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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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