Short stories

TheVent-RedPaper

The Vent | Short Story | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Her best part of the day is the one, when she sits on her balcony. Sipping tea, adjusting her glasses, reading […]

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WalkDownTheMemoryRain-RedPaper

Walking down the memory rain | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Nostalgia By: Debarati Sen | Guest Writer | RedPaper.in   How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, In the broad and fiery street, In the […]

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Reminders-RedPaper

Reminders | Short Story | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in He was walking along the streets. His mind lost somewhere in another dimension. Crossing the lanes, subconsciously moving with the crowd. […]

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OldBooks-RedPaper

Old Books | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in “Why do you buy old books even now?” she asked. “You are not a poor student anymore. You have got a […]

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WhatIf-RedPaper

What If? | Short Story | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Standing in the long line in the transit airport for an hour now, although it was not a tiring time for […]

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Obligations-RedPaper

Obligations | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Public gathering is not her thing since the very beginning. She is more of a person who enjoys her own company […]

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Lost-RedPaper

Lost | Short Story | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Mercy Sangma | Guest Writer | RedPaper.in   ‘Could this be my worst nightmare happening?’ He traveled through a barren land– twelve days without food […]

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LanguageOfLove-RedPaper

Language of Love | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in Noor and Avi never really talked but spoke to each other. Growing up together at St. Mary’s Orphanage they were bunked […]

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SheWhoLives-RedPaper

She who lives | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in   The plan was in place, 5 years after graduation they had finally agreed to go on a trip. All the […]

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PebblesAndTheirTales-RedPaper

Pebbles and their tales | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Do you remember walking on the streets with those pebbles stuck in your shoes which you cannot remove, as you are […]

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ManagingFatherhood-RedPaper

Managing Fatherhood | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in   Raghav Sharma, Site Manager.   Once upon a time, there was this man. He believed in working hard and being […]

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Heroes-RedPaper

Heroes | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in This story is inspired by and is a tribute to Aaron Feis who lost his life in the Florida School Shootings. Final […]

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ThoseStrings-RedPaper

Those Strings | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in The whole atmosphere in the home was kind of hot from past few weeks. When its windy and chilly outside, it […]

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LoveAtFirstSight-RedPaper

Love at first sight | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in “Are you sure about this? That you want to attend this specific college? It is 2 hours commute daily, by the […]

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BetweenFlights-RedPaper

Between the Flights | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in Ryan was a part of the cabin crew for IndiBlue Airways. His job helped him fulfil his dream of traveling the […]

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Pictures-RedPaper

Pictures | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Mercy Sangma | Guest Writer | RedPaper.in “Why don’t you take pictures? You keep saying you want to capture memories, to make a landmark out […]

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SometimesItJustHappens-RedPaper

Sometimes it just happens | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in ‘Do you love me?’ she asked. ‘No! What made you think that? You are self-obsessed, narcissistic lady with whom I am […]

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MindTheGap-RedPaper

Mind The Gap | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in “The train bound towards Huda city centre is going to leave from platform no. 1” was ringing on all the speakers […]

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ChasingStorms-RedPaper

Chasing Storms | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in 5 in the morning, cruising down ocean drive in his 57′ Chevy, Dave had only one thing on his mind and […]

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YNWA-RedPaper

And He Never Walked Alone | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Ayush Verma | RedPaper.in Steven lived in the busy part of the town all his childhood, with his school merely a few blocks and ground […]

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TheLifeExpress-RedPaper

The Life Express | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Shanaya has been trying to keep with her life for a while now. After few sleepless futile nights, she decided to […]

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IDoThisBecauseILoveYou-RedPaper

I do this because I love you | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Mercy Sangma | Guest Writer – RedPaper.in It wasn’t the first time my cheeks were stung by his flashing hand. Six months ago when I came […]

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AClosedRoom-RedPaper

A Closed Room – RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Daily before going to bed, he used to update his wish list. It’s from his younger days in school and nothing […]

