Category: Short Stories

Him

It is an old song that reminds her of God. The song does not talk about God. But it is the song she had listened to, when she was at the ebb of her life. When she had felt God had abandoned her. She…

The Path

I walk home, the gold strewn path breaking, crunching below my feet. Somewhere above, a lone bird sings, cutting the crisp air with its crackles. My school bag is very heavy, but definitely not heavier than my heart. I do not want to go…

The Unclaimed Heart

The darkness of his soul disappeared, as if sucked in by the kohl in her eyes.An assassin, with blood in his hands, could now see the red in roses. And in between stolen glances, sweet desires, and nudged on by a powerful pull of…

The Pain that Wouldn’t Go Away

He pined for his wife, missed her every moment. She was not dead. How he wished she was!She had left him for another man.  He coNtemplated driving a knife through her heart, that which was no longer his. But he knew his love for…

The Rivalry

She loved the adrenaline rush of competition.And she hated him. For he was a threat. In studies, in sports. Sometimes he topped, sometimes she. She beat him in tennis. He beat her at swimming. Beneath the rivalry, everyone else sensed camaraderie. It was only…

A Silver Memory

A memory flashed past his eyes.Her standing under the silver light of a shimmering moon. Hair wild, head thrown back and a tinkling laugh. A laugh that was made of star dust, a laugh competing with the twinkling of the stars. And winning. That…

The Broken Crayons

The little girl scribbled away urgently, little hands busy drawing her best drawing yet. Finally, with crayons broken, but with a heart full of joy, she settled down to sleep. Tomorrow will be a new beginning.  Early next morning, with the drawing in hand,…

The Intuition 

The woman was becoming suspicious. Since the last few months, her husband had regularly started coming home late from office. Late night meetings, calls, new responsibilities-these were the reasons he always gave her. Text-book excuses. Maybe he was having an affair. But then, she…

The Birthday Gift

His wife’s birthday coming up, he roams around the mall, the expensive shops to find that perfect gift. Maybe a Louis Vuitton Bag, or that Chanel perfume she loves. No, he will get those pair of Gucci sunglasses so hot right now.And then he…

The Pain that is Love

He had a darkness that emitted light, for her. An emptiness that fulfilled her. When he snorted drugs into his veins, when he drank till he puked, she disliked him. She loathed him, she wished he would die. But then she knew she would…

The Widow

She parked the car at the rear of the cemetery. With a bunch of flowers in hand, she got off and made her way to her husband’s grave. A month earlier, her husband had died in a car accident.She could see a woman, also…

The Lying Mirror

She looked into the mirror. She saw an ugly person,flawed teeth, unshapely nose, a chin too big and lips too thin. Her husband came in, gently engulfed her in his arms from behind, looked into the mirror and said. “You look mesmerising.” A radiant…