The Pearl Bond

[This story has been through a lot of drafts, mainly fixing errors in sentence structure, timing and tense.  I also took on the feedback of an editor who felt the story was too sad. I believe there is a catharsis in hopeful realism which reflects how our actions affect others.This story is one probably told, … Continue reading The Pearl Bond

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Challenge Taken

[[A challenge with the following criteria was given to me: I received this challenge from a friend. The conditions : Up to 1000 words flash fiction with the following title “ I (almost) died of boredom” in the form of a personal monologue and ending with the sentences in bold. I haven't presented them here, … Continue reading Challenge Taken

Butterfly

Zara lay, face skyward, on the damp grass. The buzz of bees and the distant hum of traffic were audible. Nearby dogs barked and windows whooshed open. It seemed all the world was on the move except her. She felt the gentlest touch upon her cheek, and another upon her arm. Her eyes swivelled in … Continue reading Butterfly

Pehlwani Potting Mix

[A weird episode paying homage to the Australian Tall Story - a true form of traditional culture down under.] Gorgeous bright tomato red orbs floated behind my eyelids. The sun-ripened ones that yield to a knife like butter and give out juicy seed-laden flavour; I dreamed of them with a longing like homesickness. They would … Continue reading Pehlwani Potting Mix

Sophie in Silk

[ When I don't set them in OZ, I set them in some place from the land of magic realism or New York. Here's how  Sophie rolls when she finds herself on a supposed-to-be three day location shoot.] It isn’t any old  Monday  a girl from Herb’s Deli and Diner gets to dress in white … Continue reading Sophie in Silk