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  • The cemetery ghost

    Shukumar, the old cemetery caretaker's time was up. Destiny had a little yet important role to play. It made an driver under the influence crash an SUV into the graveyard. 58 year old Shukumar was hit by the SUV as it ploughed right into the fence beside which he always sat. He was a bird watcher. Sometimes when there weren't any birds, he fixed his gaze on the plants. His eyes would start from the visible roots

  • Colourful

    Colour the trees and shade my eyes

  • Dénouement

    “Come on, man,” Irfan ushered Tahmid on “You have officially lost the bet, and now we get to hear THE big, dark, evil secret that you have been keeping from us!” The five of us were sitting inside our regular rendezvous spot, which was Raju mama's tea stall and this was an intense moment, we were trying to get Tahmid to spill the beans.

  • The Fortnight's Wind Blew

    The Box was a cold place, all the more chilly during the storm. All those who came along with me on this voyage, had already passed on, but here I remained.

  • Behind The Scenes Of A Personal Exorcism

    In the grand scheme of things, I am insignificant.

  • too much time

    why do I write if I am so apathetic?

  • THE DEEP BLUE

    After the sun hides itself, Leaving trails of flame

  • WINGS

    Blind to the beauty of this world

  • Invisible

    We're in the sky now. I insisted on the window seat, of course. It's been about two hours that we've been airborne now. I tried to get

  • Before

    I used to be a pretty big nerd, before. I'd willingly spend time on education. Before, studying didn't seem so draining. Things are different now though, and they say having a personal goal helps. So my personal goal is to study.

  • Streaks

    She watched the flashing hourglass beside two pink hearts, six hundreds and the number 658.

  • Fierce Rain

    Rearing a fierce rain inside.

  • Missing

    The yellow of the sodium streetlamps failed to cut through the foggy winter night as I paced towards my destination. I was probably going to be late again. Pulling my jacket tighter, I shivered as the cold wind blew against my already numb cheeks, rendering them a shade of dark red.

  • Huntingtown

    Stacks and racks of cats

  • Winter, Grief, and Glee

    The sky was a sickly shade of sepia.

  • Dear Henry

    Things haven't been the same since you left us. We've all been stuck here in this pit of misery and we're hoping you'll come back, but we're all too painfully aware that you never will, regardless of how much we want to.

  • The Little Survivor

    Anarchy caused by a ruler's unfair reign,

  • COLOURS

    We cross the street, heading towards opposite directions, and catch ourselves looking at each other for a fleeting moment, before we walk away. Your form is as familiar as ever and I know you recognise me too.

  • Ships and the anchor

    She groaned wearily and shut her eyes, pretending she'd never heard it.

  • Return

    "In an envelope made of sleepless nights,

  • The Unexpected Gift

    John walked into his kitchen, throwing his keys onto the counter along with the mail he had picked up on the way home.

  • Friends from old days

    “Hovering above the age old banyan tree that is standing on the field with its long tentacles and intruding roots, they used to herald the possibility of a bleak future, or at least, the people thought so.

  • Twelve in one

    January will make us steady,

  • Three Stars in a Diagonal

    I had a habit of looking up at the sky every now and then whenever I walked back to my dorm at night. Granted it did not make for a very smooth walk but it had become almost an impulsive thing to do.

  • THE INVISIBLE ROCKET

    I pointed the telescope to the sky. There was nothing unusual. Sighing, I set the telescope back and looked up at the sky.

  • Puppets of time

    Time is a puppeteer with glasses—Round, squeaky clean, and gold rimmed.

  • Imperial justice

    Imperial justice

    The machine wandered into town a week after the child's death.

  • Your throne beside mine

    I will bring you the sun

  • The love of my life

    I've never expected to come across an embodiment of beauty such as yourself. The way you skip around the house so gracefully and nonchalantly like you don't have to worry about all the unfairness of the world.

  • Masterpiece

    She is an empty mansion-

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