Lisa walked up to Samuel Clooney’s study and peeked inside. His choleric mood made her nervous. When she saw him typing something on his laptop, she gave a brief knock and entered. After placing a cup of tea and some cookies on the table, she asked, “How’s the […]

The Elixir and the Nemesis 4.38/5 (4)

It was late afternoon when the neon-blue, vibrant autumn sky slowly turned dark and vengeful. Steaming shrouds of cloud coiled and writhed.  The wind whipped up into a frenzy and an unearthly caterwauling sound gave the surrounding an eerie feeling.  It was perhaps a keening omen of the […]

Green Hearts 4.56/5 (8)

‘BAD KARMA PUNCHED YA- DR.NORTH’ The big white wall of the illuminated suite seemed to shriek out these words. Beneath the words, a big green-colored heart sticker stood stuck on the wall. The cops were all over the room and the body of the victim lay sprawled out […]

The Train Journey 3.41/5 (11)

My book, ‘The Psychopath,’ had been selected as the best among foreign authors. I was to be honored at a function in New Delhi on Republic day of India when the likes of award like the Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan etc; were bestowed upon eminent personalities in different […]

A Doctor who loved 4.42/5 (6)

The creaking stairs, the approaching steps woke up Shireen with a start. For the next few moments, but what felt like eternity, she could hear her own blood coursing through her veins, her heart beating in her mouth. Sweating profusely, less from the dampness around her, but more […]

Dr. Gabriel North tales: The Styx Protocol 4.43/5 (7)

    Samuel Clooney was doomed.     His new book had received abysmal reviews…   “Sam Clooney’s comeback is too insipid…too predictable compared to his famous Gabriel series….”    It stung.       Mostly, because it was true.      Once famous as a writer of the thriller series – “The tales of Dr. Gabriel North”, Samuel […]

A Morning- My Childhood 3.75/5 (2)

The best part of growing up is, not knowing the fear to question. He gulped it, eyes closed, still on the bed with an arm supporting his neck, raising him just enough to enable him to drink the milk. “Done, aunt?” he asked as the hand eased him […]

Poetry and Prose 5/5 (1)

We have new writers joining the room every day- each of them in different stages of writing. We have poets who are prose writers, poets who are taking baby steps in prose and prose writers who are trying poetry.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know a few basic […]

His fears of being not accepted 4/5 (1)

                            A few couple of eyes were scanning me except his. I offered him tea. While he took the cup his, briefly, eyes met mine but only to look away. A good looking, well-educated, high earning man was seated in front of me but seemed uneasy for the […]

Interception of Monsieur Perrault 5/5 (1)

“Beauty in a woman is a treasure rare Which we are never weary of admiring; But a sweet temper is a gift more fair And better worth the youthful maid’s desiring.  That was the boon bestowed on Cinderella By her wise godmother – her truest glory. The rest was “nought but leather and prunella.” Such […]

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 […]

TIME WARP 3/5 (3)

Andromeda Galaxy, Planet Geopolis, A.D. 3050 Geopolis is the present abode of mankind. One of the seven planetary colonies, after the annihilation of Earth in 2300 A.D. The great nuclear wars between the various colonies of mankind finally brought down the planet by incessant nuking. The atmosphere vanished […]

A Stitch in Time 3.17/5 (6)

AD 3478 Ralph chewed onto the last bit of nail on his little finger as he stared blankly at his laptop. It displayed back the compiled code to him. No errors, a few minor warnings and seemingly perfect; yet it was throwing up the wrong output on each […]

Of Paralysis and Loose Motions 3.2/5 (5)

January, 2217 The teams were ready. This was the most awaited event of the year. It marked the 50th year of the Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG) ‘live’ tournament, wherein the players would be entering ‘in’ the game for real. Various modifications over the last 75 years had enabled […]