Category: Short Stories

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…

Love Awaits

It was her sadness that had drawn him towards her. He wanted to engulf that sorrow, to fill the void with joy.But she hardly noticed him. He was just another colleague she occasionally smiled at.  The smile that always took his breath away. She…

A Prayer Answered

It was a summer day, long and sweaty as summer days are. The flies buzzed around the little girl as she searched the dry cracked ground, probing with her small hands. “What are you doing?”, asked her father, his skin as dry as the…

Puddles of Happiness

It was rain-washed world that Sunday. The morning sun cut across the clouds and shone brightly on a dark haired little boy jumping from puddle to puddle in a narrow path in the park.He giggled each time the water splattered as he jumped. His…