The Big Pickup

The leaves of the tree swayed gently with the breeze, and seemed to cringe a little as a waft of cigarette smoke exhaled from Sins' lips made their way into the leaves' respiratory system. Sins focussed his eyes intently on the veins of one of the leaves, hoping to catch it's expression of unwillingness to … Continue reading The Big Pickup

The Last Man Standing

Sins blew his first professional salary, a stipend for rendering his services for a period of one month, in exactly 3 days. By the seventh day, he had recouped all of it back, plus another half as 'surplus'. After repeating the same transaction for another 4 times, Sins felt like retiring and settling outside the … Continue reading The Last Man Standing

Will

Sins grabbed hold of his soft, fluffy white pillow and grasping it firmly, tore it into half, proceeding to beat the non-living object to pulp, sprouting cotton feathers all over the place. Now, even more enraged at the ensuing mess, Sins screamed with all his might, his gaze moving upwards. "Get out of my head! … Continue reading Will

Cannabis along the Sea

The giant screen tilted towards the oncoming crowd from the east end of the city. The crowd, a mass of humanity, most of them early risers on their way for a fast start at office, would meet the newly constructed bridge connected to the west end. The giant screen lay exactly at the centre of … Continue reading Cannabis along the Sea

The Holy Lifeline

Malcolm staggered into his room in a daze. He hadn't slept in 23 hours. He hadn't felt like it. So engrossing was the video content he had found online, that he wished he were a machine, with the ability to process information through electric supply. His eyes were hurting, due to the 23 hour binge. … Continue reading The Holy Lifeline

Question Haters

A full three hours of restlessness and irritation enusued as Sins stood in line to register his personal details, as part of the largest identification drive program in the world. The purpose of the exercise was to lock his biometric data through his fingerprint and link it to his personal data, permanently, as claimed by … Continue reading Question Haters

Bare Essentials

The chill in the air was palpable, as Sins made his way out of the station, to the buffet hosted by a colleague from work. The venue, Barbecue Nation was slightly familiar, his last visit having taken place when he was in college two years ago. His mouth salivated when he remembered the soft pieces … Continue reading Bare Essentials

Digital Boom

It had been a long day. His productivity levels hadn't been that great this fine day, Sins thought to himself wistfully, as he waited for the local train to arrive, and ferry him home. He was waiting on the platform with his co-passengers, so many eyes dead with boredom, and a majority of them glued … Continue reading Digital Boom

Anti-Social Brethren

Malcolm wished he could be high all the time. But, then he figured the novelty of peace and bliss would gradually become the new sober state of the mind, post which he would crave a higher feeling anyway. He decided he would be happier with how things were currently, where upliftment of the mind was … Continue reading Anti-Social Brethren

Broke

Malcolm was broke. It was his first thought of the day, the moment his mind had started functioning after a troubled night's sleep. It hadn't been the case so two days ago, when his account showed more than three fourths of his stipend left. He had blown all of it last night. And he wasn't … Continue reading Broke