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Muse of the Month

Friends, after trying hard for one long year to find a place in Muse of the Month, a monthly short story writing contest held by Women’s Web, here is my story “Sister Stranger Saviour” that makes it to the annual anthology. Woven around a prompt from Amanda Lovelace’s poem, do read it here. Sister, Stranger, …

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Our Souls are Flecked with Friendship

Our souls, I believe, are flecked with friendship. You know, we are mostly lucky to find friends at several crossroads. Not all of them are forever, but they do stay like cold, fresh mornings that are rather sharp, but then also so raw and completely unorthodox. Yes, the most beautiful relationships are so unconventional. And …

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Kheer- In the Middle of the Night

Based on a prompt from Women’s Web, this story was written keeping Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market in mind. A tale of sisters in arms! ********************************** Sudha dipped her index finger in the pot and licked the kheer. “Perfect,” she thought. Wiping her hand with the end of her dupatta she turned to look at …

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बंद दरवाज़ा/ Closed Door

एक दरवाज़ा, दो कहानियां। One door, two stories… Based on this picture prompt by Women’s Web, here are two different takes on a teal blue door. **†******************************* ‘When one door closes, God opens another one right there and then. Years ago, a certain door was shut right on my face. I was a five grade …

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बताओ न माँ!! (Tell me, Mother)

Flash fiction based on the given picture by #Womensweb हिन्दी ‘माँ, अब हम दरगाह पर चादर चढ़ाने क्यों नही जाते हैं?’ ‘अब हम नही जाएंगे। क्योंकि उन्होंने ही तुम्हारे मामा को मारा है।’ ‘मौलवी जी ने?’ ‘नहीं।’ ‘तो?चादर बेचने वाले अब्दुल ने?’ ‘नहीं।’ ‘तो?रेहाना की अम्मी ने जो हमें वहां ले जाती थीं?’ ‘नहीं।’ ‘तो …

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The Adventure

“You are making a colossal mistake.” “What if it doesn’t work?” “You are at the peak right now.” “Ten years down the line nobody will be willing to take you.” “You will be old to fit in.” “Who will care for your past laurels then?” “And what if you exhaust your savings?” “You will be …

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