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Kidnapped!

I woke up to find that I could not see a thing. No, I had not been blinded, not as yet anyways, but it was pitch dark, with just a tiny beam of light coming through a hole on the … Continue reading

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When Push Comes to Shove

She was crying, begging me not to do such a cruel thing to her. But I knew it had to be done, so I shut her cries out. I walked up to her with measured steps, I could see the … Continue reading

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm

It was a magical morning, and though it was still twilight, the morning promised sunshine, and unlimited possibilities. For Ayaan, it was the possibility of a glorious hunt. For his twin Armaan, it was the possibility of another three hours … Continue reading

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The Sincere & Dedicated Student

“Mr. Verma, can you please come down to the school tomorrow morning and meet the Principal?” said the female voice on the phone pleasantly. To Mr. Verma, however, it sounded like the voice of Mordor, or Darth Vader if you … Continue reading

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The Rejuvenation

He was more than a tad bit nervous, and feeling rusty on top of that. He’d not left home in months, and now, they expected him to perform in front of a live audience. “My day in the sun should … Continue reading

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The Party Animal

There were four people on Jignesh’s list of invitees for his grand party. It was the first party that he was ever hosting for his colleagues, and if things went according to plan, it would also be the last, for … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Thief Part 2 (In which Stoppgappi sees the extremely ordinary thief for the first time)

Stoppgappi was flummoxed, his mouth agape with utter shock. “Your own daughter stole your diamond?” he asked Kallu Lala incredulously. Kallu Lala replied, “Yes, though not for any personal gain, you see. She’s not evil, just misguided. She steals from … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Thief Part 1 (In which Stoppgappi finally gets a client, despite Diana’s best efforts to kill the poor man)

When we last met our intrepid boy wizard Stoppgappi, he had just become the proud owner of a bagful of diamonds, though technically his trusted maid Diana should have been their rightful owner, as she is the one who had … Continue reading

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The Spiked Drink

I should have slept like a baby through the night But I kept tossing & turning, my heart galloping with fright For though, in the brightness of the day, it might seem too far-fetched to think I was sure that … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Ring (Astute Ayesha Mysteries #1)

“Hello, Astute Ayesha Detective Agency. Our legendary lead detective is busy on another case. Please leave your name and number and one out of our 50 dashing detectives will call you right back,” said the mechanical voice on the phone. … Continue reading

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