Category: Writings and short stories

Blog. Short Stories. Poems. Recommended Reads. All that good stuff.

Before the mic drops (Short Story)

Seated solemnly backstage. Recollections of what brought him to this position in the first place. Life was a testing timeline for him – mired by deaths of few he loved, abuse by many he hated, and a heart hardened from diminishing trust. He remembered how existing was once a chore in itself – a daily…
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Lady in the headscarf (Short Story)

  February 8th This was the first time he saw one like her. A lady with a scarf over her head, covered like an emblematic dress, all too similar to newspaper front pages. Another alien trying to cover her tracks waddling down his street. An oppressor opposed to freedom. Deviant. Why was she here? What…
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On this Two Way Street (Short Story)

It is a peculiar place. In a November afternoon reminiscing of an April of years ago – the crispy breeze amongst a sun bestowing light generously but only teasing samples of its warmth. The leaves that left, the soil that wept but the seasons are one and the same. All in this vicinity that had…
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Plasticine and paint (Short Story)

There was something about playing with plasticine as a child. Taking off their suffocating containers to set free shapes of wonder. Experimenting with its tastelessness as a curious child. Smelling its uninspired scent from the fragrance of blandness. Yet in it are possibilities, straight from the pack are different colours and sizes and powers to…
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Travellers (Short Story)

Do you ever notice how children endeavour to move? They long to conquer their surroundings – their eyes speaking fascination of the world, their open mouths screaming misinterpreted joys of sights they behold. They fall only to learn how bruises can turn to steps. Young ones secretly know a lot that we do not –…
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His story (Short Story)

He looked around, bewildered. A history buff, a cultured fanatic – Ade was no stranger to museums and exhibitions. Caesar, Napoleon, the Pharaohs of old – Ade was witnessing fragments held in glass, yet to be deciphered in his mental mind map. This was not short of an obsession. Tales of the ancients, Ade was…
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Mindless (Short Story)

The space between the ears is but a scrambled noise. An incoherent muddle, a merger of tinnitus, headaches, confusion and voices of uncertainty. Cognition that was once so geared, focused, ambitious – now plagued by ambiguity and the silent chipping away of familiarity. The mind had become a foreigner to the rest of this organism.…
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When Pay Shuns the way (Short Story)

  She had been in and out of the wards more than most of the staff there, more a part of the block than the hospital bed she lay in. Her medical condition meant hospital had become her home, more so than the property she supposedly lived in. Fatigue was now conquering her fighting spirit,…
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Inside the coffee cup (Short Stories)

Cold. The fresh liquid sheet had formed tan-coloured flakes. The half-filled mocha had barely been sipped since it was ordered an hour ago. Evidently, something was playing up on the young gentleman’s mind. ‘Is everything okay sir?’ The waitress politely asked with a warm smile, looking into his solemn eyes. Temporarily, he was brought back…
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Until it happens to you (Short Story)

For 33 years, I’d lived a good life. I was part of a loving family as I was growing up. I was a keen traveller from a young age and afforded opportunities to go to various countries around the globe. I had a stable, awe-worthy job as a financial manager, where the company treated us…
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