Bush Fire Catastrophe

Bush Fire Catastrophe

Bushfire catastrophe The chillness of the breeze kisses the surface of every maze leaf that wave in the air. Nights are really cold and freezing out here in the fields of Punjab. Standing out right under the open sky is quite challenging but we know it’s nearing...
ONCE UPON A TIME

ONCE UPON A TIME

‘And I win!! Cooper celebrated as he raced his twin sister and her giggling friends to the last water lily. Chichi hated it when Cooper turned into a big show off. She loved him sure but why does he have to be the star everywhere. Why can’t she have a quiet afternoon...
IMPONDERABILIA

IMPONDERABILIA

Once upon a time, there lived little children in a castle surrounded by the enchanted woods.   It is believed that Cooper and his family were also dwellers of the copse. The woods lost some of its enchantment when a fire sprung up while little Alice played with Cooper...
The Golden Flames

The Golden Flames

A smart move by us? No, it was terrible to watch them running for life. I don’t know the details behind those fiery golden petals. But it took away all the love, engulfing every nook and corner in a slow pace turning it to ashes. The last few hours was quite...
Devils of Moloch

Devils of Moloch

‘Come on Grandma, tell us a tale,’ requested seven-year-old Mark.  ‘And it has to be a new story. We know all your old ones,’ whined his younger brother Josh. No fairy tale. Eew….. Martha smiled as she tucked in her grandsons. ‘A new story?’ she asked as she settled...
Betty Cooper’s Last Flight

Betty Cooper’s Last Flight

Betty Cooper opened her eyes. The place was aglow in crimson hues. Dark Shadows of the ghastly fire danced in front of her eyes. Instinctively, Betty tried to move away from the immediate danger. A cry escaped her lips as she tried to move. There was immense pain in...
The Pawn

The Pawn

“ That is ridiculous. You can’t issue a shoot at sight order for Cooper” I said and in the moment of anger added, “Had you not turned a blind eye to illegal felling, he would have never ventured into human habitat in search of food”,  my voice betrayed my temper and...
Together forever…

Together forever…

‘Fire in the mountain run, run, run!’ Yelled little Joe Cooper with joy as he saw the glow-worms twinkling around the trees. He ran playfully with his trunks swaying to and fro like a pendulum. Running under the canopy of the dense forest, his joy knew no bound upon...
WILD FLAMES

WILD FLAMES

Near the border of the forest, on the mini road, there was an accident which led two cars to get damaged. One of the cars carried the gasoline which leaked in the side of the forest and was left unnoticed.  Hours passed rapidly…  The leaves on the ground flew up...
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...
Little Cooper

Little Cooper

A loud screech of ‘Krar-raak, Krar-raak’ broke the stillness in the lazy afternoon. I opened one eye in disdain, disgruntled at having been disturbed from my siesta.  I felt someone settle amidst my branches. The touch that followed jolted me awake. Was it…? Dare I...
GOODBYE FRIENDS!!!

GOODBYE FRIENDS!!!

My mother and father were being carried away in a van. I struggled in vain to follow them. A heavy rope tied around my legs deterred me from moving.  Their images kept waning in my tear filled eyes. My heart was choked with emotions. I woke up with a start almost...
Evolved

Evolved

“Kwo-oooop!” Yuan squinted up at the skies, his hand over his thick brows. He knew the screech too well. A savage cat was lurking close by. He held on to his staff more securely, looking around with his keen brown eyes. The staff was more than a weapon. He seemed to...
By the brook Rio Onca 

By the brook Rio Onca 

“When will the struggle end?”, digging the soil near me, Eloa asks her grandfather. “When love overpowers greed when Nature will be regarded as Mother, not in words but in reality,” leaning his aged bony structure against my robust posture, he...
The Burning Hills

The Burning Hills

Subri’s story:  My name is Subramaniam, in short, Subri. I work in the Theni wing of Cosmopolitan Trekking Club, founded by Von Reid, a world-famous Trekking enthusiast. Belgian by birth, Von Reid had settled down in Chennai in the 90s and converted his hobby into a...
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright

“ Aye, Cooper ! ” my mom screamed,” Don’t go near the road .You will fall into that coop again.”   I kept jumping over the branches till my mom got hold of my tail and dragged me to a safer place, away from the road. She dreaded that place ,because humans were...