#5 An inconsiderate demon

“It was a time when I went to Hyderabad for vacation. I had a lot of leaves left, so I have taken them during that time” Raj started narrating the story of how he became a construction worker. “It was November, the start of winter. It was chilly that day, and I felt to go…

A wish granted, long time later

I saw him on the sidewalk today, a decade after he died. What? Are my eyes deceiving me? Is it real? Or am I in one of those  dreams where he never died? He was selling T-shirts. He didn’t look the way he used to. He aged, a lot. He aged more than 10 years…

#4 An Honest Confession

By the next morning, Raj had reached Bangalore. He called up a number from the phone of another person. He had to make the call. It was important for his stay in Bangalore, at least for a while. He had many friends who got their jobs in big software companies that are located in Bangalore,…

#3 The unanswered question

It was unusual that Srinivas had to sleep before 10pm on any day. Being awake till 10pm or 11pm was part of his job requirement which came along with the description, but not written down anywhere. No matter the day, he had some or the other thing that he had to take care of, and…

To a friend, lost now

Do you remember how long I have waited for you? Do you remember how long it took for you to come to me? Do you remember how great we were together? Do you remember how you gave me strength to go out when I had none? You used to come to me after a day…

#2 The unending quest

Another train from a far off station somewhere in Andhra, started towards Secunderabad. And boarded the train was an elderly couple, somewhere in their late-40s named Narsayya and Muthyalamma. They had a child about 20 years ago. Not anymore. Their parents had married them off early, while they were just out of their teens. And…

#1 The unexpected phone call

Raj retired to his house after a tiring day. He didn’t have much choices when it came to housing, owing to his job as a construction worker. It was not a grand house to live in, but merely a hut to put a roof above his head. Wasn’t that the point of a house? To…

Ghosts from the past

Disclaimer : This work is purely fictional. It is not intended to hurt any sentiments or feelings. The characters in this work are entirely fictitious and do not resemble any relation to any person, living or dead. If such an occurrence happens, it is just a coincidence. The writer is not responsible for any feelings…

Diwali: A festival of lights?

Disclaimer: This post is entirely an opinion and not intended to be rubbed off on others. It is a genuine concern put forth in a different manner.  There is no intention to harm or hurt any religious sentiments, or for that matter, any sentiments. If I hurt any sentiments of yours, I apologize in advance. I…