A man gets kidnapped and has no clue why.
“You know you cannot give me the silent treatment forever!” said Noel, as he watched Dina glued to the television, wearing his brown, leather jacket. He smiled in the darkness of the room, knowing that she at least liked something about him. Click. “North Korea has been...” Click. “The idea of democracy is often...” Click. “Thousands… Continue reading In the Living Room
About a woman's social compliance coming of age
An autumn story
A rainy noon is very misleading. You can think of it as an early morning or evening, and it won’t make a difference. My shoot was over and my eyes were crying for sleep, while the weather played cruel somnolent tricks on me as I waited for her. She had called me to meet up,… Continue reading Yesterday Once More
This story actually missed a story contest deadline, so I thought of sharing it here. Besides, there's a lot of talk about mothering, going on about the social network these days.
It was a sunny, June day. Amma’s one bedroom flat was feeling like a furnace in the sweltering heat. Her only respite was a squeaky old ceiling fan that her former landlord (now deceased) had installed when she moved in. She was sitting near the window, fanning herself with a newspaper, soggy where her fingers… Continue reading The Unexpected Guest