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FICTION

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

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Can You Keep a Secret?

“Hey, wait up!” My footsteps stopped on their own accord on hearing Bishal’s voice behind me, despite my mind’s command – “don’t stop!” “Um, hi!” I greeted him as he jogged up to me. “Why wouldn’t you wait fo... Read More...

My Husband & Me : A story

I write this as I lay on my bed waiting for my tablets to work. In the morning, my husband was sleeping peacefully when I took tea and his favorite biscuits to his bed. If he doesn’t see tea when he wakes up,... Read More...
stop this train

Stop this train

I can’t think of anything worse. This picture of Ben holding dad while he does his best to suck up one lung full of air, but he just can’t. The sound of him squeaking, choking. It’s scarier than the sound of un... Read More...
the red umbrella

The Red Umbrella

That one. She pointed at the red umbrella. The shopkeeper pulled from a pile of several others and opened it. She checked its features. It was not extraordinary and seemed a little feeble too. She looked at th... Read More...
one night stand

One Night Stand

She’s by my side. Semi-covered in the bed sheet, staring at the ceiling. She’s hot, as in hotheaded. She’s got temper and tantrums, attitude and arrogance. It’s reflective.  However, the light in her eyes and c... Read More...
118

Room No 118

Room No 118 “Yes ma’am, that’d be no problem at all.” The manager said. “Trring, trring” and after exactly seven more rings, one of the receptionist picked up the phone. “Good Morning, this is Grahan H... Read More...
waves

Waves – Prologue

I look at her face as we sit on the boardwalk's concrete lining. I don't remember her being any more beautiful or, in that case, any less. Those big brown eyes were hiding behind her thick brown hair catching m... Read More...
dreamer part 3

Dreamer – Part 3

‘So where is my guide taking me today?’ she showed some concerns.   ‘Any special place you want to visit, madam?’ I tried to impress her.   ‘I’d like to eat first. I am really hungry’ came... Read More...
dreamer part 2

Dreamer – Part 2

What?? An invitation to join her? Seriously. Her? I was dazzled. A beautiful girl in the public park invites you to join her. Who wants to say no?   I nodded and seated some meters away from her mat.... Read More...

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... Read More...