Category: Short stories

Motherhood

It’s a beautiful evening with my hair blowing in wind. I feel sun-kissed! Barefoot, I  walk on the sand. I feel the tickle in my feet!  Putting some sunscreen, I lie down on sand. I feel at peace with myself! Hearing children giggle, I smile. I feel suspicious! Oops! Something heavy fell on my legs. Its…

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Unexpected friendship

Raima missed her train to Berlin and was in a dilemma whether to spend the night in a hotel or in the railway station’s waiting room. Just then, a man bumped into her. ‘Oh crap! did I miss the train?’, he was panting. Raima nodded her head. He sat on the bench and started playing flute,…

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Ego

I took the liberty of being candid with her, leading to a fight. Neither can I accept my fault nor can I easily forgive her. I wished I was not egoistic. An inexpressible pain, a feeling of being squeezed from within. Shall I tell her, how hurt I am? what if she thinks am weak…

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Hope

Rita spent most of her time taking care of her two children. She had a past of drug addiction and with great difficulties, with the intension of being a better mother, she quit  drugs. Her boyfriend was also a drug addict but was not able to quit. He used to visit home once in week…

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Woollen Socks, a short story

Juan moved to a new city in search of a job. She shared her apartment with Simi who was working as a journalist. Juan spent her early mornings in a cafeteria located just beneath the apartment. One morning Juan saw an old lady knitting woollen socks, the size of socks was rather big. Juan asked her ‘It’s…

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Whisper, a short story

Riya was working as a school teacher and a yoga instructor. On the way to school she was surprised to hear honking everywhere. Riya tried to shut her ears with hands, she tried to use the head phone, yet she could not avoid the noice. There was an uncalled strike for a hour, which led…

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A black cat, short story

Anchan in her teen age, was told that a black cat crossing the path would bring bad luck. She did not believe it until she experienced the same. She was travelling with her parents in a car, when a black cat crossed the road. Her superstitious grandmother warned her son who was driving, to return…

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Mind is a monkey

She tamed her mind not to fall in love again. Trust not what you see, lay not your hand on the rose again, said her mind. But little did she know, that mind is a monkey, playing a game. He bowed his knees and asked her hand. What are you waiting for, said her silly…

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Peace of mind

Everyone has a bunch of thoughts, but its amazing how we tend to choose a thought over the other, maybe good or bad. Something that I learnt from ragpickers, in a dustbin full of waste they pick only things that are useful. Similarly, I could compare mind to a dustbin. Dustbin is full of garbage, so is our…

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Rhyme,a short story

Italian family with two children purchased a mansion, next to the lake. The place was very quite and the family would rarely get to see any of their neighbours. After certain days the mother notices that her little girl is singing a strange rhyme ‘i am a doll about to fall’. When her mom asked who…

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