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The Power Within Oneself (#100WordStory)

Emotional abuse had battered her spirits. Ages passed away in pain, seeking light, with no hope of restoration ever. “Train your mind to see the good in everything”, some advised. Clearly, that’d be a mistake, since then you’d leave the door open and tip the evil to rise. “Train yourself to see not the good… Continue reading The Power Within Oneself (#100WordStory)

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A Promise Of Faith

(Forceful religious conversions, making a spouse give up their personal faith in inter-religious marriages, is one of the very poignant issues, prevalent across our society since ages, which is what inspired me to come up with this fiction.) It was 5 pm. As the rickshaw took through the traffic jammed roads and briefly halted by… Continue reading A Promise Of Faith

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Imperfect Couple But A Perfect Love (A Valentines Day Post)

It was six in the morning. The cook had already left, finishing his daily routine of preparing breakfast and lunch. Adarsh got up and silently tiptoed into the kitchen, so as not to disturb Vartika. He switched on the coffee kettle, packed his own and their five-year-old daughter, Raavi’s lunch box. He then woke up… Continue reading Imperfect Couple But A Perfect Love (A Valentines Day Post)

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Partnerships and Celebrations…

Just recently, someone close visiting us, casually happened to ask, if we had any plans to celebrate my hubby's upcoming birthday, to which hubby was quick to respond that it'd just be like any normal day. We all seemed to unanimously agree. But on an afterthought, I found myself slightly disagreeing over a question, that… Continue reading Partnerships and Celebrations…

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Insane drudgery…(Short story)

Waking up at four in the morning, Bharti would kick-start her day by making tea for everyone, followed with break-fast and lunch. She would then cook and pack the tiffin-boxes for her husband, Ashmit and her two children (Alia aged 7 and Rahul aged 10) closing with the last one for herself. Once done, she… Continue reading Insane drudgery…(Short story)

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The Sandcastle (Short Story)

Seven year old Neel and Kathy played together on the beach, whenever they came along with their mothers. They loved building sandcastles. Kathy could never get hers right but Neel had become an expert in making them. He could however sense Kathy's despair when she saw her model to be a far off cry from… Continue reading The Sandcastle (Short Story)

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The Purpose (Short story)

A young mother had just lost her baby. Juvenile diabetic that she was, the infant had been still-born. This had been her only chance at motherhood since the doctors had strictly forbidden even this one. The complications of her pregnancy could eventually lead her into precarious health conditions, rendering her dysfunctional for life or maybe… Continue reading The Purpose (Short story)

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Short story – The Acceptance

Amisha pondered over Rajat's words 'They are OK with it. In fact mom was suggesting that we put up curtains in the bedroom of our new home-to-be for better privacy.' The words uttered though brief, held an air of aloof hauteur about them, she could not understand why. Instead of expressing any happiness, his tone… Continue reading Short story – The Acceptance

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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’)….