Mixed Bag http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com For All your Fiction and Miscellaneous Reading Needs Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:18:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.hemas-mixedbag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/money-bag-2-256x256.png?fit=32%2C32 Mixed Bag http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com 32 32 111981179 Rekindle http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/rekindle/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/rekindle/#comments Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:04:50 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2798 In my tiny, oven-like kitchen, I persist. I throw in a handful of red chilies and garam masala into the smoking oil. The tempering screams, promising to ignite something within. Still,... Read more »

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The Anthropologist’s Daughter http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/the-anthropologists-daughter/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/the-anthropologists-daughter/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:15:30 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2781 The anthropologist sat cross-legged on the ashram floor, listening to a woman in saffron robes and a shorn head. A veil of serenity kissed the woman’s meth teeth and the... Read more »

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Should I Stop or Should I Go? http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/should-i-stop-or-should-i-go/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/should-i-stop-or-should-i-go/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 01:32:09 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2758 It was a dark and stormy night, sheets of rain angrily lashed on to Harold’s car which was hurtling down the deserted I-680; when his heart jumped at the shocking... Read more »

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The Savant http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/savant/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/savant/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:25:19 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2753 “Seven minutes, Mommy’s dying.” Jason repeated. Trisha shut the burner. “Honey, relax! You’ve named the Presidents thrice.” Jason pulled in a hose and sprayed her. In another universe, Trisha was... Read more »

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The Night Watchman http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/night-watchman/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/night-watchman/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:29:26 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2687   Last night, she claimed another victim. He jumped off the roof, like she had ten years back. I took up this job to stay close to her. But the... Read more »

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Coming of Age http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/coming-of-age/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/coming-of-age/#comments Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:39:32 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2668 The butcher’s son stood behind the wooden block and bit his nails. A thin stream of sweat trickled down his forehead. Thud! His father heaved an unconscious goat on to... Read more »

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Dragon http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/dragon/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/dragon/#comments Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:20:21 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2665 Written for another #vss365 prompt – “Dragon” Kim had come a long way. From being called “fatty” and “useless” to being the best laksa chef in town. Now she ground... Read more »

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When Life gives you Lemons http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/life-gives-lemons/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/life-gives-lemons/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:37:41 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2662 On the next full moon night, cut a lemon in half. Sprinkle some turmeric and chant the magic words I've taught you.

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To Clara, with Love http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/to-clara-with-love/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/to-clara-with-love/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:48:43 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2637 “Maybe this writers’ residency is coming at a good time.” I wiped my tears. “I’ll figure this out when I’m back, promise.” I pointed at the cardboard boxes against Mama’s wall. .... Read more »

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Not all Love is the Same http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/not-all-love-is-the-same/ http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/not-all-love-is-the-same/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:29:43 +0000 http://www.hemas-mixedbag.com/?p=2631 The Micro-story-palooza continues! Yesterday’s prompt was “Love” (obviously!) Read on… And then she was born. Sonnets became lullabies, roses and chocolates gave way to diapers and bottles, long waits in... Read more »

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