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
The Call
The Call   The time on the wall clock read 2:45 a.m., but Nanthan couldn’t sleep.  In fact, he dared not, at least not while he was still in the office.   He suppressed a yawn.  The graveyard shift was
Keeping the Flame Alive
Keeping the Flame Alive             The Gupta’s house was finally silent.             “Are they asleep?” Malar asked as he took off his robe, waiting for his wife to come to bed.             “Yes,” Damayanti whispered and suddenly
Second Chance
Second Chance   Jenani can still remember the day she met Appasami.  The memory is so vivid in her mind, it’s as if it just happened yesterday.  Has it really been 13 years since they said goodbye?  Appasami was Jenani’s
By the Lake ( Tamil Short Story )
By the Lake   Down by the lake, Kanthan told Kavitha that he loved her.  The lake was their favorite spot, and they had spent many afternoons there under the shade of the tree just sharing their hopes and dreams.
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. 
Tamil Short Story “Here and Now”
Here and Now “Here, have a look at yourself.” Srina looked up at the reflection in the small round mirror her cousin held up in front of her.  She couldn’t help but smile, her small white teeth flashing between darkened
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
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
Waiting for Love
Waiting for Love   Kavitha and Kanthan were childhood best friends, but now that they’re both teenagers, they have drifted apart, each with their own circle of friends who are as different as day and night.             One day,
Monkey And The Crocodile
Long time ago, a Monkey named: Raja was used to live on a mango tree. His place of residence a.k.a. tree was near by a lake that was full of crocodiles. Raja’s tree was full of sweet mangos; hence it
Getting to Know a Stranger, He Said
Getting to Know a Stranger, He Said I never thought I’d see the day when a stranger would stand in my kitchen, chopping vegetables in awkward silence.             I had only known her as my wife for a week. 
Sand and Stone
Short Story Sand and Stone  Two best friends were walking on a desert in search of some water, and a shadowed place to take the rest. At one place, they found some water, but that was too little for both
The Love of a Man
The Love of a Man   Santhi was a typical girl from the province when Adhavan met her.  He had to go to her town to do a little background check for a possible expansion for his company.  At 25,
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