Ideological Battle #FridayFictioneer

“Sir you have to stop this party,” said the police man looking at the decorations. A real estate tycoon had organised a poolside party after winning a court battle against building a multistorey paid sports complex. “On what ground officer?” asked the host, “we have won the case fair and square!” “A stay order has... Continue Reading →

Isolation #FridayFictioneer

The man got dressed and sat outside in the balcony. For the last so many years he has been following this routine of eating his breakfast. He was aware that people are brought to watch the likes of him. Infact, he had gotten used to this exhibition, as long as viewers stayed far away. The... Continue Reading →

Faith #FridayFictioneer

“Did you know Mita is living in the same city as you are?” a friend informed him over the phone, “every Friday she walks from metro station to the synagogue.” “From Kochin to Canada!” Samir wondered as he parked his car,“ Mita has come a long way; all god’s will!” Samir Sheikh and Mita Cohen... Continue Reading →

Faith #FridayFictioneer

“Did you know Mita is living in the same city as you are?” a friend informed him over the phone, “every Friday she walks from metro station to the synagogue.” “From Kochin to Canada!” Samir wondered as he parked his car,“ Mita has come a long way; all god’s will!” Samir Sheikh and Mita Cohen... Continue Reading →

A Room With A View #FridayFictioneer

“Give me a room, anything, at any price.” Arriving without a booking in peak season, he hoped to talk his way around.  “Sorry sir,” answered the reception clerk, “nothing for a week.” A lot of haggling later, manager offered an employees room at double the rent and no complementary breakfast. “Look at the view,” manager... Continue Reading →

Workaholic #FridayFictioneer

Month of April this year, has been unusually cold. Still a snowfall! It caught him by surprise as he got up to prepare for the upcoming business meeting with clients in another continent. He was not equipped to drive in this condition. He was not sure if his city was, either. Authorities did make an... Continue Reading →

Maverick #FridayFictioneer

“This is where I must live,”he thought looking admiringly at the house, “ with all my family under a single roof.” He saw himself playing hide and seek with grand kids and enjoying morning and evening tea at his verandah on the sea.  “Dad it is too far away,” first sign of resistance came from... Continue Reading →

Compromise #FridayFictioneer

“So suffocating,” thought Mamata looking at the green belt, “who knows what lives in the bush; I am not a forest dweller.” “Do something,” Mamata declared war on the real estate agent, “if you want me to move.” “Such refreshing green,” her husband tried to reason, “ generates oxygen, supports birds, I wake up to... Continue Reading →

Nervous #FridayFictioneer

Sitting in the air-conditioned office of the General Manager, Hemant was sweating. “you have worked with us for almost a decade,” manager commented, looking at a piece of paper minutely, “you know that cotton textile business is not profitable anymore.” "Company has been laying off people," Hemant's thought his worst fear was coming true, "Hemant,... Continue Reading →

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