Category: Short stories

‘Bhairavi’ by Madhumita Prabhakar

Short Story ID- 15/2015 Dear Diary, I went to school today only by noon because we celebrated Thatha’s Sadabishekam in the morning. I must say, a morning well spent rekindling childhood days with my cousins and eating many, many sweets…

“Ranga Kakima” by Madhumita Roy

Short Story ID- 14/2015   “I remember you, Ranga Kakima” Shovan whispered. “You were not like this, never.” Looking at the shriveled up body of the old woman, Shovan shook his head. The room looked the same to a large…

“Chandni” by Fiona Kezia Winston

Short Story ID- 13/2015 She was five when her mother took out a perfectly polished agate and moonstone encrusted sword from the attic, dusted it thoroughly and handed it to her. Her small hands were too soft, and her frame,…

Thampanoor Terminal (New) by Thommen Jose

Short Story ID- 12/2015  Two things struck him when he slapped her hard across her face:  unlike in the movies his hand didn’t swing in a semi arc, but stopped right on contact and, again unlike in the movies, it…

Annie’s hand by Gaurav Dikshit

Gaurav-Dikshit

Short Story ID- 11/2015 Whenever I see a butterfly, or a bee, sucking at a flower, I imagine Annie’s lips and mine hovering, approaching, penetrating into them. False are all the theories of soul and metaphysics; the world is matter,…

‘Samsa’s Hair’ by Rahad Abir

Rahad Abir

Short Story ID- 10/2015 One morning Samsa Roy woke up in bed and found himself completely bald. It was not a bald patch or bald spot. It was complete, clean baldness. Sleek, soapy, smooth. He ran a confused hand over…

‘Up in The Mango Trees’ by Lily C. Fen

Lily C. Fen

Short Story ID- 9/2015 Tikbalang was the exact opposite of his more famous cousin, the centaur. Where the centaur was mysterious, quiet, and foreboding, and looked graceful with his chiseled abs, and powerful horse’s body, Tikbalang was not. He had…

Death and Taxes By Saligrama K. Aithal

One in Many

Short Story ID- 7/2015 R. K. Narayan went to the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths at the district headquarters at Malgudi to obtain the death certificate of his father Krishnaswamy Iyer so as to transfer money and…