Disappointed #FridayFictioneer

He saw the bus, body painted in white with a thick red line in the middle, on his way to school. “Can I also travel by bus, dad?” “Walking is good for health, son,” father hid his inability to stretch his tight budget any further. He suppressed his disappointment for not been able to explore... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Angry #FridayFictioneer

It was dark outside. Barring a few, most shops had downed their shutters. There were not many people outside. She had made up her mind about not going back to her home. Fed up with constant nagging of her parents about study and grades, today she had walked out. “Where to go now?” sitting on... Continue Reading →

Memory #FridayFictioneer

“I must end it all,” he resolved looking at the bunch of old black and white phographs piled on a tray, “today is going to be my new beginning.” Gone are the days when people would take pictures using a black and white film and preserve the photographs in an album for viewing at a... Continue Reading →

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