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A Match of My Choice

By: Manohar Asija

...an's visiting-card from her wallet; and began to read its contents which provided the address of his office: Upstairs, Restaurant `Nashta-Pani`, Near Bus Terminus. She decided not to show this card to Mahajan at least for the present. The very next morning, she went to Chauhan's office, where she was received by his assistant, who welcomed her with a courteous smile. …...

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Collected Short Stories: Volume V

By: Barry Rachin

...* Sixteen-year-old Ned Scoletti is travelling north on a Greyhound bus from Fort Pierce, Florida to Spaulding, Massachusetts, to visit Aunt Josie. Problem is, his mother’s identical twin sister died when Nick was just a toddler. Or did she? * Jesse Caldwell, an auto mechanic, is painfully s...

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Circumstantially Evolved Relationship

By: Manohar Asija

...reafter they turned to attend to the feast of `Paneer Pakodas`, `Samosas prepared at this very café. Destiny Opens Itself … At this very moment, a bus happens to gain speed while following her; she indicates this vehicle onto her left to overtake. But the bus driver loses controls over his steering as he abruptly happens to mark the action of videography. … By this ...

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Circumstantially Evolved Relationship

By: Manohar Asija

...reafter they turned to attend to the feast of `Paneer Pakodas`, `Samosas prepared at this very café. Destiny Opens Itself … At this very moment, a bus happens to gain speed while following her; she indicates this vehicle onto her left to overtake. But the bus driver loses controls over his steering as he abruptly happens to mark the action of videography. … By this ...

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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

...was just in the vicinity of two years, when her parents died in the accident that resulted in the death of 32 persons, travelling in the over-crowded bus, carrying some teachers and their families, mostly residents of Nimri Colony in North Delhi. This group of 46 persons was on an All-India tour, organized by someone amongst themselves, to avail the benefit from their depa...

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A Match of My Choice

By: Manohar Asija

...an's visiting-card from her wallet; and began to read its contents which provided the address of his office: Upstairs, Restaurant `Nashta-Pani`, Near Bus Terminus. She decided not to show this card to Mahajan at least for the present. The very next morning, she went to Chauhan's office, where she was received by his assistant, who welcomed her with a courteous smile. …...

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Pink Lotus

By: Manfred Mitze

...’ home in Germany, Walter has an epiphany: “People he knew or heard of had gone to the East…and seemed different when they returned.” So he and Hilde bus through Budapest, Athens, Turkey and the Middle East to India, where Walter marvels over “how people survived their daily struggle in apparent chaos under harsh conditions.” Later, on a depressive whim, he also visits th...

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At Sea

By: T. Bakare

Hilary's Birthday Bus Stop The Interpreters The Garden Mercy Glass Rose

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Cashier World

By: Tom Lichtenberg

...A collection of stories, including the Legend of the Wandering Cashier, the roadside diner Angel of Death, the classic tale of the Bathroom on the Bus, and featuring private eye Dawn Debris in the Land of Many Things...

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Kumkumam Vithariya Vazhikal : Collection of Short Stories

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...re kept in a flower vase were hostile to her. She remembered the loneliness in the evenings when, after leaving all her friends waiting alone for the bus . Her heart swelled with a whimper, and in a moment she could not control her sobs. She kept her face down on the pillow and started sobbing violently. The soothing words of her father or mother’s question as to what hap...

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...e bathroom of Kumpee's friend. It was a well-known fact that metropolitan bus drivers in every city popped amphetamines; and so to him it had been vi... ...Well...sometimes I have thought I could become a money collector in a city bus. I would be a Bangkok Metropolitan Transportation employee--BMT." ... ... same container. He would click and click to get their attention. When the bus was inordinately full, barefoot or in sandals, he would stand on the la... ...anding on a step and hanging out of the continually opened door of a green bus; of-- "What a pathetic existence. You haven't even paid any rent ... ...rth of the city, Kazem was forced to reposition himself in the back of the bus next to a bucket of swishing water and rags. He swatted the mosquito t... ...t had gotten lost and ensnared in the thickets of time: father driving the bus and this boy seated on a padded metal covering that went over the trans... ... ate fish chips that were in a plastic sack. He just ate and drank as the bus circled around its route of the city. How drab it all was but for a bo... ...lf, would be far better than sitting on the monkey bars near the door of a bus clanging the tube of money upon one's knee. Besides, he didn't especia... ... changes of streets and buildings from the open portals of an old doorless bus that cast its shadow onto a bridge connecting Pinklao street to the are...

