Category Archives: Fiction- Multi-Part Stories

Mesmerizing Eyes (Conclusion)

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  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)

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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)

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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 »

To Be A Magnet- (Conclusion)

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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)

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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)

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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 »

Betrayal (V- Conclusion)

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Continued from Betrayal (IV) Vasudha’s reply to Chandini’s last mail was a lot more positive in tone than all her previous mails. She seemed to have realized that a blow might have knocked her to her knees, but to stay there was an act of choice. She had bridged the fine gap between considering ‘on the knees’ as a permanent… Read more »

Betrayal (IV)

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Continued from Betrayal (III) It had barely been a few hours since Chandni had written her last mail to Vasudha. She had a sense of waiting. Somehow, she was sure Vasudha would reply. She waited online, mucking around listlessly, unable to call it a night and go to bed. She left the machine running and picked up the book she… Read more »

Betrayal (III)

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Continued from Betrayal (II)  Chandini kept thinking about Vasudha all day. She was impatient to finish up at work and write another mail to her. Vasudha’s reply to her last mail was fresh in her mind. Chandni had detected the beginning of a all or none panic in her. It seemed she was determined to banish herself from the internet… Read more »

Betrayal (II)

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Continued from Betrayal (I) Chandini powered up her laptop, murmured a short prayer and began pouring her soul out on the cold glass of her screen. My dear Vasudha, I read your mail. You know my love and regard for you well enough to know what the knowledge of your pain is doing to me. But that is not what… Read more »