Sleep

Most of us will only read about adventures, never having the gall to take the risk. But there are a few among us who, unintentionally, tend to venture into the enterprise of life and death, thanks due to a unique capability. A capability that if they knew they possessed, they'd furiously pray each waking moment... Continue Reading →

Mother

She wasn't one for coddling, my mother would say to me and my brother as she'd tilt the candle and let the burning wax fall at the back of our hands. Forty years later, watching her memories now slowly fade away, I can't believe how frail she looks. So small, so weak for someone who... Continue Reading →

Like A Butterfly

Metamorphosis - By yours truly. ACT 1 “You weren't being serious and you didn't say it first!” “I was and I did…” “No, you said you love me like you love the roses and the butterflies and, the stars!” “So?” “So that means you love me like I'm some common thing… like a butterfly? Would... Continue Reading →

The Missing Boy

Reading Time: 5 minutes Serene ambience of the courtyard cafe was punctured, all of a sudden, by horrific screams as people took cover beneath the tables while shots rang. Pop, pop, pop.  Cursing, I fell to the floor. As disbelief began choking my senses, I found my thoughts going round and round the same loopy... Continue Reading →

The Cosmo-Girls

The following is a conversation between two best friends/roommates Claire and Tasha. Claire: “Honey, I’m home! Mmm…yello? Tash...?” Tasha: “Yah…in here…” Claire: “Oh hey, whatchya doing in bed at six, babe? Facebook stalking your ex again? I thought you had a gentleman caller coming over? I announced my visit just so that I don’t catch... Continue Reading →

Wham!

https://media.giphy.com/media/W6O1AKSP9Zfck/giphy.gif Prompt Word For A Conversational Style Story - Basement “Dude, enough! You’ve been blasting that song for over an hour now!” “I’m heartbroken and it hurts so much!” “Listening to 'Careless Whisper’ on repeat ain’t gonna fix that!” “You’re right… I gotta sing it! Where’s our Karaoke system?” “Mercifully, trapped somewhere beneath the storage-clutter... Continue Reading →

The Boy

The boy had dreams, shifting like winds.Mama's pride,He was Daddy's hope.Draped in Red hoodyTussling his Fro.Rowdy game with his friends;Someone called the Sirens.The boy drowning in fear,Made a dash from Blue gear.In the doorway of the churchHis bloody body lurched.Life faded from his little limbs,Howling grief tore up the kin.Marches came carrying the FlameBroken System spared criminals from... Continue Reading →

The War Within

May Speculative Fiction #Writingprompt With the passing of the HETCET- 2087 Bill, promises of a healthier, happier world poured in through holographic screens hanging midair outside tall skyscrapers. Annoying, manipulative ads showed sinuous men and women with machine body parts, all grinning wide, vacuous smiles. While loud blaring voices noted the version of the cyberware technology, the various models of the skin... Continue Reading →

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