Trapped #Sunday Photo Fiction

Arun rode his bicycle at breakneck speed. This Sunday, Mr. Sanyal’s daughter Shefali has agreed to go for a lunch date with him, provided Arun took Mr Sanyal’s permission.  “Sir home?” parking his bicycle Arun asked Shefali, “did you tell him?” “backyard; trying to build a tree house for his grandson," answered Shefali, "ask him... Continue Reading →

Outdoors #TellTaleThursday

“Dad can I play near water?” dozing on the carpet of grass, Sudhir was woken up, “other boys are playing.”  Sudhir loved outdoors. On summer weekends, he often packed his family of four, a picnic basket and landed under the giant oak tree by the water body. He had discovered it by accident.  “why don’t... Continue Reading →

Disappointed #Flash Fiction

“Valentine’s day!” incredulous manager responded to Madhav’s half a day leave application, “not even our festival.” Madhav wanted this day to be perfect. Instead, he got out late from office courtesy a difficult client. ATM was running dry. With the cash in hand, he could buy the muffin. He made sure to cover it with... Continue Reading →

Felicitation #HelpMithuSaveSchool

“This Guru Purnima let us honor Abani da,” suggestion came from a friend from our high school days. Abani da had been the hostel warden in junior section of boarding and also principal of the junior school run by the Mission. The idea found traction. We all felt, who can be a better person than... Continue Reading →

Lonely #Friday Fictioneer

Playing cricket with his friends in the courtyard, Bubu hit the ball so hard that it went through the open window of Mr. Sanyal. “Go get the ball, yourself,” friends jealous of his cricketing prowess declared, “this will teach you not to hit so hard.” Mr Sanyal lived alone with his helping hand, Madan, and... Continue Reading →

Paper Boat #Sunday Photo Fiction

“Dad look, a paper boat,” excited shout from his seven year old son drew his attention to the boat, resting beside a stone, waiting to be released on water, “why don’t we make one dad?” -----------------------------------------X----------------------------------------- “Bhai, lets float a paper boat on the river,” the request took his mind back many years, when a... Continue Reading →

Boundary #Flash Fiction

Like every weekend, Radhika and Yatin were out with their cycling club members this saturday. That is when they noticed the board “Private Property, Keep Out.” “What are they are hiding?” asked Yatin, “why they want everyone out?” “They are protecting their personal space,” said Radhika, “what’s your problem?”  “Problem is homophobia; obviously, they can’t... Continue Reading →

Getaway #Tell Tale Thursday

“This Valentine’s day let us spent time together out of town,” Madhav put forward the proposal to Ayesha, “I have a two night three days booking in a resort in Malaya, everything taken care of what do you say?”  Madhav and Ayesha, met at a mutual friends place, have been seeing each other for nearly... Continue Reading →

Stranger #Friday Fictioneer

“Right time and place to discuss ghosts?” commented the stranger “I am Subir, may I join you till my girl friend returns?” Out to spend a beech weekend, friends were sitting around a wood fire. “Welcome!” said Abhay, “have a drink, tell a story.” “A camper died right here; his girl friend had left him,”... Continue Reading →

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