Unforeseen

‘Funny how you’ve got to get your heart broken ninety-nine times to feel numb on your hundredth’, she tweeted. Letting her long black hair on the floor from the edge of her bed, she took a look at her mother at a reversed view standing at her doorway with hands on hips. “The first face…

Sacred Envy

“Sometimes we portray ourselves as the bad person in order to make others happy, most importantly in order to make our loved ones happy because that’s the least we can offer them in return for their unconditional love.”   “Yaaz? Don’t you have work today?” Mamma entered my room asking me as I was sitting…

The Blew Eagle Cafe

I drove down to the Blew Eagle cafe, knowing it was risky, wanting it to be.  Traffic howled on the bridge overhead. There were freighter horns and train whistles, boxcars in abandoned yards, and transient camps tucked up under the viaducts all around.  Rain was falling lightly, just a faint drift, cool, soft gray. I…

A Ring from my Romeo – a Play

** Characters ** LORD CAPULET LADY CAPULET JULIET, their daughter TYBALT CAITLIN, Juliet’s servant LAWRENCE, a Psychiatric doctor LORD MONTAGUE LADY MONTAGUE ROMEO, their son BENJAMIN, Montague’s bodyguard BARTOLOMEO, Romeo’s servant YOUNG WOMEN MUSICIANS BRIGHT GREATMAN, writer and the NARRATOR   PROLOGUE (Enter the NARRATOR holding a piece of paper which upon it, is written…

A Lover’s Curse

Abid swerved into the driveway, putting the car into park. Now for any other day, his brother Jaber would have taken it easy knowing that he can trust his brother’s driving. Today, it was different. Jaber knew that his brother was going through enough inside as he had caught his little brother having tears roll…

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…