Offbeat…

While preparations for their wedding were in full swing, something was amiss. It wasn’t as if they didn’t want to get married, they knew they wouldn’t find someone as crazily apt. But that was it, their craziness! The ‘perfect’ planning wasn’t leaving room for that one thing they loved about each other, and their day…

A Walk Gone Wrong

“One moment she was here and the next, she was gone poof! That’s exactly how our 5 year old vanished.” sobbed the mother. At a first glance it looked like a typical case of kidnapping for a ransom so they decided to wait for the phone call with thumping hearts! The call never came, she…

Question Of a Name

He was rich, very rich. You have to be rich to afford entry into that exotic bar that too every single day! He stood at the same spot everyday fixing his gaze on that one dancer. He loved her or so she thought. Time found them dating, dreaming of a future together as a married…

Fool’s Day

There once lived a lad in a small town with no one but his dad. Sharing his birth with his mother’s death, he grew up hearing words bitter. A drunk father waiting with whips and sticks, his everyday welcome! Years of emotional torture weakened him to the core. Just then a ray of hope glistened…

A Recurring Dream

Night after night she had the same dream, troubling her, haunting her. She had no idea what to make of it. Just a hand she saw reaching out of a cloud of smoke ready to grab her. Did it want to touch her lovingly or moved towards her lustfully, she had no clue! She smiled…

When The Mask Falls Off

Big innocent eyes, clear complexion, shy smile; anybody could fall in love with her. The way she swirled her locks and blinked her eyes made him drool for her. A few silly tricks and he managed to persuade her. He would shower her with compliments, show her a dreamy world of love, buy her nice…

The Unborn

“20 years have passed; our daughter is now a young girl ready to be on her own. She will have to go…”, she cut him midway. “We can’t let her leave, she is the only…” she began but didn’t complete and lost herself to thoughts of the past. Pregnant with twins she was having major…

The Techno Love

“A new roboticist has joined us”, announced a mechanical voice. After the preliminary courtesies, all went about their work. In a world full of artificial intelligence, the living beings had turned a robot themselves. No feelings, no urge to break the routine, nothing excited them apart from a new invention. What a lively place it…

Fearing Thinness

“Another member of fitness club found dead at her apartment, no clue of the killer.”, read the headlines. The police was investigating the possibility of illegal activity at the gym, thinking it as a valid reason for the consecutive murders. Reading the newspaper, a lady comments on her fat daughter, “The gym will shut down…

Knowing The Touch

Traveling in a bus, she felt an unknown hand on her arm. She shrunk a bit to give him some more space. It happened again, now she knew the truth behind that ‘accidental’ touch, she pushed him away and gave a deadly stare. A few minutes passed and his hand was up her sleeve yet…

The Color Black

A little girl dressed in a cute multi-color frock hopped out of the car, excited to meet her grandfather for the first time. She checked the color of the ribbons of her ponytails, in the rear-view mirror, it has to be the perfect match. She was sure, her grandfather will jump to his feet seeing…