Murder in the woods

Murder in the woods

  Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.   MURDER IN THE WOODS Near the woods... The auburn sky was an ocean of clouds, seemingly painted by the brush of a Renaissance painter. The sun was about to dive beyond the horizon, casting our shadows far behind us and a piercing shriek broke the silence around us. We were startled by the sheer agony in the scream. It seemed to have come from the thick woods in front of us. We ran towards the source and found a man covered in blood. Ariana panicked and started trembling with fear. I went a little closer. (more…)...
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Caged

Caged

It was early morning when Ama woke me up by hitting my bony shoulders. I got up without making much sound because Ba didn't like noise in the morning. After changing into a few rags, we both left the makeshift room where we have been living in for a year. It's located amongst the slums at the back of the opulent street where the rich people live. Ama and I followed the usual route that we take to reach the nearest railway station. En route to the station, Ama took the baby from the lady called Sumu. The baby was not moving much as usual. He's always quiet as if he's dead. We reached the station and our daily routine began. I attracted the people who were waiting for the trains by pleading them to give me something to eat. I repeated the words that Ama had been teaching me since forever to get food. 'Kuch de... Bhuk lagi... Nahi khaya......
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Nexa’s Sleep

Nexa’s Sleep

The air directly hit his face, dragging with it the untrimmed strands of hair and his bushy beard. His lips were dry, a few fresh cuts let out sour blood on the tip of his tongue. 'What a day.' He let out a deep sigh, his words lost in the nothingness of the night. Taking a look inside the train's car, he noticed he was alone except for a homeless man and a child sleeping on the floor. 'At least he has someone to care for.' He pitied himself, looking at the two men with eyes full of grief. His mind travelled back to the night when the earthquake annihilated his home, along with his entire family. How he survived in the mess, is still a miracle. That was 3 years ago, he has reached far from that now. Or so he likes to think so. His family didn't haunt him anymore, they're nothing more than a bad dream. A bad dream that he's...
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Occult of Strigoikirk(Grand Finale)

Occult of Strigoikirk(Grand Finale)

Complete parts: Occult of Strigoikirk(The first) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Second) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Third) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fourth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fifth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Sixth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Seventh) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Eight) Occult of Strigoikirk (The Ninth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Tenth) Occult of Strigoikirk(Grand Finale) "I see a cave there!" Aaron points towards a tiny opening, towards the right of their path. Asher, in the form of yak, takes a right and stops a few meters before the cave and turns back into his human form. “We need to stop the war. Make peace. It isn't possible if I speak to him. Only you can do it, brother. Though I haven't spent much time with you or been with you throughout your life, at least I know that you are capable. Capable of making our people forgive our father and help him make sense." "Can I make that change, all by myself?" "You can do wonders, brother. All the best." Asher turns...
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Occult of Strigoikirk(The Tenth)

Occult of Strigoikirk(The Tenth)

Complete parts: Occult of Strigoikirk(The first) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Second) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Third) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fourth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fifth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Sixth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Seventh) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Eight) Occult of Strigoikirk (The Ninth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Tenth) Occult of Strigoikirk(Grand Finale) "It's time for you to step in." The sudden rise of his master's voice doesn't surprise the Minister. In fact he was waiting for his master to let him go. Without any further delay he nods and teleports himself to the battlefield. The flames reaching out to the sky give him a satisfaction of winning the battle. His satisfaction, however, turns to be a chimera when he notices the tiny figure flying towards the cavern where his master rests. Right in time. He scoffs and ascends upward. ** "Stop right there, Caer. Proceed no further or I shall summon lightning from the darkest—". Without warning a misty hand blinds the Minister and he can feel the gravity pulling him down...
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Occult of Strigoikirk (The Ninth)

Occult of Strigoikirk (The Ninth)

Complete parts: Occult of Strigoikirk(The first) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Second) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Third) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fourth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fifth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Sixth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Seventh) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Eight) Occult of Strigoikirk (The Ninth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Tenth) Occult of Strigoikirk(Grand Finale) "TEN!" Lonzo shouts the number of Ogres he's killed and lifts his sword in excitement. "Crouch." His comrade warns and shoots the rat faced Ogre with an arrow piercing his heart. "We can do this, brothers. Stay strong!" Says the commander and Lonzo is pleased but the feeling vanishes when he looks at the arriving army of ogres and trolls. We're still on the frontline. He challenges himself and stands in his stance. For my friends and my life. With his chest wide, he slices the head of upcoming enemies. ** "There are so many of them." Aaron's jaw is left hanging after seeing the number of enemies sitting at a corner waiting for their job to be done by the frontlines...
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Occult of Strigoikirk (The Seventh)

Occult of Strigoikirk (The Seventh)

Complete parts: Occult of Strigoikirk(The first) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Second) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Third) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fourth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Fifth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Sixth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Seventh) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Eight) Occult of Strigoikirk (The Ninth) Occult of Strigoikirk(The Tenth) Occult of Strigoikirk(Grand Finale) "Dopa la bal, Master." The man who rushed into their meeting earlier in the bedroom has returned. "What kind of disrespect is this? No one's allowed in the bathing ponds when I am here, especially when I'm accompanied by my brother. Do I have to tell my own Commander about this?" Asher's covered himself with the fur of a tiger and his voice has turned deeper. "I'm very sorry, Master.But we need to prepare for an attack, right now! I thought you need to be informed about the unusual movement in the northern forest. It was massive, massive enough to be considered as the cue that we have been waiting for. We've to prevent them from reaching...
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Sophism Of Our Mind- The Finale.

Sophism Of Our Mind- The Finale.

The finale to an old tale: Sophism Of Our Mind Sophism Of Our Mind - The one before Finale The Following Friday "Dude, did you look at the crowd?" After his hit concert Kade's more amazed than anyone else. "Yes, 15000 people on your first concert. We 3 were among them, thank us douché. You've had a great promotion team, certainly." He leaps on me and hugs chokes me tight. "Alright, the drinks on me boys." As we slip on the stools in front the bar an old lady comes up and winks at us. " 'eard you were a hit, bunny? 'hat do you want tonight?" Bunny? "Your best serve, but don't go hard on these kids!" And certainly she does the opposite. With her wrinkled hands she picks a bottle from the shelf and wiggles it around her arms and fills 4 pints for each of us, topping it with olives. "Did she just call you Bunny?" I ask him out of curiousity. "Been a regular customer." He answers with...
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Sophism Of Our Mind-The one before Finale

Sophism Of Our Mind-The one before Finale

An unexpected real life experience that happened recently(On 17/2/2017) gave me the perfect ending to a previous post of mine: Sophism Of Our Mind. Disclaimer- Not everything is exactly as it happened. The events are exaggerated and have been presented with added humor and my imagination. "She just won't believe. Annie thinks I've had a concussion after the accident. I've been pondering on it for a long time, I need to get it out. Yes, I do. Thus, I've decided that if no human can answer my question then someone other than us has to." I'm throwing out my frustration on the conference call, my wife- Annie has been keeping a track of my health since the time I "imagined" things according to her. This frustration has led me to take a step that seems to be my only solace. My 3 best friends and our hunger for adventure in high-school. I still remember the times when we snuck out our houses to swim...
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