Category: Short Stories

Rainbow 2.25/5 (2)

Avanish Tripathy, the marketing manager, became the hot potato in the office on the very first day. His effeminate behavior was though unusual for them but not to Renuka, his boss. They did not require much time to know each other. Their eyes could connect with each other’s […]

Ek Ladki ko dekha 2.5/5 (2)

‘Let’s go watch a film?’ suggested Sia to her parents. ‘I aced my B.Ed exams, my treat.’ Her father smiled indulgently, ‘Okay. Get tickets for evening.’ ‘Cool. Will do,’ she quipped thinking, ‘Maybe, this way, I can…….’ ________________ The same evening after walking out of the film midway……. […]

Evaan 3.5/5 (1)

Samara returned from her shift weary to her bones. She switched on the light. Evaan was lying on the sofa whimpering softly. There were angry welts all over his shin. “Pa hit me with cane again.” He told her. Fuming, she went to the kitchen to see Shivam […]


The phone beeped again. No, it won’t be her. She hadn’t pinged me after that night two months ago! She had messaged me a few times. She would be traveling to Sweden for some official work and would like to meet me, she’d said. We were not really […]

Acceptance Read and rate this story.

“Maa, this is my fiancee, Jackie”. This was the crisp and unusually short message on WhatsApp, sent to Mrs. Ranga by her son, Mahesh. When she heard the notification go off early morning, two smiling faces greeted Mrs. Ranga. One was her handsome lad, Mahesh, whereas the other […]

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 […]

The Missing Blue 4/5 (2)

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 […]

Truth & lies 3.4/5 (5)

Abhay whimpered, in the dark corner of his cell. Life can be cruel behind the bars. Just two days inside, he could not get over the trauma he went through. Deceit. Lie. “Why he did this to me?” He was still trying to find answers. For the first […]

Roused Read and rate this story.

ROUSED   The old man woke up with a start. He looked around groggily and squinted as his eyes settled on the cloudy sky above. A droplet of rain landed on his forehead. He brushed it off and sat up. The little puppy that had been sleeping beside […]

Hook, Line, and Sinker 4.5/5 (1)

Hook, Line, and Sinker He knew the very second their eyes locked that she desired him. And that she was his type, the adventurous one. No, they had never met before, never knew of each other’s existence until now. He crossed the whole length of the sprawling lobby, […]

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 Standpoint Read and rate this story.

17thNovember, 1936 Even the dimmest of light can pierce through the thickest of darkness. True I see, as the soft morning light streaming through the minor cracks of wooden windows faded away the darkness of this empty courtroom. However, I know within hours, hundreds of footsteps and regular […]