The Meal

The Meal Image Credit - Du00e1vid Bencz on Pexels.com The first flicker of sunlight forced his face to crease in happiness for the first time after 10 days of continuous overcast cold.  The cold creepiness was still waiting, looking behind, but when the sun decided to finally shine with all its might, it had to … Continue reading The Meal

Once upon a time, at a Railway Station

Once at a Railway Station Image Credit - Omkar Pandhare on Pexels.com Blaring of multiple train horns, a distinct smell, loud cries of hawkers and porters all melted together to create a unique experience one could only relieve at a railway station. The curious eyes and mind of a young child tried absorbing everything around … Continue reading Once upon a time, at a Railway Station

Springsteen Vs Denver

Country Roads, Take Me Home! Image Credit - Pixabay on Pexels.com The 40-kilometre ride involved 30 kilometres of forest road.  The narrow asphalt filled path was flanked by gigantic trees, unwilling to allow any sun even on the road. The freeway however suddenly turned popular with people who wished to learn to drive. Too many cars … Continue reading Springsteen Vs Denver

10 Dollars

Image Credit - Natasha Chebanoo on Pexels.com With bulging pockets and a fat purse, his feet tapped the floor with musical rhythm.  Everything seemed cheap and affordable. The eyes reluctant to even glance at the expensive store in the mall were now searching for it. The sprightly feet excited to reach there quickly. The gates … Continue reading 10 Dollars

Celibacy

Image credit - Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com The palms fidgeted, hands trembled, and mind went wild over this heart wrenching oath.  Which sensible person has the audacity to keep his fingers away from the smooth velvety touch of a such an expensive glass; from peering inside it as it exposes the whole world. Distancing oneself … Continue reading Celibacy

Devlok – Abode of the Gods – A Short Story – Do Check Out

Short Story - Devlok Guest House The house is deserted now, Savitri has passed away and his two sons no longer stay with him.  Dinaram lives alone in the twilight of his life, managing a dilapidating guesthouse abandoned even by the tourists now.  Porters now stay here in return for food and smoke.  Bidi is … Continue reading Devlok – Abode of the Gods – A Short Story – Do Check Out

The Needle

Image Credit - Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The Needle Hospital scent overwhelmed his nostrils as he waited for his turn.  A scratch from a rusted surface forced the blood dripping out of his forearms, leading to this unpleasant visit. After enduring a 15 minutes wait, he was called inside.  Even though on the verge of … Continue reading The Needle

The Bounty Hunter

Image Credit - icon0.com on Pexels.com The last turn took him to the lonely trail flanked with large trees competing to tower over each other. He walked cautiously in the dark; the torchlight flickering with every step forward. A gust of cold breeze suddenly blew away his hat, orphaning the bald pate to negotiate the … Continue reading The Bounty Hunter

Delayed Train

Image Credit - Pixabay on Pexels.com Eyes droop, while shoulders slide down mimicking every passing second.  Three people left the seat next to him as they waited for their train, his head resting on their shoulders even after being pushed away after every 30 seconds.  Irritated, they finally decided to let go. The short man, … Continue reading Delayed Train