Lowbrow Acts #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

They knew, their quarrel was unjust, still they argued, every day.

Sometimes, people would intervene but mostly they gathered around to witness the spectacle.

That day, the sparks of their hatred fell on the crowd.

That day justice was delivered swiftly by the lynching mob as they tossed their body parts at the circling vultures.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, L is for Lynching

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Knotty Affairs #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

Every day, he walks the same route.

He leaves his home precisely at 6.30 am.

By 6.45 am, he reaches the kiosk to buy cigarettes.

He takes the deserted by-lane as a shortcut to the park at 6.55 am.

That’s where we’ll jump him and throw him in the waiting car. It won’t be easy!

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, K is for Kidnapping

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Just Jejune #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

An unmistakable crackle of excitement was in the air as they arranged the bottles.

A moment of hesitation… but curiosity got the better of them.

They cringed at the taste inwardly but feigned liking it.

Lowered inhibitions led to impulsiveness to drive the night away.

‘Hit-and-run crash: Drunk teenagers kill one’, screamed the morning headlines.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, J is for Juvenile Crimes…

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Inhumane #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

55 Fiction

Life’s about choices. It’s these choices that define us.

Making a big decision is scary.

But you know, what’s even scarier?

Regret!

Today, I’m saving us from lifelong ignominy.

I’m letting the 2 Ps – Pride and Purse define my life.

So, you will have to go, little girl. But don’t worry, it’ll be quick.

PS : “Pride” refers to pride of having a male child which is lost with the birth of girl child. Also, some clans (upper castes and tribes) would rather murder female infants than give them to a rival group even in marriage. “Purse” refers to the dowry as girls are seen as an economic burden.

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words.

Today’s story, I is for Infanticide

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Human Trafficking #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, H is for Human Trafficking…

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55 Fiction

I sense people staring, but are they really looking at me, I wondered.

Will they sense my hesitation? Or hear the tremble in my voice?

Will the inner turmoil show in my eyes?

Ah! The answers I seek as I wait at the corner of a busy street, to meet the strangers of the night.

Thanks a lot, Sid for your inputs!

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Gambling #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, G is for Gambling…

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55 Fiction[3]

His heart is slamming against his rib cage. A bead of sweat forms on his brow.

The battles raging within overwhelms him.

He swings like a pendulum between hope and despair.

It’s hard to forsake a winning streak, even harder to leave when you’re on a losing one, muses Yudhisthira as he finally stakes Draupadi.

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Forgery #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, F is for Forgery…

F

55 Fiction

“Dear People. Don’t cry. I’m taking a nap which is going to last till eternity…”

Tears cloud my vision as I read my girlfriend’s suicide note for the nth time.

The detective reminds me to identify her handwriting.

I nod in agreement.

It’s hard to suppress a smile as I admire my handwriting forgery skills.

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Escape #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, E is for Escape…

E

55 Fiction

Ryan rummaged through the kitchen cabinets to find mugs.

As he poured the coffee, he saw the unspoken question in Luke’s eyes.

“Relax, I’ve got it covered”, said Ryan with his usual nonchalance.

Luke appeared skeptical.

“This house belongs to the prison chief who’ll be searching for us all night”, explained Ryan with a wink.

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Domestic Violence #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Crime Stories in 55 Words. Today’s story, D is for Domestic Violence…

D

55 Fiction

The maroon dot on her forehead signifies female energy. Indian-Bride

The black beaded mangalsutra around her neck protects from evil.

The red vermilion in her hair parting is to bring about good fortune.

These powerful symbols of marriage soon loose sheen.

For they are now dulled by blue marks and the grey clouds of domestic violence.

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Child Abuse #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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55 Fiction

A contented sigh escaped her on seeing the husband appeasing their daughter.

How adorable they look, with him doing monkey tricks and she sitting stoically, she mused.

The doorbell broke her reverie.

She dashed out with a kiss in their direction, oblivious to the panic-stricken child.

“Come to daddy!” he smiled as the door closed.

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