The Hypochondriac – Flash Fiction Story

A doctor in a surgical cap and mask giving a thumbs up

Reading Time: 2 minutes I sat twiddling my thumbs. My foot shook like it was determined to fall off. This was my fourth visit to the doctor in nine days. It excluded my ambulance ride to the emergency room. Turned out to… Read More

My Only Child Hope – Flash Fiction Story

A newborn baby wrapped in blue cloth

Reading Time: 2 minutes I had brought her home on a wet monsoon day. Her new, tender body wrapped in blue. It was my favorite color. I named her Hope. She would eliminate the darkness. She smelled of powder and lavender. Her… Read More

Killer Kanha Came Calling – Short Story

A pair of hands covered in blood

Reading Time: 5 minutes She often wondered whether time had taken a wrong turn and left her stranded in a dark abyss. His face drifted in front of her, mostly in her dreams, always out of her reach. When awake, she couldn’t… Read More

I’m Vodka, He’s Beer-Short Story

A glass of vodka with a lemon in it and red lighting

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘You’re emotionally dead.’ One sip and a long sigh. ‘You’re intellectually impaired.’ Two sips and a soft grunt. Vodka and beer are two drinks that should never be mixed. Their drinkers should also be kept apart. But who… Read More

Mama Is My Savior

A painting of mother Mary and baby Jesus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mama says if I want to see God, I have to go to church every Sunday morning. But I think she’s mistaken. Because all I ever see is a fat preacher yelling about the devil and us sinners…. Read More

The Kissing Maiden-Flash Fiction Story

A woman's pair of puckered red lips

Reading Time: 2 minutes Her lips were envied by the mighty and the weak. They were also adored and worshipped. Haunting ballads described them as magical, professing their power as life-giving and lethal. She wasn’t born from nobility, rather handpicked from hostility…. Read More

Elvis Presley Always Makes Me Cry – Flash Fiction Story

Black and white image of Elvis Presley singing and dancing

Reading Time: 2 minutes How can you lose what you never had? I tell myself when I’m feeling sad… Elvis Presley was a legend. But this song makes me wonder whether legends are just extraordinary people with ordinary problems. Heartache, loneliness, regrets,… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Honorable Drug Lord

A man in a cap lighting a cigar

Reading Time: 2 minutes My father is a respected gangster. I’m just a pathetic thug. But I was born with credibility entrenched in my genes. I’m Simon Lobo’s only biological son. My father had other children, but they weren’t his. They were… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Traitor John

A white bearded man holding his head and screaming

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am John’s brain. And I never shut up. Not even for a second. The man thinks he’s tormented. I say he’s blessed. What use is a brain if it’s dull and quiet? Why carry the extra weight… Read More

Flash Fiction Story – Too Much Beauty

Strands of orange saffron against a purple background

Reading Time: 2 minutes Too much beauty is a painful thing. I grew up in a small village. It was beautiful. Clean air, fragrant lands, a never-ending sky that bled beautiful colors with every rising and setting sun. But it wasn’t just… Read More

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