Category: Short Stories

A Balance Called Life

It is always the eyes that you notice first in a person. That was what he noticed about her. Her eyes, the pain in them hidden by a conjured up calm- false and fake. A woman who had put up a fight with grief,…

The Park and The Girl

As she lay on her fluffy pink bed, she felt happy, content, even a bit ecstatic. She had gone to the big park today. She had plucked flowers, zoomed down on the slide, hopped onto a see-saw. But it was the swing she had…

The New Girl

He threaded his way through cubicles,which looked as tired and worn as their owners, making his way to the water cooler. “Did you see the new girl in accounts”, a colleague whose name he did not remember stopped him. ” Over there, near the…

A Hope That Died

She held her newborn grandson close. ‘ He is so handsome’, she said proudly, ‘he radiates a kind spirit’. ‘He sure does’, beamed her son. ‘He will take care of you when you are old’, the old lady looked at her son, her eyes…

Do Not Be Late

She stripped off her dress and stood in front of the mirror. That tiny scar below her left eye, the first time, the first beating,twenty days after a fairy tale wedding. A minor glitch; happens in all marriages, she had rationalised, not wanting to…

Karma

‘You should not come with strangers’, he said, looking at the girl across the table. She nonchalantly sipped on her Chocolate Cherry frappe. The complicated kind of drinks kids like nowadays, he thought. Maybe a parent would understand the science behind that. He was…