External Benefits

Funny incidents take place between me and my wife all the time. She would reach out and hold my hand while we wait at a red signal and won’t let go even when the signal turns green. She would bend herself in a pretty awkward and uncomfortable position to keep her head at my shoulder while IContinue reading “External Benefits”

The Garden

The evening wind ruffled through the vineyard and blue sky appeared in patches from between the green leaves. Ashish spotted a brown leaf and clipped it off instantly. A garden is the soul of a house and a well maintained garden beautifies the exterior of a house like nothing else. It also portrays that thereContinue reading “The Garden”

Kiss of Love

Marriages are tough to manage and if it is an Indian marriage, God be with you. Aniket was looking for his one chance since morning to kiss Kaajal whereas she had kept herself busy with something or the other, and necessarily so. Managing the wedding of your younger sister is no small task. Each andContinue reading “Kiss of Love”

Why I Do What I Do

How do you feel when people advise you? There are three kinds of people in this world. Firstly, there are those who hear the advising person uttering just one word. Bla. Secondly, there are those who actually hear what the advising person is saying and feel that he is making a lot of sense. Thirdly,Continue reading “Why I Do What I Do”

The Millionaire

5:57 AM Prabhat turned off the alarm before it was about to went off three minutes later. He was awake from quite a long time. He looked at Sarita, she was deep in her sleep, unaware of her husband looking at her. Her face had grown dull over the last few years, specially after sheContinue reading “The Millionaire”

The Woodcutter

Continued from The Leaf Plucker Before I decided to pick up my father’s axe and become a woodcutter, I was a shepherd. My family possessed multiple herds of cattle. It included sheep, goats and buffaloes. We lived among many other families and moved places after every few months. The main reason for such nomadic lifestyleContinue reading “The Woodcutter”

The Leaf Plucker

People like to read stories with a happy ending. But that is about the books. In real life, our stories have no ending, no beginning either. Every day brings a new story, every hour brings a new twist to the story. We all hope that someday, life will settle down, it will slow down andContinue reading “The Leaf Plucker”

Shreya Vikram

Blurring the lines between poetry and prose

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Ishita Nagpal

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