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Articles labelled ‘New Writing’

  • Sexy, illustration by Osheen Siva

    Sexy

    The man’s voice had reached where his hands couldn’t have.
  • Church Hill, illustration by Osheen Siva

    Church Hill

    Bright lights flash about her, and the city steeps in her lap for an unexpected reunion.
  • Scenes from a Lonely Dinner, illustration by Newman D'Silva

    Scenes from a Lonely Dinner

    One slip is all it takes for this night of loneliness to culminate in a crescendo of muffled moans and suppressed sighs.
  • In Calcutta, illustration by Newman D'Silva

    In Calcutta

    What does her smile look like? Does she have crooked teeth like me? Do her eyes crinkle up when she smiles?
  • Butterfly Love

    Butterfly Love

    Layers upon layers of fabric, he knew, were surely hampering his beloved white butterflies from fluttering in the breeze.
  • Skylight, illustration by Pooja Satish

    Skylight

    I was always watching you but you never felt the heat of my gaze.
  • Fugitive No More, illustration by Kruttika Susarla

    Fugitive No More

    You would be pleased to know that the evidence has been removed.
  • David, illustration by Tara Isha

    David

    There is nothing to be said. The hour is past, and he should leave.
  • Duet, illustration by Tara Isha

    Duet

    She felt as though she had done something terrible. But technically, she had just been singing in her own bathroom, hadn't she?
  • Papercut, illustration by Dyuti Mittal

    Paper Cut on My Tongue

    When we left, we knew we’d probably never find our way back again.
  • Anonymous Asked, illustration by Kamal Singh

    Anonymous Asked: What Is Dating Like in Sri Lanka? And for You?

    You can do it. Accept that he isn’t upper class diplomatic or a refugee of war or lover turned killer.
  • Bandages, illustration by Kamal Singh

    Why Else Do You Think I Carry Bandages?

    Salves and salvation were two poles, and he, like the Earth itself, was slightly flattened at the doorstep of both.

The Tap #21

By Ramya Sriram