Pages tagged with Short Stories

Children are very reluctant to go school due to various reasons, especially on Monday mornings. They will find many excellent reasons for not going to school, which are not new to us as we all had taken out the same excuses in our childhood days to evade going to school. But it is goo...
The Jews are a race hunted down and persecuted through centuries and generations. In whichever countries they migrated and escaped to, they did well and made a decent living. Their endurance before endless adversities owes to the simplicity in their lives. They even reached Cochin Ker...
We are staying on this planet only for a very short time. Before it is a hundred years, our times are out. We will never see those who we live with again in our lives. Perhaps we will never see a human face again. This is our only chance to see, acquaint with and deal with human being...
O.Henry’s stories are famous for the twist towards their end. William Sydney Porter was the real person behind this name. He wrote more than Two hundred short stories, almost all of them equally famous. His stories are noted for the great sympathy they show towards human life. Here ...
A night out ends with me being in the care of a person who loves Dexter a bit too much.
After moving to a new town, I decide to go explore the night life and find myself in a bar where something strange happens.
A first of three attempts to tell a story from it's end to the beginning. As a bonus, it can be read in reverse. I tried to make it as coherent as possible so I can only hope you enjoy it. Two more attempts to come.
A day in hot summer where they both try to stick together each day and try to make others happy before their own comfort and wishes.
Christmas parties can lead to misunderstandings and poor judgment. Charlotte was a victim of both.
Sequel to the Hot Prospect, this tells the tale of a wily old veteran boxer proving that there is no substitute for experience,desire and determination.
Are you Living on Purpose or going through the motion of expectation and perceived responsibility, like most of the world? The key to connecting to our true purpose is recovering our I-Am-Ness - that which we were born with, including creativity.
An excellent quick read about an older couple finally getting back together after 45 years.
There's a sweet old lady who lives across the street. All the kids love her but the parents are all kind of weary of her. Who is this Lady Erin?
My father was in a nursing home for a few years before he died there. Here is a write-up about one such visit that I made to visit him there. I spent more time that day chatting with another old resident of that home. Perhaps it was meant to be, because the next time when I visited,...
This is the unlikely tale of a master glass-blower, and his student. The student wanted to learn how to become a glass blower too. The teacher knew he was ready to learn, but still, his patience had to be tested first, in the fires of love. The story is about how our heart, our min...
Some of us, with the very best of intentions, get caught up into a spiritual cult. Our first aim in joining such an organisation was probably like Dave's one here was. Dave was tired of the old religions. Dave was trapped in his cult's web for a very long time. It was love that e...
At three times in his life, Alan had heard a particular song being sung. Each time this song was sung to him, it had stopped him dead in his tracks. He was rendered frozen, and inert by the unworldly beautifully sung song. Each time, it was sung by the same singer. In the end, Alan ...
I have written about John here on this site a few times before. This short story describes still another chapter in John's life for you. Unfortunately, as it turns out, it is about the last part of John's life. John's later years were spent mostly in seclusion, and sadly, he died tha...
What is the last thing a widowed retiree has to do before he enters the nursing home? This story answers that.
This short story is about a man called John, who has searched for God, both high and low, for over fifty years, or so. He never found him, but little did he ever realise, that so many times in his life, God though, had actually found him instead. John was blind to his own seeing of ...
John has an appointment at a church that he first visited more than ten years ago. He looked up the name of the street in his street directory, and finding it there, he worked out a way to get there. “This is a piece of cake,” he had initially thought to himself, but if you ba...
This short story illustrates the need as we get older to have constant health check-ups. We might be sitting on a time-bomb otherwise, as was Lionel here. He was very fortunate not to have died here, but his recently dead father had met him and sent him back again for now. Perhaps...
A short story of two friends and what twist this small plot awaits the reader.
This short story is about someone called John who goes to Heaven and meets up with God. God gives him a rather mysterious letter to read, with strict instructions to him not to read it right now. Later on though, after reading this letter from God, it somehow disappeared. John told ...
I write poems and short stories about what I feel about the happenings around me be it my society or the circumstances I am in. I try to be as simple as possible because as a kid I never liked poetry simply because it was hard to understand( what is the point in reading a love poem wi...
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