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SnowStorm-RedPaper

Snow Storm | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Winds are getting fiercer today. She is alone sitting in the corner of the street, her usual place to be in. […]

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Tiffin-RedPaper

A seemingly mundane tiffin | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Lunch break. I looked into my tiffin box. The mundane contents stared back at me – The similar sight of six […]

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TheHomecoming-RedPaper

The Homecoming – RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in It’s another winter morning. And once, twice, then thrice, the alarm kept ringing. As usual, he woke up late but this […]

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TrickOrTreat-RedPaper

Trick or Treat | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in | Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in “Mom, I am ready!” Jimmy squealed in joy as he called out to his mother. It was Halloween night. For ten-year […]

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TheNightTimeWalk-RedPaper

The Night Time Walk | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in The gentle breeze during the post-midnight hours made him feel cold. He took another swig from his soft-drink bottle. The liquid […]

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TheLastPage-RedPaper

The Last Page | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Deepanshu Chhabda | Guest Writer | RedPaper.in Mumbling in the auditorium was piercing my eardrums, jolting them just like it has done for the past […]

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DontLookBack-RedPaper

Don’t Look Back | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in “This is killing my back.” Joe complained, thrusting his shovel into the dirt and resting on it. Bud looked up and […]

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NeverAlone-RedPaper

Never Alone | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in “Blueberry would be good, I feel. “ Hiten remarked. I blinked. It certainly looked appealing. “Naa. I think you should take […]

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TheQuestions-RedPaper

The Questions | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in How many years can some people exist, before they are allowed to be free? – Sitting in the balcony window sipping […]

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ManFromMoon-RedPaper

Man from the Moon | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in   He landed from the moon for her. He used to say often. And she smiles her way through it. He […]

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SheExists-RedPaper

She Exists | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Write For RedPaper By: Deepanshu Chhabda | Guest Post Well she exists, I know, We hold hands, she can come close, I can stare, she can stare too. […]

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TheFall-RedPaper

The Fall | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Thoughts By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in It was again that time of the year. He was sitting below the pale tall tree with his small notebook. His shoes […]

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Rampwalk-RedPaper

Rampwalk | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Alessa sat back in her chair comfortably. She wiped clean her glasses before wearing them. She peered at the visuals in […]

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TargetAcquired-RedPaper

Target Acquired | Short Story | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in I shifted in my seat. It was too plush for my liking. This was one of the reasons I did not […]

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SnubbedYearnings-RedPaper

Snubbed yearnings | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in And she opened a new book today. She is still confused whether to call it a new or an old one. Because it was […]

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art-redpaper

Art | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Harry was having a field day at the art house. There was an exhibition of rare renaissance art put up by […]

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MoveOn-RedPaper

Move On | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Short Story via WriteFor-RedPaper/Azure How can I unstring the pain that I gave her? The sadness that surrounded her, she did not deserve it. She deserved everything special. […]

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TheThirdWheel-RedPaper

The Third Wheel | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Originals By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Jash looked at Sanju and Ashay walking ahead of him. After clearing the security check, Ashay had handed Jash his ticket and had […]

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The-Bully-RedPaper

The Bully | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – The Bully By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in “Your child is a bully. There is no other way to put it.” Miss Shelley placed her hands on her hips, […]

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The Closet-RedPaper

The Closet | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – The Closet By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in ‘That loose gray shirt again? What sins I have done?’ a voice came, paling around in the corner of the closet. […]

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Road-One-RedPaper

Road One | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in – Road One By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in I checked my watch. It read 9.30 pm. Sheel was late. He had said we would meet me at the bus-stand […]

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Reflection-RedPaper

Reflection | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in-Reflection By: Sourav Dutta | Winner – #GoCreative The apprentice carefully observed each and every movement of the master. He had to learn the trade fast and be absolutely perfect […]

