10 Greatest Spooky Short Stories for the Lover of Horror

“If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe If you’re digging for the best horror stories to indulge in, you’ve reached the right place. Whether you’re a newbie at horror or…

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और यूँही…

आज भी मन मचलता हैमाँ के आँचल मेंछिप जाने को दिल करता हैकभी बाबा की गोद मेंसर रखकर रोने को जी करता हैजेब मेरी उन यादों से छलक रही हैजो कभी खुशियां हुआ करती थींआज उनकी नमी सेपैर बोझिल हैंआँखें शुष्क हैंकोई रास्ता साफ़ दिखता नहींकोई मोड़ साथ देता नहींमन करता हैंमाँ-बाबा से कुछ ऐसे…

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Gods of the Gods – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Abhishek Roy | Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction | Pages: 292 | Publisher: Subtledge Mathias and Odin are marooned on the wasteland of Hel, trying to find a way back to Asr-Gawa. Escaping deadly drones and finding strangely familiar structures left behind decades ago, they finally embark on a journey through the deep, planet-wide turbulent Asurian ocean…

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जाने क्या चाहे मन…

कुछ दिनों सेमन आतुर रहता हैसमझ नहीं आताआखिर यह चाहता क्या हैकुछ सवालों के जवाबढूंढता रहता हैभूले बिसरे यादों सेजबरन आंखें चार करता हैअधूरी कहानियों के अंतबूझता रहता हैआदतन खोया रहता हैसूखे ज़ख्मों कोकुरेदता रहता हैकोई इससे पूछे ज़राआखिर यह माजरा क्या हैइसकी लाचारी पेदिल भर आता हैअब न तो इसका पागलपन सहा जाता हैन…

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10 Years & Counting…

No matter how much time may pass, the heart never grows old. It wants what it wants. Like today, it misses KK more than ever. Because it is his birth anniversary today. It has been listening to his songs on loop all morning. And about 10 years ago, it was hell-bent on renting out a…

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Micropoetry#82

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The Voids

like a book, I’m reading you unearthing you marveling at the enigma that’s you revering every layer I peel off you but there are times the pages are stuck together the mistake is a mystery to me I end up tearing a few trying to do it right I lose track of the story so…

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The Half Mother – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Shahnaz Bashir | Genre: Indian Literature | Pages: 182 | Publisher: Hachette India The night is tired now, the old moon, hanging in the dark sky, is tired too. It is the 1990s and Kashmir’s long war has begun to claim its first victims. Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo, Haleema’s father and her teenage son Imran, who…

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Soulmates

the devotion in his eyes burst like a thousand stars purged within seconds the ghosts eclipsing her heart ~ her smile, the exalted shaman the light of his tired soul exorcised his demons making him pure and whole ~~~

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Day 1303: When Dad Left for his Maker

This past year has been one of amends. One I am partially proud of. One you’d never be proud of. Drastic changes always had you in knots. But that’s what life has been all about lately. Am I sad all this is happening? No. Am I happy? No. But that’s for best sometimes! I thought…

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An Epiphany

You tug at your ear lobe. Once, twice. You did that as our eyes met today. When I’m alone in the clouds, I imagine you doing that. You’d said, it’s when your heart’s racing past a hundred beats , when you can’t stop it from wanting something, is when you do that. I guess to…

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Micropoetry#68

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City of Djinns: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: William Dalrymple | Genre: Non-fiction, Travel | Pages: 360 Delhi is a city like no other, one which, in spite of being as old as time, is culturally dominated by relatively new dwellers. Interspersed with accounts of meeting assorted Delhiwallahs including Sufis, eunuchs, Persian scholars and an Englishwoman who stays behind after the Raj’s…

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Micropoetry#64

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The Midnight Library: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Matt Haig | Genre: Mental Health | Pages: 288 | Publisher: Viking In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within…

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tell me otherwise…

on some days when the moon is hiding behind a cloud I see you through its eyes and I feel your gaze upon me on those nights I find your smell lingering in the corners of my bed when I climb in they hug me until I fall asleep you may deny it wasn’t love…

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Best Books I read in 2020

What was greatly unusual in the gone year was that I did not have a personal reading goal. Well, speaking of 2020, I suppose a lot of unusualness crept in all of our lives. For some years, I did participate in Goodreads Reading Challenge but I have stopped pushing myself for it. That said, a…

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कभी तो ऐसा हो …

कभी तो ऐसा होमैं कुछ न कहूँऔर तुम सुन लोमैं नज़रें चुराऊँऔर तुम देख लोमैं उम्मीदें छुपाऊँऔर तुम जान लोमैं हसरतें मिटाऊंऔर तुम पढ़ लोकभी तो ऐसा होमैं खुदको रोकूंऔर तुम पहचान लोमैं कतरा बिखरुंऔर तुम थाम लो

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