Shoumik De's Stories

Annual visit

He just stood there on the carpet of the dead leaves. This was his third. She lay there in front of him. He mastered the art of rolling the joint with his one hand. He didn't look up but he knew that she was smiling at him. She lay wearing her favorite dress, which had a hole burnt into it earlier from a pot seed exploded from a joint. This time he carefully removed all the seeds and lit the joint. Then he slowly lay beside her. Graveyards are beautiful, he thought..

Dilemma

"Dad look... that woman is being abducted... he's probably flying her out of India, far from her home. She looks all alone and vulnerable, let's go and help her." "Yes I see that son, let them be." "How can you say that dad? Don't you always tell us the story of our ancestor who bravely fought the evil king of Lanka to save the noble princess? Shouldn't we do the same?" "Yes my son I did... but those were different times... however in today's situation, she's probably safer outside India. Let her go.".

Unbreakable

Breaking News: The Mumbai Delhi flight has crashed; no survivors. The bedroom door opened and her mother-in-law stormed in crying, along with her other family members consoling her. She sat there motionless, wide-eyed staring at the television screen. Gradually it dawned on her. All those years of physical and mental abuse, arguments, entrapment, rape, and humiliation: over. Her prayers were answered. If he was dead, she was free! Tears of relief welled up. Sweet release. The front door opened. “Thank God I missed that plane!” he said, rushing into his parent's arms..

The last leisure

I got into the bath and rested my head on the pillow and dozed off. Awhile later, I woke up feeling uneasy. I felt a burden on my chest. I wanted to get up but I felt somone's holding me back. I panicked and i grabbed the edge and mustered all my strength and got out. I fell on the wet floor and looked back and I saw my body lay there lifeless. Later they found high traces of bath salts which caused the cardiac arrest. I wish I didn't force myself out of the tub and my body..

Perspective

A soldier on the battlefield was seriously wounded when he saw a black shadow looming over him. Determined not to die so early he gathered all energy he had... crawled towards the medical camp. Whenever he looked back he found the shadow right beside him, hovering over, He kept moving ahead until he saw a heavenly figure dressed in white. He was elated, he got up ran towards the figure. He was welcomed with open arms of death. The Death took the soldier and smiled at the Angel dressed in black. Disappointed the Angel turned back and left..

Paradise lost.

"This relationship sucks. I wasn't even asked before He forced me to live with this man. Like my opinion doesn't even matter. I haven't even met anyone else in my life. Sex is boring and he doesn't believe in foreplay. Haven't seen the outside world and you know what... looks like I am a prisoner here. You are the only one I can talk to about my life and relationship. He thinks I mad for talking to a cold-blooded reptile." Snake: Don't worry sister, there's a solution to all your problems. This fruit... here take a bite..

One lavish meal

Malti loved her pet cow. Her father gave the newborn calf on her 10th birthday. She remembered her father telling her "take good care of her for she will take care of us one day." Since that day they were inseparable. Maharashtra faced a severe drought. Many unable to feed their families committed suicide. There was never enough to eat until one day when Malti returned home she was delighted to see a lavish meal. She jumped on the food but also saved a couple of chapatis and went to feed her beloved cow. But the Pen was empty. .

One lavish meal

Malti loved her pet cow. Her father gave the newborn calf on her 10th birthday. She remembered her father telling her "take good care of her for she will take care of us one day." Since that day they were inseparable. Maharashtra faced a severe drought. Many unable to feed their families committed suicide. There was never enough to eat until one day when Malti returned home she was delighted to see a lavish meal. She jumped on the food but also saved a couple of chapatis and went to feed her beloved cow. But the Pen was empty. .

One lavish meal

Malti loved her pet cow. Her father gave the newborn calf on her 10th birthday. She remembered her father telling her "take good care of her for she will take care of us one day." Since that day they were inseparable. Maharashtra faced a severe drought. Many unable to feed their families committed suicide. There was never enough to eat until one day when Malti returned home she was delighted to see a lavish meal. She jumped on the food but also saved a couple of chapatis and went to feed her beloved cow. But the Pen was empty. .

One lavish meal

Malti loved her pet cow. Her father gave the newborn calf on her 10th birthday. She remembered her father telling her "take good care of her for she will take care of us one day." Since that day they were inseparable. Maharashtra faced a severe drought. Many unable to feed their families committed suicide. There was never enough to eat until one day when Malti returned home she was delighted to see a lavish meal. She jumped on the food but also saved a couple of chapatis and went to feed her beloved cow. But the Pen was empty. .

Cheers... dad!

The warning label on that bottle tells you not to drink it. And they’re wrong. You’re supposed to sip it. Savor it. Enjoy it. Some people drink it with soda or aerated drinks or the people who mean business will take it straight. Are you wondering about the skull and crossbones on the label? That's telling it's rich in calcium. You know, for healthy bones. The government lies about phenyl. Like they lied and took away our farm. You know how much I love you son. Did I ever lie to you? Here let me pour you a cup. .

The Return

"It has always been inevitable that he would leave, one day, and never come back. There has never been any other choice but for him to go, and for me to let him. There is no alternate dimension where he said, or I said, we’ll get the vegetables tomorrow, it can wait. My husband has dementia, he forgets. Now I lost him, have you seen my husband? He left this morning and never came back." "Velluamma, your husband is at home, where you left him, 8 years ago. You forgot that he doesn't have dementia, but you do. .

Modern Hansel and Gretel

An old couple had two children named Hansal and Geetal. The couple raised their children very well, they gave them education and made them successful people. One day, they all went deep into the forest and left them there. They pleaded, "Please don't leave in this treacherous forest. We love you both so much. We just want to live with you." Hansal replied, "I am sorry pappa we can't take care of you anymore. But don't worry we'll visit you when we get time." But they never visited and the old couple died of melancholy..

Love in the Time of Zombies

When he first looked at her, he stopped for the first time in the last couple of years. In last two years, the deadly virus had taken the entire world. Only a handful of people were left unharmed. Now they disguise as zombies to protect themselves from the violent, always hungry for blood, and menacing zombies. At first sight he knew that she wasn’t a zombie; she was just pretending to be one. He was in love. He has not seen such a pretty girl in a long time. "I will devourer her at leisure”, he thought to himself. .

Vishwa and Anand

Anand: Rook to H6. Your turn. Vishwa: Thanks, I don’t even know what to do next. Anand: Hey you are the chess maestro; you just won the national championship. Vishwa: Frankly speaking I don’t even know how that happened. I don’t even remember going to that event. Anand: That’s because you didn’t… I did. Vishwa: What?? Then how come I don’t remember it? Anand: That’s because you were sleeping the entire time. “Vishwa, are you again talking to yourself?” Vishwa: No Amma, just playing by myself. Ok come back inside, they have come for the interview. .

The reflection

Early morning a man saw his reflection in a lake. It was so big, but his face was smeared. He tried to reach it to clean it. But he couldn’t reach it. More he tried the more frustrating it got. By the noon, the reflection of his face was just below him. But he still couldn’t fix the smear of his face. Each time he would try to clean it would come back to the same. By the time he realized the problem is not in his reflection but his face, reflection had become a shadow behind him. .

Trapped

She is floating over the surface of a planet. She waves oceans into existence and creates mountains with a thought. She makes the grass grow and the rains fall. But lately she feels discomfort; billions of parasites eating her inside out. Killing her slowly but surely. Trapped with the children of from Mars and Venus. Advika wakes up from her slumber and finds herself in her office. It’s only 1 o clock and still hours to go before she calls it a day. Not that strange recurring dream again! .

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