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WeekendRetreat-RedPaper

Weekend Retreat | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Jane and Tim were on their way to their weekend home. After a hectic week, they had decided to spend a night away from […]

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Changes-RedPaper

Changes | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in There is a place on the top of the hills where he used to run often when he was a child. Let it be […]

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Voyage-RedPaper

Voyage | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in My coat fluttered behind me, as the warm sea breeze swept across. I was standing at the railing of my ship gazing up at […]

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Home1-RedPaper

Forever Home | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in   Part One. Winds were blowing fiercely after the rain, she just set her table for gathering it all. She has never liked packing. […]

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ThePenalty-RedPaper

The Penalty | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in The deafening roar of the crowd fell on his ears. It gave him strength for the task he knew he had to complete. He […]

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TheCount-RedPaper

The Count | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in One. A small kid walked hand in hand with his parents. He smiled gleefully at the woman, on his left. She looked happy as […]

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alettertomom-redpaper

A letter to my mom | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Tracing some lines on the last page of his notebook, he completed flipping his homework copy. Everyone mocked at his copies often. He was […]

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ANewStart-RedPaper

A New Start | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in He looked to the heavens. What a lovely sight they presented. Twinkling stars and radiant planets all against a pitch black background. The universe […]

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LetterToFutureMe-RedPaper

A letter to future me | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Dear grown up soul, Hey! How are you doing? I know you are doing pretty well. After all, I made you stand there upright […]

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Strange Encounters | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in There are days when some really strange frame gets embarked on your mind and it never goes.  That was one day it seems. Getting […]

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itsnowornever-RedPaper

It’s now or never | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in It’s now or never | RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Sifting through her covers, turning again and again in that weary night. She couldn’t feel her breath. She […]

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Episode6-RedPaper

Surreptitious – Episode 6 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Episode-6   Mahebourg, Mauritius. 2018 Ice sipped his steaming hot coffee as he adjusted himself on the sofa. It was late evening and he […]

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Episode5-RedPaper

Surreptitious – Episode 5 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Episode-5 “Come in.” came a soft voice from inside the cabin. Ice entered to find Zero’s secretary – Agent Helen sitting at her desk. […]

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takeaway-redpaper

The Indian Takeaway | RedPaper

RedPaper.in By: T Higgy | Write-for-RedPaper The man lived at his fathers, it was his day off. His rather mediocre job loomed over him, he tries to think how could I […]

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Surreptitious – Episode 4 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Episode-4 The Agency HQ, Location Classified. 2018 Ice was making his way to the Director’s Office to make his report. He was still thinking […]

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Episode3-RedPaper

Surreptitious – Episode 3 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Episode-3 Dharavi, Mumbai. 2018. Viper continued racing through the narrow lanes of Dharavi. Dark clouds had lined the black night sky, blocking out the […]

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Episode2-RedPaper

Surreptitious – Episode 2 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Episode-2 “I…I read it”, Pandora whispered. Viper and Ice looked at each other and then looked back at Pandora. Viper motioned to the bartender […]

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PlayMeASong-RedPaper

Play Me a Song | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in   ‘Play me a song’, she said. Resting her head on the cozy couch which she almost forced him to buy years before. Her […]

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Surreptitious – Episode 1 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Nidheesh Samant | RedPaper.in Episode-1 Dharavi, Mumbai. 2018. He never thought it would come to this. The veteran agent Viper, being chased down the streets like a dog. […]

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Shades of Green-Chapter 5 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Photography by Anuroop Chandra & Story by Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in What is a Photostory? Over this unique concept we will present you, a story colored with mesmerizing Photographs clicked by […]

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Shades of Green-Chapter 4 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Photography by Anuroop Chandra & Story by Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in What is a Photostory? Over this unique concept we will present you, a story colored with mesmerizing Photographs clicked by […]