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7 Scorpions : Rebellion

By: Mike Saxton

...pieces. The panic at the former university was geting worse. Not a single bus had departed yet. John was hurrying, followed by his wife, Vincent’s g... ...AKS!” Vincent suddenly yelled. Talbot slammed on the breaks and the shutle bus squealed to a halt. As he took a moment to observe outside, he saw an ... ... incent and Lexi stood back to back, about twenty feet be- hind the shutle bus. On either side were three men, six in total, who all looked like they... ...e heard was the cocking of Vin- cent and Lexi’s pistols. “Picked the wrong bus to hiack asshole,” Vincent snapped. “So what now,” the thug asked. “Yo... ...ng like this,” Lexi was impressed. “I’ll tell you when we get back on the bus. It ain’t roids,” Vin- cent responded. As Lexi and Vincent began to wal... ...ave any idea how to cover their tracks,” Vincent suggested. As the shutle bus continued to head further and further away 64 Mike Saxton from Lexi a... ...and Crisco then grabbed the Seeker and carried him outside of the shutle bus. “Josh, I need a feld medic kit to do this. It’ll have a bone saw in i... ...ntly. “It’s a trans- miter. Where did you fnd this?” “ A dead rebel on the bus,” Andromeda fnally spoke. Josh had a sudden look of panic, “What the he... ...been for the past fve months except for two vehicles. A university shutle bus following a 1995 Ford Bronco. They were headed north, into upstate Ne...

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Afinitati

By: Florentin Smarandache
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An American Papyrus

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... Post Annulment 2 Afferent, the city bus cramps to the curb and brakes through Solipsistic muteness With an exha... ...fe; all the tattered people awaken; And a man spits toward the tire of the bus, But misses. And as he watches his own spit vanish From the hard cres... ...ed shadows that both Had labeled as their marriage. He enters the second bus: Its coolness sedating the skin that Overlaps his troubled mind. His th... ...remained angled toward work So that he and his wife can stay alive? In the bus window he sees his diaphanous face--the windows Of the Hilton, where he... ...ened to his desperate Thrusts--makes him feel sick. He gets down from the bus. He goes to work. He suddenly knows that being in love is not love. ... ... Post-Annulment Afferent, the city bus cramps to the curb and brakes through Solipsistic muteness with an exha... ...fe; all the tattered people awaken; And a man spits toward the tire of the bus But misses. [Religion is a lie! Everything is a lie!] And as he watche... ...ocietal function As he grows up in the family unit] He enters the second bus: Its coolness sedating the skin that Overlaps his troubled mind. His th... ...remained angled toward work So that he and his wife can stay alive? In the bus window he sees his diaphanous face--the windows Of the Hilton, where he...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...ppening. The text flowed across the screen of her phone. Breaking News – School Bus Bombing – Were Twins Targeted? Fears that teenage twins were t... ...hanging out with Sam. You’re together in classes, in the playground, and on the bus. And you’re wearing that top.” The top that Philip was referrin... ...e football pitch. And that was just by his own team. James looked back down the bus to see Emma Venton kneeling on the back seat, with Anika Ali si... ...te. Emma knew this and played on it. She caught James’s eye from the back of the bus. She’d seen his slight movement before Mr Stark had stood up be... ...heir day, and that she was preparing chicken pie for dinner. Sam looked down the bus at James. He was looking back at her. They’d received the same ... ...ore attention.” “Shut your face!” came another voice from somewhere else on the bus. A hundred conversations seemed to be reaching Sam’s ears all ... ... saw James Blake, a likeable, polite and decent lad, marching to the back of the bus. The teachers would have their hands full now. He hoped his ow... ...ht sight of his sister screaming out in pain, pinned to the upturned roof of the bus, one of her legs twisted at a horrible angle. He was conscious ... ... sound of another explosion which this time seemed to come from the back of the bus. It was deafeningly loud, and already it had become impossible ...

