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The crush


The boy focused his eyes at the empty arch staring back at him. With every twist and turn of its ornate stone, it spoke to him of the days gone by. Barely twenty-one, he felt like his scrawny arms had shouldered the weight of the world. It came to him as if it were yesterday. … Continue reading

Sipping coffee

Sipping coffee


The first ray of morning sunlight creeps into the room through dusty window panes, fragmenting the light that it allows to pass. The floorboards are rickety, with the eerie creaks getting louder as a furry rodent scurries lightly across the hallway. The fresh smell of varnish on the oak sideboard heightens the senses, and plays … Continue reading

Vanquished


There is a quiet chill in the air, quite unlikely for summer. The dry leaves rustle with an eerie whistle as they throw caution to the wind. As the moon glitters above, the night is bright as day, bathing the arena with its milky light. Surely, the gods must be watching; anxiously waiting, not knowing … Continue reading

Story for a rainy day

Story for a rainy day


The rain lashed on for hours; the constant patter on the glass sounding like guns blazing in the distance. Steve Dreyfus had always been a reserved man; he never did like company. Though he felt like he could use some today. He’d made a quiet home for himself just outside the city, off the interstate. … Continue reading

Beyond the ordinary (part six)

Beyond the ordinary (part six)


Catch the previous parts here. 6 Dr. Lawrence Obermeyer sat in his private study, lost in thought. It was a warm, Saturday morning, a perfect day to be outdoors. Yet somehow he couldn’t get himself to go outside the house; the diffused light provided comfort. His wife and kids were away for the weekend; barbecue … Continue reading

Extinct

Extinct


He fought the feeling with every ounce of his strength. A feeling that he was about to die. That his species would end. And his world would be over in an instant. Extinct. He despised the humans. He thought maybe he was one of them, or maybe not. But he knew that it was they … Continue reading

Beyond the ordinary (part five)

Beyond the ordinary (part five)


Catch the previous parts here. 5 Joe felt the cool breeze on his face as he waited for the elevator to take him downstairs. The view from the common area was breathtaking; the building he was in towered most of the others in the area. He could see the bay, with ships lined up against … Continue reading

Remember

Remember


I feel a heavy throbbing in my head that gets unbearable by the second. I open my eyes, but everything appears to be pitch black in what looks like a tiny room. I seem to be surrounded by walls on all sides. I try to stand up, pull open the curtains right above my bed … Continue reading

Beyond the ordinary (part four)

Beyond the ordinary (part four)


Catch the previous parts here. 4 Detective Derek Shabannah was having a bad day. He was late for his ten o clock appointment with his therapist. Dr. Obermeyer was strict about his time; he knew his session today would be cut short. He walked into the lobby and checked in with the receptionist. She pressed … Continue reading

Beyond the ordinary (part three)

Beyond the ordinary (part three)


Catch the previous parts here. 3 The soft touch of the pillow felt nice on his cheek. Joe was comfortable now, in the sanctity of his own home. Casey drove him home and helped him get into bed. She promised him that she would come back and check up on him after work, and insisted … Continue reading

Beyond the ordinary (part two)

Beyond the ordinary (part two)


Catch the previous parts here. 2 The building site overlooked the cafe; right across the street forming a giant skeleton made up of steel, bricks and concrete. They had completed the framework for the first ten stories; another twenty-five were to be built till the year-end. The construction had started about six months back and … Continue reading

Beyond the ordinary

Beyond the ordinary


1 The loud wail of a police siren pulled Joe Russo out of his shocked state. The square was now bustling with activity, with ambulances and emergency teams lining up by the second. He stared at the scene in utter bewilderment; he refused to believe the events that unfolded in the past five minutes. His … Continue reading

Lover’s ledge

Lover’s ledge


Old man Johnson opened his eyes and studied his surroundings. It was pitch dark for the most of it, barring only a small source of illumination in the far corner of the room. The ceiling fan droned on, making the same monotonous sound it made for years. He looked at the source of light, and … Continue reading

Being super (Part three)

Being super (Part three)


For those who missed the previous parts, catch them here. Part three He sipped his drink slowly. He loved the sweet taste of bourbon, savoring each and every drop on his tongue. He could feel the warmth as the liquid made its way down his throat. It made him feel good; made him feel at … Continue reading

Being super (Part two)

Being super (Part two)


For those who missed Part one, catch it here. Part two Jane Darwin wasn’t afraid of the dark. But she wasn’t comfortable today. Something wasn’t right. She’d grown up in a family with two other boys; in their family there was never room for fear. As a child she was intelligent; she had a deep … Continue reading

Being super

Being super


Part one The vial had been missing for three days now. No one else knew it existed; no one would miss it. Dr. Goodman sat at his desk at home, grasping the tiny vial in his hands. He was in possession of the Flangiprop. He felt powerful feeling the touch of cold glass in his … Continue reading