Category Archives: Short Stories

These are short stories that reflect simple moments from people’s lives

The Happy Kite – A short story


The summer holidays had arrived. The small village of Tapanam was bustling with activity. From sun rise to sun down, little boys and girls ran around the village, played on make-shift swings made of car-tyres, played hopscotch, threw stones to … Continue reading

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The Imperceptible Nod – A short story


Aryan sensed that it would be one of ‘those’ weekends. He had gone home that weekend to unwind and catch up on some well deserved rest. He avoided prolonged conversations with his mom, because all she wanted to do these … Continue reading

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The Sea Green Marble – A short story


Shiva’s two older brothers walked to school everyday. Shiva was the baby of the house and was usually walked to school by an adult, much to his dislike. Finally, when he turned seven, his father declared that Shiva could walk … Continue reading

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The Gudugudupandi – A short story


It was another hot summer’s day in the village of Pattanapalli. ┬áThe women folk were busy with their morning chores, most of the men folk had already left for the rice fields, and would only come back at sundown. ┬áThe … Continue reading

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The Little Girl & A Rainy Day


The Little Girl watched the world outside through the window. And as she watched, the first big drops of rain fell. She plastered her nose to the window, and with her finger, traced each drop as it ran down. Dare … Continue reading

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Weaving a tale – A short story


The rain beat down mercilessly; it had been pouring the whole week. Flashes of lightning captured snapshots of a group of people standing in the pouring rain, with the Banyan tree under which they stood offering only some semblance of … Continue reading

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Contemplation – A short story


Veronica woke up with a mild headache. Her head felt heavy, and she  wanted to hop right back into bed. Sadly, that was not an option. She worked at a primary school, and taught Grades 1 and 2. The headache … Continue reading

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Acceptance – A short story


Justin, 10 years old, hated the fact that his family had moved to a new town, leaving behind familiarity and friends. His Dad had been transferred to this town, as a Forest Reserve Superintendent. His mom had also secured a … Continue reading

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Innocence – A short story


Malaika was a little girl, aged five. She lived with her parents and little sister, Sarika, in a beautiful cottage on Fern Hill.  Sarika had just turned three. Malaika was in kindergarten in a school nearby. Malaika loved Sarika to … Continue reading

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The Tin Cat – A short story


Varsha, seven, was very excited. Today, she was going with her mother to her place of work. Varsha usually stayed home with her grandmom, when her mother went to work. Today, her grandmom had to attend a wedding, and hence … Continue reading

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