Drought – Part Two
Strengthened by the meager sip he took, Manas strapped the canteen more securely to his waist, intent on moving onward.  The sooner he reached their camp, the better.  He picked up the standard issue machine gun that he had dropped
An Optimistic Donkey Story
Somewhere in eastern India, a man used to live with his Donkey. They supplemented each other absolutely, coz man earned his livelihood coz of Donkey, and in return; Donkey used to get nice food. They lived in a village full
A Blessing in Disguise ( Tamil Short Story)
A Blessing in Disguise   (Short story took place in London England) She had been sitting behind the wheel for the last hour.  Traffic was terrible and she had to call to cancel her meeting with a client explaining that
Among the Stars
Among the Stars   Kala lost her husband when she was only two months pregnant with their first child.  They had been married for a year when they found out she was pregnant.  They have been waiting for this precious
Constant (Tamil Short Story)
  Parani liked to wake up at exactly 7:00 AM everyday.  He liked his coffee bitter, with just a single lump of sugar and exactly two teaspoons of creamer, the vanilla-flavored one.  He liked his morning paper folded in such
Bane
Bane   Nobody understood him.   But it wasn’t like that was a bad thing.  No, it wasn’t a bad thing.  In fact, he preferred it that way.  It gave him a sense of satisfaction – knowing that he was
Doll – Part One
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Broken Vows
Broken Vows   There have been times when Latha felt as if she couldn’t go on anymore.  After 12 years of marriage, her husband suddenly decided that he wants a divorce.  No explanations, except that he just fell out of
The Four Friends
The Four Friends Long time ago, there was a place called Janakdham, which used to be lived by numerous families. The main source of livelihood in Janakdham was agriculture; perhaps, it was only source of food there. Four friends were
Changing of the Seasons
Changing of the Seasons   Ananthi couldn’t believe what had just happened to her.  After working so hard to make her dreams come true and put up her own garments business, she had to fold up after only five years
Differences
Differences   “Isn’t it grand?” he asked her, voice bubbling over with obvious excitement.  Aisha looked at the painting, trying to make some sense out of it but failing miserably.   ‘It’s just a bunch of dots and lines.  how
Drought – Part One
Strengthened by the meager sip he took, Manas strapped the canteen more securely to his waist, intent on moving onward.  The sooner he reached their camp, the better.  He picked up the standard issue machine gun that he had dropped
Young Love (Tamil Short story )
Young Love:   When Siva and his friends would reminisce about their high school days, there was one particular girl that he’d always remember. The memory of her would always bring a smile to his face and, often, his heart
Dutiful Daughter
Dutiful Daughter   “These are hard times, Kamya.”  Her parents would often say.   She knows the underlying meaning of that statement.  These are hard times, and therefore, everyone must pitch in to help out in the family’s financial burdens. 
Through A Child’s Eyes
Through A Child’s Eyes   “Sumathi!  It’s time to wash the dishes!”   Little Sumathi gave a start as her mother’s impatient voice rang through their house.  Grudgingly, she discarded her rag doll and proceeded to the kitchen where her