THE UNICORN				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.88/5							(4)

THE UNICORN 4.88/5 (4)

“Wait, Chirag! Make a wish before you blow out the candles,” Ma said excitedly.  It was my 13th birthday. Ma and Baba had made all possible arrangements to make me feel special as I was going into my first year as a teen. I, however, knew that the next year would be...
Courage beyond compare			Read and rate this story.

Courage beyond compare Read and rate this story.

Madhya Pradesh 1979 “Saab ji1,” said Mangal Das saluting as soon as he alighted from the jeep, “We have a location.” Finally! “What do we do Saabji? There are six of them.” Three pairs of eyes fixed on him. They were deep in the forest, on the southern reaches of...
“Old McDonald had a farm…”				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.5/5							(1)

“Old McDonald had a farm…” 4.5/5 (1)

Birds and animals waited eagerly for my arrival each day. The desire of my advent in them was much stronger than the desire in humans. They were completely dependent on me for light and energy.  Not that my resources weren’t for humans. Of course, they were the one to...
Ghos(h)t				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	1.75/5							(2)

Ghos(h)t 1.75/5 (2)

Thwack, Thwack! I turned in my sleep. Thwack, Thwack! I heard the shovel hit the dirt again with a thud.  Sleepily, I walked over to the window. In the dark, the faint outline of a man was visible under the large Peepal* in the backyard.  “Who’s there?” I cried and...
One Fine Day				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.25/5							(4)

One Fine Day 4.25/5 (4)

We hope. That’s our nature. We hope against all hopes. We hope when we know for certain that nothing could change. But there are times where that last flicker of hope dies and sometimes in that moment springs a miracle. Professor Shome was exactly at that point where...
Inked			Read and rate this story.

Inked Read and rate this story.

“Writer’s Block” – I would term this one as an ailment, a serious one for that in all its regards. Not only does it muddle up your brain functioning, but also leads your mind through a series of heckles – of the plots that are unbuilt, of the characters that are...
Curse of the Corse				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.73/5							(20)

Curse of the Corse 4.73/5 (20)

1227 AD, Burkhan Khaldun The digging was at its peak. It had started on the thirteenth day, when we had arrived at this hillock of Khentii after travelling almost half of Mongolia.  We were the chosen ones to carry the remains of the Khan. Five hundred of us were...