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Curly Line with Flowers

By: Ronit Baras

...ng lunch brake, everyone talked about going to a daytime movie and then take a bus to the beach. Some girls went from one to the other and invited t...

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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

... Recently a friend discovered one of my articles in a magazine he found at a bus stop in Southern California. That article had been published in anoth...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

... C O N T E N T S Short Fiction A Beheaded Cart Language of Black and Red On the Bus to Town The Butterflies are Laughing The Con Man Come... ...and, cuddled, two silhouettes carved against the inexorably rising day. Return On the Bus to Town by Sam Vaknin Read the Hebrew origina... ...Bus to Town by Sam Vaknin Read the Hebrew original. I must catch the city-bound bus. I have to change at the Central Station and travel ... ...ched out of the mucky soil around our barracks. But there is still way to go. I mount the bus and sit near a dishevelled, unshaven man. His abrade... ...s crumbling watch. His pinkie sports a rectangular, engraved ring of golden imitation. The bus exudes the steamy vapours of a mobile rain forest. P... ..., call on your driver if in doubt. Pay heed to dubious characters and odd behaviours. Our bus is trapped in a honking row of cars, under a seething... ...ic side (they are big on it in penal institutions): How can I prove my whereabouts (on this bus) throughout the carnage? Think alibi. The inmate alw... ...nfirm by writing in this diary (I point at a grey notepad I am holding) that I was on your bus at this hour? I have no pen" – I add. He casts a sid... ...ed on fleshy lips, ending with a flourishing signature. People are murmuring throughout the bus. My answer is equivocal. It could imply armed robber...

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Frate Cu Meridianele Si Paralelele, Vol. 2

By: Florentin Smarandache

...umuri de aer: zbor spre Las Vegas, schimb avionul spre New York, apoi iau bus-ul (autobuzul) spre Bloomsburg, unde m-a şteapt ă profesorul Erik Wynt... ...m ă adusese de la aeroport (JFK) la sta ţia de de autobuz (Port Authority Bus Terminal) credea c ă rata mare a divor ţurilor s-ar datora problemelor... ... Turul Londrei, 2 ore, 15 ₤. La „cucurigu” m ă urc într- un bus desf ăcut (neacoperit). Burniţă – p ăi se putea?! Se circul ă pe stâng... ...gienic ă. Lu ăm ce putem în dou ă gen ţi, eu şi Lilia, şi ne întoarcem cu bus-ul o noapte şi o zi. Jila – Phoenix. Aici cozi berechet. Phoenix – Fl... ...pân ă la hotelul nostru, Holiday Inn, mergem cu taxiul (23 $). Nu exist ă bus ori shuttle decât pentru cei care au f ăcut rezerva ţia dinainte. Am...

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An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...was no different than someone sitting on a fire hydrant as he waited for a bus. Still, he thought, this was what he would try to correct by a solitary... ... somehow, and sell it off as a cheap form of methamphetamines to truckers, bus drivers, and maybe even guys like me who want nothing better than to st... ...a plane ticket as easily as the average man could pay for a ride on a city bus. Of course this particular car was air conditioned, and riding in it, d... ...eved with one arm in both cast and sling nor even facilitated via train or bus to Phuket, Pattaya, or Cha-am with all tickets sold out for the holiday... ...pinion?" "Well, for me it's like walking through noxious clouds of car and bus exhausts and the more you walk through it the dirtier you become in eve... ...in killers for his arm with no assistance but his saliva, and waited for a bus to take him back to Nongkhai. A kiosk selling soft drinks, Buddha statu... ...a thousand baht; another payment albeit a nominal one, he stood on a small bus like a Siamese twin conjoined to eighty or more bodies, all going in th... ...s he did albeit the others surely with more clarity than he had. He took a bus ride with myriad others across the Friendship Bridge of the Mekong rive... ...ated sidewalk. He could now see at a distance the bald muddied area of the bus terminal with its dilapidated secondhand buses that, according to the t...

