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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 2

thereafter rose desire in the beginning, desire, the primal seed and germ of spirit. ~~~ rig veda, hymn cxxix ~~~ she stood there, looking down at him. he lay in that hospital bed, hard white sheets, a pillow under his head. but where’s the cushion, she thought. he always liked to tuck a sturdy square cushion under his neck, she must tell di… then she stopped herself. again her mind went blank and she stared at him lying there eyes…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 19

thng nh c tri theo ngy thng mt, though longing flows down the river of time qu kh anh; anh khng nhc cng em. my past, i did not share with you. linh h”n ta cn u n hn ‘m, my soul’s dark recesses darker than night ta cha thu, na l ai thu r’. inscrutable to me, inscrutable to all. ~~~ by the vietnamese poet xuan dieu, translated by thomas d le ~~~ “she was called nancy?” anjali asked…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 20

INDEX   khushi sat, distracted, at the dining table. buaji huddled on the sofa, fanning herself with a palm leaf fan and looking at sanka devi with an arch look. behind the visible and familiar exaggerated air of impatience lurked a worry, a concern. something was not alright with her niece madhumati ji was absolutely sure. she had come back looking dejected the night before last after dinner at the raizadas. payaliya looked somewhat down too. but she had recovered…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 18

you who demolish me, you whom I love, be near me. remain near me when evening, drunk on the blood of the skies, becomes night, in its one hand a perfumed balm, in the other a sword sheathed in the diamond of stars. ~~~ faiz ahmed faiz ~~~ he lay there staring up at the stars. the night sky beckoned, inky and clear. winter was on its way in, a slight chill blew in the air, she shivered a little,…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 19

INDEX   khushi smiled widely as nani ji and anjali ji met them at the door, welcoming payal, akash and herself in. payal was looking very pretty in a pink salwar kurta that had a sprinkling of paani mukaish on it, she had tried to tie her hair in her usual fairly severe plait, but khushi had insisted she leave it open and just let it hang straight down past her shoulders in a thick dark swathe. she had also…

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Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

what does the night say… a valentine’s day story

(written on 14 february 2013, valentine’s day.) she sat there among the velvet red petals. around her lay a languorous quiet. he had left, angry and frustrated; furious with her… with the night. with himself. and she’d come down to their room, to the bed bedecked for love where a hundred doubts in the head had taken away everything her heart was sure of. she reached for a petal, such knowledge in its seamless velvet. what does a rose know…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 17

banner made by libranangel of india forums   pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast, to feel for ever its soft fall and swell, awake forever in a sweet unrest, still, still to hear her tender taken breath, ~~~ john keats, bright star ~~~ akash walked in with an apologetic air, “sorry, sorry! i’m late… doctor verma!! good to see you… i’m glad you started dinner, we had to solve the runway problem tonight…” khushi’s eyes widened, she froze, the…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 16

raat tumhare jism se phisalti padti thi jism tumhara ek jalte siyyare sa doodh aur dhoop se goondhi mitti ek falak bhar khushboo thi awaaz tumhari the silken night kept sliding off your body your body, like a smouldering celestial object moulded from clay kneaded in milk and sunshine your voice, like a skyful of fragrance! ~~~ gulzar ~~~ there was laughter in the corridors. he could feel it coming from behind the pillars… which one was it? yeah that…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 15

pyaar mein hai jeevan ki khushi deti hai khushi kai gham bhi mai maan bhi loon main maan bhi loon kabhi haar tu maaney na… the joy of life is there in love some sorrows too bring joy i may still accept i may still accept defeat at times you won’t accept that… ~~~ kaifi azmi, yeh nayan darey darey ~~~ voluptuous folds of mahogany velvet swished and swirled, the beaded embroidery in silver caught light, a sudden sharp dazzle…

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Arshi FF : Not Cut Out For Love

not cut out for love: chapter 17

INDEX   his arms still firmly around khushi, asr turned his head and looked at lavanya. “yes, lavanya, what’s the matter?” his voice was cool, almost businesslike. khushi squirmed slightly and she felt his arms tighten, holding her where she was, not letting her get away. uff, this laad governor, how could he be so shameless! what would lavanya ji think, khushi’s mind catapulted into a litany of protests… but his smooth suede waistcoat felt so plush and comfortable against…

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