Madhu's eighteenth birthday was only a few days away. She had already read all of her aunt's grimoires five times. She had sorted all the magics from her most favorite to least favorite. She had picked her specialty, imagined her familiar in great detail, and started on a draft of her own grimoire. It wasn't … Continue reading The Witch End
Category: Short Stories
Unseen in the Darkness
Ray Bradbury talks about the thing on the top of the stairs, watching and waiting in the darkness. He said he was able to finally escape the thing at age thirteen when he moved west. I, on the other hand, have never been able to escape it. I found it in Hyderabad when I was … Continue reading Unseen in the Darkness
The concept isn't new, neither is the idea. Since the beginning of human society, maybe even during the Stone Age, humans have tried to prevent aging and defy death. The obsession to live forever seems to be embedded in a majority of us. There have been leaps of medical advancement and tons of research but … Continue reading Older Still
What’s in a Name?
Photo Credits - Photo by Godwin Angeline Benjo on Unsplash An original short story by Chandrika Moka. "My baby, my choice. I will name her whatever I want to name her. I have already compromised with the priest, I will make sure her name starts with 'Na' but that's it" Meghna's mother sat in the … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Christmas on Pluto
Photo Credits A short story by Chandrika Moka Jaya looked at herself in the mirror. No matter what she did, she couldn't seem to hide the tattoo on her neck - it was too hot for a scarf and she was fresh out of foundation. The giant yin yang symbol in anarchy colors had seemed … Continue reading Christmas on Pluto