Her Gods

The woods waited for her, every day she passed the ancient sickly trunks, she felt the wind still with their bated breath.  She used to be terrified. She could visualize the stark branches bending down to strangulate her, and her body getting embedded in the gnarled shapes of the trunks. She would neither be dead … More Her Gods

Skeletons

“Splash some green paint on the apple. It is needed for Halloween décor.” “Do a Google search for ‘poisoned apple’ images. You might get better ideas.” “ I don’t like fairy tale themes. Those are repeated everywhere.” The skeleton surprised me on the party evening. “Where did you get this from?” “Somebody’s cupboard.”  Am I … More Skeletons

The only way to go

“He cannot carry the weight of his bloated ego anymore.” The watercooler gossip was both dejected and vicious. My colleagues couldn’t take the humiliation and abuse any more. “Wait for it to take a nosedive. It is the only way to go from that altitude.” (252 characters)

Back there

I see a few curious glances darting in my direction, but they soon get busy with their game. I am seen as a stranger in this part of the state. I hope the caretakers do not suspect that I’m a kidnapper, as I stare at the kids unabashedly. They laugh at me, as I slide … More Back there

Take-off

She met the industrialist on the beach – a celebrity she respected and looked up to. “I’ve never done it before.” “You can. I never fail to spot talent.” “Are you sure you want me on board?” “An exciting career awaits you. Don’t lose confidence.” This vacation was going to be life-changing. She was ready … More Take-off

dORiaN gRaY

The woman he wanted to be his third wife, on an astrologer’s advice spurned him, and the billionaire avenged the rejection by killing her one and only love. The court declared him guilty, but he managed to duck the court orders for a few years by appealing against the judgements. Finally … he was asked … More dORiaN gRaY