Right Hand Man – Chapter 7

[Read previous chapters here] Gwen put away the stapler, pens, stenographer’s pad neatly into the top drawer of her desk. She opened the bottom drawer and pulled out the typewriter cover. She locked the drawer and put the key into her bag. She got up and walked over to the Superintendent’s office door.…

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The Divorce Announcement

The Divorce Announcement It was a very difficult and arduous decision. However, the divorce became necessary. Irreconcilable differences, you know. Months of agony, indecision and recriminations later, here we are. Documents drawn up. Folders created. Yes. There is sadness, yet, there is joy to be had for the future looks suddenly brighter and…

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Autumn 2020 in Photos

The Autumn of 2020 merged into the tail end of the memorable summer of this very memorable year. It was mild and the usual changing of the season was gradual. I suspect, because we spent more hours outdoors than ever before, we saw the change as a gradual transition. Autumn is really the…

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2020 – The Summer of Discontent

Oh what a summer 'twas! The summer of 2020 will go down in history as a summer to remember and a summer to forget. In fact, the year 2020 will be spoken of in years to come for many reasons. For reasons of brevity (I know, I know! I'm turning over a new…

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The Visitor

DUSK Note from Ajesh: In a singular lack of care, I have made a mistake. Uma's story was entitled Dusk. That was the filename I received. However, I'm a whole year older and thus failed to realize that simple fact. My deepest apologies for this grave and unseemly mistake! Mea Culpa! Very little…

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The 2020 Irregular Sloword Birthmonth Festival

Yup! It's ON, right now. All through the month of August, SloWord features posts from Guests in honour of this August Festival. It's Irregular, it's on SloWord and it celebrates the BirthMonth of Mother Teresa, Ajesh Sharma, Ajesh Sharma's Mom, and all of Ajesh Sharma's avatars viz: The SloMan, The LastWord, PeevedPunjabi, LeggieLefty…

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Night Queen

This wonderfully satisfying short story comes from Shiva Kumar. His writing is quirky, funny, and eminently readable. It is a style I truly appreciate for its wordplay and its ability to bring out the sense of the action. For a truly delightful experience, head on over to https://thewiklyupdet.blogspot.com/ and read more from him…

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Twice Lucky

This is the second time we've had the pleasure of getting one of Sarbari Sen's stories on SloWord. She is, if you recall, the brain behind "A Chandelier for Vidya". If you've read that you may have a vague sense of foreboding already. Here we go then! When they left a party, someone…

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Lost Friend and other poems

Mona Banerjee, from Kolkata, was born into a family of real literary giants; her maternal grandmother was Lila Majumdar, the well-known Bengali writer of children's books. From her dad's side, she's linked to THE Tagores. Maybe this fueled her love for reading, writing, drawing ... stuff like that. Family pressures put all this…

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Peacock Feather

Indrani Ganguli is that rare personality; an interpreter of languages, a salon-keeper of resolute character and a friend to many. She's as adept at staring down recalcitrant witnesses in court while taking down their depositions as she is compassionate with those who clearly are devastated at being there at all. Her stories are…

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