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Articles labelled ‘short fiction’

  • Invitation, illustration by Pooja Satish

    Invitation

    Maybe it wasn’t her love that was strange. Maybe it was Grandpa’s.
  • The Last Butterfly, illustration by Ria Rajan

    The Last Butterfly

    When she sipped from the flowers, she would make sure that her wings were stretched out and displayed properly for him.
  • Philip John

    The Girl in the Leopard-Skin Brassiere

    You don’t know me but I have lived a lifetime with you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Testimonial Comics #10

By Nishant Jain