Flash Fiction

The Adieu

Biren put the shopping bag on the kitchen table. "Aroti, here's some chicken. Babu loves chicken curry and it’s been long that we’ve had it." "I could've cooked soybeans instead, it’s the fag end of the month!" Aroti replied. "Babu hasn't eaten properly since the results of the railway board's ...
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The Beastly Prank

It was a dark and stormy night. The furious storm swayed the willowy boughs and made them lash forth. The wind raged in between the trees, whistling an ominous note. The cold October gale howled menacingly. The ominosity of the black clouds was accentuated by streaks of lightning dancing to ...
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Ordinary Women

Twinkle was standing near the gas stove. The slender Aubergines simmered with spices on the gentle blue gas flame. Just then, a wisp of air blew in through the side window, and the gas flame hissed back. Twinkle hurried to close the window. The wind is speeding up. She noticed, ...
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The Blackout

It was a dark stormy night. The lights were out in her apartment building as she walked in the elevator lobby, soaking wet in the unscheduled rain. ‘Why is the watchman nowhere around here? It is never a blackout here- who do I ask?’ Leah on her way back from ...
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The Enchantress

She was the daughter of a school teacher, the only child, was an apple of her parents’ eyes. Born beautiful just like her mother, everyone who lay eyes on her admired her for her radiant and talkative eyes. Shyna, her mother had fondly named her. She was told time and ...
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The Ragged Doll

It was a dark, stormy night. The stores were closed and the streets were deserted. The townsfolk locked themselves in their homes, settling by the warmth of their burning hearths. Only the ragged doll peered through the display window of the toy store. The storekeeper had placed her there in ...
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