Familiarity
By Pradita Kapahi in Life Journey | Reads: 4,553 | Likes: 39
Her eyes follow the boy's movements closely as he rolls around the ball, hitherto lying discarded in a heap of other castoffs in the shed that used to be the garage. Jealous is too strong a word to use here; there is a modicum of care involved. Wistful fits. She had known a time like that many, many  Read More...
Published on Jun 30,2022 10:44 AM
A Mirror Never Lies
By Harshita Nanda in Women's Fiction | Reads: 2,156 | Likes: 23
A mirror never lies. Her mother was fond of repeating the adage. Staring at the reflection of her naked body, Rashmi thought the adage was certainly true. The mirror reflected the truth of her life. The mirror couldn't hide her age or what she had gone through. Her breasts, large and pendulous, droo  Read More...
Published on Jul 2,2022 12:38 PM
A Window Named Amma
By Rachana Grover in Young Adult Fiction | Reads: 804 | Likes: 1
A Window Named ‘Amma’ Amma. The word means Mother and the very thought of Amma conjures an image of love that is high on emotional quotient and empathy. Amma, my grandmother, was a 76 year old, sprightly woman with a slightly bent frame and a wizened visage where time had carved its sto  Read More...
Published on Jul 4,2022 04:14 PM
The Girl in the Tower
By Kasturi Sanyal in Mystery | Reads: 908 | Likes: 3
Bones litter the ground. From my perch in the tower, I pretend they're fallen branches, bleached from the sun, and not the remnants of those who came before. A carpet of men who've tried and failed. You'd think by now, they would have stopped coming. The single tower, rising a dizzying eighty feet a  Read More...
Published on Jul 8,2022 02:28 PM
An Ocean of Grief
By anvithabhat2020 in Horror | Reads: 995 | Likes: 8
Showing others the path of the light is my job. I do not remember my life before I became a guide to the lost. But I am sure that it was meaningful. Every moment of my life has led up to the one I am currently living in, and I am grateful to all the moments - even the lost and forgotten ones - for i  Read More...
Published on Jul 10,2022 10:44 PM
From the Other Side, with Love
By DShree in Supernatural | Reads: 849 | Likes: 4
In separation, people find pain. Some experience loneliness. I found love. It has been four hours since Daksh and Amaira filed for divorce much to their families disapproval. The sun was just starting to set over the city of Kaland. As traffic lay waste to the streets of the city, Amaira could not b  Read More...
Published on Jun 28,2022 05:10 PM
Where Men Do Not Cry
By Anushree Sahoo in Fantasy | Reads: 14,235 | Likes: 452
I am a boy.  You remember me as the beautiful child with deceptive eyes. You remember me as cruel, the boy with marble skin that holds captive secrets of my land, long buried beneath dirt. You remember me, the young prince with brittle bones hiding lies in its marrows, with curses woven into th  Read More...
Published on Jun 14,2022 12:09 AM
TRAITOR
By aastha.sneha.pathak in Life Journey | Reads: 2,036 | Likes: 12
The winter was unforgiving. My toes were frost bitten on most nights; the sleeping bag was not enough in the icy winds of the mountains. The tents had fire heaters, but the wood was a precious resource. We slept huddled together inside the tents, all the trainees. The superiors obviously got to stay  Read More...
Published on Jul 10,2022 11:32 PM
Trip to Kalimpong
By atoshi ghosh in Crime Thriller | Reads: 1,050 | Likes: 7
Koyena was overjoyed. Her last published article was highly praised by the readers. And now, the editor is ready with the next assignment. It is a travelogue on Kalimpong, with special emphasis on its history and culture as well as Scottish and Buddhist art and architecture.  ‘Keep up th  Read More...
Published on Jun 26,2022 02:49 PM
POTBOILER
By Stanley David in Humour | Reads: 1,103 | Likes: 2
Potboiler   On the door was a wooden plaque, titled Lexicon. I knocked on the door of the flat, and waited. After a patient minute, I knocked again. And then I noticed that the door was not locked, and I could hear muffled voices. I uttered a loud “Hello”, and carefully pushed the d  Read More...
Published on Jun 16,2022 11:24 PM
Oh! Not Again
By Snigdha Agrawal in Women's Fiction | Reads: 840 | Likes: 0
Oh! Not Again   "It's time you moved in with us. We are concerned about your safety and well-being. There is no point in putting up the bravado act.  You know you are getting older and it's getting increasingly dangerous for seniors to live alone. You must have read what hap  Read More...
Published on Jun 30,2022 05:29 PM
Straight Lines
By Heramb Sukhathankar in Children's Literature | Reads: 4,997 | Likes: 50
Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Sparks flew on the anvil for quite some time before he dropped the hammer. Then he clicked and popped his bones and settled in the chair. Big Papa’s workshop was a dark hot mess. Oval, once upon a time a quaint village located at the foothills of Mount Barbaros, had been tr  Read More...
Published on Jul 3,2022 11:21 PM
The Web
By Chandrima Chowdhury in Fantasy | Reads: 3,075 | Likes: 19
The Web: Once upon a time there was a huge Mulberry tree. It stood still in the passage of time with its branches spreading far and wide. A wide range of species made it their home for thousands of years. Numerous families of red-bellied woodpeckers, crows, cardinals, sandhill cranes, squirrels, slo  Read More...
Published on Jul 4,2022 02:59 AM
Dagger In The Dark
By Krishangee Tayal in Horror | Reads: 3,174 | Likes: 166
The Dagger in The Dark -The story which will leave you stunned is dedicated to dark fiction and underlying fear. The pale disc of the moon hung above the cloudless sky, shedding its light upon the silvery dunes as I trudged through determined to find my friend. It was a windless night & the sand  Read More...
Published on Jun 14,2022 09:54 PM
Frangipani
By Kanupriya in Life Journey | Reads: 7,388 | Likes: 54
The fragrance of the new blossoms went unnoticed, as seven pairs of eyeballs followed the rugged, scratched cricket ball, the colour of stale meat, flying across their makeshift pitch and landing with an audible crunch over the dozen half-broken flowerpots overgrown with grass and weeds on Mr. Ranga  Read More...
Published on Jun 18,2022 10:59 PM