Short Stories

The Legend of the Silver Clouds

“Legend has it that a mass of thick silver clouds will appear in the dark sky. Time will stop and everything will come to a standstill. The innocent and the meek will get back their lives and dwell forever in the land of eternal joy.” The audience gasps; murmurs follow.  ...
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In My Hands

Chicago US, May 2019 “Nothing but hope sustains life,” my eyes shifted from my hands to my therapist who sat across the table, composed and intense. He nodded. In all of the last 9 years that I have known him, he has been absolutely patient with me, dealing with my ...
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Beautiful- inside and out

It had happened again. Not that I was surprised. I had lost track of the number of times when I had borne the brunt of someone else’s disapproval. I guess I should have been used to it by now but it still hurt. It hurt to be rejected like someone ...
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All That Glitters

‘Cool and confident Abhilasha’ is what her colleagues called her. An MBA graduate, Abhilasha worked as Marketing Manager at a renowned advertising firm since the last five years. She had grown in the firm all through sheer hard work and grit. Rahul, her husband, on the other hand, was more ...
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Don’t Give Up

“I would like to record this interview; hope you don’t mind. It helps me when I write the article.”She nodded.“So, tell me a little bit about yourself?”“There’s not much to tell….., that is about myself.”“But you have a lot to say about what happened to you.”“Yes,” she nodded, a little ...
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Karmanization

He woke up to the chilling voice that whispered the four most feared words. "There is... no... escape!" The blinding lights all around him pierced through the acidic strip of cloth covering his eyes as it ate away at his skin. His bloodied and blistering palms singed as they basked ...
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