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FICTION

A collection of short stories curated by authors. Immerse yourself in a story, and share your own

Dreamer – Part 1

I was nearly there at the pinnacle of the world. 8,848 meters seemed some inches away. It was quite an achievement. I could finally smile with the snow eaten lips. No, they didn’t hurt but gave me the impressio...
rave

Rant and Rave

Mystified glares seep down. Eyes to veins, the circulation in lines and circles. Arc that portrays the curve of her hands drunk in adrenaline. The inclination of golden beams in yellow and orange speaking of un...
mother

When I Wasn’t A Mother

My daughter gave me flowers today. They weren't fresh, and they had been inside her school bag for a couple of hours. The edges of the tulips had started blackening and the stem had already lost its freshnes...
child

Happy Child

Drizzle drazzle, little drops Slow in turn and little curves Little of tickle Little of touch Drizzle drazzle, little drops Slow in tickle, slow in touch. Far-far away on a bridge engulfed in ...
mountain

The Mountain ~ That’s Mine

Close your eyes and tell me what did you see?  Blackout. I saw nothing. Then I tried it again- something black and dark started to get accumulated around my chest and it took the form of a huge black, dark, ...
gentleman part 2

I am a Gentleman – part 2

Saturday - I am up, she is not next to me. My head, argh, it hurts. Perhaps she left for work. She hates her job but yet she drags herself to 12-hour shift every day. My cellphone is dead. I don’t have a track ...
parasmani1

Parasmani

Parasmani ~ the touch of yours turns iron into gold or anything into gold ~ how can I not choose to turn into gold for the single touch of yours? Here we are again~ the bank of Sunkoshi welcomes us. You can ...
gentleman part 1

I am a gentleman – part 1

“You’re the most beautiful woman I have ever seen”, I told her as she walked across the room unclothed. She flipped her auburn hair, looked over the shoulder and smiled. I was helplessly falling for this woman....
lived

The Day He Lived

These god damned dogs! One would begin howling, and then another, and a third, until the air was filled with their screeches and yowls. Nishan had heard of wolves doing that, but then, he mused, dogs belonged t...
walkers part 3

Walkers part 3

We were at the crossroads and we meet often at the crossroads of life. There is enough distance between us now. Unnoticed are we, by each other. Pretending as if, we have never seen each other in life. As if we...
walkers part 2

Walkers – part 2

Yesterday was mystical, today is real. The fantastic world is dimmed now and it seems foggy. The walk is over and moments are always eternal. While I start reminiscing the walk it gives a chill in my bones. Why...
porcelain

Porcelain

It was delicate & tiny. Protected from everyone, cupped between my palms...my precious. I never gave it to anyone for I cared so much for it, wouldn't let anyone even glance at it let alone touch it. Scratc...
walkers part 3

Walkers–Part I

A wind passing through us was separating us, we were burning inside with a fire so hot ~in the darkest night on earth. We walked through the pines ( may not be pines) , in between a nicely paved road which was ...
new-born

POV of a New Born

I was crying. A smooth, gentle, warm hug soothed me. I felt different; something strange but pleasant and that stopped me from crying. New faces and mostly strangers around. Do I know them? Do they know me? Why...
Sacred Silence

Secret , Sacred Silence

I feel different now. I don’t want to play with her wrinkles now. What a lovely feeling it is to be a woman. And to be a bride tomorrow?I will be throwing all the stones in the river; I will be wearing makeup a...