Curse of the Spider

Judith was busy in the kitchen when she felt a strange silence in the house. She went looking for Roger however he was nowhere in the house. He had not left the house nor even jumped out of the window. The window was locked from inside. Judith saw, abruptly a huge spider’s web had come … Continue reading Curse of the Spider

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Wedding Venue

“How many times have I told you not to bring me to your friend Soumitra’s exhibitions? I don’t understand a thing about modern art” Trina said angrily. “Neither do I” Himu chuckled. “Why did we come then?” her voice still angry “I have an idea to convert this to our wedding venue. There are tables, … Continue reading Wedding Venue

The Blind Knitter

“Who knits these caps?” asked Trina. “My mom” The boy replied. “How many she knits in a day?” “3-4” “How many do you sell?” “Depends. On good days 5, on bad days nil” “What else do you do for a living?” Trina was finding it difficult to understand how they survive with such limited income. … Continue reading The Blind Knitter

Greed Begets Sin

The oldest theatre hall in the city caught fire. The firemen were trying to douse the fire. Alia could hear howling of trapped people. Her mom Sarita was ranting ‘This is sabotage. The hall was not making profit. They want to demolish it and build a new 5 star shopping Mall.’ Alia nonchalantly asked ‘how … Continue reading Greed Begets Sin

Hold My Hand

Pradeep stood awestruck gaping at the multi-storey. While growing up in a small village he never imagined that one day he would reach Chicago, America, the land of dreams. When he got the scholarship he couldn’t believe his luck and now standing here he wanted to pinch himself. He had taken a spoken English class … Continue reading Hold My Hand

Happy

The superstition for myna was: “One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told. Eight for a wish, Nine for a kiss, Ten for a bird, You must not miss.” My brother deliberately held one mynah … Continue reading Happy