Sheetal was the tiniest girl in her class, and she knew this all too well. At thirteen, while her fellow classmates at Saint Augustine High School were sneaking to the local tailor shop after school in order to get their extra school uniforms fitted, mostly to accentuate their newly acquired over the past summer, Sheetal continued to attend class day in and day out in the same set of duds she has worn since class four. When the school year started in early June, she didn’t once imagine seventh grade would turn out to be so hard.Roma, Seema, even Parveen, who was the second shortest girl in her class had arrived at the threshold of what the adults called “womanhood” before Sheetal could so much as stumble anywhere close to it. At four feet eight inches in height and forty three kilograms in weight, most of which was bone mass, Continue reading
I began tucking him into his bed and he tells me, “Daddy, check for monsters beneath my bed!” He was a brave kid, never scared of anything but maybe he too was picking up on the atmosphere of the house. His wide watery eyes stared at me as if to confirm my suspicions. My legs began to shiver and I had to take a dry gulp. I almost ran out of his room, but you never let you child know you are too afraid to look beneath his bed! Continue reading
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About The Ghost of Walk and tales of terror:
“The Ghost Walk & tales of terror” is a collection of short horror stories that capture the fears and horrors borne out of the contemporary Indian mind. From the ghost walk of first year grad students to a hallucinating artist creating a masterpiece. From a quarreling couple driving to a disaster to children playing with faceless dolls. Continue reading