Category Archives: Short Stories

The Beggar woman

-By Shama Vijayan This is a true incident that happened to me years ago in the early 70’s when I was working in Bombay (it was Bombay in those days). I used to walk to the Santacruz Railway Station every morning to catch the 8.20 a.m. fast train to my office. I can still recall…
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The masks of monsters

-By Zain Merchant “You what?” she asks, incredulously. She is dressed in a lovely pink summer dress that falls with grace along her body hugging every curve and contour as the two seem destined for one another. The soft shade of pink lipstick on her lips is driving me mad and I love it when…
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Monster’s elixir & pet serpent

-By Zain Merchant They stood silently on the chipped brown table next to the fridge in the kitchen. They stood there patient and loyal for years. A brown garishly serpentine patterned leather belt and a bottle filled with brown smelly stuff. They were the monster’s elixir and his loyal pet serpent. These were the stories…
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Sock Heaven

-By Divya Mangwani They were in the laundry room, struggling with the exact measurement of fabric softener. A few wisps of bubbles floated around them. “One or two?” “One and a half. We don’t want to bathe in baby’s breath.” Gautam carefully poured the liquid into the open slot. Dana selected '60 degrees’, ‘cotton’ and…
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