Fiction

Why read one free short story when you can have 4! We have one for every mood to help you get through June! Here is our schedule for this week on Live, Laugh, Learn & Love Festival: LIVE –  TUE – Existence Knows No Right and Wrong by Sadhguru There is no need to be orderly or perfect, says Sadhguru. Ranked amongst the...

Seven leeches hung from his nose. His shrunken form was splashed with boiling hot and freezing cold water alternately and his hands struggled against the tight grip of the rope tying them to his bed, while he screamed and whimpered in pain. This is how the godfather of Russian literature, Nikolai Gogol, spent his last...

If you’ve been bingeing on online shows for hours everyday, we can feel your guilt! We are all using stories to feel better, why not switch from the screen to the page? This week, we have recommendations for lovers of thrillers and crime stories. If you’re watching – The Mentalist, Sherlock Holmes, Luther,...

Whether you’ve been able to get your vaccination shot or not, it’s important to make sure you’re not mentally drained. So, we have a weeklong schedule of brilliant free short stories coming your way! Here is your #ShortStoryFix for this week –  Fri- Silence of the Hyena by Syed Muhammad Ashraf The shadow of the...

Ruskin Bond is beloved by one and all. Whether it is his ghost stories or his tales of childhood, he has captured our imagination for decades. Shying away from celebrity and residing in a small Himalayan town, there are still many things we do not know about our favourite ‘Rusty’! The name ‘Ruskin’ was...

Arthur Conan Doyle is said to be the father of the detective genre of mystery. Though many wrote before him, and many came after – he stands out because of one character – Sherlock Holmes. Deducing minute details about his client off their manner and appearance, Doyle’s creation has since gone down in legend. Here are...

When one thinks romance, one doesn’t really expect intrigue or doubt regarding the end – it’s always the guy ending up with the girl in a big finale that brings tears to your eyes…right? WRONG! Come explore these unconventional stories – romance with a twist that’ll help you rediscover love.   The Part I Left...

After a great first week of the 30 Day Short Story Challenge, we continue our efforts to help you feel better, one story at a time. Here is what you can look forward to in week 2! FRI – Durga Writes to her Father by Devdutt Patnaik The goddess Durga writes a letter to her father wondering if she should visit his home...

Twinkle Khanna has dazzled us with her wit on and off the screen but she never fails to surprise us with her one liners! Here are 4 hilarious and heart touching quotes from one of her best short stories, ‘Salaam, Noni Appa’! When Binni tries to suggest her niece marries an older man, Noni Appa is shocked with...

In a difficult time like this one, we need stories more than ever. #ReadInstead brings you the best in short stories, one story at a time. Here is the schedule for week 1 – filled with heart touching romance, spine tingling mystery and so much more. Get ready for your #ShortStoryFix, starting this Friday –  Friday...