Psst, I Got a Boat Over Here

How friggin lame is it that I brought two prescription pill bottles and a gun? she asked herself. Talk about overkill. She smirked; pun time was any time. A perfect, dump-a-body pond was the predetermined spot, about an hour drive by backroads. Seated on its bank, ignoring the rotten egg smell, she dangled her legs... Continue Reading →

The Bezoar

Was it delusion? Few among us would argue that it wasn't But be assured, their ghastly footsteps came by a dozen In that seclusion With wooded life glaring at me on despairing knees. Leaf unto limb they crumbled underfoot from behind me. First they snickered Not contempt nor trickery did the sepulchral spooks bring. Though... Continue Reading →

The Rawalpindi Mothers

      A mother’s example must be of the utmost perfection, Farazeen repeated her mantra. A few strands of hair escaped onto her forehead from under her hijab. She jammed them back underneath the silky fabric, frustrated. Disappointment swelled for her careless job in fastening her hair that day. The perfumed laundry detergent she’d... Continue Reading →

Emanations

Synopsis: When a woman sees ugliness and darkness within people, she must keep it to herself; she has no other choice. She isn't sure whether she is cursed. Just as she is ready to settle into disillusionment, something unexpected happens. ~ He lied.  Every sound he uttered was deceitful.  When he slithered towards me in... Continue Reading →

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