Sneaky #FridayFictioneer

Away from the public gaze, the Indian ocean island houses several highend detoxification facilities for the rich and famous. Nikhil came here to get rid of his cell phone addiction. “I shall use it only during afternoon break,” he reasoned as he sneaked his phone into the gadget free zone, “I am an addict not... Continue Reading →

Journey Planning #SundayPhotoFiction

Walking around his native village, Akhilesh was surprised to see the triangular structure. He was reminded of Egyptian pyramid. Who will build a pyramid like structure, in this day and age, in this part of the world and why?  “What is that structure, made of loose stone, all about?” Akhilesh asked his father during eveining... Continue Reading →

Answer #TellTaleThursday

“I can show you your past,” said the bearded man wearing a flowing white robe, calmly, “but son what you shall see when you peek into my magical mirror, good bad or ugly, will be your responsibiiity to deal with.” “I am ready your holiness,” Som pleaded, “I must know my past.” “Come back a... Continue Reading →

Scotch On The Rocks #CarrotRanch

 “A large scotch please,” Sam ordered, “and whatever my friend wants.” After a hard couple of days of business meeting, friends decided to relax on the final evening. “Shall I bring the ice separately?” asked the waiter, “and for you sir, what should I get you?” “Make one large peg, no ice.” Som asked mocking,... Continue Reading →

Prince Charming #FridayFictioneer

“One day, you would ride with your prince charming on this horse,” grandma said pinning the picture of pony on Shiela’s bedroom wall, “move to a distant land and live happily ever after.” Every morning, Shiela would wake up and inspect her little pony. “This pony will grow in size, like you will,” grandma had assured.... Continue Reading →

Destiny #SundayPhotoFiction

Dark cloud that enveloped the cityscape suggested possibility of an impending thunder shower. Samir walked into the stake house that has come up in the city suburb. Today Sameer felt an urge to have a stake cooked rare medium. Was it destiny that dragged Sameer from the other end of town to this joint? Only... Continue Reading →

Medicinal Mango #CarrotRanch

“Your mother is not well Sakharam,” the village doctor announced, “feed her mango from Nawab’s orchard.” “An hour’s walk from the bus stop,” man spoke again before Sakharam could protest this unusual prescription, “mango fruits from Nawab’s orchard are medicinal.” “Brother how far the famous mango orchard?” after almost an hour’s trek, the least he... Continue Reading →

Offering #TellTaleThursday

Sun was setting and darkness was descending, faster inside the mango orchard, on this winter evening. Two men, one a guru in a red robe, and the other his disciple, were drinking country liquor sitting around a woodfire. “Such an auspicious no moon night rarely comes by with all heavenly bodies in a state of... Continue Reading →

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