Once there was a little boy who was a friend to all creatures big and small. On his way to school, he would give the bottle of milk that his mother prepared for him to a calf roaming in the street. He would give piglets belly-rubs whenever he saw them. ... Read More
It was his first night in the new rented house in Jamshedpur. His mother did a puja of Griha Pravesh in the morning. The aroma of dhoop, sandalwood and ghee was still lingering in the air. Avinash was feeling happy in his sleep. He was seeing his father in a ... Read More
I had returned home from my board examinations when we learned about my grandma’s heart attack. She lived alone at our ancestral home in Kochi and my mom was devastated. Dad was away on a business trip and my mom had to decide between waiting for his return or leave ... Read More
Martha's feet hesitated over the dried leaves that travelled from the desolated street through the broken, partially unhinged front door. She touched the old, chipped doorframe and took a deep breath, still feeling the warmth of the place that we once called home. "Looks like things haven't changed a bit, ... Read More
“Did he call?” Anu puts a question, knowing Meera will not like to answer. “The weather is nice today.” Meera does not break her gaze towards the sky. Anu knows Meera wouldn’t open up that easily. But Anu wouldn’t give up easily either. They are childhood friends and have been ... Read More
I am in an empty room. Lying on the floor. Maybe I am asleep. Gradually the walls begin to crumble as though the whole world is falling apart. As the bricks turn into dust, the door opens and I find myself in the middle of a street. I am surrounded ... Read More
Rules: 1. Stories to be based on the given words/prompt. Use the given words/prompt, in no particular order, anywhere in your story without altering the tense. (Highlight the prompt/words for us to recognise them easily in your story.)
2. The submitted story/stories must be between 450-500 words (each). Entries lower than or exceeding the word limit will stand disqualified for the event. (Penmancy Tip:- Use https://wordcounter.io/ to check your word count.)
3. Writers may submit 3 entries of unique storylines. Only fresh stories are accepted for the event.
4. Send in your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org in a word document along with a 2-3 line bio and a cover picture for the story. The subject of your mail should be “Entry forQuinTale-01″.