Short story: The Cathedral

Sunlight made its way through rainbow colored panels and rested on ornate ceilings of the Cathedral sprouting in thousand different colors. The woman with long dark hair kept on looking at colorful ceilings till the sun went down. The effect was extremely stark. There were no more colors on ceilings. It was ornate, sombre and…

Short story: Old man with no memories

He was a man with no memory and she was haunted by memories of her lovers. He was very old and she was a blossom spring flower. They were sitting in silence, side by side looking at trees around them in a garden. She came everyday to give him company for few hours as part…

Short story: The gift

“Not another statue! Where do you collect them from?” exclaimed the slender wife with exasperation and hidden anxiety to her tall husband.  He was still at the door when she said it and he entered the room with a sly smile of a fox, with one hand hidden behind his back. There was no need…

Short story: On the boat

To the eye of the boy it was a beauty. It was not new but the boat still held regal grace of its former self. It was a Chris-Craft pleasure boat made of teak-wood.  Finally after so long it was his to claim.  Sitkos next door were moving away to Charleston. They did not want…

Short story: The holiday

I The blue coast with great green palm trees…all four of us looked at the scene and sighed. We would be vacationing here for a week. As the railway station approached our excitement reached a peak and we burst out laughing loudly. Noor had arranged for all of us to stay at her aunt’s house…