Category: Short Stories

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…