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  • Can you write stories using just 20 words? I asked the group of writers:

    This was mine:

    'We just want to know where you're going. We're not stopping you.'
    'Of course you can't.' he replied.
    Sons nowadays!
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    Phorum's story:

    Should I? Will she? Now is the moment

    “Hey, Neeraj, meet my fiancé.

    The ring slips back into his pocket.
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    Riccu came up with 3 stories:
    Dad! Those are some lovely robes you're wearing. Are you a king now?"


    "No son. They call me a queen."
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    Fifteen floors below, the little boy's body lay motionless
    . I couldn't tell the blood apart from his favorite red cape.
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    The final few seconds of my life were met with an applause like nothing before. I was a mime artist.
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    Anuradha's contribution:
    She raised her imploring eyes to him.

    He looked at her impassively
    .
    Crying, she walked out of his life forever.
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    From Robin:
    Relieved that it was just a dream, she sat up, gazing into the mirror, wondering if it was really over.
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    From Krunal:
    Out of nowhere, beautiful gazing rays of sun fell on her face, and I slowly fell for her shimmering eyes..
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    The following piece from Manohar left me puzzled:

    Just walked in a vegetable market.....
    .bargained about price of brinjals..
    .lady made a brinjal face and made a deal.
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    Brinjal is another name for eggplant, or aubergine. In Hindi it is called 'baingan.' I've seen many varieties of brinjals but never seen anyone make a brinjal face. But Manohar does make some funny statements sometimes so I'll leave it at that.
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