Residua


The first time I had written this story, it was a cathartic tale. To help me resolve a few issues with myself. I had not written it keeping in mind a specific audience. Neither had I tried to make the narration attractive in any way. Any such concerns would have adulterated the sentiments behind the […]

Text MessAge


Following is my submission at the IndiBlogger’s IndiVine Share Life Blogger Contest (click) under the category ‘My friends. My life. My phone.’, which is being sponsored by Tata DOCOMO to promote their new phone – OneTouch – Net (click). If you enjoy the story and are an IndiBlogger member, kindly log in and vote (click) […]

iBubble. The Perfect Sphere. The Perfect Hollow.


Sometimes I understand others in terms of how they are similar to me. Other times I understand them in terms of how they are different from me. There is no other way to understand others. Comparisons are imminent. If I understand myself, still I might not understand someone else correctly, for some contamination of data […]

Flickering lights


R: Not for those who consider themselves minors. “You know, I love you.” Darkness was gathering outside, with occasional attempts at countering it conspicuously emanating from the windows of a few apartments strewn all over. But, none of the two made any such attempt. He looked out through the oval vent and wondered if it […]

Bad timing


He finished reading it. Seventh time today. Her first love letter. “Could so much love ever vanish! She’ll understand, if I talk.” “Anjali, please understand! We’d fought before also. But we always made up! Why not today? I love you, Anjali!” She didn’t reply. Those suspended in air, hanging by rope about their neck, don’t. […]

Duel


Tonight, I see you standing with him.Hand-in-hand.Ever so slightly do you squirm.Only I understand. That to him now you belong,Is for a fact.And for you I will not long,With me was a pact. Had I known what this would be to see–You and him…But then, never could I foresee;It was a whim. As I mildly […]

Conflict of Interest


“It makes you cry so much? You’d loved so much!” Distant gaze. Contented smile. “I feel so happy! So fulfilled!” “Quiet, Mukesh!” “I find fulfillment in your loss? And you’re my dearest! I’m so cruel no, Mridula?” His eye let go of that reluctant tear. Like his body was to let go of that life…

Dog’s death…animal lovers will approve


This is my first attempt at 55 fiction. To briefly see the conditions of 55 Fiction, see the side panel. —–Monologue: Don’t you stare, Moti.It’s not my fault. You made me mad. You resisted.You didn’t have to whine like dog that you anyway are [sobs]…Were.This knife was not to scrape your heart; just cut your […]