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  • Girlfriend - Prologue

    The faces of the laughing crowd flashed before her eyes. All the humiliation, pain, despondency came back to her like a tornado about to wreck her sanity. It was too much. She could not take it anymore. She contemplated on what to do. Steeling herself, she went to her mom.   “Ma...

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  • L.E.D's

    Shade panicked as he rushed out to the familiar open terrace of the high rise apartment he lived in. The Seattle skyline shimmied with thousand LED lights that lined the horizon,where the stars from the universe blended with the crooked outline of the glowing skyscrapers. For the first time in a ...

    Tags: life nightmares lights bliss story death insanity?

  • Rat

    I was always the loner kid in school. You know, the "stereotypical" one who never "stereotypically" fit in. The shy one, the unsocial one, the weird one, blah blah blah. You get it. Not that I never tried to fit in. I did everything I could to be one of them. Bought the latest Video games, comic ...

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  • My Ex Girlfriend

    A loud voice of alarm bell waked me up. I saw the wall clock, it was 3 AM. I heard my wife's voice, ‘Wake up! Or you will be late.' She was in the kitchen. I asked her, ‘Sonia! When did you wake up? And what are you doing in the kitchen at midnight?' She came to the bedroom...

    Tags: love drama short story suspense fiction

  • Summer Tales from a Vietnamese Sandwich Shop

           Sitting at a table in a house-cum-restaurant in Hoi An, my biggest contemplation of the day was deciding where next to go in Vietnam.  The cool of the morning was burning off and the stifling heat of the noon sun was baking in.  Upon finishing my banh mi (Vie...

    Tags: story life travel vietnam eating connecting HoiAn

  • The Choice

        7:30 pm The alarm goes off on her desk, waking her up from another sleepless slumber. She gets up groggily, her mind is full of decisions and uncertainties. Slowly, she starts getting ready, careful not to wake anyone else up. No morning sickness this time. “Good”,...

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  • My Own Kilimanjaro

    Vinay trembled in his fitful sleep. It was difficult to be comfortable in the 80cm by 40 cm seating space, which was his home for his ten hour journey from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. The plane was now cruising at 35000 ft and the artificially maintained cabin temperature was a little too cold to b...

    Tags: Responsibility Guilt Illness Identity Story

  • The Rise and Fall of Big Curvy, a Road Pothole

    The Big Curvy was conceived on a seemingly uneventful and lazy day, with a scorching sun blazing overhead, in the middle of the tropical summers. It had its humble origins in the minds of Nikhil and Vijay, the big boned municipal contractors. They had been given the enviable task to build the roa...

    Tags: Humor Anthropomorphization Politics Satire Story

  • In Search of the Purple Squirrel

    The Trumpeter Swan, who had been the long standing mascot for the forest behind the blue hills, lost its mate prematurely due to extensive heckling by the other birds. The other birds were far too eager to know her preening secrets. This unfortunate incident persuaded the Swan to migrate to more ...

    Tags: Satire Humor Employment Recruiting Story

  • Here goes a white hair

    It was barely a few millimeters long, yet it was unmistakable. Situated right below the lip, it shone innocently with a grayish white luster. Gautam stared at it in the mirror with his one open eye, the other eye still being lazy, refusing to wake up in an attempt to catch a few stolen winks. &n...

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