Peacemaker

Rea Nelson turned eighteen that Autumn. No cakes, no parties, no wishes, no presents to cheer her up or celebrate her legality. “Well, this isn’t something offbeat anyways”, she told herself as she got back to finishing a story she had started working on. The sound of a breaking glass stopped her. “Must be him…

The Grey Village

Everyone has heard of Costa’s miracles in our grey village; the boy who had a wooden toy and a cheerful wren bird. His giant miracles were in his spoken wooden toy which could create a lot of jokes in a louder tone. His second miracle was in his talented wren; a wonder-bird that had the…

Metamorphosis

I don’t remember how I got here. Before, I was drifting. I try to recapture my dream but except for a brief glimmer of clouds and blue sky it is gone completely. Time to wake up then, I guess. I attempt to stretch. Nothing. Call out. Nothing. I open my eyes and see nothing. What…

A Career

What do you really know about being happy and content with your career choice? Just get a degree and follow what your elders tell you to do and be depressed and stressed all your life? Or you get a degree in something that you really love to do and have a great sense of satisfaction…

Following Your Heart

“I bet there are three-eyed monsters and man-eating trees on the other side of the great river,” said Shyam. Shyam was the only one I was close to, besides my mom. She was my world. Shyam and I used to come here every morning to watch the sunrise. We sat under the great banyan, by…

Beyond Infinity

“Once you have kids, your heart doesn’t stay intact inside, instead pieces of it roams outside hither thither. “ She thought out loud, staring at the diminishing landscape below as the plane took off. I quit my admiring gaze at the beautiful greenery and turned towards a pair of beautiful eyes, forlorn and lost somewhere…

The Final Entry

I have been here before. Why is everything so familiar?  As I turned the pages of the book and the story unfolded, I said to myself, “I know how this goes, I have read this earlier” When I met you for the first time, “Oh! There you are! So this is when you enter my…

Three Balloons

“I want three”, she shrieked as she handed the little silver coins she had gathered from her old piggy bank and the balloon-man handed her three Red balloons as she desired.              Overwhelmed, she could not wait till her siblings returned so she could play with them. With the threads of…

Hauntingly Beautiful

Abbey opened the mailbox, tentatively looking inside. Her heart skipped a beat when she saw there was a letter, a long-awaited letter, from a well-known music studio. She knew what it was about; her submission. A keen pianist since she was a child, Abbey had been submitting a melody she wrote to various studio’s and…

Hide And Seek

“One, two, three….ready or not, here I come!” Kids ran helter-skelter, trying to find a place to hide, with their cackling laughter sure to bring a smile to any sane adult. They seemed quite cheerful playing among the debris of demolished buildings, torn down by an ongoing civil war. I couldn’t help thinking of my…

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