The Unhappy Bride.

With a heart heavier than the dress she wore that day, she walked up to the beautifully adorned stage that awaited to glow as she took the seat that was meant for her. ‘Smile. It’s your big day!’, her closest cousin reminded her as she placed the heavy dupatta to cover the stage halfway. Women…

Stargazing Across the Oceans

“Have you not put your phone to charge?”, she glared at him over the FaceTime although knowing he has charged his phone back and forth throughout the four-hour period of their conversation. Love does not see time nor distance, they knew, but only the true love between them felt how much they mourned every day,…

The void that follows death.

What makes death heavier than all the hurdles of pain we’ve held? In seconds, as heartbreaking as it is, it was always inevitable, no matter how much our hearts yearn to have them back. The thought process of erasing the existence of a person you’ve seen in different attires at different points of your life,…

Mind the strong one too.

You belong to a small family; you all are heading back home from a family trip at night. You all had fun whole day. You’ve climbed up a mountain, explored a tiny island and swum for hours in beach.  Finally, you all are on your way back home. There is a long way to go….

The immediate loss

I stand here among so many people, tapping my feet every few seconds. There is quite a fracas in here, as people discuss the consequences of this accident. I am inside my own world, trying to wrap around the things that are taking place around me. Too many incidents and too many things to grasp…

One’s First Love

He waited till his mother went around the house chanting prayers to all his siblings before Ms. Rukhaiyah came to the front to where he was lying on the couch watching his favourite team play in the La Liga. His mother bent over obstructing a complete view of the television to blow over the prayers…

Taradiddle

Adeline gently opened the door. Gentleness was what Adeline was all about, but the door needed a gentle touch unless you wanted it to fall apart. The door was old and so was Adeline. ‘Trinnnggg’ The door bell rang again. This time louder and with great urgency. Everyone was always in a hurry to get in…

Larking in Pakistan.

Being surrounded by international cloud of people all my life. There was one specific country that I dreamed of going one day due to the people and their beautiful hospitality and great generous hearts. That is Pakistan, I know this sounds very odd but living in Dubai, a very modern multi cultural city, I have…

The Strangers.

I’ve read some words by one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world, Jack Ma. There was something significant about it. That made me realize how bound we are as humans, and not as just family and friends. Not exactly his words but it goes something like this. “If you want to sell something, your…

Pleasance

‘Do you know that Rumi is married to our cousin?’, she asked as I pronounced his name. I nodded. Looking dolorously at me, she squeezed my stained palm with her own and sighed. I understood that she wanted to hear everything. After-all, I knew that she was going to be my closest friend in that…

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