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The Kebab Dreams

"Mmmm….a pinch of hing in the hot oil…….fry the onions till golden brown….." "Hey Sandeep! Get ready for the meeting it's in 20 minutes," Sandeep jolted...

SOPHIE THE QUEEN OF MOUNTAIN WOODS

  “Ah! It’s hurting! Please don’t hurt us mother!” Said by me and my sister Mary. It happens in one summer night. Our step-mother Martha...

Freedom at Dawn

  Achebe looked lovingly at the only ray of light in her life, Lesedi, who kicked with her tiny legs on Achebe’s bosom. Lesedi wailed...

When Truth Hurts

The room spun around me. Was there a part of me that wasn't bruised, cut, or abused? Blood trickled into my eyes blurring the...

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness To Light “Is that you John?” came a familiar voice from the other end. Hearing that voice broke him down…. the sobs that wracked...

Wholesome

“Hey Ma… Oh, it was okay. The post-presentation drill was a nightmare though! Sandy is particularly after my case… It’s like her life’s mission...

TWO SECONDS

Present Day After crawling for almost 15 minutes whilst passing through the city, the cab started speeding as soon as the highway started. I nudged...

Relinquish

Tashi woke up freezing on Sunday morning at five o’clock. He was supposed to be sleeping today till seven. It was a holiday in...

The Golden Handshake

The spring of his life, colored in fall, giving way to deathly winter, and that is not all A fall from his eyes, a fall...

Tethers

The beads and chains, Of custom and tradition, The inking of my face, The branding, in your name; Will not ground me! Rebellious my eyes Resolute my lips, My longing to...
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