The Cat Ate My Vision Board

Short stories by writer Nishi Sood


  • Wasteland

    January 27, 2023 by

    After the accident, the entire area, for a 10-mile radius, was paved over in concrete, so the buildings looked semi submerged coming out of the ground. Even the dead bodies of the trapped locals were covered. Wasteland was an abandoned concrete tomb.

  • Hallmarked!

    December 20, 2022 by

    Charlie made soap for a living and owned three shirts. He smelled like potential.

  • Coyote Karma

    November 8, 2022 by

    Here she was, in the dead of night. 

    In one of the safest neighbourhoods in the city.

    Eye-to-eye with an unflinching and mythically large coyote.

    This was not a coyote-sized coyote.

  • Witch in the Penthouse

    October 17, 2022 by

    “We have reason to suspect that you being a… a witch… could present an unlawful advantage. Our lawyers suggest we grant you leave until we decide what’s in the best interests of the company.”
    She had the right to remain silent. Accused of having unlawful advantage by a room full of the richest executives in the city, the irony gently wafting over their hair plugs like cheap, knock-off perfume.

  • Underwater

    October 3, 2022 by

    She peered through the dirty glass. Like the other aquariums, it was empty too. No water. No fish. Just Hugo’s secrets and conversational skills.

  • Crow’s Nest

    August 23, 2022 by

    She didn’t plant the sunflowers, they just sprung out of the ground a few months earlier. So, she took it as a sign. A gift from the Universe, she called it. 

    And now, a murder of crows were looking at her sunflowers and their seeds with hungry eyes.

    “Perhaps we can strike a deal?” she said.

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