Short Stories

Purpose, Magic and Miracles.

Shankari’s past and present are far removed from each other and she’d lived many lifetimes in between breaths. Today she’d completed her happy second year of city life. Shankari wasn’t equipped for so much happiness,...

Seeking Answers

The wafting aroma of honey cake from the nearby café triggered my nostalgia. ‘Twas the same café 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 ‘non-girlish’ dreams I...

Ready Or Not!

Every evening, Debbie still plays with that carton. “10, 9, 8, 7…..1… ready or not, here I come”! she squeals with joy. Uncovering her face, she runs around their verdant green backyard looking for...

Time To Usher In Change

    Shankari felt relaxed as she retired for the day. The plush diaphanous comforter seemed to augment her somnolence. Just when she was about to doze off her thoughts dragged her into the abrasive and...

The Humble Palace

          Post lunch, Riyasha took out a book to read, when a tattered photograph of a teenager popped out. Three decades has elapsed, but she could still sniff her old self amidst her refurbished self. Her husband...

Together In Solitude

Gazing at the deserted shelves of aisle 7, I reminisce about the very first day I met her. Her luminous hazel eyes were a radiating warm sun warmed with inner gold. When combined with...