Author Archives: anuragbakhshi

About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!

Growing Up

“Mommy NOOOOOOOOO….” my daughter cried out as I gathered all her dolls and threw them into the bin. I shouted at her angrily, “You’re 5 years old now, it’s high time you stopped playing with these stupid Barbies, and start … Continue reading

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The General Body Meeting

“Why is she so late today?” Kathy wondered aloud. “It’s not as if she can blame the traffic, you know,” Julie added, and they all burst into loud laughter. Suddenly, there was the slightest of rustle. As if on cue, … Continue reading

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Letting Go

You hold her tight, as if you would never let go. For three years now, day and night, she has been your constant companion. She’s seen you at your best and, even though you didn’t want her to, your worst. … Continue reading

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Sharks in the Water

“Aaaah, I so needed this,” Nancy said lazily, as she adjusted her posture to get more horizontal. Her husband Brad just sighed in agreement. He was already lying almost straight on his back, and did not wish to waste any … Continue reading

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The Legendary Feud

The boy’s great-great-great-grandfather was apparently the one to blame For he called the pasta sauce of the girl’sĀ great-great-great-Nonna tagliatelle, listless and tame The echo of that insult had now been felt by these two star-crossed lovers Who, let’s admit it, … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Library

Originally posted on jagahdilmein:
We entered the extremely cute cafe, and saw a mysterious sign over the warm hearth It told a tale of ancient history, when humans were slaves, and aliens ruled the earth They were an advanced race,…

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Heavily Made Up

Originally posted on jagahdilmein:
Our story begins like any love story Michael and Meena were at a restaurant, and both ordered a John Dory But orders were two, and only one fish So the waiter recommended that they share a…

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