The Sword Bleeds

Oh now the sword bleeds! Drips down the dark blood. Oh there go all the valiant deeds, The warrior is lowered into the mud. . It remembers the fiery chambers, The torturous furnace, The flying embers, It was forged in the gloomy days. . It remembers when it the warrior chose to wield, Gave itContinue reading “The Sword Bleeds”

Who are You?

Aditya sat down on the bench at the bus-stop with a sigh of relief. It was his daily routine to take a bus to the office. He was early today, which meant he had some time to think peacefully. He had been under a lot of stress lately. His boss was making unreasonable demands andContinue reading “Who are You?”

Sapphire: Chapter 3

Hello! Sorry for not having posted for a while. Here is the third chapter of the Sapphire series. In case you haven’t already, you can read chapter 2 here: Akshat shook his head in disbelief.“How could Mr. Gupta possibly conceal such a big secret from the entire neighbourhood? It’s just impossible! News about such mattersContinue reading “Sapphire: Chapter 3”

Sapphire: Chapter 2

If you haven’t read it already, you can find Chapter 1 here. Now, the story: Akshat and Raghav arrived at Mr. Gupta’s house, and knocked at the front door. No one answered. They knocked again, but to no avail. Just as they were about to leave, the gate of the house next door opened, andContinue reading “Sapphire: Chapter 2”

Sapphire: Chapter 1

Akshat had always felt that Mr. Gupta was a rather strange person. They had been neighbours for years, but Akshat still didn’t know his first name. Not that he hadn’t tried to find out. He would often come across him on the street, but before he could say anything, Mr. Gupta would hurry off. HeContinue reading “Sapphire: Chapter 1”

It’s a story!!!

“And the man plummeted down the cliff, and fell for five straight minutes…” “Impossible! He would fall 450 kilometres in that time in vaccum. With air, it would still be well over a hundred. Unless the cliff was on the ISS, he couldn’t fall that long!” “It’s a story Ishaan!!!” The class roared, and sighing,Continue reading “It’s a story!!!”

Lament for Erus the Wise

This is a lament for a character from my story of Vulpardeo. Hope you like it. He was born, In the elder days, In time’s morn, So the poets say . Born to a weaver by the shore Saved by a beaver So says the lore. . Taken by the saints At an early age,Continue reading “Lament for Erus the Wise”

Philosphy of Rope and Snake

How are you all? Yesterday, i posted a Haiku on my blog, titled Illusion. For those who didn’t read it, here is the content: A rope in the dark, Is often scarier than A visible snake -Ishaan So a few minutes had passed since it had been posted, when one of my subscribers contacted meContinue reading “Philosphy of Rope and Snake”

Garuka: Chapter 11

Surya led Rudrayan into the tent. On the floor, three men lay, gagged and blindfolded. Rudrayan smiled. He looked at him and said, “Lord Asuka will be pleased to learn of this. You have shown exceptional bravery. The whole Garuka is grateful for this. For now, we shall drag these men back to the fort.Continue reading “Garuka: Chapter 11”

Garuka: Chapter 8

Asuka laughed. “This is the best thing which happened in years!” He stood beside Rudrayan. They were looking at the ground beyond the orchards. There was a straight line which had been drawn with a sword’s tip, starting from where they stood, and going on towards the forest. Surya had traced his path while pursuingContinue reading “Garuka: Chapter 8”

Garuka: Chapter 7

Lord Asuka marched around the fort, analyzing casualties and losses. His face was black with anger. Twelve men had been martyred. Almost all were injured. There had been heavy destruction of the defenses. The sun was just rising from the horizon, and the red light gave a calming hue to the land. The enemy hadContinue reading “Garuka: Chapter 7”

Garuka: Chapter 6

How are you? It has been some time since I posted a chapter of my Garuka series. So here it is. Hope you like it. Please leave a review. As the water subsided, Surya saw the sixth enemy standing on the other bank, trembling. He turned, and ran towards the orchard. Suddenly, an arrow cameContinue reading “Garuka: Chapter 6”

Garuka: Chapter 4

Surya moved forward, his sword pointed towards the men. He could hear cries from the other side of the fort. It seemed that the real battle was being fought elsewhere. These were just a distraction to divide the Garukan soldiers. If he blew the horn again, more soldiers would come for his help, but thatContinue reading “Garuka: Chapter 4”

Garuka: Chapter 2

Bending on his knees, Surya dipped his hands into the river, and splashed the water on his face. Blinking his eyes, he got up. He could hear the crickets chirping and owls hooting in the distance. The gibbous moon illuminated the land, and there was no sign of dawn. Surya had been given the nightContinue reading “Garuka: Chapter 2”

