Monthly Archives: February 2018

To Catch a Thief

Photo courtesy Dale Rogerson It had been a long and grueling chase, stretching half-way across the world, but we had finally caught up with him. There he stood, the criminal, trapped in deep snow, unable to move an inch, caught … Continue reading

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Champions

My heart swelled with pride as I saw our team’s statues placed alongside Lord Ganesha’s in this year’s Ganpati pandals. Photo prompt courtesy Lavanya Cricket is one of India’s biggest religions after all, and we cricketers its Gods. And now, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Advice

I looked at my mother, lying peacefully on her favorite chair, and said haltingly, “Mother, there’s this…girl…” There’s no one who knows me better than my mother. Without a hint of any expression on her face, she replied, “She’s staying … Continue reading

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The Midnight Raid

The midnight raid had been swift and brutal, totally catching us unawares. They had sucked us out of our secret hiding places using weapons we had never encountered before. I watched helplessly as they captured my friends, my family, while … Continue reading

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The Attack

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent The temple had been the only home my family had known for generations. Having been hunted like animals, my family was the only one to survive from our once noble and powerful House. But we were … Continue reading

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The Interview

PHOTO PROMPT © JS Brand The interviewer’s voice was filled with awe as he asked me, “He can actually speak English?” With a paternal look of pride on my face, I replied, “I taught him myself. So, do you think you … Continue reading

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An Ode to Love

I looked up and stood transfixed, smitten all over again by her heavenly beauty. Standing on the balcony, under the pale moonlight, she looked ethereal. She looked around the courtyard, as if searching for something, or someone, and said in … Continue reading

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The Cleaner

Photo © Dawn Miller Looking at the lovely path meandering through the forest, you would find it difficult to imagine the state it was in till just an hour ago. Cleaning up the path had been back-breaking work, but someone had … Continue reading

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Eternal Love

I looked at my wife lovingly and said, “You look as radiant in that white nightgown as you did on the night we first met. As soon as I saw you, I knew we were meant to be together…forever.” She … Continue reading

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The Swan Princesses

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent After a long and tiring hike, I stopped for a little breather in a small but beautiful grove. The sun was shining in its full glory, and the chirping of colorful birds of various shapes and … Continue reading

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