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Curse of Seven

Deep inside the dense forests of Malkangiri, Chittaranjan perched himself on a machaan erected on a gigantic sal tree. The elevation at which he...

(Mis)adventures of (Mis)spent Afternoons

August 1940. They were a raggedly bunch of 10-year old lads, on the cusp of adolescence. The war made their families entrust them to the...

The Noblest Companion

Once upon a time, more than a thousand billion moonlit nights ago, across the seven seas and seven mountains flourished a kingdom, surrounded by...

The Aliases

I am a regular at my aunt’s therapeutic center. She has a gift, it is rumored and people visit her establishment in droves. The...

The Resurrected Self

She stood there gazing at the huge portrait. The gentle figure in it sitting against the tanned backdrop, was an image to behold! Her...

The Sound of Love

 Little Gretl could hardly keep her eyes shut.  The thundering monster outside challenged her. His flashing eyes and scary roar made the seven Von...

It

The search for it was on.  It was already noon in the deceitful marshes of  Mulleton and the nearby forest of Wickle. Soldiers and thieves,...

Devils of Moloch

‘Come on Grandma, tell us a tale,’ requested seven-year-old Mark.  ‘And it has to be a new story. We know all your old ones,’ whined...

Betty Cooper’s Last Flight

Betty Cooper opened her eyes. The place was aglow in crimson hues. Dark Shadows of the ghastly fire danced in front of her eyes....

The rage of flames

“Cooper, please be a good boy today and do not stray away like last time.  Just stay with the herd. Okay?”  Mother rubbed her moist...

Evolved

“Kwo-oooop!” Yuan squinted up at the skies, his hand over his thick brows. He knew the screech too well. A savage cat was lurking close...

The Burning Hills

Subri’s story:  My name is Subramaniam, in short, Subri. I work in the Theni wing of Cosmopolitan Trekking Club, founded by Von Reid, a world-famous...
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