• Short Stories (Fiction)

    Two short stories with sad endings

    Image credit: Mattes. This image is published under this creative commons license. Story 1: He thought he got the most important thing he wanted in his life – His love! She was pretty, attractive and beautiful. All three combined into one. Even the word ‘gorgeous’ would not be enough to describe her beauty. A rare earth angel straight from heaven. Specially ordered, made by God and carefully delivered to him. Two eyes were not enough to look at her!

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    A short but Shocking Ghost story :O

    Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. As usual, I was sitting in my room and browsing the net. It was around 11:45 PM in the night and am usually awake at that time. I like the silence of the night. And the stillness. And the darkness. But this night was unusually silent. And still. And dark. I could feel the stillness within me. Around me.

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    Talking Crocodiles!

    You know crocodiles don’t talk. But in case they talk, let us see what they might discuss. As shown in the above photo, two crocodiles are inside a cage in a zoo. Let us name them C1 and C2. C1: These humans seem to be hopeless nut-cases ya. I don’t know what fun they have in locking us up in cages, and then coming to see us in droves of groups! C2: And some of them want to click photos of us from outside the cage. Why don’t they come this side and try it, or try it from close range in an open lake?

  • Short Stories (Fiction)

    What do you think I was doing?

    One of my friends told me the outline of the following story (dialogues are mine) just before we joined college. Somehow, that story still lingers on in my mind. So, I thought why not share it. The story is about a poor fisherman and a rich merchant. One day, a rich merchant notices the fisherman sleeping near the shore. He goes and wakes him up, and the following dialogues are exchanged between them. “Why are you sleeping in the afternoon? Why don’t you go and fish?”

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    Religion is the opium of the masses…

    He was rich, he was powerful, he was influential and he was addicted. He was the president of the trust which owned one of the most influential temples in his location. The temple was so popular that it drew crowds even from the neighbouring states. Naturally, when there is such a high foot fall, there is bound to be good commerce in and around the temple. And he controlled that commerce. He was not born rich or influential. He was the son of one of the priests of the temple. As was the custom, be too became the priest in the same temple. He had a certain charm and style…

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    Neighbours

    Neighbours always share an interesting relationship. They don’t belong to the same family (like relations) and they are not selected by each other (like friends). But still, they know so much about each other and participate in the important events of the other families. Sometimes, they keep in touch with each other even after being separated for a long time. Of course, they also gossip about each other! This story is about two such neighbors, who were faced with similar situations but chose different paths. And when their paths crossed once, they were shocked to find out the power. The power of influence. Ram and Shyam knew each other since…

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    The thrill in being normal

    [picapp src=”9/0/6/1/Robbie_Williams_Performs_197f.jpg?adImageId=6986324&imageId=6899508″ width=”500″ height=”370″ /] “Stop controlling my life” “We are not controlling your life, we are helping you out…” “Who are this ‘we’?” “I am sorry but that is classified information, I cannot give it to you” “God… How did I pass my University Examination?” “You wanted to pass, didn’t you?” “Yeah, but I attempted less than even twenty percent of the questions… how can I still pass?” “It’s enough if you want to pass, the rest will be taken care by us” “So, now if I want a job, you’ll get it for me?” “Yeah sure, why not?” “And what if I don’t perform well in that job,…

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    Plus and Minus

    [picapp src=”6/3/2/4/Jessica_Alba_Goes_66c2.jpg?adImageId=5762961&imageId=6770367″ width=”500″ height=”868″ /] Blessed are those who have one daughter and one son. When She gave birth to her daughter, she was elated. She was a mother now! After some time they decided to have another child and this time, it was a boy. She was, no need to say, elated again. But being a mother of two kids was never easy. When they were kids, they were fighting for small things like “She’s got two chocolates and I have got only one”. She would try to convince the son that his sister was elder and bigger than him, and hence she could have more. When that doesn’t…

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    It's all a part of the game…

    “Take a defeat like how you take a victory – sports teach you that important quality” “Be a sport” is what everyone tells him, when he sits down to watch a cricket match. People know how much he wants his team to win. He gets elated when his team wins, and he is devastated when they lose. People say, “It’s after all a match” – but for him, it was much more than that. He used to wait for days when some important match is scheduled, and he keeps calculating the plus and minus points of the players of both the teams. He discusses for hours with his friends on…

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    After 5 years

    “Yeah, tell me… Oh… I am going in an auto… that’s why its noisy. Yeah… One minute… I ll pay him and be back” How much? Sir, 90 Rupees. What? It shows only 70 rupees in the meter. Sir, we take 20 rupees extra for leaving people outside city limits. Who told you this is outside city limits? Are you trying to cheat me? Sir, It is. Who decides that? You follow your own map is it? Sir, everyone pays. Is there a rule like that? You cannot over charge like this. I will complain to police. Sir, Let us go to police station if you want. You people are…