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Faith, Hope and Love | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Faith, Hope and Love | RedPaper.in By: Ankit Agarwal | via Write-for-RedPaper A thousand thoughts consumed him as he waited outside the Airport with a welcome placard awaiting arrival of […]

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RedPaper

Xibalba | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Xibalba | RedPaper.in By: Professor Paradox | via Write-for-RedPaper “Death is the road to awe” He looked at her as she slept with a face holding within it a […]

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A day in the life | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in A day in the life | RedPaper.in Via Write-For-RedPaper “  6 AM. The alarm clock blared out. It didn’t bother him. In fact he was very used to it. […]

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The Gift | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Original The Gift | RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in Crackling of the burning clinkers. Rising ashes from the fire-place. He was sitting in the wooden chair holding a […]

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RedPaper

Threads from the Cardigan | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Threads from the Cardigan | RedPaper.in By: Preeti Vyas | RedPaper.in ‘It has been years, when I saw her knitting in the rocking chair of balsam wood, the one […]

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RedPaper

Salvation | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Salvation | RedPaper.in via Write-for-RedPaper / Azure The popular girl of college,the successful young woman,the fashion icon,most people knew her as these. They never saw the girl that was […]

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RedPaper

A Bee Tale | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Via Write-for-RedPaper/Azure A Bee Tale | RedPaper.in “B..Be…Bee….” My mom was buzzing around as the mud got warmer. I flapped my wings as I realized it was my first […]

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Redpaper

Knocking on your heart | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in By: Anagha Jog | via Write-for-RedPaper Knocking on your heart | RedPaper.in Tired full of sleepy eyes, she went to her bed, when her cell beeped… It was the […]

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RedPaper

Wag This Way | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in via Write-for-RedPaper/Azure Wag This Way | RedPaper.in Today is the day I turn 15, old age has started to affect me, I am no more the nimble beast I […]

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RedPaper

Lights Will Guide You Home | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Original Staff Writer | RedPaper.in Lights Will Guide You Home | RedPaper.in The city has changed, it doesn’t look like the one that she left twelve years ago. The […]

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RedPaper

Sunshine | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Via Write-for-RedPaper.in Sunshine | RedPaper.in “It’s not getting better”, I thought while making my way through the entrance compound of my office, looking at the big droplets of water […]

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RedPaper

Blank Board | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Staff Writer | RedPaper.in Blank Board | RedPaper.in Flipping the pages of newspaper, he read all the varieties of headlines, wars between the nation, struggling women against the patriarchal […]

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RedPaper

The Moonlight and the Star | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Staff Writer | RedPaper.in The Moonlight and the Star | RedPaper.in He finally grabbed his bed after a harsh day at work. Yeah, he is pacing up with the […]

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RedPaper

Tragic Romances – Chapter 1 | RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Staff Writer | RedPaper.in Sohni-Mahiwal During the late 18th century, Sohni was born to a potter named Tulla. The society at that time was fragmented according to a person’s […]

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The Golden Warrior – #Uri | RedPaper.in

Preeti Vyas | Staff Writer | NIT-Bhopal “17 soldiers killed, 23 injured in cross-LoC strike on Uri camp”, read the headlines of the channel, as he was about to flip the […]

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RedPaper

Virago || RedPaper.in

RedPaper.in Preeti Vyas | Staff Writer | RedPaper.in A virago, what does this word mean Anaya thinks, as she skims the headlines through the newspaper. In vocabulary, she was never […]

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anotherBrick

Another brick in the wall | RedPaper.in

By: Preeti Vyas | Staff Writer | NIT-Bhopal The cheque is lying on the table, just held firm by the paper weight, heavy enough to bind it there. Is this […]

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A Tribute | Redpaper.in

by: Kunwar Ashish   There she goes……High…..Higher into the stands. This emphatic expression of Tony Greig’s, for a six being hit, caught my imagination and my mind went back 5 […]

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LIFE!

She sat in the Starbucks café, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. The blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf. […]

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