Category : Languages and literature

Project Merlin – Short Story

By Mary Ting The sound of endless bullets exploding rang in my ears, as they headed straight for their targets. We were the targets. My heart pounded against my rib cage while the adrenaline coursed through my blood; my fear of getting shot was heightened as we ran for our lives. Ducking low, I turned the corner, ran down the hall, turned another corner, and hid behind the wall. Samantha and Nicole did the same, following behind me. Pressing my […]

PR Scenario in India – A desperate cry for help! – Short Story

By: Parama Dasgupta On a cold Wednesday morning the office door burst open. The loud bang was more than enough to draw the attention of all the executives of the otherwise usually calm and quite Delhi office. The curious looks were met with a pair of narrow condescending eyes behind glasses. The office somehow felt colder… What followed next in this Delhi based PR Firm was a hurl of activities quite entertaining for an onlooker. As if by magic the branch […]

Out of the Darkness – Short Story

By: Diana Karanja   “Have a good day love.” The door banged shut. With it her brave face fell. A sudden unfair anger and resentment for Dean came over her. Nothing had changed for him. He could come and go as he pleased. He didn’t have to consult anybody. For a moment she hated her loving sweet husband for his freedom. Why did she have to be the one to make sacrifices? Sheila’s head fell forward and she gave in […]

One Take – Short Story

By: Mpho Tlale Tears freely flowed down her cheeks. Her hand reached down to wipe the wetness she felt trickling down her legs .She always made a plan not to come to school when she had her period. This time it caught her off guard. It stormed out of nowhere. There were still a few days left before it could make its monthly unwelcome guest appearance and disappear again after five days or so. Boitumelo felt dirtier than she had […]

Not Cow Tipping, Calf Smacking – Short Story

Katie Haskins was chubby. Ok, she was straight up fat. I marveled at the thickness of her calves and how they smacked against each other when she walked. I wondered if she purposely walked bow-legged just to get around. This was before the internet when kids actually played outside, when moms still had to contend with grass stains. “Fatkid” was in no way a blanket term to be spread over the student body like glaze on a doughnut. No, this […]

Married to an NRI Psychopath – Short Story

America, a land of dreams… a land of possibilities… a symbol of success. A place where the stars get lost in millions of gorgeous lights… and winds become a constant through the AC vents. A country that promises a golden fairytale of a future to all those who look up to it. Sure, it will startle you with all the twinkle and all the bubbly and all the fascinating ubercool life that you only dreamt of till now…but if you […]