The Lost Race

Chapter Five The room was the same as before. What had he expected? That it would have changed by itself? Mark felt foolish. They all sat themselves in the couch and the chairs. It was Rowen who broke the silence. “I don’t know your names,” he said. “Oh, we’re so sorry!” Mark said, feeling his … More The Lost Race

The Lost Race

Chapter Four The man who had rescued them smiled, and came forward with his hand outstretched. The smile was warm and made Mark feel relaxed. “I am Swar,” the man said “I know you have been through an ordeal and I am sorry that I have to disturb you right now. I would not have … More The Lost Race

The Lost Race

Chapter Two Mark was feeling nervous as they approached the planet. It looked similar to earth from space. What awaited them down there? It was not likely for the planet to be uninhabited. What would the natives be like? Would they welcome them or would they turn them away? He thought of the children in … More The Lost Race

The Lost Race

So, this is something I’d earlier published in KDP, but decided to rewrite because it seemed like I could do better with the whole storyline. Despite many people praising it, I was always not fully satisfied with it. So now I’ve unpublished it from all platforms and am going to rewrite it. I decided to … More The Lost Race

The Banished Secret

Chapter Seven Arnava stepped into the room cautiously. He was carrying his bow and arrows, his dagger and his sword. The room was empty. The entire building was deserted as was evident from its dilapidated condition. Yet, he had been told to come here. He pushed open the window, which protested with a creak, but … More The Banished Secret

The Banished Secret

Chapter Six “Hi big bro,” chorused the two in unison as they plopped in front of Aditya. Aditya looked up, somewhat bemused, from the book he was reading. Shyam and Vina gave him identical smiles. “Big bro?” He asked. “Where did that come from?” “When we’re in class, we do call you professor,” Shyam replied … More The Banished Secret

The Banished Secret

Chapter Five “You failed.” The voice was dispassionate, the face expressionless. The man swallowed. Somehow the very indifference of the being that confronted him was more frightening than anger or recriminations. He knew that failure would not be acceptable, but he had not expected this level of judgement. He could feel sweat beading his brows, … More The Banished Secret

The Banished Secret

Chapter Four Abhi moaned in his sleep. He was having a nightmare. He and Aditya were walking on top of a cliff. A giant bird swooped down and took Aditya up in his claws. “I shall get rid of him for you!” The voice rumbled like thunder. “No!” He screamed, and the sky changed, became … More The Banished Secret

The Banished Secret

Chapter Three The attackers came out of nowhere. There were twelve men in all, and Bhaskara frowned as he saw that their faces were covered with a dark strip of cloth which showed only their eyes. They were all dressed identically, angavastra, upavastra and daggers sheathed at their waists, and drawn swords in their right … More The Banished Secret

Chapter Thirty One

Vasushena knew there was something odd about the broken arrow. And there was something odd about the place too. He’d not been there before. He’d never been this deep, but he had a powerful feeling of being watched. He did not know if it was some animal, perhaps a wolf or a lion or a … More Chapter Thirty One