Category: Short Fiction

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Ashoka

Short fiction by Vikram Kolmannskog     I am tired of current masculine idols. For my own sake as well as society’s I will spend today on somebody different.   At first glance and...

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The Trouble with Love

By Dimpy Acharjee The uneven sunlight zigzagged into the room that ridiculously lazy winter morning, that moment when you cannot decide if you want it to be morning yet. Smruti stood by the window,...

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Queering Love: The Song of Dusk

By Sandeep It’s Sunday afternoon and I watch a quarrel of sparrows around my feet, pecking at grains scattered by the local grocer. I perch on my favourite bench under a tree near my...

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Seahorse : An Excerpt

A Novel, By Janice Pariat “My songs, lords of the lyre, which of the gods, what hero, what mortal shall we celebrate?” – Pindar I remember the moment I discovered Nicholas’ disappearance as though...

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Reflections

By Nick The house is quiet for now. The feast just got over and everyone is taking a nap. All seems so calm and peaceful. Feels like home again. Strange, this feeling of not...

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Engagement

SHORT FICTION By Vikram Kolmannskog INT. LIVING ROOM – EVENING. We see an ad about ADI with facial photo, personal data on weight, age etc. on shaadi.com. We hear Temple bells from afar. Then...

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My Best Friend

SHORT FICTION: By Sandeep I sit at the counter of my father’s book shop staring vacantly at passersby. It’s only six, three more hours to go before we close for the day. Dad and...

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Small Gods

Small things in Big Lives, Big Things in Tiny Lives… By Sourendra Kumar Das May and June in Kolkata are hot and humid, threatening months. The days are slow and sultry. The nights are...

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Let Me Sin Then!

By Dibyajyoti Sarma One day I became a bhikshu. I shaved my long tresses, discarded the gold that my father had especially purchased for me, and wearing only a piece of saffron, I left...