, I blew dust off of my 2-year-old sister. She didn’t get hurt but got scared and started crying. I calmed her down, I shushed her, I caressed her back, her hairs, but all went in vain. She cried and cried and cried for hours. Pain of a…

Immortal Love

Out of thousands of days that you live, some days are special, days that are unforgettable, days that are cherished forever. When I woke up that day, I knew how different it was going to be. After all, it was our anniversary. And, like always, I and Jackson had our plans. Sunrays sneaked in through…

Arrivederci!

What to say about this story? All I can say is it is the first of my works which had me in tears whilst its creation. ‘Things were going to be fine. Didn’t you say that?’ he said with the same old innocence and recent lucid grief in his eyes. ‘Isn’t it fine, Ron? Look…

Cage of Independence!

Day was humid. The overcast sky had just let the sun to make its appearance. Puddles of mud and accumulated rainwater were here and there on the street of a village in Punjab. The first house on the street was of Rajesh Rao; Rao family, the Hindu family, had been living in that house for…

Warfare transcending from Micro to Macro-world!

On some extremely rare occasions my write-up contains itself up to a word-limit of say, 100 words. And here is the one. He pulled her ears, daring her to win. She, on the other hand, accepted the challenge shouting roguishly, ‘Game is on.’ Offended, his rage escalated to the devilish proportions, and he tried to…

23rd brought some more Wisdom!

On the night of my birthday, I had a feeling that the moment I step out of bathroom, I’d be stabbed to death.
But…

A woman behind the veil

Mahira always used to wear a black, plain veil; even at her workplace. Nobody ever asked her to not to wear it. She was from Kashmir and had recently shifted to Chennai for her work. But she didn’t shift alone; her husband- what he seemed to, at least, people around- did too. Nobody ever saw…

Happy Father’s Day!

Mr. Rathi, a sixty-five years old retired professor, has just woken up from his deep slumber. Having lost his wife to cancer four years back, a hollow heart is all he is living with now. He and his late wife, Mrs.Rathi, were college sweethearts, who sealed their relationship with the marriage long forty years back….

Family of Punctuation on a road-trip!

Just when I was wondering how come the chatterbox was silent, his flap opened; this situation made me reconsider his once self-acclaimed label of being a psychic. But I must admit, which I don’t too often, that his moving flap was the only way to get the awkward silence spread among 13 of us being…

Nobody knew that the others knew-PART (2/2)

DISCLAIMER – I urge you to go through PART-1, if you haven’t, before you proceed with PART-2. You don’t realize how daunting your past can be if those memories and their recollection don’t haunt you with your every breath, with every movement of yours. I, Scarlet, am the victim of such past, a past that relives…