The Monkey and The Man – 365 Flash fiction #31

“Are you corrupted?” the monkey repeated the question when he saw that the man was not responding. The man looked up “I am civilized” he replied. “Beep! Wrong answer” cried the monkey who had his buzzer in its hand. “I will ask you again and this time give me a straight answer, Are you corrupted”…

The News – 365 Flash Fiction #17

He took the cup to his lips, but forgot to sip the coffee. He kept it back on the table and all the while staring straight into the monitor. He was disturbed, not just with the news he read. He has read much dreaded news that often seems like it was the synopsis of some…

Mr. Albert

It was on a Saturday evening that I saw Mr. Albert for the first time, talking to dad near the porch at our ancestral home in India. Holding a lantern on one hand and a walking stick on the other, a long over coat and with one shoe shining more than the other, he looked…

Blame it on the heart

It is said that blaming is the easiest thing one can do. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, young or old, blaming is there always, as an option for you to escape the torture and public humiliation of failing. For him it all started with a voice from inside like it happens…

Silent Conversations

It always has been my fascination to silently observe people who talk to me. Many times they stop their conversation and ask “Hey, are you still here” thinking I have been lost in my thoughts How incapable of them to not know that I was all this while immersed in them and got so involved…