Turn of Fate #SundayPhotofiction

He was never a believer of fortune tellers, to speak mildly. Actually, he had only contempt for people that made a living out of fortune telling. “These people live out of common man’s fealty”, he would tell his friends and family and anyone that cared to listen, “how come they never see their own future?”... Continue Reading →

Irritable #SundayPhotoFiction

“Beware, Owls in the Road” he saw the notice during his regular morning walk on the backyard of his country home. A flurry of questions went through his mind, “what does this notice mean? Who has placed it on his property? Why was it not noticed when the property was acquired?” Mr. Singh was an... Continue Reading →

One Monster Less #SundayPhotoFiction

“Look carefully,” the young police officer said to Nalini, “can you identify this person?” “What good is technology?” Nalini wondered, “if one still has to drag a relative to the mortuary to visually identify the dead!” Rajeshwar Singh's face looked grotesque wrapped in a cellophane. An oblong face, dotted with scars, bore testimony to many... Continue Reading →

Uptight #SundayPhotoFiction

“Get down, and get some hot tea,” the conductor announced as the bus stopped by a roadside eatery, “we shall stop here for fifteen minutes.” Mahesh slowly got up, stretched himself and moved towards the door. On his way to his native village to attend family business, Mahesh was not a happy traveller. “So many... Continue Reading →

Bright Spot #SundayPhotoFiction

Desperate to find a regular job, he had sent many applications and sat for several interviews. He was thrilled to receive the appointment letter that was delivered to him by courier. “You have understood the secrecy clause of your work, haven’t you?” human resource manager reminded him, “do not discuss your job outside, do not... Continue Reading →

Dream #SundayPhotoFiction

Ever since landlord served her a notice to vacate the house, she was kind of worried. A dream, that she could not recall in the morning, kept appearing at regular interval. “For the money you want to pay,” her chain of thought was broken by the real estate agent said, “this is the best place... Continue Reading →

Shattered Dream #SundayPhotoFiction

“Sir, we are ready to release you,” the negotiator would say, “as long as you promise not to engage in political activity, for next five years.” He was a political prisoner. Access to a window was one of the few privileges he was granted. His favorite pastime was to look outside. Wild plants, with scrawny... Continue Reading →

Kept Waiting #SundayPhotoFiction

“Your meeting has been rescheduled an hour later,” Guru ji’s man friday informed inspector Sharma who had come to investigate a case, “something urgent has come up.” “Do you want something stronger?” Sharma was about to light his cigarette when the attendant invited him in, “come with me.” “The man must be seriously connected,” Inspector... Continue Reading →

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