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The blue pen
By Stuti Nanda in Romance | Reads: 762 | Likes: 50
Wearing the perfectly ironed shirt, leatherboots and his lucky charm, his amulet, the fastrack watch gifted by his father, Shaurya got almost ready for the interview. Looking into the mirror in the courtyard, he said to himself-“wow Shaurya! You are looking smart!! After keeping his documents  Read More...
Published on Jun 13,2020 10:25 AM
AT THE STROKE OF 12
By Chandra Moulieeswar in Thriller | Reads: 375 | Likes: 43
I was on cloud nine when I got a call from an unknown number this morning. Not because it was a girl on the other end, but for the message she conveyed. She congratulated me for emerging as the winner in a lucky draw contest that I had participated a few months ago. Fascinated by the news, I double   Read More...
Published on Jun 5,2020 01:26 AM
The Redeeming Rain
By Vardhan in Poetry | Reads: 479 | Likes: 39
Huddled beneath a winding arch,  Staring at the endless downpour; Pouring heaven, pouring skies, Pouring heart, pouring lies; Lies, stirrer of debates, yet employed by all, Truth, bitter-sweet, shunned, after all; Drenched through and through,  Drenched with pain, with disgust, Shamelessl  Read More...
Published on Mar 25,2020 07:52 PM
Spy's house
By Lavanya Chandrasekaran in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 1,009 | Likes: 21
Of all the webs ever spun, Spy lived with the pride that his home was the best. He wasn't wrong, it was indeed the largest and most magnificently spun web of all.  Spy had been in his youth when he had moved into the house of the Human. The human had accidentally brought Spy with him when he w  Read More...
Published on Apr 6,2020 02:33 PM
MILITARY SOLUTION
By Prakash in General Literary | Reads: 596 | Likes: 21
MILITARY SOLUTION By Commodore G Prakash (retired)   We called him Maangaandi (Malayalam for mango kernel). We named him so, in celebration of the numerous shrunken mango kernels, with thin strands of fibre sticking on them, that littered our school. These were discarded by the cadets after enj  Read More...
Published on Apr 12,2020 03:09 PM
The tarot card story---It had to happen this way
By vertica asthana in General Literary | Reads: 418 | 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
Shoe Thief
By Kalpesh Pranali Vedak in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 3,123 | Likes: 18
                            ...............when they walked towards the temple, Sarika looked at a worried Arun. She thought of asking him but then gave up on that thought. Once outside the temple, Sarika saw Arun taking a plastic  Read More...
Published on Mar 22,2020 07:45 PM
Beauty of Pain
By palak mehta in General Literary | Reads: 405 | Likes: 17
If we couldn’t feel pain, we wouldn’t know how to appreciate all of the ways we have been blessed. In an absence of suffering we could never know what bliss is. Without disease and anguish we would never search for answers and cures so that others would not share a similar fate. Pain in   Read More...
Published on Apr 21,2020 05:59 PM
THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
By Surya Nair in Mystery | Reads: 273 | Likes: 16
Shruti had been newly married into Subodh's family. Having spent the majority of her formative years in a metropolitan city, the quaint surroundings and the obscurity was getting to her. The chirping of crickets in the evening, creepy-crawlies all around the household, unexpected showers followed by  Read More...
Published on Jun 14,2020 11:56 PM
The Script
By Nitika Das in Romance | Reads: 273 | Likes: 16
I had never considered myself as someone who was self-centred until I had to break your heart to keep mine from rotting completely. We had always been like the two opposite sides of a see-saw; always perfectly imbalanced. One is always down by the other and the ridiculous thing was I was always h  Read More...
Published on Apr 5,2020 04:51 PM
Never too late.
By Neha Dharwar in Travel | Reads: 700 | Likes: 15
Long silky hair, eyes full of love and care. A smile that could conquer the entire world and her mere presence had power to change the atmosphere in the room. She sits on her large bed staring at a beautiful picture of herself and her husband. In the picture, the husband holds her as she looks at hi  Read More...
Published on Mar 31,2020 09:50 PM
The Majestic Megapolis
By Sebin B Nidhiri in Poetry | Reads: 688 | Likes: 15
(After landing a dream job, I move into a big city and make my space there. Similarly a labourer is driven to the big city by poverty and makes his space there. The city provides very contrasting welcomes to both of us, but we are unified in the fact that we both have high hopes for our future. This  Read More...
Published on Mar 31,2020 10:26 AM
IN OUR COUNTRY OF PLENTY, LET NO TUMMY BE EMPTY!!
By Seema Benedict in Poetry | Reads: 321 | Likes: 15
When  the VIRUS took over the world, How our routines upside down it turned ! Corona..Covid 19 ! the invisible enemy, Has  shrunk  even  the  use of our money!    The frantic globetrotting  Indian Stuck at home, Smilin  Read More...
Published on Apr 29,2020 09:03 PM
The ephemeral joys of childhood.
By sharbani baruah in Poetry | Reads: 296 | Likes: 15
Little did I know, How ephemeral our salad days were. Having played around hands in hands, Running azure the gold sands? There were roses, daisies, And, lillies too. We used to pluck them, Saying from me to you? Making hubbubs for our hopped up tummies, Ah! Caterwauling our deary mummies! Starting f  Read More...
Published on Jun 4,2020 11:17 AM
I MET HER AT A WEDDING
By Pravin Shekar in Romance | Reads: 2,392 | Likes: 14
Weddings! It’s always mix of emotions. Any big family function brings people together, not just family members. Why should weddings be any different. So many people to meet, get to know, perhaps build relationships. I’ve had a lot infatuations in the past but this one, I knew. This was   Read More...
Published on Mar 22,2020 09:31 PM