Good Ol’ Coop

Good Ol’ Coop

Crack!  Cooper startled awake, not that he was enjoying a fitful night’s sleep. His ears started twitching, never a good sign. The hair on his skin stood up in rapt attention, a drill sergeant would’ve been proud. Not that good ol’ Coop knew any. That’s what they...
Settings – 2 | The real world

Settings – 2 | The real world

Hello, Artoons Welcome to #WoW – Workshop on Wednesdays.  Thank you to Artoon Srivalli Rekha Mantrala for the fascinating post on fantasy settings. Today, we are going to take a look at the opposite – Real world setting.  Before we begin, let’s do an exercise. Close...
The Final Stand

The Final Stand

We belong to Mankind – an ancient and noble race. Ours is a two-million-year-old history, one written with words and deeds of wonder, love, curiosity, courage, and also hate, and bloodshed. The beauty about the human race is that we are survivors – we learn from our...
The Voice

The Voice

‘Psst!’  There it is, the voice, again. I pull the pillow over my head, and hold it tight against my ears in an attempt to block the voice.  A futile attempt. ‘Psst! Talk to me.’ I mumble a prayer taught by my grandma.  ‘Hey!’ The voice comes again, and I bury my head...
Violence

Violence

Day 1 I park my motorcycle outside and enter the Yeswantpur Police Station. I walk to the Inspector’s room and rap on the open door. The inspector doesn’t look at me, but grunts, ‘Come in.’ I stride in, salute him with a click of my heels and hand him my appointment...