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The Homecoming

An extract from a much larger work, set around the Great War ...
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/ / Fiction / 3 Comments on The Homecoming / 1514 words / /

Strange

On a Sunday afternoon, Robert was invited to an Indian family. Although he doesn’t take a liking to spicy food, he thought he’d give it a try; besides he thought that once in a while change of taste was okay. Strange as it seemed, he had taken a liking on ...
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/ / Flash Fiction / 2 Comments on Strange / 187 words / /

No one

Leela aunty, after lunch, was having oranges in her spacious balcony that overlooked the road that was enjoying its lazy afternoon siesta; there was no one on the road, the Indian Sun seemed very warm and comforting. “Leela Aunty!” “Who are you?” “This is Subrata. Class of 1977?” “What?” Leela ...
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/ / Flash Fiction / 12 Comments on No one / 409 words / /

Cold Turkey

Sitting eating leftovers on Boxing day this story came into my head. Only after I had written it did I realise it was a caricature of my own mother.  ...
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/ / Festive, Flash Fiction / 2 Comments on Cold Turkey / 1024 words / /

Three Ships

Flash fiction - 400 words ...
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Guilt and Gullibility

I wrote this a couple of years ago for a competition. I have now re-edited and expanded it slightly ...
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/ / Comedic, Flash Fiction / 8 Comments on Guilt and Gullibility / 793 words / / UKA PICK!

The Fly On the Wall

Flash Fiction - Approx. 400 words ...
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A Simple Task

A short story that was written in response to a challenge. Comments, criticisms welcomed ...
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/ / Fiction, humour / 2 Comments on A Simple Task / 1208 words / / UKA PICK!

The Devil’s Doorbell

An "almost true" story of a first sexual encounter ...
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/ / Flash Fiction, short story / 17 Comments on The Devil’s Doorbell / 673 words / / UKA PICK!

A Lesson

Updated and corrected version now. Please feel free to comment, critique or complain ...
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/ / fantasy, Fiction, fiction, Prose / 13 Comments on A Lesson / 965 words / /

Let us be conscious

Or indulge in incivility.  ...
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/ / Journal / No Comments on Let us be conscious / 8 words / /

Hands

Her shadow followed him like his own. They were inseparable. Like any other couple, they would also do things together, but there was something unique about this pair. He could sit with her for hours looking at her nimble fingers that wrote dissertations for him, cooked for him, ran softly ...
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/ / Flash Fiction / 6 Comments on Hands / 667 words / /

Red light

Sujata, like any other child, wanted to study. She was admitted to a good vernacular medium school far away from her neighborhood.  Initially she had many friends. She was good at studies, but as time went by she discovered herself as a flutist. Slowly, she became very lonely, this flute ...
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/ / Journal / 6 Comments on Red light / 221 words / / UKA PICK!

Free Barbie

What do you think of me huh?  A puppet, a doll?  Or even worse, a ping-pong ball? Barbie was disappointed with her parents. Her mother Piya, one fine morning, just went absconding... until, two days later, later she was found safe in her grandpa's place.  Domestic violence? Yes she agrees, ...
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/ / Journal / 2 Comments on Free Barbie / 808 words / /

The Cougar’s Claws

She was the vicar's wife, he was a teenager, the son of the local bank manager. In 1959 appearances mattered. (Re-edited and extended) ...
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/ / Fiction, reality, short story / 4 Comments on The Cougar’s Claws / 2410 words / /

Reality is the Guy Next Door

"I don't remember where something like this was written" - The Bible 😉 ...
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Convenient Answers

I often feel like I'm hiding from reality ...
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/ / Fiction / 3 Comments on Convenient Answers / 107 words / /

Brazil burning

Brazil burning. Rainforest on fire. Blaming has started. It means the problem is here to stay, according to Peter Senge, a renowned systems thinker. Drawing a problem-map involving all stakeholders can help us have a bird's eye view. Those who're cutting trees to earn a living are successfully selling the ...
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/ / Journal / No Comments on Brazil burning / 195 words / /

Tell me

  I am a fool. That's why growth and development doesn't attract me. When rich become richer, poor poorer for years on end, I don't see any growth. Trust me, I see a design, a pattern, but no growth. Which car you drive, which version of software you use, how ...
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/ / Journal / No Comments on Tell me / 198 words / /

The Unknown part 2

This is a piece I have been writing/ working on. I have taken onboard constructive feed back from everyone, i appreciate the help. Hopefully, my work shows improvement and that I have indeed learnt new skills. Please drop a comment. Its always good to know if the story was easy ...
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/ / Action Thriller, Fiction, Horror / 1 Comment on The Unknown part 2 / 1693 words / /