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!

The Perfect Governess

Mrs. & Mr. Hardcastle were perplexed and frustrated in equal measures. It was already dark outside, and they could not carry on this process for too long. They HAD to arrive upon a decision, and soon. When they had advertised … Continue reading

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Doe, the female deer

Long long ago, in an enchanted forest in Satpuda, was born a cute & cuddly deer. Her parents were ecstatic, for she was a dear little thing. But while her parents were loving, caring, brave, good-looking, swift etc. etc., no … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week- The Postman Always Rings Twice

Narrator’s Note: Two stories were in tough competition for being my favorites this week: The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Namqueen- The Empress of Snacks. It was a tough fight but The Postman…won by a slight margin because it is … Continue reading

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Rebel Without A Cause

Ever since I can remember, I had wanted to stand out, to swim against the tide, to rebel against things that my peers were content doing meekly. Today, I had finally got that opportunity, and I would not let it … Continue reading

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Cops & Robbers

It had been a long, intense chase through the dark, silent streets of the city, but Inspector Williams had finally caught up with Omar. Cornered, with no place left to run, Omar climbed up the ramparts of the city wall. … Continue reading

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Barney Decides to Carpe Diem

It was the first day of college for Barney the bear And he was all excited about what to wear He just knew that one look at him, and girls in the college would swoon and sway For Barney had … Continue reading

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

When Little Jimmy was, well, littl-er, his mother had taught him The Code of the Dogs. It went like this: The postman always rings twice Run after him, like a cat after mice And ever since he had heard The … Continue reading

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Namqueen- The Empress of Snacks

During the nine months that Hetal had spent in her mother’s womb, her mother never had the craving for anything khatta (tangy) or meetha (sweet). Not because she was inordinately health conscious and only eating gluten-free, non-fat, non-carb, non-protein, non-food … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

Narrator’s Note: Starting this week, I will be posting my favorite story from the week gone by for the weekend reading pleasure (Being presumptuous here, Ha Ha) of those of you who do not get the time to read during … Continue reading

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Wait Until Dark

“Ssshhhh… Mom, I think I heard something,” whispered my young son in alarm. It was pitch dark in the living room, where we stood, and try as we might, we couldn’t really see anyone… or anything. “Don’t be afraid,” I … Continue reading

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