Autumn

If winter is death, surely, red-slashed autumn is the wound that brought it. Autumnal years have a sense of foreboding, but experience and wisdom add shades of color. Some may nurse wounds of unfulfilled ambition. Yet, the peace of white snow-filled peaks is unbeatable. It holds the enlightenment of truth, after peeling off layers of …

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Greatness

He laid awake and said the name into the night. The night smirked,  “Find a new one. There are so many breathing the same name to darken the sky.” “I want it to light up the night”, said he. “It needs an original source - greatness being bestowed by darkness, admirers or followers is short-lived.” …

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Sweet revenge

The late morning was clear and crisp as Sawyer stepped out of the travel hostel. He was on a much-needed vacation, and had decided to go it alone. On the bus, he noticed Radhika, an Indian girl who was holidaying alone, and was chirpy enough to sat Hello to everyone out there. Guiltily, he admitted …

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What was it?

Untouched books crowded his shelves, shiny leather spines and faded first editions, meticulously dusted and never read. She wondered how long it had been, and what had happened in his life after she left. Those days and nights of reading, and long evenings of deep discussions were still fresh in her mind. She had become …

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I ain’t no dupe

“I’m bought and worn, but I ain’t no dupe.You underestimated me, dude,” I chuckled silently as I handed over my resignation. It took six weeks to capture 70% of their client base, given my rapport with them. The idiots did make a counter-offer to retain me, but they had no clue their competitors are paying …

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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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