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Emma's Thirteenth Birthday | U Srinivasa Rao

Emma’s Thirteenth Birthday | U Srinivasa Rao

She spent her days mostly in bed since her childhood. Since birth she was suffering from a very rare disease that had made her an invalid. The doctors had already predicted that she was not going to live for more than thirty years. Emma was [more…]

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Return from School | Rahul Dhinakaran

Return from School | Rahul Dhinakaran

Chapter-1Return from School A cold, gloomy evening of December in Madurai found Shiva trudging his way reluctantly home from the bus stop. His thoughts were occupied with the greatest problems in the world of a 12 year old, how to explain the low marks in [more…]

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Butterfly waiting | Vani Srinivasan

Butterfly waiting | Vani Srinivasan

Long after she left her parental home, years after whole chapters of her life had blurred and faded from her mind, she remembered her life in her birth home with the startling clarity of eidetic memory.  She remembered every nook and cranny of the house [more…]

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The Wetland | Anindita Das

The Wetland | Anindita Das

As a ten year old, my knowledge of geography was sketchy. I had still not been  introduced to that arduous task of locating any random city in any obscure corner of the world and then point them down on a blank geographical map by writing [more…]

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The Story of Pariah | Naina Sethi

The Story of Pariah | Naina Sethi

“I assumed you would not return.” He smiled, directing the murky gaze of his eyes to my wearying footsteps.
I am, for ethical and legal policies, not allowed to divulge in pacifications or prejudices of any sort, but when I reached out my hand and gave his palm a slight rub — rough and weary from the borders

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The Comeuppance | Sneha Choudhury

The Comeuppance | Sneha Choudhury

I sinned, Mani. There is no going back and undoing what I did. The woman who was once so dear to me, who for my sake left her family and found in me her only solace has to forgive me for me to leave this [more…]

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The Hesitations of Damião and His First Love | José da Silva Coelho

The Hesitations of Damião and His First Love | José da Silva Coelho

Damião Gomindes, licensed advocate – not one of those who practice in India because they’re not needed in Portuguese Timor, but an intelligent and well-trained legal agent dedicated to his clients – had two defects that took the sheen off his talent. He stuttered, or [more…]

The Springfield Overland Trail  (Excerpts) | Husam Sweileh

The Springfield Overland Trail (Excerpts) | Husam Sweileh

Two Excerpts from The Springfield Overland Trail (From pages 165-168) Although Sam was on a watchfulness duty, he could not help thinking of his feelings about the American Civil War.  Since July 13, 1864, Sam had continually marched for long seven days with his regiment [more…]

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Property | Robert Wexelblatt

Property | Robert Wexelblatt

I The hour was nearly up and Dr. Clough, feeling more like a referee than a tutor, was deciding how best to put an end to it. The wood-paneled room was handsome and cold—all the rooms were. Cambridge was cold. England was cold, without enough [more…]

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