My family never liked Beau. They would never have let me marry him. We had to elope. We were barely 22; dumb, clueless and new in this world. Yet we were happy. We managed to get a house down somewhere in Georgia. It was like a glorified and elevated shack, but we could do with … Continue reading Coathanger



11.30 PM. It was unusually hot for a December night. I was on my way back from work, fatigued by the evening shift at the bookshop I was part-timing at. I was still in college, but I figured a few bucks would come in handy. It meant I had to stay up late most of … Continue reading Footsteps

Collateral Damage

I am not allowed to disclose the details of the organization that I work for, so I would have to abstain from revealing anything. My job was to eliminate criminals and other potential threats to global peace.  We always have to stay incognito as our organization is not connected to the government in any way; … Continue reading Collateral Damage

How to stay off Santa’s Naughty List

Sarah had always been infamous for her disobedience and indiscipline. Right from the day she learned to walk and do enough on her own, she had started creating her own arsenal of pranks and tantrums. No amount of advice or punishments could reduce her reckless mischief. She was about 6 and complaints from school had … Continue reading How to stay off Santa’s Naughty List

The Coffin

Arthur lay staring at the ceiling, listening to the screams emanating from underneath him. Torn between the decision about going down or staying and enduring the shrill noises, he shuffled in his bed. Minutes passed by and he didn’t sense the slightest decrease in the volume of the screaming. Unwillingly, he got out of his … Continue reading The Coffin