My promise to you

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Lavender couldn’t stop her tears.

Love, hold yourself, this had to happen one day. We all would face this day, lonely, desperate, nowhere to go. But life goes on.”  Isabelle gently wiped the tears of Lavender’s grief-stricken face and hugged her.

Isa, how do you live when the person who defines your world leaves you deserted? All you have got is just memories to live with.” Lavendar  asked looking longingly at the picture frame in her fragile hands.

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The stranger

It was rather quiet for a summer night. When it started, the whizzing of the air conditioner and the wheeling noise of the pedestal fan as if had found soul mates in each other. After a while however the raucous noise had melted into the humid walls turning my ears receptive to sounds beyond the unkempt room that made up the most used half of my resting abode. Did I hear something? Read More

A rusted memory

I vividly remember the smiling faces, the incessant chatter and all that baby talk. You had arrived. How can I forget the amusing look in your eyes when our eyes met for the first time? Read More

A love like no other!

“All rise for the bride!”

As she walked down the aisle in her bridal gown strewn with sequins and sparkling stars, many a hearts skipped a beat. With each step, she felt as if she passed many a lifetimes. This was a match made in heaven. Yet, her wait has been as long as her first feel of love – eternal yet unrequited. Read More

Encounter with an Angel

Subhendu Mohanty

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I looked away. It didn’t assuage the pain. My feet still felt as sore and my hands numb as ever.

The boat swayed, up and down. I lay there, defunct, lifeless. Hoping I would be found. Praying I would be saved.

The pain from my bruised knees as if took the form of a giant centipede, crawling and creeping its way through to my thigh and torso with its hundred beady legs. Even if I didn’t want to, I shrieked in pain.

Not so far away up above me the yellow moon as if swung gently, the blue sea flashed for a moment.

There was something else clinging to the boat. Read More