Short Stories, Poems and More

Foreign Lands

Foreign Lands

Of unseen sights and undreamt dreams, Like rain clouds laden with future rain, Of sparrows whose names I don’t know, And dogs who are not yet my friends, Stranger scents borne by unknown air, Bright colours yet to be woven in recognisable patterns, Of rainbows with wet paint, Foreign lands beckon, Foreign lands enamour, With […]

Writer’s Block – 002

Writer’s Block – 002

Writer’s Block – 001

Writer’s Block – 001

Golden Pink

Golden_Pink

Golden Pink, Yes, That’s the color, Of hope, of the first rays of the sun, Of the first blossom of the spring, Of the tiny infant fingers on newborn hands, Clutching air, seeking that giver of life. The color which speaks, In infinite variables, Like a crackling fire on a winter night, Like a faint […]

The Girl Problem

The Girl Problem

Hariya had thrown his chappal at Titli. “Karamjali”, he yelled, bearer of bad luck. But Titli jumped over the flimsy stick fence and ran off into the fields not stopping to listen him say, “This girl is the problem of my existence.” She ran as fast as she could till she was surrounded by high, […]

November Rain

November Rain

I am sitting at my window, a stiff drink of whiskey and tonic water in my hand, waiting for them to come on swift horses. Yes, their horses are swift. Like the Savannah wind that plays banshee in the upright strands of yellow grass. The tick-tock of the hooves is hurried, but less spontaneous and […]

The Street

The Street

Its day starts with a sprinkling of sunlight, And a montage of shadows, Layers of dark and bright, Slowly the shutters are raised, the shops open, And people venture out of the dark night. Schoolchildren pass by, stopping at the candy shop, Men and women with purpose and no time to stop, The activity picks […]

Edward Grimm – Case of the Dead Actor (Part 3)

Edward Grim Murder Mystery

Edward Grimm visits the scene of murder When they reached the scene of the murder, where Miss Karylenko was murdered, Mr.Grimm started his training again. He turned to Matilda and said, “I am too tired to walk around this house again. I want you to go and look for something we might have overlooked. If […]

Edward Grimm – Case of the Dead Actor (Part 2)

Edward Grim Murder Mystery

Edward Grimm – Case of the Dead Actor (Part 2) Inspector Brian Foolhardy was the most senior inspector working with the crime detection branch of Lornoirville Police, about half a decade from retirement. He had been passed over for promotion a number of times and served under younger superiors. He had become a bitter man, […]

Dog Day Diaries – Week 4

Dexter the Dog

Hi there you guys. Its been a long time. How have you been? I haven’t been able to send any news from my end as you see I have been transported. You see Joe, the tallest human in our house, was ordered by his master to move to a new place. Oh yes, these humans […]