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Caption: Nanofiction

Master and Slave

What else did I do except throwing a broken biscuit for that street dog? It chose its master instantly. Wagging its tail, it followed me all the way home. I shooed the dog away but it never relented. It waited at the gate panting with hope that I would accept it. I thought it would leave after a day or so. Day after day after day, it stayed there. Wherever I went, it accompanied me. Whenever I rested on the verandah, it would twine around my legs and cuddle with affection. I never gave food and it didn’t seem…

Darling

Her life was shaken worse after marriage. Her husband suspected her whatever she did and wherever she went. He would follow her all the time to make sure she never talked to anyone else. She started arguing with him for her rights and dismissed his lack of faith on her. Then he began physically abusing her, which even drove him to lock her inside the house for months together. She started feeling claustrophobic and decided to end this misery one day. While serving dinner, she was acting cheerful and concerned which was obviously odd to him. So he thrust a…

October 29, 2010
10: 42 PM

Anti-Salvation

People knew him only as a dull person. Deep down, he was an interesting person. After his death he was sent to heaven. He presumed heaven would be interesting but it wasn’t so. People worked there too. In free time they sat idle. It was terribly saddening for him to be in heaven as he found everyone dull and uninspiring. Suddenly, he remembered “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. He rushed to the terminal and sent an application to transfer him to Hell. The status message popped up saying, “Your application…

M-Tree

While walking in the woods, a hunter stumbles upon a small plant that bears money instead of leaves. Initially, he guards the plant from animals eating it. Then he builds a house around it all by himself. As and when the new notes appear, he plucks and holds them secure. He accumulates a huge sum in a short period. He even routes the tree’s growth into the interiors so that it wouldn’t be revealed to the outside world. Now the tree keeps branching out rapidly to all corners leaving him cramped up for space. But he doesn’t…

Catch Up

The building was believed to be haunted and there was a reason behind that. The architecture and masonry looked very eccentric. There were lot of questions about its existence in future as it wasn’t built with any believable logistics. Since it seemed off reality, people always flung stones and even cursed at it. But those stones never reached over and touched the building. One afternoon, out of tremendous curiosity, a little girl crept inside the building to see if there was a ghost. As she crossed the main door, she started feeling something bizarre happening around. She kept darting…