Stormy Night

While she lay in bed wide awake, suddenly the darkness cracked for a split second as the lightening bolt snaked into her room through the open window. Coiled up inside, wrenching apart parts of the darkness and then merged away into the shadows once again. The thunder roared like an angry beast expressing it’s thirst. […]

Pendulum 

The sunlight mellowed as it rested on the metal head of the lamp post. It was a late winter afternoon. Sitting alongside the glass wall of the cafe that overlooked the busy street across, she sat stirring a cup of coffee lost in her own thoughts. She was thinking about her mother and wondering how […]

Freefall

I have sex in a dark room without fans. A room filled with cigarette smoke and the smell of tobacco mixed with the rank stench of beer and vomit, heavy in the air, waiting to settle down on our bare bodies like dust in an old storeroom. I lie there on the hard plank thinking […]

You are, you

You have flaws, Some little things amiss, Just a wee bit misfit; In this world of clumsy people, You are one more klutz. Walking down the busy street You are one more bobbing head, Bustling through the afternoon traffic Just another pair of legs, In the sea of crowd You are but a tiny drop. […]

Watchman

The watchman standing near the gates of the appartment had been there since three hours in the cold dreary winter night. The wind was picking up along the pavements and carrying dry leaves across the road. They made a shuffling noise breaking the otherwise slumbering silence of the neighbourhood. The burly man was probably in […]

Strangers in the Night

Late at night, the station looked so desolate and empty. A handful of people stood scattered near the edges, two strangers sat on a long bench on the platform. They were waiting to catch the last train of the day. The hooded figure on the right was sleeping and kept nodding off. The person seated […]

Water

Water has a strange beauty in itself. Tangible yet elusive. Wave after wave, it will crash on the shore and pull the sand away from below. Beneath your feet, you would feel the sand shifting, the water tugging and swallowing it in. I remember it clearly.. it was a bright afternoon. And the water was […]

A Story to Tell

Each brick on that wall has a story – Every cloud floating on the sky has a story – Scattered pebbles by the sea shore have a story – A story to tell Waiting for you To unearth, and to hear Times when you sit alone in the dark Or when you stand by yourself […]