Short story

The last ride together

The bus stopped suddenly, jolting most passengers out of their light slumbers. Sounds of discontent were all around, turning formerly mute strangers into allies in this moment of crisis. “What’s the problem?” asked one. Turned out the driver had been called out by a traffic cop for non-possession of various documents – among them his … Continue reading

Short story

Payback time

The woman in yellow extended her arm to open the window. The rain had stopped and obviously she saw no reason why she should not. I could sense mild excitement building up all around the bus. The woman seated right beside her – the one who had politely requested some space to sit and who, … Continue reading

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Once in a lifetime

She’d made him print the extra invitations. Ask any young man of marriageable age – when you have a brand-new fiancée, you don’t refuse her anything that’s in your power to give. Okay, so they did cost him an extra thousand bucks. But if he overshot the budget, he could always take an advance on … Continue reading

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Old friends

The queue snaked forward. I looked up from my copy of ‘Papillon’ and immediately my gaze came to rest on him. Funny how you can always spot one familiar face in a sea of unknowns. I knew him from somewhere. I just didn’t know where. The bus arrived and stole my attention. A relief to … Continue reading