Two Cats And A Monkey
Long ago, two cats were used to live in a jungle. They both were best friends to each other for long; perhaps they used to share their personal belongings with each other. They were so closed to each other that
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
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
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. 
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
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
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
Parents Know Best
Parents Know Best   It had been raining incessantly since this morning.  Abi absentmindedly watched as the raindrops slowly trickled down her bedroom window.  She hasn’t been sleeping well at night ever since her parents told her that they have
Doll – Part One
Doll – Part One   Isha pounded on the heavy oak doors relentlessly, her knuckles red and swollen from too much knocking and her voice hoarse from excessive shouting.  She was bent on ignoring the pain, however, and was quite
Doll – Part Two
Doll – Part Two   Isha had her eyes shut tight in irritation.  Her friend was possibly the densest person on earth.  Couldn’t Harshita see that she was only doing what was best for her?  Couldn’t she see that he
Getting to Know a Stranger, She Said
Getting to Know a Stranger, She Said             If ignorance is indeed bliss, then I must be the happiest woman in the world.  Why, then, do I feel as if something is amiss?                               Take now, for
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. 
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
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
Kannan and Ratha
  Kannan and Ratha are childhood sweethearts that have promised to remain faithful to one another for as long as they both shall live.  Theirs is a match made in heaven.  Their parents have been friends for a long time,
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