Daughter, Arise

  It is too late. The words reverberated in Jairus’ mind, and with each echo, it built up in volume and intensity till the sheer intensity of them made him dizzy and faint. IT IS TOO LATE! His mind screamed. His daughter was dead and all hope was lost. If only he had come earlier….

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Gloomy

  Empty An upturned calabash Dry A cracked lip in the height of harmattan Barren A desert wasteland Broken A shell, dropped on the hard floor

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Gloomsville

  I.    Tempest Silence Interlude Another storm hits   II.  Block Voiceless No words A riot in the mind   III. Cover Smile Screen A broken heart   image used courtesy http://www.flickr.com

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Stronger than Death

  ‘This is the end,’ Amnon thought frantically as he stared at the knife, its blade gleaming as it caught the rays of the midday sun streaming through the open window. His eyes travelled from the blade to the one who was wielding it, the one he called ‘brother’, and who was looking down at…

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Guilty Pleasures 4

  Reality is a bitch. I am jarred back forcefully to confront her as the sound of my phone penetrates my awareness as I wake up. I look at the phone and I stare at it for a moment. “Hello” my voice is gruff and I cough to clear it. “Are you sleeping at work?”…

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