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My Diary

The mind can sometimes be a strange place. Like a house after a tornado has ravaged its heart, full of shards, splinters and broken...

A BURNING REALITY

The constant hum of the machines that fills the still air soothes his soul. “So, I’ll wait for my gift, Mr. Ahmed.” The inspector winks. Faiz...

The Lost Shepherd

10 am, February 2003. New York, District Court. “All rise for the Honourable Judge Richards.” At the bailiff’s announcement, all rose.  Judge Richards sat, perched a...

A Small Wish

“What’s up mom?” Tana smiled and looked at her. She smiled and responded, “I’ve just finished my evening prayers.” “Good, let’s prepare dinner, come help me.”  Her...

Anamee

The wails, the pleadings for mercy followed her. The devilish laughter of the man, as he beat and pulled the woman inside, still reverberated...

Wrapped With Love

Ramlal Babu* was elated and I still remember his first touch. He exclaimed, “Ahh! So smooth, just as I had imagined!” I couldn’t have been...

DIGNITY

Daniel stared at the massive pile that awaited him. Discarded medicines, toxic drugs, hazardous materials and chemical wastes. The stench no longer assailed him....

Cleopatra of Alexandria

Year: 3 AD Location: Alexandria, Egypt I was recognized as an alchemist rather than by my name Cleopatra- perhaps because it reminded people of the famous...

The lone trudge home

In 1947 the winds of partition rose up like a maelstrom, furiously whipping through the Indian subcontinent. They left death and destruction in their...

Curse of the Corse

1227 AD, Burkhan Khaldun The digging was at its peak. It had started on the thirteenth day, when we had arrived at this hillock of...

No Place to Hide

The game was on. Akansha had started to count.  It was her turn to seek and our turn to hide. We, the children of...

I, Anastasia

The basement was dank and smelt of fear, a mixture of breath, sweat, and urine. It was too small for all of us to...
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