The Ricochet

Anshuman Khanna had only one mission in life… to find his missing sister Meera. After a decade of the unending ordeal, he did get the news… that she was dead. But still, the bereaved brother within him grappled with closure. Giving up his life in Hissar he moved to Goa where Meera breathed her last, hoping to pick up the pieces of his broken heart.

Would he find the much-needed solace and some semblance of inner peace in the calming Varca seas? Or will the internal hightide pull him deeper to a point of no return…?

Stay with Anshuman as he meanders a roller coaster in Goa which will tug at his heart strings in the manner he least expected.

#retribution #chanceatlove #heartbreaks #vendatta

Simrat had battled demons of the worst kind and now as a single parent, she is besieged with fear and agony to protect the only person close to her heart. Her well guarded tough veneer is threatened to be broken into and she has to be very careful. For it’s not just her heart that can crumble but also the long-held secret which will put her loved ones in jeopardy.

He wasn’t born evil. He had never wanted to do what he did… he was softhearted and eventually lovelorn, having lost the only woman he loved. Was it wrong to fight for a piece of your heart…?

  • The Ricochet
    Anshuman Khanna had only one mission in life… to find his missing sister Meera. After a decade of the unending ordeal, he did get the news… that she was dead. … Continue reading The Ricochet
  • Prologue
    Prologue December 2016, Mumbai The strobe lights blinked into his uncomfortable eyes as Anshuman scouted around to check out for anything familiar. His informant ‘Jhatka’ had emphasized he would get … Continue reading Prologue
  • those eyes….
    Chapter 1 January 2021 Varca, Goa Anshuman ran along the sea line his shoes digging into the soft sand, the salty morning breeze ruffling up his uncut hair. He loved … Continue reading those eyes….
  • the problem…
    Chapter 2 Anshuman tried talking to the boy again. His sobs had reduced to hiccups and the tide was also setting in. He wanted to reach back to his condo … Continue reading the problem…
  • Passion!!
    Chapter 3 Anshuman parked his rental close to the lit-up area outside the new nightclub. He didn’t want to be conspicuous and just wanted to observe everyone around. He was … Continue reading Passion!!
  • Manpreet…
    Chapter 4 Anshuman had a fairly good amount of sleep which translated into fewer nightmares. He woke up early morning and as he set out for his run, he took … Continue reading Manpreet…
  • the journey begins…
    Chapter 5 Anshuman couldn’t wait to go for his run the next day. He didn’t know how correct it was to interfere in someone’s life but he couldn’t hold back … Continue reading the journey begins…
  • Manpreet in danger…?
    Chapter 6 Unlike yesterday morning today, Manpreet didn’t have the spring in his walk. He had his tight grip on Anshuman’s palms. Just like yesterday, Anshuman first took the boy … Continue reading Manpreet in danger…?
  • past comes in again…
    Chapter 7 Anshuman crouched towards the shop in the now-empty first level…the crowd had as though suddenly disappeared in thin air. He stuck to the railing bending and from the … Continue reading past comes in again…
  • Blast from the past…
    Chapter 8 Anshuman stood rooted to his spot his eyes wide and unblinking as he stared at the woman who had raided his dreams more often than not over the … Continue reading Blast from the past…
  • the turmoil…
    Chapter 9 Angie alias Simrat straightened the bedsheet to free it from the wrinkles. She looked at Manpreet’s sleeping form and her heart broke. His tears had dried on his … Continue reading the turmoil…
  • the onion peel…
    Chapter 10 Anshuman paced the confines of his condo like a hungry lion. He was sure he hadn’t mentioned Meera’s name to Kader. He consciously avoided taking her name because … Continue reading the onion peel…
  • Anshuman in trouble…
    Chapter 11 Anshuman was mystified with what had happened even as he sipped his coffee. His morning encounter with his one-night fling had left a sour taste in his mouth … Continue reading Anshuman in trouble…
  • destiny is a bitch…
    Chapter 12 Anshuman was still in a daze as he walked into his condo later that night. He was aching from the sudden run and fall, not to mention the … Continue reading destiny is a bitch…
  • the meeting in Mumbai…
    Chapter 13 Anshuman went through the daily news updates… which was just to while away his time and drive away from the accompanying restlessness. He was seated in the meeting … Continue reading the meeting in Mumbai…
  • the union…yet again…
    Chapter 14 Anshuman sat on the nearest chair with a thud. His head was reeling and suddenly he realized what had been off with Simrat last night. She had a … Continue reading the union…yet again…
  • facts start to unravel….
    Chapter 15 The phone rang shattering the quietness around and woke Anshuman with a start. He had slept like a log…he couldn’t believe it. He shifted and beside him, Simrat … Continue reading facts start to unravel….
  • the truth…Angie…
    Chapter 16 Simrat vigorously wiped her tears as she sprinted along the shoreline, even as the morning breeze blew her unruly curls all over her face. For over a decade … Continue reading the truth…Angie…
  • …father…?
    Chapter 17 Anshuman rubbed his face as he stared at the sea spread before him. The old men had left a  while ago and he was in a chasm of … Continue reading …father…?
  • love re-union…
    Chapter 18 The next morning as he neared the clove for his morning run, Simrat joined him. They ran a bit passing the rock cave and ahead in silence, the … Continue reading love re-union…
  • Would she—won’t she…?
    Chapter 19  Anshuman had the time of his life. Despite the sword hanging on his head, he loved being with Manpreet and Simrat. He rented a car and Simrat guided … Continue reading Would she—won’t she…?
  • the tattoo…
    Chapter 20 Anshuman spent the next two days with Manpreet. Simrat had been busy at work and he only hoped she wouldn’t endanger herself. He was often filled with worry … Continue reading the tattoo…
  • SOP in action…
    Chapter 21 Anshuman was hysterical asd he ran from stall to stall looking for Manpreet as if the boy would muraculosly emerge. He drew a blank and his astute business … Continue reading SOP in action…
  • Meera…
    Chapter 22 There was a stunned silence in the stuffy cabin belonging to Inspector D’Lama. But it proved to be a dormant volcano waiting to explode and it did. Anshuman … Continue reading Meera…
  • search is on…
    Chapter 23 Their vehicle strutted on the uneven terrain a couple of hours later as they navigated the ill-maintained road towards the port. The SOP team was frantically searching for … Continue reading search is on…
  • Kasim unraveled…
    Chapter 24 Anshuman looked at the surrounding, the waves of the sea which was unusually fierce that day, reflected the emotional tsunami in his heart. They were observing the steel … Continue reading Kasim unraveled…
  • closure…
    Chapter 25 With trembling legs for support, Anshuman followed Kasim through the first floor to the corner-most room. The door was shut and Anshuman typed in a code for digital … Continue reading closure…
  • epilogue
    Epilogue Later as they sat next to each other in his condo in Varca, Simrat told him her story from the last decade, her tryst with Rehmat that rendered her … Continue reading epilogue

