vertica asthana

And the girl disappeared

By vertica asthana in General Literary | Reads: 393 | Likes: 2

She got down from her auto rickshaw and ran towards the staircase leading to metro station. There was a laptop bag in her right hand and a lunchbox. Thursday evening was usual day, but then something very unusual happened. Vedika got down from her autorickshaw and was rushing towards the metro stat  Read More...

Published on Jun 6,2020 10:38 PM

The tarot card story---It had to happen this way

By vertica asthana in General Literary | Reads: 823 | Likes: 19

“Hi, I am Ambika, please take a seat. And I am so sorry to make you wait for so long”, said the tarot card reader to me in a musical tone. She was a lady in all white embellished attire with a neat hair-bun. Nails were French-manicured and her face was well painted. Prior to the meeting,  Read More...

Published on May 14,2020 08:54 PM

“Zinda hoon yaar kaafi hai”

By vertica asthana in True Story | Reads: 1,231 | Likes: 19

It was 4:30 PM in evening but the clouds had turned dark and stormy, appearing to be eight at night. Birds were scared and flew to their nests, roads were silent, dried leaves were thrusted from one pole to another and the open doors were banging against the walls. Suddenly, Preman bai, a middle-a  Read More...

Published on Mar 27,2020 12:46 PM

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