into the jungle

He knew it was following him, he could sense it in this darkness. He moved briskly, he had to walk about a mile before he could reach the streetlights. He had been walking for about three hours now, he needed a drink badly he knew he had to refill at the next stream but the…

Reviewing Paris Review

Reading about different writers in Paris Review and their writing environment and styles in writers room series provided an illuminating read, a sneak peek into their lives, it is interesting how we all draw heavily from our society when we write. The writings of Annie Proulx mostly seem to have a setting of country life,…

Love

It’s twisted like a knot Somewhat frayed at its ends It’s like a ball sometimes Hit straight at your stomach With much force And sometimes it’s like poison Spreading to each and every cell of your body Stinging it like thousand needles struck at the same time And you say love is gentle Maybe we…

By the eyes of men

The fat man put his grubby fingers on her chest trailing a line over each tight mounds with his thumb, he grabbed her waist and started feeling her sleek and smooth legs, rubbing them up and down beneath her skirt. There was a feverish gleam in his eyes. ‘I’ll take it,’he passed the Doll to…

Story about marriage

when i first wrote this story I titled it ‘begining of a story’ but it gave a sense of incompleteness to it but I’d be darned if a story about marriage could ever be a complete story. So I present a complete incomplete story with a simpler title this time.

Remembering school & monsoon & the monster

It pattered day and night on the roof, on the windows, on the crops, although the crops didn’t complain like the roof so you barely got to hear the rains out there in the fields, but its wetness stuck to your hair and your clothes plastering them onto your skin. The cold sticky rain brought…

Optical illusions

I was overdue at the eye docs office but the repercussion of such a delay was a favourable one however, for I happened to un-see a few kilos in every individual, surprisingly. The world was suddenly full of thin people and when they were made aware of such a fact they beamed with joy. And…