Thirty Seconds Tales #16 – The Choice

Her head was feeling cluttered already. Three cups of morning coffee had still done nothing to unclog her brain pores. She was still standing where she had been standing for the past 2 hours – before the mirror. ‘This isn’t helping. I need a shower…. a cold one.’ Throwing off her dressing gown to the…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #15 : Ripped Off

She wore the best from her wardrobe that night. The Manish Malhotra lacy sari with gold brocade detailing on the blouse, brought out the bronze in her skin so that she looked like an Aztec goddess. There were Swarovski’s on her feet and pure Temple jewelry on her ears, but that heavy Ganesha pendant stole…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #14: Men vs. Women

“G! Fetch me those hot pink curtains. I need to hang them here over this window.” G, the obedient husband, goes over to the other room, grabs the curtains and hands them to his wife, P. P gives him a look. “What?” G exclaims. He is confused. “These aren’t the hot pink ones! These are…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #13: The Knock

Knock, knock… “Who’s there at this time?” He looked at the clock groggily. It showed five minutes to 12. Almost midnight. He climbed down his bed carefully and slipped his feet into the cold rubber chappals. This was a small village. Everyone knew everyone. If there were an outsider coming at this hour, the village…

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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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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 Β into a shrieking frenzy. He sushhed all the poor, frightened animals assiduously.…

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