short stories

The Mermaid and the Old Man

1. He was an old man in his seventies or maybe eighties. His health was on decline but he still walked without any support, could talk clearly and seemed to have full hold of his sanity – something I must emphasize given the nature of our story. As for the… Read More »The Mermaid and the Old Man

Sidharth Vardhan

Dreams and Perversions

(A review of‘The Interpretation Of Dreams’ (1899)by Sigmund Freud,First written on July 16, 2020) A detailed investigation of dreams in which Freud discovered a way of exploring the unconscious, recognized that dreams, like neurotic symptoms, are products of a conflict and compromise between conscious and unconscious impulses and was able to… Read More »Dreams and Perversions

An Orphaned Existence Sidharth Vardhan

An Orphaned Existence

A story of an accountant about to apply for an interview in a factory. Find on Goodreads Nearly 21,000 words Download it here:

comfort objects nayi sidharth vardhan short fiction

(Comfort Objects – 1) Nayi

“Ever since my childhood, the concept of comfort objects has been of great importance to me. My mother was from a traditional background and biased towards sons over daughters. That is perhaps why when she gave birth to a twin – one of each sex, it was me who spent… Read More »(Comfort Objects – 1) Nayi

Liar

1. “I saw you for the first time when upon my stubborn insistence my mom lowered you, a baby wrapped in a pink blanket, on my arms which she had made me stretch on her lap, unwilling to entirely trust you in my four-year-old arms. You were only three days… Read More »Liar