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A Monster Under the Bed

Charlie’s shoulders slumped curving his back. His arms swung side to side as his body slumped more and more. He opened his eyes enough to see the orb. A flare slowly stretched forward. The warmth pressed against the boy’s forehead. The muscles of his legs relaxed.… Read more> English, Excerpt, Stories
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Natasha Mehra Must Die: Part Three

On the morning of 7th February, blissfully ignorant that an extinction-level event (at least vis-à-vis her tenure on this planet) was already in motion, and that its tentacles would soon be reaching out to terminate her, Natasha went about her normal routine.… Read more> English, Excerpt
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Natasha Mehra Must Die: Part Two

Natasha Mehra hated her name. Probably because all throughout childhood, kids, with their characteristic antipathy towards addressing their peers by anything but mono or disyllabic monikers, had reduced her name to Nuts. Not Nats, which might have still had some tenuous pretension to coolness, but Nuts.… Read more> English, Stories
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Natasha Mehra Must Die: Part One

“I’m never going to get to kiss Patrick Walters . . .”        That was the only thought that ran through her head as the life blood gushed out of her stomach. A rather incongruous thing to think about while being chased by a gunman who had already put one bullet into her body and, by the sound of it, seemed desirous of implanting a few more.         She couldn’t help it though; her mind had disconnected from her reality even as her body did all that it could to help her stay alive.… Read more> English, Excerpt, Stories