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An Ode to the Library

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, technologically, and due to … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Gloves

One moment I was happily posing as a fatter (but younger and cuter, as I would like to believe) version of Shah Rukh Khan…. …and the very next moment, my hands were empty, literally, as my warm, newly-purchased-in-Flam-after-selling-both-my-hands-but-they-had-reindeer-on-them-so-cute-expensive gloves had … Continue reading

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Of Close Relatives in Faraway Lands

  What you see above was the culmination of a long and eventful journey, literally to the end of the world. And boy, was I relieved. But let me start from the beginning (a very good place to start, as … Continue reading

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The Miner and the Princess

  They were two bodies but one soul. He was poor, just a miner, who worked in her father’s diamond mines in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost town in the world. She was a princess, daughter of the Troll King, no … Continue reading

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The Perfect Trap

This is me, frozen on the wall, but still a terror for pesky tourists like this Indian in a jacket They come to my home and strut about like they own the place, creating a terrible racket ’tis a pity … Continue reading

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The Great Race

Narrator’s Note: Remember Julten, the wannabe delinquent who went on to become Student of the Year at St. Nicholas’ School for Model Reindeer? (See: https://jagahdilmein.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/student-of-the-year/) This is another little-known adventure featuring that future superstar. Julten was in love….once again, and … Continue reading

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The Lonely Hut

I hate winters, cried out the cute wooden hut in despair My joints get frozen, screws unscrewed, and not a soul around to repair As it is, even in the best of times, I struggle to find good company and … Continue reading

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