No Smoking

100 Fiction

‘My dad has decided to quit smoking and has asked me to sell this pack at half the price. Would you be interested to buy it?’ A little girl asked a passer by, who grabbed it, and paid her the money.

She distributed the money among the beggars on the pavements.

Her dad, who had caught her in this act of stealing his cigarettes pack from him, twisted her ear gently with a smile on his face.

‘I have just quit smoking for you, my dear.’ He said, bending and kissing on her cheeks.

She smiled at him quite pleased.

The Fort

The Fort
100 Fiction

Shekar dreamt that he was in some fort. He opened his eyes, found himself sleeping inside the fort. The last thing he remembered was sleeping on his own bed at home.

He explored that huge fort and came to know that it was Chittorgarh Fort, in Rajasthan, many hundreds of miles from his place. He bought an envelope containing the pictures of that fort.

Later, he slept under a shady tree.

When he woke up, he found himself on his bed, and when he stretched his body, his hand touched the envelope containing the pictures of the fort.

The Skeleton

The Skeleton
100 Fiction

The earthquake collapsed one of the walls of a castle. Some people volunteered to clear the rubble, and they discovered a skeleton imbedded in the collapsed wall.

They thought someone was killed and hidden in that wall many years ago. However, one of them thought that someone had discovered the secret to walking through walls, but was unable to master it.

One night, he returned to the castle. After hours of search, he found the book that held the secret.

He started to read it with his torch light, when another wall collapsed upon him, burying him under the rubble.

The Book

The Book
100 Fiction

Frank Willis flipped through the blank pages of a leather bound book, which he had bought from an antic shop and found something written on one page.

‘Would you like to know your future?’

He took a pencil and wrote below ‘Yes!’

The book turned to next page…

‘You’ll meet with an accident and perhaps, even die!’

Suddenly, fire broke out in his house. He flung the book at his window, which flew out breaking the window glass. He jumped after it, as the house exploded in huge flames.

Later, he searched for the book, but couldn’t find it anywhere!

Old, me

Old, me

Drabble

 

I don’t remember when actually I was born, but all I can tell you is that I have lived long enough, very long enough for that matter.

So, I have witnessed births, the roller coaster ride of life and deaths in a family. Nothing lasts forever, that is the ultimate truth! All a person can leave behind for their remembrance are memories, both good and bad. Thus, he or she is remembered long after they are gone.

Now, I spend my last days in the store room, with one broken leg, I have become an unusable old chair.

Ear Plugs

Ear Plugs
100 Fiction

Abhijith set the alarm for next five minutes and then inserted the ear plugs which he had purchased, in both his ears.

He didn’t hear the alarm when it rang after five minutes.

Suddenly, someone seated next to him pulled one of his ear plugs off his ear and shouted;

‘Are you Abhijith Mathur?’

‘Yes, what happened?’ He asked looking puzzled at the stranger seated next to him.

‘Well, there was the last and final announcement in your name and you just missed your flight to Bangalore!’

He said, giving back his ear plug to him, with a big smile.

Beyond weakness

Beyond weakness
100 Fiction

Sonam had missed the special night every time due to her weakness.She wasn’t able to stay awake beyond 10 pm.

This time, she sat watching TV with her parents with a flask of tea on the table beside her.

10.30 pm : She went beyond her standard time…she smiled.

11.45 pm : She felt drowsy and her eyes started fluttering. She poured the last cup of tea, and started to sip it.

11.55 pm : She was about to doze off when her mother woke her up.

11.59 pm : They started bursting crackers outside.

Her parents hugged her and wished each other,

‘Happy new year!’