Category Archives: Short Fiction

The Suitcase

The grey VIP suitcase had been a prized possession of the Sarkar household. Mohan Sarkar for the first time in his twenty two years he left the place where he grew up, studied. The company was a private consulting firm … Continue reading

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Twilight

Aroma of fresh air, shiny glass windows of LIC building, autos, bikes moving with purpose on that busy Mount Road, washed clean by the late monsoon rain and us, waiting in that nondescript bus stop for 23C. Romanticizing about a … Continue reading

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It Is Not Just Another Day

Bindu stood in the T.Nagar bus depot sipping on a glass of sugarcane juice. The cool juice marked with the sharp taste of lemon was a welcome relief in the sweltering heat of Chennai. As every other morning, the depot … Continue reading

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Thursday Tiny Tales – 4

The basement stairs creaked noisily as he walked down with the cleaver in hand. Air charged with anticipation. The butcher murmured a prayer and brought down the cleaver on its neck. The hen’s piteous cries and cackles filled the room. … Continue reading

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Heavy on Salt

“The dal was heavy on salt.”, he declared as soon as he walked in to the house. Back from office, he set down the grey and black backpack on the floor, proceeded to sit on the chair lined next to … Continue reading

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Thursday Tiny Tales – 3

JiHoo was back. He had left a message at the hospital for her. “Let’s meet at the ramen shop at 7pm”. He met her outside the shop and walked her inside. She looked at him longingly. He had changed a … Continue reading

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Thursday Tiny Tales – 2

Holding up flags and shouting slogans a fearless young man leading the group advanced towards the government building. Uniformed menĀ armed with guns stood guard and looked at them menacingly ready to challenge their entry. They charged on the group with … Continue reading

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