(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan First written on December 4, 2018) “It started suddenly one day. We – me, my brother and husband, suddenly heard her screaming in her room. We ran to her room, the door was shut but not locked. She had developed a habit of spending more and more of her…Read More Possession
(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan February 17, 2018) (The story of patient’s sister which is mentioned in the beginning of this story can be found here.) 1. “You, psychologists, are rather patient people – or perhaps you aren’t even listening. For here I am talking about my sister and her comfort object when this…Read More Comfort Objects Part II The Prince or the dragon?
(A short fiction by Sidharth Vardhan February 17, 2018) “My mother was from a traditional background and biased towards sons over daughters. That is perhaps why when she gave birth to twins – one of each sex, it was me who spend most of the time in her arms during our infancy rather than my…Read More Comfort objects – Part I Nayi
(A Short Fiction by Sidharth Vardhan February 2, 2018 Part two of two – the first of this story can be read here.) Back in their home Daya had kept returning to the subject of the corpse for a while and mother had kept asking her to not think about it until finally mamma was irritated…Read More Animal Nature
(A Short Fiction by Sidharth Vardhan February 4, 2018 Part 1 of 2) “Come here Daya, he will bite you” “it won’t mamma, it is so cute” but the mamma still watched with concerned eyes, she disliked Daya’s love for animals. The eight-year-old girl can’t see an animal without also going “ooo”, wanting to touch…Read More First brushing with death
(A short story by Sidharth Vardhan June 26, 2016) For generations, we have lived in this jail, in this hole – so long that we might as well have imagined that this is the only world, had it not been for the stars, visible in the oval blanket over our head, which show us…Read More The Bell
(A short story by Sidharth Vardhan June 24, 2016) “Papa, Pa-Pa, Pa, Pa” he has rolled the variations of the word;‘Daddy’ or ‘Dad’ too, but he wishes that Vani will call him papa. It has just the right kind of sound to it. It has always felt like a big responsibility – inwardly he still…Read More Vani
(A short story by Sidharth Vardhan June 8, 2016) Four-year-old Arun is playing with his toys – making the bull and the horse in hands wrestle, the horse is winning, Arun wants the horse to win, he likes the horse, he knows it will win ….. When he hears the voices of his parents…Read More A Loss