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Shy Feet : Short Stories Inspired by Travel; Preview

By: Frances M Thompson

...t with very little effort I could get top marks in most subjects. I rarely studied more than I had to and I blitzed through my homework on the school bus home. While Mum finished work in the front room, I cooked dinner for us both, listening to her scissors snip through her comfortable conversations with clients. I spent the rest of my evenings with one of the seven books ...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

.... It was definitely something that was not wanted. It stayed with him on the bus. On a ride from the Nambu Bus Terminal to Chongju, Sang Huin's sleep ... ... roads that appeared near Umsong to be rid of scenery so bland. Although the bus traveled down the highway as a solid, jitterless mass, he jittered in... ...man and it had all gone awry. Sang Huin sighed. He took off his shoes in the bus. He stroked his feet, in short white sports socks, across the vinyl o... ...ough his billfold for a calling card. He went to the front of this high-tech bus and made a call. "Yoboseyo." "Yoboseyo. Yang Lin bakwa chuseyo." Sile... ...in that area he sometimes got up around 4 a.m nonetheless; took an hour long bus ride to that small town he had once lived in; walked near bowing rice... ...e of his nationality. Now it was Kim Yang Kwam he kept thinking about in the bus. Sang Huin was labeled as dirty a few nights ago: the way he walked o... ...sical dilettante. He looked out of the window and smoothed out his hair. The bus was becoming full now. Still, no one was standing. Maybe, he thought,... ...tinct was to follow his former friend to the ends of the earth on the public bus system and to harass him in the bus by making him feel miserable for ... ...ome passively. On what seemed like an eternal trip, cramped on a seat in the bus, disconnection was making his mind jittery, soft, and rolling like a ...

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Bozo and the Storyteller

By: Matt Jones

...ry in the hope of jogging someone’s memory. Theo’s photo could be seen at bus stops and train stations across the country, accompanied by the words ... ...an’t tell you anything at all,’ Bozo sniffed. ‘I was almost run over by a bus and all you can say is “scoundrel”.’ ‘I’m sorry. I’m just dying to know... ...tons on their coats, pulled up their hoods and hurried off in search of a bus or underground train to take them home. Theo had no home to go to, ho... ... of course. There’s a group of French schoolchildren over there and their bus leaves in f ve minutes.’ ‘How do you know that?’ Theo asked, rather im... ...you make.’ He dragged Theo along by the hand. ‘Come on, or we’ll miss the bus.’ Theo glanced up at the gang of French kids being herded by a few str... ...they realise I’m not French?’ ‘Look,’ Bozo snorted, ‘either we go with the bus or we go with them.’ He indicated to where the police could be seen ci... ...e front called out something and the whole school party moved towards the bus. Theo shuff ed along in their midst and, although he couldn’t understa... ...d?’ ‘And they’re going to help,’ Bozo answered gleefully. They reached the bus and Theo raised his hood so no one would see his face. They boarded in... ...ould they notice? 70 Bozo and the Storyteller His turn came to board the bus but, as he lurched forwards, a large hand came to rest on his shoulder...

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Signature for Sunshine

By: Christine Jones

...ear old lungs felt like lead weights as Chris plonked herself down on the bus stop bench and stretched out her legs in an unladylike manner. Taking ... ...manner. Taking a deep breath, Chris stood to watch the rickety old school bus draw near, packed with boisterous kids screaming obscenities from the ... ...posture reflected her intensions, as did the angry glint in her eyes. The bus off-loaded a dozen or more students, who moved back in an un-orderly f... ... did not share the same ideals in regards to femininity. Stepping off the bus, without so much as a hello, Kelly continued down the footpath rolling ... ...a watched her mother grasp Mitchell by the arm and haul him back onto the bus, which by this time had many vacant seats. Mr. Jago, the bus driver, t... ...imbed onto another’s shoulders and peering through the back window of the bus, looked straight into Christine O’Keith’s wrath. The woman thumped at ... ... his rear vision mirror at Jackson and his mates, whom now sat silent. The bus driver shook his head whilst mumbling something under his breath perta... ..., she got her nose right out of joint and contacted Chris. She even got a bus down from Sydney to Melbourne… I think it was Sydney, anyway, she came... ...are moment she got, whether it was in the bath, shopping, waiting for the bus or taking Julian to play group. Carrying a little gold pen around with...

