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 →

Coincidence #FridayFictioneer

“Pick me up from the airport,” Nirmala had phoned before boarding, “I am excited!” -----X----- “Open the windows, Bhola, let fresh air and light in the room.” “Looks to be jammed,” Bhola tried to force the reluctant windows to open, “thank god, I shall be out of this unholy place by sun down.” On his... Continue Reading →

Investigation #SundayPhotoFiction

Inspector Sharma saw the photograph in the living room. It was a tall tree with small protrusions at regular interval to climb up on top. “Could this picture have served a visual stimulus to Shyam?” wondered the inspector, “that he climbed on the parapet of the 13thfloor and jumped?” From experience, Sharma knew addictive drugs... Continue Reading →

Talented #CarrotRanch

“That’s a beautiful piece of work, dear!” commented an impressed examiner looking at the model on display, “did you work alone or it is a team work where many others joined hands?” Praise never surprised Mrs. Madhumita Majumdar. In her lifetime, she has seen accolades fly in her direction from her father’s home to her... Continue Reading →

Inexplicable #FridayFictioneer

With a degree of trepidation, not knowing what to expect, Nikhil opened the door lock. "You are putting at risk my reputation," the real estate man had cautioned, "as well as your own well being.” “Rent out for a week,” Nikhil had pleaded, “ thereafter we can work on a longer agreement.” “Am I making a... Continue Reading →

Wrong Place #SundayPhotoFiction

“Let us go hiking in the mountains,” Raj and Madhu, avid hiker friends, were eager to try out their new tent they had acquired paying almost two months salary, “yes we must find out how does it feel to carry this feather weight tent.” “Remember our last trek, when our tent got wet in rain?”... Continue Reading →

Candidate #CarrotRanch

 “Make noise, a lot of it,” Nikhil’s political advisor said excitedly, “let people know your arrival.” Nikhil and his advisor were chatting on the way to his party office. There was a buzz that party will announce Nikhil as party candidate for assembly election. “How?” Nikhil asked his advisor, “help me improve visibility?” “Give interviews,... Continue Reading →

Cursed #FridayFictioneer

The two storeys aesthetically painted house, fitted with an air conditioner, looked picture perfect and inviting. Yet, every time he broached the topic of renting the place, the real estate agent shrugged it off, “it will not fit your budget, sir!” “Prepare the paper work,” out to find a rental accommodation, he asked his real... Continue Reading →

Journey #TellTaleThursday

“Come Som, come,”his friend called out from the other side, “a few steps more, cross the bridge, and we are there.”Som looked at the wobbly wooden bridge. A bridge that joined both sides of the abyss. Every step on the bridge, felt it would be his last step. Som looked tired. He had been walking... Continue Reading →

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