Justice Undone

Beads of sweat set on Joe’s forehead. Summer was still far but the weight of the gunny bag was taking a toll on him. Three years he had done this work but today seemed more tiring. He stopped to drink. He carefully placed the gunny bag against the tree and pulled out the sipper tied …

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Forgetfully Yours

“Why don’t you get yourself checked for amnesia?” screamed Neha throwing a pillow at Amit. “Because I forget, I have to do so.” he replied winning the catch. This was the third time Amit had forgotten to pick Neha from the office and drove straight back home. Just three months into their marriage the love …

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Earned Arrogance

Winter had arrived. He watched as other people moved around comfortably ignoring the weather. They wore uniforms including warm coats. He was under dressed for the weather. The decorated General in the painting stared at him. Arrogance dripped from the General’s portrait. “Army men are arrogant John.” he had remarked. John laughed. “I will never …

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The Rail Yard

I quietly sat in the corner of the overcrowded waiting room; clutching bag with one hand and holding a book in another. A train had derailed in the morning because of which many trains were delayed and the station was crowded with people waiting for the mess to clear up. I somehow managed get a …

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The Wise Coach

“LOSERS” the crowd shouted. “LOSERS” The opponents smiled. The team held their breath for the last penalty shot. It was a mind game. The captain let the crowd shout “Losers” one last time. The defending goal keeper laughed. This was the sign. It was a winning shot. “Let them win early in their mind.” he …

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