Garuka: Chapter 1

Hullo! Here is the first chapter of my story: Garuka. Hope you like it. Leave your review and suggestions in the comment section! Surya quickened his pace. He knew he was going to be late… The army had summoned all military aged men in Village Downland to the river bank, for an important discussion. HeContinue reading “Garuka: Chapter 1”

Serp: Chapter 7

This is the seventh chapter of my Serp series. Hope you like it. Please leave a review. Chapter 7 Serp Society: Report 277 I remain the last member of this society. Yesterday both my dear friends passed away. My death too, seems imminent. I write this report with the hope that my nephew, Arjun willContinue reading “Serp: Chapter 7”

Serp: Chapter 6

Here is the sixth chapter of my Serp series. Hope you like it. Please leave a review. After a few minutes, he started reading the next sheet. Serp Society: Report 257 Today, six of our members were found dead in their respective homes. It is a matter of great distress, for our numbers are dwindling.Continue reading “Serp: Chapter 6”

Serp: Chapter 5

Here is the fifth chapter from my Serp series. Hope you like it. Arjun was standing in his Uncle’s room At one corner was a small cot, and beside that was an almirah. On the other side of the room was a simple table. On all the walls, images of Gods and Goddesses were displayed.Continue reading “Serp: Chapter 5”

Serp: Chapter 4

Hello there! This is the fourth chapter of the Serp series. Hope you like it! Arjun sat on a bench on the banks of the Godavari. He was crying, sad about the loss of his uncle. He heard the sound of a sheep behind him, and turned to find a huge horde of them, ledContinue reading “Serp: Chapter 4”

Serp: Chapter 3

Here is the third chapter from my new Serp series. Hope you like it! Please leave your reviews in the comments. . Arjun found himself surrounded by darkness. He couldn’t make out anything, and even his own body wasn’t visible. He turned in all directions, but saw nothing. Then, slowly objects started to apparate allContinue reading “Serp: Chapter 3”

Serp: Chapter 2

Here is the second chapter of the Serp series. Hope you like it. Please leave a review. Arjun lay in his bed, thinking. It had been fifteen days since his uncle’s death, and his memory still brought back tears to his eyes. His family members had arrived soon after the news of the death reachedContinue reading “Serp: Chapter 2”

Serp: Chapter 1

Hullo there! So here is the firs chapter of my ‘Serp’ series. Hope you like it! Arjun walked down the staircase, and reaching the ground floor, exited the school through the main gate. Students rushed past him, chattering and laughing loudly. The summer break had begun, and Arjun was the only one unhappy with that.Continue reading “Serp: Chapter 1”

Vulpardeo

Hello there! In my last post, I had asked for help regarding making of detailed fictional maps. My dear friend, the StoryTeller, from Brother’s Campfire, was kind enough to suggest a software named Inkarnate. I tried it, and was able to build a nice map for the fictional land of Vulpardeo. Thank you Brother! IContinue reading “Vulpardeo”

Destiny: Excerpt 8

Here is the eighth part of the Destiny Series. Hope you like it. . . . Mark paced back and forth, straining his head. It was only four in the morning, but he was up already, so he had enough time to think without any disturbance from the others. “Who is Canicula? And what onContinue reading “Destiny: Excerpt 8”

Destiny: Excerpt 7

The seventh part of Destiny series is here. Hope you like it. . . . Mark slowly wound his way into sleep, but this time in a different dream. . . Screams filled the air. They were only overshadowed by the thunder. You could hear people pleading as they were barbarously slaughtered. The laughs ofContinue reading “Destiny: Excerpt 7”

Destiny: Excerpt 6

Here is the sixth excerpt of the Destiny Series. Hope you all like it. . . . Mark sat in his bedroom, staring at the computer screen. He had spent a lot of time trying to find something more about Vulpardeo. He had decided against asking Ms. Stark, as he knew that she won’t tellContinue reading “Destiny: Excerpt 6”

Destiny: Excerpt 3

Hey there! This is the third installment of my excerpts from the Destiny series. In case you haven’t read the previous ones, I suggest you do. Links mentioned below. Thanks a lot for coming here! . . . Mark’s forehead started throbbing with pain. Thoughts raced through his head, and he could think of nothingContinue reading “Destiny: Excerpt 3”

Destiny: Excerpt 1

Hey Guys! This is the first time I will be posting a story on my blog! This is an excerpt from a book I am working on, so criticism is highly welcomed. In case you like it, please do like. If I get positive reviews, I will continue to post more. Hope you like it!Continue reading “Destiny: Excerpt 1”

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