Medium

She was at her workstation, eyes glued onto one of the three monitors facing her. The silence in the room was intimidating. Calmness. Storm. Damn! I would’ve been happy being one of those monitors; one – she’d be glancing towards me at the moment, two – the electronic me wouldn’t have to experience the freeze […]

Haberdasher

Feronia perched onto the doorsill to check through the glass panes if her father was home. He was not, the bare hanger at the landing told her. She glanced towards the right, where his studio was. A faint yellow gleam was visible through the window panes, how much ever the howling white winds tried to […]

Awan

Uncle Awan was a hero. Throughout my childhood, he was my favourite member of the family, and I felt more connected to him than with my brothers. He taught me cricket, gave me my first ever wallet and took me to movies, where I always got a large tub of popcorn and a lime soda. […]

ട്ടയർ മൊട്ടേണ് | Tyre Mottene

I woke up with a sense of liberation. No alarm or roomie awoke me, for a change. The sleep had the freedom to drain off completely. That, was not normal, with the job ongoing. But today is, I remembered as I resolved things around me, Deepavali. I looked around. The array of mattresses lay empty […]

Legend of K5R1L1

“L1, are you ready?” K5 enquired. “Affirmative.” L1 said in its android voice. K5 leaned onto the third, inanimate humanoid in the chamber. The three were identical except for their label. “R1”, it said on the third metallic, white torso. K5, with its discrete movement, reached for the button behind R1’s neck and pressed it. […]

Roots

I don’t think we forget anything. Ever. Everything that happens – every face that we come across, every word spoken and heard, every incident we were part of, all remain etched in some corner of our incredible brains. They wait there, expectant, to be recalled, like a lover’s eye would long when someone special is […]

Ergo

The door opened. Stefan had noticed it had been closed for a while, though he was comfortably couched on the sofa in the living room. He had assumed Tanushree to be taking a nap; after all, she wasn’t at her best today, skipping food and seemingly tired. But his guess couldn’t have been more wrong, as in […]