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  • Insanity?

    "Headmaster! Headmaster! Oh, Headmaster!", I heard the voice from my back.  As soon as I recognized the voice, I didn't dare to turn my head. I started walking faster, pretending that I didn't hear. I am sure it's Bibo's voice. Everyone knows Bibo in our village for his insanity. Many in our...

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • What's in a name?

    I was not named Ishmael, else I could have proclaimed to all and sundry on every opportunity I got, "Call me Ishmael". I was not named Gogol either after some Russian author. Yet, I feel like the character Nikhil in "The Namesake" but in a different sort of way. I mean, it is like m...

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  • Chennai Sketches - Guindy #1

      In the sordid depths of Chennai exists Guindy, a veritable cesspool of human filth, with its constituent members perpetually trying to escape and infect other locales, sanctified by poojas and Poojas.   And on this toilet seat of the human race, exists another waste of space, the d...

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  • News Channel

      Gagan had joined the news channel and that was his first day in office. Gagan was in the office of the channel owner. Gagan - Sir, today is the first day in the office please give me some task which can let me learn. Owner thought for a moment and said- I hope you know how to take ph...

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