Short story

Outmatched

“Madam, time,” he mumbled. I was startled out of my contemplation of suicide. “Madam, time bolo please,” he repeated patiently. “Oh, 12.15,” I said. I was so dead. The meeting had started 15 minutes ago…already the boss had messaged me twice. And now this goddamned traffic! My heart beat an alarmed tattoo and I tried … Continue reading

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Try everything, once

“In life, you gotta try everything once!” My advice had come back to bite me you-know-where. The words had been my lifelong mantra, for all these 27 years. With these words and a cheery wave of the hand, I had sent my mother traipsing across Europe all by herself, had managed to get my then-fiancé … 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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Role reversal

The bitch and the Goddess sat down for a chat. Blowing steam off her hot mug, the Goddess said, “Been such a hectic week. You remember Ajay, your blue-eyed one? Fixed him up good, I must say.” “Noooo! What did you do this time? Haven’t I told you not to mess around with my works-in-progress?” … Continue reading