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The Apprentice

I stopped suddenly, turned towards him, and asked Did you manage to complete all the tests with which you were tasked He nodded his head, and replied with a deep sigh With you on my heels, I cannot be lax … Continue reading

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The Cool Cat

Jagan was not the coolest cat in town, he was humble enough to admit But his intelligence was second to none, as was his wit And so, since the day he learnt how to calculate 2+2 Jagan decided that for … Continue reading

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Pinku Saves the Day

(Narrator’s Note: Continuing with this week’s theme of experimenting with a variety of genres, today’s story is aimed at actual kids, not just the kids in you 🙂 So read it out to them, and let me know what they … 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 Camera Thief (With a bicycle thrown in for the mandatory hat-tip)

The Indian couple going shutter-happy at the pretty little bridge on the raging river Had no idea of the calamitous chain of events that their innocuous photo-session was about to trigger They had eyes only for each other, and for … Continue reading

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The Shoe King

He had always loved cycling around his pretty little town With the sea breeze so violent that it sometimes blew away his crown For, you see, Karl was the king of Honningsvag, small as it may be And owned every … Continue reading

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The Guardian of Secrets

My brief, though not written, was to protect the treasures of the souvenir shop And I had sworn to keep fighting to protect it, even to my blood’s last drop But now, I was conflicted, between my duty and my … Continue reading

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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 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 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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