Manju was usually the first to arrive at school each morning, but today was different. Normally she would leave home at 8.30 am. along with her elder brother Bibin, but whilst he generally dawdled and fooled around with other students as they met them along the road, Manju would hurry ahead, keen to be early at the school gates. Today however, Manju was in no hurry to arrive. … [Read more...]
Fiction & Stories
Fiction (Short Stories & Excerpts)
Fiction, Short Stories and Excerpts of Novels. Indian Literature and Fiction from India and the world over.
Chapter 1: The Year 2049 Arnav came inside the house hurriedly and double locked the door to their cramped one bedroom apartment. “It’s happening” He said to Aditi. She swiftly opened her system. “How much time do we have?” she asked calmly, concentrating on her screen. They had expected this to happen and were ready for it. Almost ready. “How much do you need?” Arnav … [Read more...]
“Hello Mr. Murty …” phoned in Sadanandam, the General Manager of ABC bank. “We have reviewed the business of your Abids branch. After you took over, you are achieving excellent results. Business is growing. Congratulations”. Krishna Murty thanked Sadanandam. He is the Senior Manager of the ABC bank’s Abids branch. Sadanandam continued: “Opposite your branch there is a big … [Read more...]
If ever you go to Laxmipuram and ask for the house of Veera Venkata Satyanarayana garu, nobody will be able to tell you. But if you ask for the house of Gandhi garu, immediately you will be shown the house of Satyanarayana garu. The reason why he got this title is for the manner in which he dresses. During his college days, he happened to participate in the Independence … [Read more...]
Gopal threw down a bunch of scrunched up ten rupee notes on the dirty glass counter. The notes came to rest in the gap between large, even dirtier, glass jars filled with enticing wares and a fair share of flies. There was wrapper-less hard orange candy, small red local chocolates, lollipops with cartoon-cover wrappings and even a jar with stale and very greasy patties. "Four … [Read more...]