The Obedient Son

The Obedient Son

It was a lazy Sunday morning. Robert was on his way back from the church. He was known to be a pious person. “Robert, you must keep a watch over Andy. I have seen him loitering with those wretched kids. He is definitely into drug abuse”. The next door neighbour...
The Call

The Call

Don’t worry ma, you take father to the hospital. I will transfer money tonight itself’, Sumana assured her. She picked up her phone and gave a missed call. Work would come in a while. She made a strong cup of her favorite stress buster – ginger tea....
That Christmas Eve

That Christmas Eve

“Good morning mom. I am ready for the party.” eight-year-old Armaan said beaming with joy as he waits for this day throughout the year. No, it’s not his birthday, but Christmas Eve.  “Very good morning Armaan. Let me check if the sun has rose today from west instead...
Lie about the block

Lie about the block

‘Hey, are you writing for the new prompt ‘The Lie’?’ I saw the WhatsApp notification and didn’t bother to open the chat. I wanted to write, but I can’t write just for the sake of writing for this new prompt. Whenever this type of thought troubles me, I think of the...
Killer Lies

Killer Lies

I do not recollect for how many hours I had just lay there, the upper body on the sofa with the legs dangling lifelessly. I must have fallen asleep like that yesterday night. I woke up with a start when someone nudged me. On an instinct, the moment I opened my eyes, I...
The Betrayal

The Betrayal

The charpoy creaked as Amma turned over to face Narendra. Malti noticed the loosened belts of the woven bed hanging down by Amma’s weight. Sitting hunched on her toes, her hands worked in rhythmic motion to clear the grease on the dirty utensils while her...