Strategic Moves

It is a movie that keeps me glued. Maggie serves me lunch on the couch in front of the TV. Lucky to have a wife so understanding…. Suddenly, the movie stops, and a moderator is asking some questions related to the movie. The audience has to guess what will happen next, and type it out …

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Dark secrets

The police was at the doorstep. He thought the matter had been closed la few weeks ago. “You are under arrest.” The tone was terse, and there was no other option than getting in the jeep with the police team. A few hours later…. “We have traced out deleted chats from a number which was …

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Unpleasant Fairy

Somebody told her she was made of stardust, and nothing could stop her from achieving what she wants. That somebody did not tell Maria that God always builds an anti-thesis of everything. One would never appreciate peace, without knowing turmoil and war. Colours look more defined when contrasted with an opposite on the colour wheel. …

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Living with Insanity

Someday, this will be over– only remembered like some half-felt and fading nightmare. Someday, nobody will believe that it actually happened, that she had to go through the hell they know only from novels or movies. People who see the smiling couple posing for pictures will never know what transpired in the privacy of their chambers. …

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Volcanoes

The verdict is out. “All four accused found guilty, to be hanged to death….” The defense lawyer is defiant. “I cannot let four young people die for the sake of one girl, who was out on the streets in late hours.” A whisper in the crowd, “Is this man for real?” The nervous speaker has …

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Stubs of a soul

“For how long do you think my old stubby fingers can hold up the cause? World peace is not sustainable. Earlier, people fought for patches of land. Then, wars were fought on sea and air. Now control strategies have got into the lungs of people. It cannot be eliminated, as long as the downfall of …

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The fly who escaped traps

Coming back to life is a dream come true … for those who worked at nullifying the curse, for those who waited patiently for the unfreeze, but did not live to see this day. There is bustling life outside – humans looking different, semi-humans and robots. And the inhumans? Well, they’ve always been there, but …

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Thick plot

The filmmaker’s obsession with women wearing white was well known. The blockbusters he produced would often show a woman in white, soaked to the skin under a waterfall or shower. The scene was always picture perfect, with intense colors of mountains and sky floating on the screen, as a backdrop to female sensuousness. Tabloids would …

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