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A Box of Sweets

“I wish I could tell you I was brave but I’d rather tell you I am still alive…”


This is from a few years ago. I was just out of college, jobless, and broke. Seduced by the promise of a big city, I decided to try my luck in Mumbai and rented the cheapest room I could find. A dump. But it had a bed and an address I could put on my job applications. That was all I needed.




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Rahul Misra

Rahul Misra

I write mostly poetry, and some fiction. You may find an essay in my feed once in a while. Connect at or

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