What’s stopping you?( 2 min read)

Rohan slammed on the brake and the car came to a stop with a creaking sound, 'hey...are you mad?' He screamed, sticking his head out the window. There stood a girl, in her twenties, wearing jeans and a red tee, hands outstretched on both sides. Without waiting for his reply, she got into the car, [...]


Dishonesty isn’t always a choice( 1 min read)

His eyes narrowed; he refused to give them money; the little beggar boy and his sister in a wheelchair moved to the next person in line. 'I'm sure she can walk...frauds!!' The man shouted, glaring at them. The boy froze up; his heart beat faster. His sister held his trembling hand tightly - 'Would you believe if [...]

An evil game( 1 min read)

As soon as I saw him entering the diner, I hurried to the back door. 'Hello darling...' I sighed and turned to face him. 'Dear wifey...I missed you terribly...why did you run away?' His evil eyes glinted menacingly. I swallowed hard. 'The cops are waiting outside...they need you to identify a dead body...' 'Dead...' I gulped. 'They [...]

Was it you?( 2 min read)

My phone rang for the umpteenth time; it must be Mom, I hurried my steps. My hands were busy holding the umbrella tightly. The rain gradually turned into a storm. The road was hauntingly empty. Apart from a small roadside tea shop, there was nothing else. Every few minutes, the lightning and crashing thunder sent a [...]

Let’s confess( 2 min read)

'It's still raining hard outside...,' Rishi closed the window shutters and turned to me.I rolled my eyes and heaved a deep sigh; 'this is the last time we're meeting before...,' he stopped.I wasn't paying attention to him. The ongoing thunderstorm worried me, I'll miss the bus, I stole a quick glance at my wristwatch.He continued, 'let's [...]

The poisoned love( 1 min read)

The bathroom door was open. The running tap broke the haunting silence of the room. My grip around the wine glass tightened, my heart pounding fast, nobody will ever know. From the faint light coming through, I could see our photographs on the wall, It'd look like natural death...don't worry. He was lying in the tub, a [...]

It’s time to let go ( 1 min read)

'Here she is,' said the nurse handing her the baby.Ridha gingerly took the infant in her arms, her eyes shone with tears while her lips curved into a smile..The nurse smiled back, her eyes dropped with a feeling of pity.'I've been dreading this moment...,' she stared at the baby for a long while, then smiled [...]

That’s how the story ended( 1 min read)

Ahana's hands shook vehemently as she looked down at the glass in her hand.A doleful smile crossed Amit's lips as she neared him.She tilted the head of his bed, avoiding eye contact with her husband.Amit forced a smile, 'today I'll be free from this cage', his eyes shifted to his paralyzed body.Ahana held out the [...]

Will you…?(1 min read)

I ran down the stairs and lifted the receiver, 'Hello', I panted heavily.'It's me...', his voice was low and hesitant; still it soothed the stinging pain within me.'I...', he hesitated,'...I can't...', he sighed.'...can't make it this time??' I tried hard to keep my voice from trembling.'They've declared war again...', he said after a long pause.'Papa wants to -''I've [...]

Where am I??( 2 min read)

I can't breathe; my throat feels dry, sweat drips off my face and hair; I need water, I open my mouth but no word comes out of it.Where am I, I slowly open my eyes; it's completely dark; I've never been in a more horrendous place.It seems I'm sitting on a chair, but where am I...am I in my [...]