Creative writing, Short stories

Twenty-Four Hours

It was 6pm by the clock; the sky was almost dark with clouds when Maya entered her home with a tired face. “Why do you look so dreary?” Maya’s mother asked. Reluctant to reply, she threw her bag away and jumped onto bed with eyes closed. “Maa, seniors also say the same, first year of… Continue reading Twenty-Four Hours

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A Letter to a Benign Soul

Dear, I looked at you like a parched traveller would look at a mirage with anticipatory hopelessness. Your tastefully armoured benign soul made me intrigued. Like a book with each chapter more absurd, appaling yet irresistible. It wasn't some adventure seeking naivety however it was a strong desire to fathom the ocean of revelation. You… Continue reading A Letter to a Benign Soul

Short stories

A Letter to a Benign Soul

Dear, I looked at you like an Oxident would look at an Orient, with awe. Thinking you to be some mystic beauty with powers to enchant . Your peculiar hair style, your aromatic and unique attar, your poetry and the subtle mannerism of yours made me deeply fond of you. It wasn't some childish fondness… Continue reading A Letter to a Benign Soul

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Amma Badbadi ka Darbar

Once upon a time in a big town called Emaan, there ruled a Thought as tyrant as any other king in the brutal history of this world. The Thought had so ruinously infested the town, that it could be felt in its soil, the clouds in the sky brewed storms in its praise, and the… Continue reading Amma Badbadi ka Darbar

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बीबी फ़िज़ा और नामहरम कंडक्टर

यूँ तो 507 का रोज़ ही बेमन से इंतज़ार किया जाता है, पर आज एक दिलचस्प वाकया हुआ। हमेशा की तरह कॉलेज से निकलते-निकलते 9 बज गए और फ़िज़ा जामिया बस स्टैंड पर हाज़िरी देने पहुँच गई, वैसे तो जनाब हर दफ़ा साथ होते हैं पर आज उन्हें भी जल्दी जाना था, तो वह अकेली ही बस के लिए पलकें बिछाए… Continue reading बीबी फ़िज़ा और नामहरम कंडक्टर