Shorts/Short Stories/Poems

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Shorts: Are All Fiction Based in Reality?

Writing a story is a difficult job. As a writer there are a number of things that prohibits me from fully expressing myself, one of those factors being my limited imagination power. So what do I do?? Do I stop writing? Absolutely not. I improve myself in every possible way I can. Read more books, … Continue reading

Short Story: The Strangest Thing

Strange things have happened, but seldom does it happen. – Henry Bliss Roshni had waited patiently all night for Dev to wake up. She had been delighted at how effortless it had been to sneak into his room. It was their anniversary of being together for a year today and the first thing she wanted him … Continue reading

Short Story: My First Brush with Love

I can hardly claim to be an expert on the matter of love, but then can anyone? I do have my experiences though, and a fair share of them, albeit somewhat divergent from the usual boy-meets-girl-under-a-shower-of-petals variety. And what better time to recount one of the earliest such entries in my memory bank than the … Continue reading

Short Story: A Portrait from the Past

The family portrait was taken a year back, as he looked at it for a while. Sally had his eyes, while Tom was everything he found attractive in Martha. The kids, the wife, the room seemed a little too bright, full of shiny decorations, so many colors, frills, balloons and what not. So much joy … Continue reading

Short Story: Zoya

She was hiding behind her dad’s blazer, inside the huge walk-in closet. Dad was probably in the next room, searching for her, calling her pet-name, ‘Pori‘. They were playing hide and seek within their big old mansion in Calcutta. Her grandfather had bought it when he migrated with his family from Khulna (in erstwhile Bangladesh). … Continue reading

Shorts: Mother

Mother: a word that is defined by the dictionary as, “a female parent. “ However, I envisage it is a vague and fragmentary definition for someone who not only plays such an essential and imperative role in our lives but also influences and molds our character and personality to a great extent. Rather, Mother is … Continue reading

Short Story: Zeal

“I  can’t do it anymore, mom” cried Jane as she stepped down from the stage. She had tried enough. She had suffered enough and now she could do it no more. She wanted to stop it all: the fear, and the humiliation! She had decided to quit and no amount of coaxing from her mother … Continue reading

Short Story: A Tale of Love

The strawberry cream cake stood within the glass display case – she was a bit sad and desolate. It was Valentine’s Day and no one had picked her yet; all her batch-mates had been sold. It was then that she overheard one attendant telling the other – “That idiot baker he has spelled it out … Continue reading

Short Story: Sylvia

“What? Are you sure honey?” asked Lucy with humour in her eyes. “Yes I am sure mom. I am in love” chirped Kevin, looking up at his mother with concern in his eyes. Kevin looked at his mother. He could tell from her expression that she was silently laughing at him. He was too young … Continue reading

Short Story: Motherhood

(1) ‘I wish I was a better child’, thought Minu. The storm didn’t seem to cease. It was a sad morning: cloudy, heavy droplets washing away thick dust on the verandah. There wasn’t much hassle on street: the rain kept people locked indoors. Minu looked out of the window, and all she could see were … Continue reading