Dear Son

I wake up, perspiring. The clock is ticking and I know I don’t have much time. The sun is setting and the shadows are growing longer. The darkness does nothing to calm me, I know it is just a dream that shook me up so; but lately my reality is becoming more horrific than my … Read more

Where Is It?

“I can’t find it mummy! Where did you keep it?” “How will I know. Try to remember where you kept it. “ “Oh c’mon mom… please… I know that you know… I don’t have time for this now!! Please… my bus will be here soooonnn” “I am scared to go search in your room. There … Read more

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, inside the dark forest there lived a ferocious lion. He ruled upon the forest but none of the animals were afraid of him. Because he was a just and noble king, the subjects of his kingdom lived happily ever after. My friend Leo and I  are writing on the same theme for … Read more

The Egg or The Hen

“Etta, what came first, the egg or the hen?” “I don’t know. Go ask daddy. You and your weird questions!” “Daddyyyyy” “Not now Esther. Daddy is busy.” When he saw how his daughter’s face fell, he pulled her into his lap, “What’s it kiddo?” “Daddy, the hen or the egg?” “The egg came into existence … Read more

The Cart Puller

  Stretching himself as much as possible, in spite of the pain he was in, he struggled to align his spine as perfectly possible against the hard charpoi in tiny aangan of his old house. Inside, he heard his wife squirm as she turned to lie on her other side, the pain she was in … Read more

A Long Walk Home

“No Joe, please don’t force me. I can’t.”  “But why Marie? C’mon, trust me. I know you can do it. Just try, please? For me?” “I ‘m sorry Joe. You have to understand me here. I cannot do this. Anything else but this. Please? I’ll do whatever you say, except this.”  “Okay I will not force you, … Read more

The Estimation Gone Wrong

It was clear that the costs would be heavy. Mud and soil would come down destroying the downstream settlements, no Noah’s arc would come to save these poor people whose needs are not even heeded by their government. Within minutes, thousands of people would lose their homes and the ensuing floods would surely kill thousands … Read more

Breaking Silence

The silence in the room was deafening. It was almost like her heart was beating inside her throat, she even doubted for a while that the people sitting across her in the room could hear her heartbeat. She thought she could hear the blood course through her veins, the walls whispering to each other, seemingly … Read more

Gender: Queer

Queer. Queer was no gender, but there was no better word.

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