Angry #FridayFictioneer

It was dark outside.  Barring a few, most shops had downed their shutters. There were not many people outside. She had made up her mind about not going back to her home. Fed up with constant nagging of her parents about study and grades, today she had walked out. “Where to do now?” sitting on... Continue Reading →

Choices We Make #WiseChoices

  This week Indispire prompt is about making right choice in life. What should be the choice and how do we decide it. We are often told from our childhood days that we should be kind to others. We should treat fellow human being, with care. Question is why and can we really control how... Continue Reading →

Memory #FridayFictioneer

“I must end it all,” he resolved looking at the bunch of old black and white phographs piled on a tray, “today is going to be my new beginning.” Gone are the days when people would take pictures using a black and white film and preserve the photographs in an album for viewing at a... Continue Reading →

Queue #FridayFictioneer

He took his position at the end of the serpentine queue. The queue did not surprise him. All his life he had stood in one line or the other, for everything. “Identification, please!” the officer asked. “What id?” first time in his life, he had questioned an officer, with a sense of surprise, “I have... Continue Reading →

Shattered Dream #SundayPhotoFiction

“Sir, we are ready to release you,” the negotiator would say, “as long as you promise not to engage in political activity, for next five years.” He was a political prisoner. Access to a window was one of the few privileges he was granted. His favorite pastime was to look outside. Wild plants, with scrawny... Continue Reading →

Fickle Fate #FridayFictioneer

“Get up and get ready,” pronouncement the sentree. Eldest son of emperor Shahjahan, heir to the imperial throne, Darrah Shikho, is an ordinary prisoner today. Lost one battle after another, before the prince was betrayed by his host, Nawab of Sind. Darrah sat down to offer his morning prayer. Light of the morning sun, coming... Continue Reading →

Kept Waiting #SundayPhotoFiction

“Your meeting has been rescheduled an hour later,” Guru ji’s man friday informed inspector Sharma who had come to investigate a case, “something urgent has come up.” “Do you want something stronger?” Sharma was about to light his cigarette when the attendant invited him in, “come with me.” “The man must be seriously connected,” Inspector... Continue Reading →

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