When You Discover Your Child Is Shoplifting

Akshita went to the shopping mall, taking along her son, Armaan, since there was none whom she could leave him with. Six-year-old Armaan loved to accompany his mother wherever she went and would often tag along. Being an only child, he was pampered by his parents. But of late, he was finding them getting stricter, … Continue reading When You Discover Your Child Is Shoplifting

The Worst Shock (#100wordStoryChallenge – Image based Fiction)

The clock ticked away. Silence ruled, until shattered by the shrill ring of the telephone. Who’s it, at this unearthly hour? “Dad’s no more” came a half-smothered sob. She stood there unmoved, shell-shocked for long moments. How’s it possible? His reports had been normal. They had just met last week, over their regular lunch date. … Continue reading The Worst Shock (#100wordStoryChallenge – Image based Fiction)

Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….

  'Tu meri beti nahi beta hai' (You are not my daughter, rather you are my son), her father's words resounded in Uttara's ears. Living in a patriarchal society, Uttara had felt proud whenever Kishan and Radha used to say this to her, as if she had won a Nobel prize. Contrary to that, she … Continue reading Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….

Short story – A mind that is stretched by new experiences….

Apeksha had a flourishing Architectural Consultancy practice. Clients approached her with their dreams and she would spare no ability or effort in making them come true. She was implacably committed and also aware that they liked her ideas coupled with her unwavering determination to work them out. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR OWN UNFULFILLED DREAMS? she … Continue reading Short story – A mind that is stretched by new experiences….