Deeper than the night

They sat side by side. The monochrome from the garden lamp cast two shadows on the ground- their contours only inches away from just brushing past each other. Their figures were settled so comfortably against the background that it seemed as if the cold night had awaited their warm smiles for long. They smiled; eyes…

Doubt

The mall was bursting with noises, but I only heard the static in my head. My feet seemed to walk on their own- wherever they wished. So many people passed by. My eyes met some others. Everything seemed to happen either too slowly or too fast. I must have had a blank expression on my…

A Foot of Sand

She smiled, as the water tickled her feet, just like how a mother amuses her child. She felt relaxed, the weight of her being comfortably settled on the sand. She looked on towards the horizon, thoughtless but content. He smiled, spotting her at a distance on the beach. He felt relaxed, seeing a sweet smile…

I’ll not resist

Here I am. Standing on the very edge. All it takes is a single push. And I'll not resist.  I will let go. Look. My feet trace the rugged contours of the cliff. Tender skin is enough to rub off loose gravels and send them plummeting down...  I can almost hear it call me. The…

Hope is not lost

‘Mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven’, thus said John Milton. The dark side of a society lies in the minds of its people. To be a girl, born in a poor family, is to be ostracized continually, be faced with ceaseless threats and…

Name…?

"... I've been in love, yeah" "Name? What's his name?"   "Name...? What is a name? A name is only a cage to a life that reaches beyond the single uttering from my lips. A name is but a noise, nothing compared to the many musicals that sing of it's existence. ... existence of a miracle, of another…

Deceitful Men

The wind blew the coppery autumn leaves in wild twirls. The clouds blushed in the soft rays of the Sun. Squirrels scurried past, with mouthfuls of nuts, preparing for winter... I stood there, my bare feet rested on the comforting texture of the soil. A single tear trickled down and fell in the ground- a…

Flowerman

The mist hung in the air like silence. Cold, grey stones waited for the sun to melt away the crusty layers of frost on them. I sat there, twiddling thumbs, the shadows of the trees looming over me. The distant song of a morning bird ferried the first rays of dawn. Impervious to the soft…

Burnt

A silhouette of the burning pyre still remained glazed in my eyes. It seemed as if the time would never move again. It seemed as if grief was immortalized in the air forever. It seemed as if my voice had escaped me. It seemed as if the echoing wails in the voids created, would never…

Burning

My blank gaze was fixed on the fiery blaze.  Soundlessly, the burning blood screamed...as the fingers of treacherous flames devoured it's existence.  And I? I stood, my feet shackled to the grounds of fear. I swayed, to the turbulence of the winds of tears. I stayed, gagged and chained with my own weakness. My eyes…