Hypnotic #FridayFictioneer

  After commiting to review the book, he was now stuck. Too proud to copy someone else’s opinion as his own, his every attempt to finish reading the book ended in sleep. Today he was resolute to complete his task. “Some day you will burn the house down,” not certain when the cigar burnt part... Continue Reading →

Scheming #SundayPhotoFiction

Back after his morning walk, Guru ji was getting ready for his daily routine. As head of the sect, he was in charge of the morning puja. Despite a cold bath and wearing fresh clothes, he was feeling restless but not able to understand why. “Guruji,” his aide knocked on the door of his personal... Continue Reading →

Stressed #FridayFictioneer

  “Either work or go to bed,” the voice surprised Nakul, “you have not done much for sometime now.”  “Creepy!” thought a nerveous Nakul as he looked around his study and thought, “whose voice is this?” “Look up and talk to me,” the voice said, “I am watching you.” Nakul looked at the central head... Continue Reading →

Spiteful #SundayPhotoFiction

Shalini had made up her mind about visiting Guru ji. So enraged was Shalini, that she did not even notice her cat looking at the image of chick moving around on the computer screen. An idea struck Shalini out of no where. Shalini had noticed that her cat’s behavior changed everytime the picture of tiny... Continue Reading →

Moving Out #FridayFictioneer

The sound of shuffling feet from the floor above had rattled Nirmala. “The floor above is empty,” she wondered and asked Bhola to phone Nikhil, “am I losing my mind?” Unusual occurances at regular interval had shaken Nirmala. Unable to stay inside, Nirmala came out and stood near the front gate. Witnessing the unsual scene,... Continue Reading →

In Two Minds #SundayPhotoFiction

This summer he had planned to take a vacation. Inspector Aditya Sharma was looking intently at the brochure of the holiday resort. “Price looks affordable, I wish I could go” thought Sharma, “but this job with police department is like a boa constrictor, it does not let you go once it has you in her... Continue Reading →

A Dark Heart #SundayPhotoFiction

All his life Guru ji has been an early riser. A long morning walk and feeding his favorite crow has become a part of his morning ritual. A few years back, guru ji had found this injured bird and nursed it back to health. Today, a bond is established between the man and the bird.... Continue Reading →

A Time to Think #FridayFictioneer

All his life, Nikhil had been an advocate of rationality. He did not believe anything that is beyond his sensory perception. Nirmala shared Nikhil’s worldview. Ever since they moved into the new home of theirs, one after another events have shaken Nikhil’s belief system. Sitting alone in the cafeteria in the neighborhood shopping mall, Nikhil... Continue Reading →

A Stormy Night #FridayFictioneer

Nirmala’s cry woke Nikhil up. “Why is the room so cold”, he wondered, “is the AC on? But our ACs remain dismantled.” "Nikhil my son is missing,” Nirmala was disconsolate, “bring back my son.” “He is sleeping at our friends?” Nikhil could see something has changed inside Nirmala, is this a sign of mental breakdown,... Continue Reading →

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