Beside You [100-Word]

"Hey hon, do you remember that picture...the picture you had shown me last week at the doctor's chamber...the one from the travel magazine...a man and a woman standing by the Lake...what was it name...the name was..." "Hush...doctor had said to be quiet...don't stress yourself...and I do remember the picture...but, not the name of the Lake..."... Continue Reading →

Smile [100-Word]

I opened my wallet for tenth time or eleventh--I've lost count; there are not much there. The rumor was true now it seems; the market crashed and many are kicked out; when I'll be paid my salary or whether it will happen sooner, no surety of it. I had called her telling I'll be late,... Continue Reading →

Freedom or Not [100-Word]

The night was full moon as it was...is it “would be” a century ago or few years ago, or, is it "will"...I couldn't decipher the point of the time I had looked at that transparent sign of the house--the wizard hat in the square fixed to a pole--last time…it couldn't be the future because present... Continue Reading →

Gift

Written for 100-Word Wednesday #96 Organized by Bikurgurl... It was their anniversary and he had forgotten it. Call from his sister made him recollect that. He opened his mobile banking app and calculates the balance—there’ll be another session of chemo next week and there four more, they come with medication, fees for the hospital and... Continue Reading →

An Award Function Affair

For Bikurgurl's 100 Word Wednesday#90.... Everyone’s looking for and calling him. Mr. Rao is silent; sometimes he’s joining others, but, with disinterest—that’ll be only detected by him. He knows he prefers getaway from all these humdrum and microphoned-chaos and boasting and cuddling. “Rao, where is Joe?”Mr. Das Gupta comes up with disturbance. Rao now stirred.... Continue Reading →

At the Top of an Obelisk [A Flash Fiction]

My old man once said, standing here, and pointing in front with his gold-tipped mahogany cane, "what a city it was...joy...happiness..." I had asked him, "now...what it is..." He had a mirth in his broken voice while replying, "grave...graves...those are monolith...no...actually obelisk...on the dream...dreams...of yours...of mine...of children of yours...my grandchildren..." "Excuse me...sir...Mrs. Gallyot will see you... Continue Reading →

Warmth [A Flash Fiction]

The sun will not rise today because it's cloudy from the fog, and there had been snowfall last night. I took a deep breath, the deep my heart can't take, and leave it rather cough it out. A smoke of a few seconds. Last night what had happened, was waiting to have happened. It's being... Continue Reading →

A Thanksgiving Treat

I look around. There he's. He's coming slowly and steadily, sipping on a glass of...Starbucks...ah...how long I didn't have one...when we were young we used to have it sometimes...now we're old so we're deprived of it...Tom for bron...bron...bron--kai-tee-ss...I think it is known as...and me...for teeth...last hour one more tooth has gone...he doesn't know it yet... Hey... Continue Reading →

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