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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 Pawn

“ That is ridiculous. You can’t issue a shoot at sight order for Cooper” I said and in the moment of anger added, “Had...

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...

Little Cooper

A loud screech of ‘Krar-raak, Krar-raak’ broke the stillness in the lazy afternoon. I opened one eye in disdain, disgruntled at having been disturbed...

GOODBYE FRIENDS!!!

My mother and father were being carried away in a van. I struggled in vain to follow them. A heavy rope tied around my...

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...

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright

“ Aye, Cooper ! ” my mom screamed,” Don’t go near the road .You will fall into that coop again.”   I kept jumping over the...

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...

Phoenix

I have stood here for countless days, spreading my thick canopy and watching the jungle life unfold around me.  Though my first encounter out of...

Aranya

2500 B.C.E. In the forests of the Indus Valley ‘Aranya... Aranya!’ Calling out for her, I ran to our favourite spot. The magnificent Pipal welcoming me...

For Binky and Junior

It slumbered for ages, hidden from the living. Alas! They discovered it. They woke it and enslaved it, making it a mere tool in...
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