He stopped his friend as he was leaving the lecture theatre. Something had been bothering him for a long, long time. "What are you doing?" His friend, with his calm demeanour, replied, "What are you talking about?" "Why are you always chatting up with her?" His friend gave him an incredulous state and said, "because … Continue reading Strange Ways
Author's note: It has been a while since I have posted any fiction here, it was mainly because I was having exams. Anyways, following is another relatively simple story, I hope the readers will like it. Lucas hurried out of his suburban villa, nearly tripping over the cobbled pathway leading to the main road. "Careful … Continue reading Hallucinations
“Will you marry me?” asked he. “Yes!” she replied. A blissful grin was writ large across his face. A grin which was being mirrored in the face of the lady before him. They continued to relish the newfound excitement, holding each other’s hands when suddenly the lady noticed something. “Are you crying?” The gentleman felt … Continue reading Late Spring
प्रस्तावना: यह मेरे इस ब्लॉग पर प्रकाशित पहली हिन्दी रचना है। मैँ आशा करता हूँ कि आप सबको यह छोटी-सी कहानी अच्छी लगेगी। व्याकरण में त्रुटियों के लिये मैँ क्षमाप्रार्थी हूँ । राजन शर्मा की दिनचर्या अत्यंत सामान्य थी। प्रतिदिन वे अपने घासबगान स्थित घर से नौ बजे निकलते और मौलाली स्थित अपने दफ्तर पहुँचते। … Continue reading जीवन के छोटे सुख
Author's note: Following is an extremely short slice-of-life story. Comments and criticism wil be appreciated 🙂 I was an ardent believer of the adage "There is no place like home." After a tiring day's work as a banker, I eagerly boarded the first government-run bus I saw — whether jam-packed or not — and returned … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home?
Author's note: Seeing the technological advances around — in particular instant messaging, digital banking and online shopping — I have wondered if we may be heading towards a silent future, a world without speech and words. A world where speech is a forgotten or obsolete art. I have tried to depict a scenario in such … Continue reading My Voice, Your Name
Author's note: I suppose everyone has at some point fantasised a platonic love story with themselves in the lead. Naturally, these fantasies originate in the early years of adulthood and can be often far from the way things work in reality. I had started writing this story when I was sixteen and have continued to … Continue reading A Story That Is More Of Wishful Thinking
Author's note: This is going to be my first short story posted on Written On A Whim...the story is my humble tribute to the greatest Christmas love story 'The Gift Of The Magi'. I hope you'll like it. As always comments and criticism would be appreciated. Today was Christmas, and Mallory and her husband Kevin … Continue reading Christmas Shopping