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It was love at first sight. I know it sounds shallow, but that was what it had been. I didn’t even care that the neighbors had already warned me about him. When I first walked past that old, cree...


September 15, 2020

"WHEN I WAS SEVEN..."

When I was seven, I felt really out of place. I should’ve enrolled in grade school a year earlier, just like most kids back then. Unfortunately, that was not the case with me. According to Mom, t...


It’s amazing how one can actually show so much by saying so little. Even when they try their hardest to be all-mysterious, there are still some dead giveaways. Some of us choose to conceal how we...


Alright, let’s talk about some light stuff now. People have been stressing out about this Covid-19 pandemic quite a lot lately. It’s very understandable, but let’s catch a short break with this c...


January 12, 2019

"THE MONSTER'S CHILD"

“Come on, we’re getting married anyway. My parents would like to see your mother.” Cold sweat started on her skin. He looked concerned and upset at the same time. She drew in a sharp breath befor...


December 13, 2018

"THE LANGUAGE OF SILENCE"

HER: We speak the same language. We talk everyday. Yet we still don’t get each other. Most of the time, it’s you who talk, talk, talk and want me to listen and understand. No arguments. When it’s...


October 28, 2018

"THAT DOLL..."

No idea what had been possessing Adrian that night. Because Darla had broken up with him just like that, the tall guy with dark curly hair was immediately stressed out. He was disgruntled when Ra...


Sometimes, in her darkest moments, The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle was still able to dream something great. Some dreams were so good that she never wanted to wake up from them. It was obvi...


October 02, 2018

"NEVER AGAIN"

Those are the two words that I keep repeating – over and over again – everytime I hear your name. Everytime I think of you, my stomach just churns. Sometimes I just want to rush to the closest ba...


The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle had never expected to see him again. Alas, there he was that Saturday night. It was a strange night of that weekend, indeed. The Ex-Guardian’s original plan...


The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle had never asked for any of this. In fact, she believed that she had been careful enough already. Everything had felt like a dream. He was acting like some p...


April 09, 2018

"IN YOUR EYES"

In my eyes, you’re the confusing one. Sometimes you tire me out, but I refuse to give up yet. Sometimes you smile kindly at me, just like you do at everybody else. To me, the world looks much bri...


April 03, 2018

"THE MATTERS OF SIZES"

Talitha: It was 6:15 in the morning. Talitha looked at herself in the mirror and frowned. She was about to readjust her school uniform when there was a knock on her bedroom door. “Talitha, come o...


January 19, 2018

"THE NUMBERED DAYS"

Sometimes life is a bunch of numbered days. Everyone waits, as if there’s still plenty of time. That includes me, you, and the kids. All of us. I know, I’ve always been impatient. You also know, ...


November 25, 2017

"WHO IS HE?"

His eyes were so cold, looking at me. “You don’t know who I am, do you?” Fearfully I shook my head. My mind went spinning so fast, trying to remember his face … // - “What the hell is this?!” A...


November 18, 2017

"AFTER THAT ONE NIGHT"

Having met you was a bad luck. Knowing you was a mistake. Having been with you was an equal match to insanity…even for a while. Yes, they all say I’d made that mistake when I was with you. They s...


There’s nothing wrong with us, my love. Our hearts have been drawn to each other’s, united since Day One. I didn’t know why God had this plan for us. God? You’d always given me that amused expres...


October 27, 2017

"THE FAMILY PORTRAIT"

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With your last family portrait, I can say less. It is Eid-ul Fitr, when families and relatives gather in the same house. Feasting and chatting, excha...


Nobody asked you to be tough, to always stand tall for everybody. I didn’t know where you’d gotten the idea from. A few months after your father’s funeral, you moved out. That new job was located...


October 18, 2017

"YOUR HUNGRY EYES"

Your hungry eyes have always scared her. Every time the two of you hung out, that was how you stared at her. You looked at her as if she was…food. Shamelessly, you even stated with that weird ton...


September 02, 2017

"YOU AND ME IN THE CROWD"

I’ve never asked for any of this. When I first saw you in the crowd, I should’ve looked away. I should’ve pretended you weren’t there. Then again, fate works in mysterious ways. As cliche as it s...


August 06, 2017

"DADDY WASN'T WELL..."

I looked at the clock in the waiting hall that afternoon. It was past after three. Silence was deafening. Looking at my hands, I heard approaching footsteps. I was still staring at my badly chewe...


That big black piano looks dusty in the living room. A week has gone by and I haven’t even cleaned it up. I don’t even want to touch it. That piano used to be very well looked-after, down to the ...


Story1: Soulmate wanted: for the love cynic. Story2: You and me - an unrequited love. Story3: Family portraits: only me, without you. Story4: Forever mine: you…in my jar. Story5: Two shots for...


My parents never told me where I came from. They only said that they found me on the doorstep of their small house, left in a large basket of cucumbers. I was sucking on one when they opened the ...


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This is the place for my short stories and flash-fiction…