Short story

Hindsight is 20/20

The trees huddled together, whispering like a bunch of grousy old maids. Today the green was less emerald, the overcast sky brought no pleasure. She leaned out the window and took in the desolate driveway undulating under the wheels. Ahead, the building stood in the middle of yet another patch of gray. Hot and unrelenting, … Continue reading

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A fairy tale

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful Princess. The day our tale opens, our Princess woke with a yawn and a temper. It was her 18th birthday. To mark this unprecedented occasion, her doting father – the King – had organized a great ball. Royal families from kingdoms … 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