Cat Frenzy

“There are two types of people in the world”, he said. “One who like cats and one who like dogs.” “There are a third kind too”, she interrupted. “The one that like neither.” “Come on, there is no such person who doesn’t like either cats or dogs.” “Well, meet me”, she grinned. “I am neither…

Hira

Read here:  Part 1 , Part 2 It was the third month of her walking spree, yet Hira was nowhere near to her destination. Her hopes of finding it oscillated between days and nights of vast emptiness. Something in her told her she was not that far, yet the inner demon sometimes crushed her optimism….

Under the Ancient Tree

Hira had been walking for quite a while now, she had lost the count of days. Three weeks , six weeks she had no idea how long it was since she had crossed the bridge. But she insisted on walking her feet to find the new world. Her hope of finding it was diminishing however,…

The Forsaken Bridge

Hunar was a beautiful land of mountains, meadows and rivers, cut off from the rest of the world. A small village of hundred and fifty fires, it wasn’t even listed on the map. No one had heard of it before, until of course she crossed the bridge and stepped out from the boundaries set by…

Little John

A crowd had gathered in the town center. A large area was cordoned off by barricades, restricting the passage of the crowd to a not-so-narrow pavement. Everyone was looking at the ancient clock tower and the crane that was in the center. They had already set the giant Christmas tree near it and now the…

She Did Not Want It Anyways!

”Why do you keep saying that.” ”She ruined our chances of happiness.” ”I don’t understand why you want to blame it on her.’’ ”It’s the truth. From the beginning she didn’t want to have it. Not yet, was the only reply I got whenever I brought up the subject. We have our careers to built….

Don’t Cut the Strings

Gibran paced the floors of the Big Mall, checking in and out of every shoe store. He couldn’t find it, nothing even similar to it. But he kept looking, determined not to give up. ”It’s okay if you don’t find it” his wife placed her hand on his shoulder ”we will get her another pair.”…

26 and Counting

“Stand up.” “Turn around your chair and walk straight. I can help you” he said in his strong husky voice.”I can help you die.” She stood up, hypnotized walking straight to the large window frame. The world seemed a child’s model of the world from the 70th floor of her office building. “Stop” he commanded…

The Club

”Irena, would you like to share something with us” I asked the girl who looked ten years older than her age. She hesitated, but with a little encouragement from others, she was ready to open up today. She shifted a little in her chair to finally speak after a week long of silent attendance.” “It…

Undone on Streets

He returned again, empty-handed, not as much as a cent in his hand. After an hour’s wait, he showed up nonchalantly. “I didn’t get anything….nobody gave me anything”, he stammered to her raging glare. “They all shoo me away, what can I do….” A tight slap across his cheek stopped him. Tears streamed their way on…

The Glass Jar

She looked back one last time, as her slender fingers clasped around the door knob. She retrieved her steps looking longingly at the picture on the coffee table. Her small world captured in a frame. No, I cannot do this. I have to go. If I stay any longer, I will never have the courage…

You Live Only Once

A strange heaviness seated itself on my chest. Like a mountain was resting on it and I could hardly breathe. I was struggling inwards, calling out to him. He didn’t answer me. Maybe he was not home. I called again out of sheer despair. The weight was pushing the last breath out of me. I…