Short story

Doggone!

It was a cold, cold day. He sat working at his desk at home, feet burrowed snugly into the fur of his wife’s dog. Taking a break, he watched the snowflakes drift to the ground outside and got up to make yet another cup of coffee. He remembered how she’d made such a fuss over … 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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Road to hell

“Kya hua idhar?” I asked the on-duty officer, more out of habit than any real expectation of an answer. “Same, sir. Truck hit road divider. Judging by the damage, speed seems to have been about 60 – very much in the normal range. Both driver and cleaner dead, either on impact or a little while … Continue reading