He sat there on the first seat of the bus, right next to the door. I saw him even as I fumbled my way up the steps into the bus, files in one hand, big bag in another, head inclined to keep my sunglasses from falling off. It was full. The bus, it was full. […]
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Today’s 55-word prompt, “Anguish”, got me thinking in two opposite directions. So here you go, two for the price of one. 😉 Which one did you like better? * * * 147 Kenyans killed in an university. Afghan suicide attack kills 17. Rape. Farmer suicides. Honest officers die. Corrupt politicians thrive. Not to mention, […]
She liked how the word sounded when said aloud, “bibliophile”. It had a texture of naughtiness about it. It allowed her to cheat on her lover without being unfaithful – an acceptable form of adultery. After all, she loved words more than stories, for what are books without words? Another word she loved – meta. […]
There was a decent enough clamour around him for a celebrity of his stature. It helped that he was all of tall, dark and handsome and that his white shirt has its two top buttons off. She must have been conspicuous by her simplicity at the glittering party. She was certainly not the kind who […]
जब कभी किसी का बेइन्तहाँ इन्तज़ार होता है मन को, अक्सर वो पल, वो लोग आते नहीं, बस इन्तज़ार सताता है. चलो, इन्तज़ार ही छोड़ देते हैं, जो होगा अचानक, उसी का लेंगे मज़ा. तो लो छोडं दिया इन्तज़ार, अब सिर्फ कुछ अचानक होने का इन्तज़ार है.