Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Fiction

The home of all sorts of fiction. Short stories, poems, and book reviews.

I Can’t Breathe

At a time of global pandemic, it is telling to see the large gatherings of protestors across America. Personal safety has been thrown aside in a quest for justice. The deep upset and anger caused by the death of George Floyd has been felt far and wide, and it's certainly not just African Americans that can sympathise with the systemic...

Debut novel depicts the challenges of a young Asian woman expelled from Uganda

Winter was just setting in when I first saw the images of Ugandan Asians disembarking at UK airports. The weather was foul and l’ll never forget the look on the faces of the new arrivals, as they started their new, diminished lives. The year was 1972 and I was a teenager leading a comfortable life in the English countryside....

An ode to coronavirus

Hey there! I'm Corona Well, Corona means 'a crown' I'm now crowned king of social media And have become talk of the town. In less than a month I shot to fame And haunted every dream And managed to go from person to person Faster than a viral meme But I'm not as scary as it seems My mortality rate is low But one simple sneeze could infect 10...

What is Global Indian Stories?

Global Indian Stories is all about Indians being able to share their stories with their communities and around the world. Since we launched, we've had the pleasure of a wide variety of stories from countries across the globe. We're proud to present a selection from our archive, to give you a flavour of what globalindianstories.com is all about. Literacy and...

Freedom

Freedom is to fly like a bird upon the sky. Freedom is to climb the mountain so high. Freedom is to be free and do whatever you want, Freedom is to write freely, using any desired font. Freedom is to fight courageously for your nation, Freedom is to provide every unlettered education. Freedom is here to free you after being trapped for all those...

Short story: “Homecoming”

If it weren’t for the fact that I make a lot of money, I would really hate what I do for a living. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a highwayman who murders unwary travellers. Nor a Wall Street equities dealer who feeds off the financial flesh of innocent individual investors. I would die before becoming a lawyer who defends...

Love poems

Touch me with your fingers When you done with the mobile Look at me completely When your emails are done Talk to me When your Whatsapp chats are done Smile at me When you done with smileys Hug me in reality When photo session for insta is done Check me out Instead of checking us on FB I see you falling in love with me ...

Menaka Ramakrishnan authors debut making novel “In this life or the next”

Young talented Dubai based Menaka Ramakrishnan in her twenties who is an avid reader has embarked upon a journey as an author. Her debut making novel "In this life or the next" - a fantasy thriller set in Dubai, is already receiving global acclaim. In a tete a tete with her, Rahul Laud tells you more about her book and...

Short story: “Clean”

The cabin in the woods was spotlessly clean.  It had always been that way, ever since the day it was built.  The clean aroma of the stew wafted out of the kitchen chimney and was lost in the trees somewhere in the distance. Cleanliness was her passion, her mission, her life.  She had adopted it in early childhood, a reactive...

Short story: “Swan song”

The phone rings rudely and raucously, rousing me from my restful slumber at the unearthly hour of 4 by my bedside alarm clock. I reach for it irritably, then pause. It can only be her. No one else would ever call me at this hour. Yet it cannot possibly be her. She has been gone from my life for over...