41 thoughts on “The Ricochet

  1. Hi Priya,

    I have been your fan since you started writing on Story tellers would wait for next chapters Everyday.
    You write very well we can imagine being part of story line.

    Have been reading your latest Ricochet too I don’t understand why suddenly you have left the story tellers geoup. There was no way to reach you as admins stopped commenting on your posts too so reaching out here.
    Wish you all the best and we look forward to read Ricochet and all future works of yours soon

    Take Care and Keep Writing

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      1. Thanks to you to be writing so fabulously

        For some reason can not see any chapter after 12 for Ricochet…

        Waiting for more

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  2. Intrigued waiting for next chapters, wereaders want to wish everything now 😁. Priya please post atleast few chapters asap.

    Thank you so much

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    1. Thanks Priya for sharing this blog …. now will be able to read ….. amazing work…. lots of suspense.. now truth will be revealed… kader and meera ♥️ .. maybe kader is the terrorist rewa told about..

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    2. Thanks Priya for sharing this blog …. now will be able to read ….. amazing work…. lots of suspense.. now truth will be revealed… kader and meera ♥️ .. maybe kader is the terrorist rewa told about..

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    1. Wonderful interwoven story! Any idea , Priya, where the other writers are posting their stories, besides you I was following jyoti gaur for any posts and another story by
      ,I think, preet, some story named soulmates can’t recall for sure, but making writers leave midway unexpectedly is very sad!

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  3. Hi Thanks for u r link I was.missing u r story on st than I posted to ask that someone can lead me to this story sor admin told u can ask writers

    It’s I can read here u r amazing in all

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  4. Hi.. I could only find till chap 25.. then directly epilog and then chap 28.. can u please please please email chap 26 and 27…won’t read the epilog and chap 28 till then

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