Short Stories

Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan August 2018 Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’ here) 26. So often one hears people say that everyone who lives must die. I wonder if they ever think about what it implies. That living is dying. That life is a slow poison – arguably the slowest of…

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Diary of a Cynical Suicide Diary of a Cynical Suicide

(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan (Find all parts of ‘Diary of a Cynical Suicide’here June, 2018) 1. I think a lot about dying. Dream about it. But as much as I think of suicide, it is always about how would people feel afterward and rarely the actual incident death, It is somehow difficult to…

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(A short story by Sidharth Vardhan First written on March 28, 2018) 1. From my earliest memories I have had this cusiosity regarding how the experience of this world differs for people with physical disabilities compared to others. Does a person who has been blind all his or her life know what colors are? How…

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A tribute to Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) and Damien Rice (Cheers Darling) A short story by Sidharth Vardhan First written on March 26, 2018 As usual, she had her beautiful smile on when she opened the door and she greeted him with her daily question, addressing him, as she always did, with…

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  (First written as a fun review of The Prince (1513) by Niccolò Machiavelli on Goodreads August 4, 2016 by Sidharth Vardhan) I don’t know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from Goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece,…

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