Short Stories

DHWANI

Dhwani had lost her husband Prakash who was in the Indian Army when she was pregnant with their second child. Her elder son Jai was five. They had a lot of dreams. Prakash had promised that he would join Dhwani in the labour room as he had missed it during their first. Dhwani’s world was …

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UNITED WE STAND

General Edward was appointed as the new Mayor. He wanted to address the people of the town and hence had asked them to gather on the Municipal grounds. People had gathered on a Sunday morning. General Edward began his speech and wanted to tell the people what changes he had decided to bring about in …

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MIRACLES HAPPEN

“How many kids do you have?” “For how long have you been married?” “When are you  going to give us the good news?” “I do not know what karma we have done ” “In the very first year of marriage, she had a child.” Sony had to hear this time and again in her seven …

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MY FIRST FLIGHT

  I still remember my first flight: Bangalore to Chennai back then in January 2011 along with my husband. It was for a Visa interview in the United States of America.    I had taken one day leave from work. I had not mentioned the Visa interview at my workplace. I was newly married. It …

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THE STORY OF THE FEMALE MIND

  Lakshmi ( name changed) was a domestic worker.  Well dressed she would turn up to work every day.  Lakshmi was lively and energetic. Full of life. She was never found taking a break from work. She had three sons and was wife to Hari ( name changed) who was a vegetable vendor.   It …

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BLIND DATE

Aria was in her mid-20s and had lost her eyesight during birth due to some congenital conditions. Aria’s vision impairment did not stop her from living the kind of life she wanted.    Aria excelled academically and she was a good athlete too. Aria lived with her parents and younger sister who had always motivated …

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ANOTHER CHANCE

Like each one of us, Ayesha had dreams too. Some tiny, some medium-sized and few big dreams. She had dreamt of a fairy tale wedding – prince charming, romantic date nights and happily married life or rather happily ever after types. She believed in them too.    It was an arranged marriage for Ayesha. She …

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THE PHOTOGRAPH

Vyshali and Sharan had completed five years of their marriage. They were just back home from their vacation. After all the unpacking was done, Vyshali wanted to get some rest. It was a Monday afternoon and Sharan had gone to work. After Vyshali had completed her work, she was lying on the bed gazing at …

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BORN TO SPARKLE

“Good evening Ladies and gentlemen. Please put your hands together and welcome  -Oliver .”  The crowd began to cheer and clap.  Oliver was a well-known fashion designer. His work was appreciated and he had created a brand image for himself. In a short period, he had gained name, fame and money.   Dressed in a …

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HOURGLASS

  Janaki was a kindergarten teacher. Teaching was her passion. She loved children especially tots and hence had opted to teach at the kindergarten level. Janaki had small dreams and believed in mindful living. Janaki was beautiful and filled with warmth and compassion.   Janaki was the eldest in the family followed by two sisters. …

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