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Priya Bajpai

 Priya U Bajpai is a short story author and poet with several of her past work having been published in mainstream newspapers. This literature scholar is a versatile story-teller. She is adept at writing fast-paced and layered tales across genres. 

The Blood-Sucker 4.57/5 (15)

Seeing the end near, I closed my eyes and prayed to the Gods, whom I never believed in. I could hear him breathing down my neck. Kneeling down in the pile of garbage, I waited for him to strike and end it- once and for all. Turn of […]

The Time-Traveller 3.63/5 (4)

  In my era, people were peace lovers. They revered Anviya*, Gandhi, Mandela, Mother Teresa. All my life, I heard was Gandhi said this, Teresa did that. The constant reminder of ‘be good, be kind’ made me nauseated. They painted roses on the tinted frames and wanted us […]

The second-best bed 4.6/5 (10)

It was too dark for me to see my Nemesis. All I could see was those fiery red eyes. My knees buckled and I collapsed on the floor. My sobs reverberated in the corridors. And then I heard the voice I knew too well. “I thought you were […]

Apartment 703 4.56/5 (8)

Avanika knew something was wrong the second she spied his name flash on the screen. It was tempting to ignore the call, but instincts told her she should at least listen to what he has to say. “Yes?” Her voice was even. “I need your help, Avni. Come […]

Ma Read and rate this story.

11/4/19 Ma… it is a beautiful word, and I’m sure you are as beautiful as this word is. Do you look like the woman I see in my dreams? You sing to me lullabies in your soft and tender voice. I love it when you caress me, so […]

The Holy Book Read and rate this story.

The Holy Book Late King: Go-Nak Pharaoh: Ra-Men-Tme Queen: Aneksi Lady-in-waiting: Khamen Priest/ Magician: Hufer Minister/ Vizir: Ammon They called me ‘God’s words’. I am not sure if it was true. Like everyone else I never knew my creator. I met many souls who swore upon me. Thank […]

The Frozen Tears Read and rate this story.

Sia takes apprehensive steps towards the intriguing gothic structure.  Her mind is filled with myriad chaotic thoughts.  She has lost her nation, her people, her family, her friends. The partition has taken its price. Sia has survived to tell the gruesome tale of partition. Maybe this God will help me, […]