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The Boy Who Never Ate Mangoes

A resounding BANG tore through the sprawling base, scaring crows out of their wits, and sending squirrels scurrying back to their wooden homes. “Scoundrel! Didn’t I tell you to never come back- …” The outraged voice trailed off as the… Continue Reading →

Problem – Yours or Mine?

“Mansi, it is Sneha’s call. It is urgent.” “I cannot talk right now! Oh God!! My life is over!” Mansi screeched. Worried by her daughter’s scream, her mother ran up the stairs to Mansi’s room after ending her daughter’s best… Continue Reading →

Hottest Date Ever

As the rays of afternoon sun striked the silicon plated huge windows of my office, I prayed to god that something happens to me and I get a day off. I have tried it so many times to breathe in… Continue Reading →

Valuable Gift

  “YES! A Daughter!” he cried aloud in happiness. “Can I meet my wife?” he asked the doctor. “No, she needs to rest right now! Don’t worry you have a healthy wife and baby.”   After getting a stern look… Continue Reading →

Tweaked

One, two, three….he looked up for the source of drops on his phone. He was ready to fight whoever it was but then he saw a beautiful face, her eyes closed, sobbing uncontrollably. She was on the first floor. “Excuse… Continue Reading →

Crimson Red

Anguish had overcome mind and body. Memories of joy still evaded him; long forgotten to a bitter past. Tides of melancholy seeped between grains of thought. Nothing remained. He held up his shaky hand, firmly pressing the razor to his… Continue Reading →

Chronic Love

“Hi!How are you?”she croaked.The once calming white walls were starting to make her claustrophobic. “Hey babe!I’m good.In the middle of a meeting actually.Anything important?” “Ermm..just wanted to hear your voice.This distance is killing me.”She chuckled at the pun. Half-way across… Continue Reading →

Collateral Damage

The young boy waited beside the school gate even as the last few adolescent students departed with their families. “Is your father running late again?” inquired the guard. The boy directed his green-eyed gaze towards the unfamiliar face. The guard’s… Continue Reading →

“Smith”

“I forgot how I spelled my name! What was it? D-D?? Shit!! What is my name?” “Mike, what happened?” Somebody asked. I looked around the room to see that he was the only person in the room apart from me…. Continue Reading →

DARKER PICTURE…

“Excuse me; can you smoke a little away from here?” “Why? Have you bought this place?” “Oh no but you see the person I have been waiting for has not arrived yet so I would have to wait here and I… Continue Reading →

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