Category Archives: Fiction- Multi-Part Stories

Game Changer

      12 Comments on Game Changer

Soni_Soni: Hi! Mohican_Man: Hi to you! Soni_Soni: What have you been up to all day? Mohican_Man: Oh, it has been a lousy day, not worth recounting. What have you been doing? Soni_Soni: Nothing! It’s been a horribly dull day. I got so bored, I could scream! Mohican_Man: In other words you’ve been missing me! Soni_Soni: One of these days I’ll… Read more »

Mesmerizing Eyes (Conclusion)

      25 Comments on Mesmerizing Eyes (Conclusion)

  Continued from Mesmerizing Eyes (II)   The questions hammered on. What had happened to her? Was she sick? Was she….? No! She was not!! He didn’t even know where she lived! Why hadn’t he made a greater effort to find her place?! She usually went home with the two boys hanging on to her hands, chattering nineteen to a… Read more »

Mesmerizing Eyes (II)

      24 Comments on Mesmerizing Eyes (II)

Continued From Mesmerizing Eyes (I)   He began noticing other things about her. She had two saris; nondescript and dull hued but always spotlessly clean. Her midnight black hair was tied in a thick plait which hung below her waist. Apart from a pinkly twinkling nose pin, she wore no other jewelry. A thick black thread hung round her slender… Read more »

Mesmerizing Eyes (I)

      27 Comments on Mesmerizing Eyes (I)

Praful banged the door shut violently. The frame trembled, the glass in the window next to the door shivered with a tinkle of alarm. Unheeding, he ran down the steps and did not stop until he reached the bus stop. He did not want to go anywhere. His was using the bus stop as a refuge; it gave him an… Read more »

Enough To BE

      8 Comments on Enough To BE

The restaurant was dim and cool after the blistering heat outside.  I had been window shopping since morning and now my feet were avenging themselves on my pointless rambling. All I had to show for my aching feet was an ugly, cheap umbrella I didn’t need to buy. It was my misguided attempt at beating the heat. The umbrella protected… Read more »

To Be A Magnet- (Conclusion)

      5 Comments on To Be A Magnet- (Conclusion)

Continued from To Be A Magnet- (II) For many minutes, Cheetah kept silent. Tiger waited. “You do have a point, I can’t deny that”, said Cheetah reluctantly. “But that doesn’t mean we run down what we had. We too had bonding. We too supported each other!” “I am not running down our group Cheetah! I loved them all! But let… Read more »

To Be A Magnet- (II)

      5 Comments on To Be A Magnet- (II)

Cheetah was afraid of losing his edge; he had worked very hard for it. As the cliché went: Use it or lose it! The thought of losing his speed to nothing but apathy made him very anxious. He saw himself getting rusty and crumbling to dust. How he missed his old buddies! If only he could meet some of them;… Read more »

To Be A Magnet- (I)

      12 Comments on To Be A Magnet- (I)

Cheetah yawned. It was a typically drowsy, warm summer day. He looked around, utterly bored. There never was anything to do in this awful jungle. Once again, the regret of having to relocate to this dull place smote him. He sighed sadly. He’d had to relocate; there were no gazelles or deer left in his old jungle. Here, food was… Read more »

By The Lake

      10 Comments on By The Lake

  Mandira closed her eyes and let the gentle lapping of the lake soothe her like a lullaby. It was warm, even though it was early morning. Summer was at its peak. In the city the heat was unbearable. She had to escape the heat and the people; people who stifled her with their expectations and compulsions. She came to… Read more »

Fifteen Years

      2 Comments on Fifteen Years

  He is coming home after fifteen years! They told me he was coming. A million times since then, I have repeated the sentence to myself. I have said it flatly and whispered it to myself with breathless excitement. I have tempered it with every different shade of emotion there is in the universe. I am greedy, it is true…. Read more »