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Jupiter’s Wife
Jupiter’s Wife

. . . she'd run away. She'd choose the ruins of Eden instead. She'll leave her god's castle. She'd rather run naked against the chilling currents, shameless. Her feet would be scarred by the cuts the sharp green blades drew, and the pain would still be what she’d choose over the warm, binding arms of her god that hold her in place. She'd choose, yes, she shall, to whether eat that fruit, apparently forbidden of her....

Unheard Lullabies
Unheard Lullabies

Meera ran as fast as her feet could take her. Within her arms, the baby cried away in the heavy downpour, on the abandoned road. Drenched, bruised and fatigued, she could no longer run. Seeking shelter under a tree, she knew it was safe to rest for a while. With the loud rumbling sounds and lightning, the child cried even louder. As she leaned against the tree and closed her eyes for a moment, out of nowhere she sensed someone coming towards her. Within moments, found herself stabbed and bleeding....

Amidst confusion, unacceptability and being gay
Amidst confusion, unacceptability and being gay

He was sick of this and could no longer see his friend being treated so wrongly. So after several failed attempts, he persuaded Sumit's mother to read articles about homosexuality. He started sending her videos of rallies and supporters. He took it into his own hands, to educate her about the normalcy of being queer. As slow as the process was, 7 months and over 100 articles, videos and testimonials later, she came to terms with it. And not nonchalantly, but with complete awareness and acceptance. ...

Store Full of Stories: A Day in a Local
Store Full of Stories: A Day in a Local

On reaching home, her heart skipped a beat. The windows were dark, the house silent. She ran up to the door and pounded. No one answered. After frantic grasping around in her purse for the keys, she managed to unlock the door. Her mind stepping into dark places, she was about to call out for Ravi and Riya when she heard something in their bedroom. Her heart hammering at her ribs. she softly stepped in and flicked the lights on....

Store Full of Stories: #4 Three People, Four Plates
Store Full of Stories: #4 Three People, Four Plates

I decided it was time now, that's when I felt something else. There was her ring, inside the envelope. I got up and ran towards home. As I entered dad was making omelette for dinner. I rushed towards him and gave him a hug. He was a little confused but hugged me back, anyway. Then I sat him down and told him everything. He cried; he cried like a baby. I gave him a bear hug and joined in. I am so glad the Ved was not here....

Store Full of Stories: #2 Three People, Four Plates
Store Full of Stories: #2 Three People, Four Plates

"She has gone. She really has gone. I checked everywhere; the hospital, the church, everywhere. I called every single colleague she ever had. All of her friends and our family friends, but none of them know about her whereabouts. What am I supposed to do? She is gone, but I'm the one lost. How do I console the kids? How do I even face them? What do I tell them? There has to be something. There has to be a link, through which I can find her."...