The Car

He walks at a steady pace, tapping his cane on the mud-caked road. The car is still there, a grotesque…

Not Today

I began 2019 with a nice trek on the Himalayas. We saw the snow-capped magnificence of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third…

My First!

They never said it would be this messy, and bloody! All they spoke was about the pleasure and the orgasmic…

Borders

‘Hello…’ ‘Good to hear your voice…’ ‘Yeah! Yours as well…’ ‘Does it bother you?’ ‘What?’ ‘Talking to me?’ ‘No! Better…

Love

She sets her little wooden chair next to the grave of her beloved and after a session of sighs and…

Stan’s Boots

After a very travel-heavy week during which I couldn’t get any reading done, this week promises to be a little…

Reunion

I met my estranged sister after two decades and I have to say that we cried quite shamelessly in the…

Comeuppance

Nero stared at the bleeding man bound to the worktable. The man grunted and moaned pitifully, his sobs choked by…

Match Made In Heaven

It was a convention like none other – men and women from different countries had come together to find themselves…

Gambit

I’m but a child watching a chess game. I can see the players concentrating hard, thinking five, six, even ten…

Reincarnated(?)

‘ I was born here, in this very castle. They named me under this domed roof. I used to play…

Almost Enough!

Eight thirty in the morn surrounded by a thousand cars blowing their horn Packed lunch getting soggy Already! Smartphone beeps…

Penance

I look out, and see them just standing there, not speaking, accusing, tormenting. The bag with the money, and the…

Superstitions – FFfAW 179

Professor Mehta turned around and addressed his students, ‘This pathway here is forbidden, reserved exclusively for the Gods.’ Praful scoffed,…

Car Cemetery – FFfAW 178

‘Grandpa, what are cars made of?’ Al considered his grandson Ron’s question. ‘A lot of different stuff, dear. But, mostly…

PTSD – FFfAW 177

He sat on the bench everyday, not moving, just gazing into the lake for hours together. No wonder I felt…

The Boy of Hamelin

Hans sat under a tree, brooding. Passersby muttered their greetings, and he spat back. Misers! He cursed himself for being…

Those Stolen Moments

August 6 8:10 AM ‘Well, this is nice. A lovely little break from the madness of everyday.’ Kumiko smiled at …

Family – Friday Fictioneers

‘Do you like dolls?’ Jeannie nodded, her tired blue eyes lighting up for a nanosecond. Joanie took the girl’s hand…

OOPS! – FFfAW175

Circle bottom right, fairly innocuous. Hope he doesn’t cross the centre, let’s see if we can have some fun here!…

Varad’s Opinions

Book Name: Spicy Trail Author: Shipra Trivedi Book Blurb: The intent of this book is to give a brief of 26…

Ballad of the Boy

There was once a little boy All of one and seven He picked a tattered tome Read it and went…

Flash In The Pan

Kumar Gaurav, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Vijay Bharadwaj, Chumbawamba, Gracy Singh, Ed Giddins, Vanilla Ice… Raise your hands if you went, ‘Oh!…

Architect of Destruction

Give me five and fifty millennia, I will invent the wheel tame fire take baby steps towards evolution and drive…

TECHNOLOGY [An Acrostic]

Tooth that is blue, teaching the value of sharing Everyday life made simple, all with a click Countries and continents,…

Lesser of Two Evils

A Donkey and A Buffalo parade before the sheep staking claim to rule   Says the buffalo, Brothers and friends…

One Too Many

Hey Friend! Are you ok? You seem to be swaying Like a reed in the wind Are you sure You’d…

During The Flood

Mike rushed inside and threw his umbrella, which had turned inside out due to the heavy winds, on the floor…

A Moment of Tranquility

The darkness in the sky gave way to the aureate first rays of the sun. The pristine waters of the…

The Terrarium

Note: This is purely a work of fiction. It is not intended to hurt anyone’s beliefs.  The five men walked…

Golden Record

‘Hello from the children of planet earth’ ‘Go Johnny go, go!’ ‘Ribbit!’ ‘beep beep beepidip beep…’ ‘Muah!’ ‘Hahaha!’ The record…

Family Tree

‘Gary, what are you doing?’ ‘I’m digging a hole.’ ‘Why?’ ‘You’ll see!’ ‘Gary, you’ve been sullen ever since Marshall came…

The Hook Up

She saw him staring at her from her vantage position at the bar counter. She turned, made a nanosecond’s worth…

The Wrong Bowl

Inder grinned as the little plant’s leaves unfurled. His decades of research had borne fruit at last. This was the…