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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...overpasses, at the edges of parks, with legs dangling from the benches of bus stops, within obscure shadows of parking lots, and there to be stumbled... ...meone, anyone, not you specifically— should be allowed to take a greyhound bus from New Orleans to Baltimore, and without being invited, knock on our ... ..., did He use AT&T to tell you to pack up your things, head on a Greyhound bus, and plunk your butt on our door step? That is what we have to determi... ...ou shouldn’t as you seem to like them, you will be put back on a greyhound bus headed for New Orleans. I hope that is clear. Fresca darling, I bet y... ...ove of mankind that never really existed, and that time of sitting on the bus next to a young man with myriad inflammations like warts on his neck an... ...ried to hide under a bulky hat as his head tilted toward the floor of the bus, and of her putting his hand into her own. Sister Mary Elizabeth...

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Frate Cu Meridianele Si Paralelele, Vol. 1

By: Florentin Smarandache

...t ridicate... “Pearl Harbour Memorial” Plec ăm la Pearl Harbour cu “city bus”, 2 $ de persoan ă, mult mai ieftin decât prin agen ţia de turism ...

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Died and Moved In

By: Christine Jones

...t her little love could do. Putting her foot to the floor, she overtook a bus and to their surprise, they wound up kissing a gas tanker coming the o... ...anage a smile. Her arms are thicker than my body, you could hide a school bus behind her and I bet when she was alive, she had dirt floors in her ho... ...a cripple and they never did bring out a wheelchair for her, a bloody big bus, but no wheelchair. No, I wasn’t a sadistic kid; Barbie was mugged. Li...

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The Snakelex Report

By: Christine Jones

...nt of him was an old rusty can and in this can were three silver coins, a bus ticket, a pensioner’s card and a used two-dollar scratch ticket; it wa... ...ins back in the can. “Will you give me this?” The wealthy man took out the bus ticket. 183 “If I give you my ticket, I won’t be able to get home, wil...

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Circumstantially Evolved Relationship

By: Manohar Asija

...reafter they turned to attend to the feast of `Paneer Pakodas`, `Samosas prepared at this very café. Destiny Opens Itself … At this very moment, a bus happens to gain speed while following her; she indicates this vehicle onto her left to overtake. But the bus driver loses controls over his steering as he abruptly happens to mark the action of videography. … By this ...

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The Soul Bearer

By: Jonathan Cross
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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

...was just in the vicinity of two years, when her parents died in the accident that resulted in the death of 32 persons, travelling in the over-crowded bus, carrying some teachers and their families, mostly residents of Nimri Colony in North Delhi. This group of 46 persons was on an All-India tour, organized by someone amongst themselves, to avail the benefit from their depa...

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My Dear Sister-in-Law

By: Manohar Asija

...was just in the vicinity of two years, when her parents died in the accident that resulted in the death of 32 persons, travelling in the over-crowded bus, carrying some teachers and their families, mostly residents of Nimri Colony in North Delhi. This group of 46 persons was on an All-India tour, organized by someone amongst themselves, to avail the benefit from their depa...

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Maximus in Minimis : Aphlorisms in Unistiches

By: Florentin Smarandache

................................................................35 Full view snooping...............................................................35 Bus driver’s question.............................................................35 One who likes details............................................................35 Open.....................................................

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Paradoxist Distiches

By: Florentin Smarandache

..._______ 52 JAZZ (III) ___________ 53 DISTURBANCE _____ 53 AFTER COSMETIC SURGERY ___________ 53 OBITUARY _________ 53 PLAGIARIST _______ 53 THE BUS CONDUCTRESS _______________ 53 THE PASSENGERS __ 53 PUG DOG __________ 53 MAYOR ____________ 54 RIVALRY __________ 54 ARRANGEMENT ____ 54 COUNCIL __________ 54 PRUDENCE _________ 54 EXOTIC ____________ 54 SMATTER...

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