Why Kill Me?

Why kill me

  It was when she decided to kill me that I started reflecting on our life together. Did I let her down somehow? Did I betray her? Do I deserve to die? I came to live with her the day she married him. In-fact she was the one who invited me in, into her home and then slowly into her heart. Initially he didn’t mind me but then something changed..

Love and the Papaya Man

short story

By Madhulika Liddle   Maya had been sweeping the verandah when the papaya man first appeared. He came slowly down the road, wheeling his bicycle along, one hand balancing the basket of papayas perched precariously on the seat. He did not yell out in a singsong voice, like the other hawkers did, and Maya, busy with her twig broom and her pail of water, became aware of him only when.

A Telephonic Conversation by Mark Twain

A Telephonic Conversation

  Consider that a conversation by telephone–when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that conversation–is one of the solemnest curiosities of modern life. Yesterday I was writing a deep article on a sublime philosophical subject while such a conversation was going on in the room. I notice that one can always write best when somebody is talking through a telephone close by. Well, the thing.

Eyes of a Blue Dog by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Eyes of a Bluedog

  Then she looked at me. I thought that she was looking at me for the first time. But then, when she turned around behind the lamp and I kept feeling her slippery and oily look in back of me, over my shoulder, I understood that it was I who was looking at her for the first time. I lit a cigarette. I took a drag on the harsh, strong.

Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood

Happy endings

John and Mary meet. What happens next? If you want a happy ending, try A. A. John and Mary fall in love and get married. They both have worthwhile and remunerative jobs which they find stimulating and challenging. They buy a charming house. Real estate values go up. Eventually, when they can afford live-in help, they have two children, to whom they are devoted. The children turn out well. John.

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