The rage of flames

The rage of flames

“Cooper, please be a good boy today and do not stray away like last time.  Just stay with the herd. Okay?”  Mother rubbed her moist muzzle against my neck and I cuddled her back. She was always so warm and I hated disappointing her. But, somehow I always run into...
The Red Blossoms

The Red Blossoms

The attic room was small, but, cosy. The adjacent terrace, garnished with flowers, was the added attraction. I was glad that I decided to respond to the rent advertisement. The tenacious blossoms in earthy terracotta pots, with their unadorned confidence, instantly...
When Pride Shattered

When Pride Shattered

  The meeting Behind the ancient wrought-iron gates, the night was eerily tranquil. Rows of tombstones were standing erect in quietude, to the left and right, in front and behind, like the sea of the dead. Their moss-laden, engraved epitaphs bathed in the light...
The Elixir and the Nemesis

The Elixir and the Nemesis

It was late afternoon when the neon-blue, vibrant autumn sky slowly turned dark and vengeful. Steaming shrouds of cloud coiled and writhed.  The wind whipped up into a frenzy and an unearthly caterwauling sound gave the surrounding an eerie feeling.  It was perhaps a...
The Unhitched Matrimony

The Unhitched Matrimony

“Let’s keep the lights on today, darling.” “No!” I almost screamed, then somehow controlled. Taking a deep breath, I tried to sound as sweet as possible, “Please dear, you know I don’t feel right with the lights on.” “But, I want to see your face while making love....