Withering Friendship

Samir was everyone's favorite in the school. Friends loved him, teachers adored him. Why wouldn't they? He was kind, compassionate even though he didn't realize their meaning in the literal sense. He did his homework on time, never missed classes, did well in tests. Not like topped the class, but always in the top 10.... Continue Reading →

Past Perfect

Sounds of bomb exploding. A city under siege. A little boy watched from a narrow crack in the closet in which he hid. He could hear his heartbeat sounding like drum beats in the confined space. Sweat beads formed in his forehead. Complete silence was broken by sounds of creaking wood made by approaching footsteps... Continue Reading →

Cat’s Nine Lives

He turned off the ignition to kill the sound of the idling car's engine. He checked for his looks in the rear view mirror and stepped out of the car, slamming the door shut with a soft thud. Crushing the cigarette butt using his shoe, he adjusted his suit and marched towards the house. Samar... Continue Reading →

The Girl On The Train

He hated train journeys. Especially the night trains. The constant side jerks would not let him sleep. Then the tussle with the white sheets. Cover yourself with it and you wake up with perspiration on your neck after some time. Don't cover yourself and you wake up with a not so normal nose and throat.... Continue Reading →

Edge of the World

Preparations are on full swing at NASA headquarters. The biggest event humankind has ever witnessed was precisely six months away. With the Americans coming second in the satellite race with the Soviets, the US government was leaving no stone unturned to beat the Russians this time. The entire crew was working overtime to adhere to... Continue Reading →

Love Dies Hard

It was still dawn when I stepped out of the cab and walked towards the entry gate of the Delhi airport. The early morning February air was pleasantly cold. I was travelling to┬áBengaluru┬áto attend a college friend's wedding. It had been four years since we graduated from the same college. This wedding was also going... Continue Reading →

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