A Debt Unpaid

My homeland is ruined. Man and nature alike robbed us of our land. I sensed the tears that ran down my cheeks. I was infuriated by this mockery. The tears were of no use now. All they could do was wash the blood off my face as they rolled down. I could hear the scuffing…

Curse of the Anak – Chapter 2

Year 3042 Skeleton City, Planet Anton The city was under attack. The Puritan House of Synods had taken over the city. They had been rallying up for years now demanding absolute right over it. They got what they wanted when the totalitarian government at the centre sided with them. Members and volunteers of PHS were…

Curse of the Anak! Chapter 1

Friday, June 3, 9042 Skeleton City, Planet Anton Nodric was about to die. Why? He had no idea. He said a short prayer and lifted his head to look around. His hands and legs were tied. He was tempted to scream but was scared that he would be gagged to death by his captors. He…

The Shadow – Answers!!

Adam opened his eyes. He saw James sitting beside him, “How are you son?” he asked. “I am good daddy. I am glad you are okay too” replied James. Anderson entered the room and stood beside James. He was happy to see Adam doing well. Adam tried getting up. “No Please! Don’t bother” said Anderson….

The Shadow – Part 3

“DADDY!!” The cry jolted Adam and Amanda from their sleep. They woke up confused. Adam rushed to James’ room. Amanda followed. Adam loved James dearly. After his first wife’s death, James had been difficult to handle. He started having nightmares. He was treated of it and was doing better but off late, his nightmares had…

The Shadow – Part 2

“Pig’s blood!!” shouted Khalid. “Yes. Sir” answered Bill. “What the fuck am I supposed to do? Arrest a pig now!” Khalid banged the door as hard as he could and left the room. “PIG’S BLOOD!!” Khalid could be heard yelling in the hallway.   Officer Paul was Bill’s partner “What is wrong with him? Why…

The Shadow – Part 1

The phone rang early in the morning. Khalid was still sleeping. He worked as a detective with police department in the city of Delaware, Ohio. He was an Indian-American. His family had lived in Delaware for ages now.  He turned uneasily in his bed. “Hello! Detective Khalid” he picked the phone. “When? “asked Khalid. “Fine,…

I Always Loved It When…

I absolutely loved it when my mother talked about my father. Stories about him were my favorite. “He has a perfect jaw line and a sharp nose.” Her eyes always gleamed when she talked about him. “He is an army man. He is posted at Siachen Glacier. It is the highest battlefield in the world….

The Demon Within

The moonlight vanished from the snow-clad mountains when the dark clouds took over. The mighty mountains were bereft of their shining glory. The cool breeze suddenly turned cold as the moon struggled. Alice stood at the window staring at the landscape. Ranch owner Albert was miffed at his son. A sheep from the herd was…

Myriad of Shadows

“We have been together for years now”, said Rachel to Tom. “Yes, it had been too long. I can’t even remember when we met first”, Tom looked at Riddle and winked. Riddle met them in college “Yes, you both are inseparable” said he winking back. It was a large room with white pale walls. The…

Till Death Do Us Apart

Mississippi One! Mississippi Two! Mississippi Three!!! He counted. At first, he thought it was a dream but he could feel the warmth of her breath on his neck. She saw him first in the small gym in her school. There was music playing in the background. It was the only sound that truly mattered; the…

Love Is Blind

Albert opened the window and let the sunshine in. He turned on the old Murphy radio, a 1947 model. It was the only thing he had that reminded him of his grandparents. He remembers when he visited them in Welwyn Garden City, England. Albert was English by origin and had lived in many parts of…