Category: Short stories

If pillars could talk

“Hey! there comes another visitor” “hope she does not have a dog, they make us dirty” “I don’t want to hear the cry of another lonely heart” “you remember, she visited here 40 years back, when she was a child” “I think she is here to take our photo” “yes, stay still” Reena’s Exploration Challenge #87…

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Hope

Jain was getting older.She never gave up her hopes on finding her missing daughter.Everyday she nurtured her hopes and never did she let it fade.She had no other reason to live than finding her daughter.‘Give up, she will not come back’ said everyone. ‘Do you think her hopes are so strong that she would find…

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Open fridge

“Oops! The fridge is open again!”“I wonder what are these brats eating at midnight?”“hmm.. Ice cream! Is it good to have ice cream at night. I might put on weight!” “What the hell! Today is mother’s day, I definitely deserve it.” 229 charactersTwittering tales #136 challenge

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Two minds

“The sky looks so beautiful. I have never seen these colours before!” Raima whispered as she was trying to close the window. “Oh no! It’s going to be a gloomy day today. All my plans are distorted. I hate this weather” Raima thought as she looked at her reflection in the window. 279 charactersTwittering tales…

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Letter

Miranda came back home early from work.She saw a bundle of letters hidden in the cupboard.Her curious eyes could not ignore ‘priority’ stamp on one of the letter.She bit her lips as her eyes rolled over the letter.Closing her eyes she whispered “dammit, he is a spy!” 268 charactersStory written in response to Kat Myrman’s…

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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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