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And, Life Goes On

Emeralds, ambers, and sapphires sparkle in pairs. Scintillating shimmer loops around us, weaving this way and that. A purr follows a buzz. A suppressed...

Out of Sight

The sun’s rays beamed through the window pane over Kartik’s sleepy face. He blinked and rolled over as his body refused to get out...

MUMBAI

  "Mai*, have mercy." They all wail in despair.  Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink….I hum the tune like a haunting lullaby. My thunderous...

Cleopatra of Alexandria

Year: 3 AD Location: Alexandria, Egypt I was recognized as an alchemist rather than by my name Cleopatra- perhaps because it reminded people of the famous...

Aditya And Chandni – From Us To Me

Aahhh...to be rejected me once again! Would she ever forgive me for my bêtise, my impetuous disappearance that day? Eons ago I stood there, transfixed. Stunned...

Courage beyond compare

Madhya Pradesh 1979 “Saab ji1,” said Mangal Das saluting as soon as he alighted from the jeep, “We have a location.” Finally! “What do we do Saabji?...

Into the Night

Lilith knew the man was hers the minute he walked in. Her gray eyes caressed his chiseled features. The broad shoulders, tapered waist, and...

Atop The Rolling Hills

It had been a week since I met her. Ever since, I visited the cemetery every day, hoping to get her glimpse. That day,...

200 years of (Soul)itude

 Tonight is the night of the blood moon. A Shaman had once told me these nights are marked for marvel. I peered among the branches,...

Curse of the Cosmos

Once upon a time there lived a king named Kosm, to whom glory and might were kind. He ruled over a kingdom so vast...

An Arachnid Anecdote

   "I love spiders....."   I spoke aloud to convince myself and failed….  Shoo...shooo….. I cringed in horror…. Three hairy brown arachnids crawled over my blood soaked thigh....

DR NORTH’S DESCENT

There is something that one needs to know before one plunges into the story of Samuel Clooney. Samuel was a writer of considerable fame....
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