Thirty Seconds Tales #6: The Fickleness of Time

His future seemed bright and happy the day she was born. He couldn’t wait for her to grow up. If only he knew that years later, she was to die of growing-up pains and a botched up marksheet! Now he clings to the past and dreads the future.  Copyright ©2017 Pradita Kapahi. All rights reserved.…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #5: The Wrong Dare

They thumped their shot glasses together on the table and instantly started giggling like high-schoolers. There was a variety of things on the table, but most of it consisted of emptied bottles of liquor. One such bottle lay between them. In between giggles, he said to her, “Okay your turn now!” She feigned a bored…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #4: The Killing

“You’ve gotta die!” She said as she lifted her hand up, up, high up, her weapon of choice clutched so tight in her hand that her knuckles turned white. “I’ve laid in waiting for way too long, mister. And you’ve troubled me enough for far longer than your measly life should allow.” She brought down…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #3: From Au Revoir to Goodbye

“I shall go…right…au revoir…” Then she remembered why this time, unlike every other time before,  it couldn’t be just au revoir. Old habits die hard. She corrected herself, “I mean goodbye.” She slipped the ring off her finger and started handing it to him but he protested. “But why? Give me a reason!” She knew he…

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It Started With A Crash

Crash!!! “What the… “, he looked back to the source of the sound, only to find a broken aquarium on the floor. His first thought was, ‘Thank god there were no fish in it’. The crash had sent nearly the whole pet shop  into a shrieking frenzy. He sushhed all the poor, frightened animals assiduously.…

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