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Such Small Graves

The dead give me my livelihood. There’s no other way to put it. I’ve been a gravedigger for more than 20 years, and I’m automatically grateful to hear of a…..

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Look Brother! I can fly

One dull winter morning, the kind of a morning where nothing of significance happens, where the clouds are a dull grey and the colours of the peacock refuse to excite…..

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Editor’s note: We have been getting a lot of submissions for our fiction section on dfuse.in and this one was rather interesting to say the least. It’s slightly away from the rest of…..

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Behind the Curtains

Saroja Madam rang the bell earlier than usual that evening. I pushed my copy of Femina under the pillow and straightened out my hair. Amla rushed in with our make…..

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He would start work at 7pm sharp. Not a minute early, not a minute late. He did his job with pride, standing tall as the little town went about its…..

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Womb, Chapter Eleven

Shifa’s love of experimental fiction and feminist theory have contributed to the conception of ‘Womb’, a serialised novel. Here’s chapter one, two, three, four, five, six, seven , eight, nine and ten. My beeper goes off exactly four showers later. I meet…..