Samuel gazed upon the hazy blanket of darkness stretching below his window. A mist had curled up from the seas, enveloping the villa, with its scenic gardens , shady avenues. The golden lights on the garden-gates glowered like malicious eyes of hidden beasts lurking out there in the […]
The author is an 18-year-old student from Kolkata, struggling to find a home for her works. Her chief hobby is reading, specially classics dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. She loves Dickens and Alexandre Dumas.
A gust of wind rushed in through the open window, caressing his weather-beaten face. The candle-flame flickered for a moment, before steadying itself into a feeble yet persistent glow. Oblivious to the raging winds or the flickering candle, the old man sat bending over a fat, aged book […]
The monsoons have arrived late this year. The faint blue of the summer sky is receding fast under the onslaught of dark ominous clouds. An expectant silence prevails, only to be shattered by occasional gusts of tear-drenched winds driving the trees in the garden wild. It is with […]
The river flowed on, beyond a curtain of mist, its coquettish laughter ringing out in the morning air. Today, its laughter seemed to hold the sighs of a mourning heart. On its lonely banks, sat a little girl. “Mamma, do wake up!” she cried, tugging at her mother’s […]
I hear the bugle horn in the air, Rising above the silent daydream; With a lash of your cane and a groan of thunder, You emerge victorious over the golden sunbeam. The sky bleeds in the agony of celestial wars. As they rest on her lap – the […]
A pair of youthful eyes dance back at me from the bedside mirror. I catch a glimpse of a lady in her mid-forties , with a reminiscent smile on her lips. A faint tinge of grey peeps in through her locks as she relaxes in her rocking chair […]