Escape Plan #FridayFictioneer

“This is the extra storage space, that comes with your apartment,” the manager pointed at the wire mesh cages each with a wooden door, “you can store your unused stuff here.” “This will preserve my self esteem and my sanity,” Anuradha signed the lease despite the place not being exactly to her liking, “Anurag will... Continue Reading →

Irritable #SundayPhotoFiction

“Beware, Owls in the Road” he saw the notice during his regular morning walk on the backyard of his country home. A flurry of questions went through his mind, “what does this notice mean? Who has placed it on his property? Why was it not noticed when the property was acquired?” Mr. Singh was an... Continue Reading →

Tradition #FridayFictioneer

“Careful!” friend had cautioned, “girls going with outsiders is not approved.” “Just a movie,” Samir reasoned, “not a marriage proposal.” “The building with a  star!” Eva had assured, “you cannot miss.” "Hey you!” a big bearded man addressed Samir, as he was trying to find Eva’s house, “Eva is not coming.” “Why not?” the answer... Continue Reading →

One Monster Less #SundayPhotoFiction

“Look carefully,” the young police officer said to Nalini, “can you identify this person?” “What good is technology?” Nalini wondered, “if one still has to drag a relative to the mortuary to visually identify the dead!” Rajeshwar Singh's face looked grotesque wrapped in a cellophane. An oblong face, dotted with scars, bore testimony to many... Continue Reading →

Memories #FridayFictioneer

“Sir, look at this one,” the manager said excitedly handing over a bottle of peach jelly, “our best selling product!” The bottle brought back memories. “Mother, every time we buy mango jelly,” the young boy pleaded with his mother, “buy peach jelly this time.” Running her family on a shoestring budget, mother’s options were limited.... Continue Reading →

Embarrassment #FridayFictioneer

“Have a seat, I shall be back in a moment,” Prof Sharma kept the letter in an half opened folio bag and said while on his way out, “your letter of recommendation is ready.” Rahul was visiting his mentor to say his goodbye. Now in his boss’s office, Rahul’s curiosity prevailed over his better sense,... Continue Reading →

Bright Spot #SundayPhotoFiction

Desperate to find a regular job, he had sent many applications and sat for several interviews. He was thrilled to receive the appointment letter that was delivered to him by courier. “You have understood the secrecy clause of your work, haven’t you?” human resource manager reminded him, “do not discuss your job outside, do not... Continue Reading →

Black Magic #FridayFictioneer

Repeated downturns in her personal and professional life had forced her to reach out to the Shaman as a last desperate effort. “There is a spell on you,” pronounced the priest, “find it in the basement of your home.” With a lot of apprehension and anticipation, she opened the locked door of the basement. There... Continue Reading →

Dream #SundayPhotoFiction

Ever since landlord served her a notice to vacate the house, she was kind of worried. A dream, that she could not recall in the morning, kept appearing at regular interval. “For the money you want to pay,” her chain of thought was broken by the real estate agent said, “this is the best place... Continue Reading →

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