Misfits | A short story

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I left him. If you ask me why I couldn’t tell you. It was not one thing, it was many. Perhaps, in the end, it was the question of what I loved about him, and I couldn’t say anymore. We’d been together long enough for me to have forgotten. So, […]

Bitter | A short story

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Gouri mashi moved in with my parents after her husband died. Her husband’s wealth had funded our family for years; she had no children, and she said she was lonely and would like my parents’ company in her old age. In any case, I was getting married and moving away, so […]

Paper Cut | A short story

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It was during the early monsoons that Little Pinky realized her family was in trouble. It started with noting her father’s transformation into an anxious, irritable insomniac. Since the end of summer, he’d started working longer hours, and came home piss-drunk at night. He looked terribly haggard too, his sparse […]

Snow Owl | A short story

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We met when we were twenty-five. Well, he was. I was turning twenty-six in a few days. I wasn’t telling anybody, because birthdays I didn’t care for much. Mushy, gooey. Anyway, he was lost, I could tell. Not lost his way type lost, just a lost soul. The type who […]

Nevermore and Always | A short story

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Sehnsucht. She remembered the word on his lips, caressing the corners, then falling into her ears, light and fluffy. “You have that…” he said, then paused for a moment before finishing, “…aura all over.” She turned to face the ceiling—high with decorative stucco on it. His was a typical turn-of-the-century […]