Prose

Escape from murder!

I was chomping into a leg of Chicken leg when... A murder! It was a murder! My blood curdled at the sight. I tell you, the chicken that I was eating could not have squawked louder than I did at that point. They noticed.

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By the clock!

A lone, stout candle flickered inside the cottage. By its light an industrious servant worked. He was bent over a massive table heaped with an assortment of items. He grunted as he laboured over his task of rummaging through them and sorting them.

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Vakratunda Mahakaya

Warm tears welled up in Aastha’s eyes. ‘Bappa,’ she prayed silently. Any statement that began with that combination of words spelled bad news, didn’t it?

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A bad mother!

‘You are useless,’ he says. ‘You are such a bad mother. Why did you have a baby if you cannot take care of it? It’s a woman’s job to take care of the child. Aren’t you ashamed to behave like this?’

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Unaccepted

We are treated as blights. Society does not want to associate with us. Society does not openly acknowledge us. We can neither find gainful employment nor means of permanent sustainability. There are no jobs for us. There are no opportunities. And, a large part of it is due to the misconception that people do not know whether to classify us as ‘male’ or ‘female’. They don’t know whether to call us ‘he’ or ‘she’.

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Oblivion

This story was a winning story on #ArtoonsInn in April 20. A 1000 word story, it was written to the prompt ‘Pandemic’ Mumbai, March 2020 Chandu splashed some water on his face. He felt hot and flustered. Beset by a sudden spell of coughing, he clutched his gamcha to his …

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Just Purrfect!

Perched on his shoulder, I read -‘Rooms for rent in the attic’. Purrfect…just purrfect. Yum, yum…all those chubby, plump mice… smack, slurp. Oooh, and maybe there would be creepy-crawlies too? You know, those clueless arachnids scuttling on spindly legs. Oh, and Lizzies…aah…those scrumptious reptilian beauties and maybe even roaches. Hmm…Heavenly! …

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For Binky and Junior

It slumbered for ages, hidden from the living. Alas! They discovered it. They woke it and enslaved me. It became a mere tool in their hands. But, sometimes it escapes and then it rages to satiate its hunger. It voraciously consumes and reduces everything to mote, to the state from …

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The story of Cullswick

This story was first published on #Penmancy. It is a 500 word story written to the picture prompt of a boat. The story secured the second runner up position The fishing village of Cullswick is perched far up north on the Shetland coast. It bears a quaint, mellow look much …

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It did happen to me

Disclaimer – The content of this story may be disturbing for some people. This was first published on #ArtoonsInn and was written to the prompt ‘Lie’. This story was the most read story for the event.  _______________________________________________ 9:30 pm I taste raw fear. They look like a pack of rabid …

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