Short Stories

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A few decades have passed by since I last heard that kinda โ€˜musicโ€™ (if at all, I can call it music). As an adolescent my sense of music was rock-bottom in the truest sense. My...

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Itโ€™s the same nightmare! Every time I see her ascending the stairs to that picturesque but haunted palace. Extreme fear floods my body coursing through every vein, bone and organ as I see an...

The journey of love within

  Since my childhood, I was coddled and cosseted by my parents and grand-parents. As a result, Iโ€™d unintentionally fanned the notion of being everyoneโ€™s favorite and hence grew my nascent version of โ€œPhilautiaโ€. Also,...

The Fresh New Painted Beginning

Svale used to say,ย โ€œConsider yourself a newbie while learning, and life will reward you opulently with lessons that are worth cherishingโ€. ย  Despite being a recipient of the Magsaysay award for his exemplary contribution in the...

Purpose, Magic and Miracles.

Shankariโ€™s past and present are far removed from each other and sheโ€™d lived many lifetimes in between breaths. Today sheโ€™d completed her happy second year of city life. Shankari wasnโ€™t equipped for so much happiness,...

Seeking Answers

The wafting aroma of honey cake from the nearby cafรฉ triggered my nostalgia. โ€˜Twas the same cafรฉ that had witnessed two souls falling in love. The mandatory tea, honey cake and shortbread cookies were her...

Over And Out

Since the time I was born, I was incarcerated within the morbid, chaotic prejudices. I yearned for a breather to break free the feigned passage of time. None seemed to approve of my โ€˜non-girlishโ€™ dreams I...

Ready Or Not!

Every evening, Debbie still plays with that carton. โ€œ10, 9, 8, 7โ€ฆ..1โ€ฆ ready or not, here I comeโ€! she squeals with joy. Uncovering her face, she runs around their verdant green backyard looking for...