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
For Better or For Worse
For Better or For Worse   Mathu has always been a carefree young girl.  She loved hanging out with her friends after all her chores are done.  They loved to just sit at a local café nearby and look at
Brothers ( Tamil Short Story )
Brothers   Mathan and Mohan are not real brothers.  But they love each other like true brothers.  They grew up together and did everything together.  In school, they would always look out for one another.  If someone bullied the other,
Falling In Love and Out of Love
Falling In Love and Out of Love   Ashwin and Geetha can’t believe just how lucky they are.  After years of hoping and praying for love to come their way, they finally found each other, and they couldn’t be happier. 
Falling for a Work Mate
Falling for a Work Mate   They have been working together for nearly three years now and yet, Kaveri has never looked at Aathi as anything more than a work mate.  Although they worked in the same department, Kaveri hardly
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
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. 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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