60 Seconds Tales: Terrible Mother

She’s sweating bucketfuls even though the air conditioning in this shopping mall is blasting arctic air through the vents. One hand holds four shopping bags, there’s three more on the floor sandwiched between her legs, while her other hand barely manages to hold down her four-year-old – a slippery baby eel eyeing the gigantic teddy…

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Karma and Workout

Beep, beep, beep, beep… “Oh, will you shut it up?” He grunts into the pillow where his face is buried. She fumbles in the near dark of the room, groping for her phone and with the familiarity of someone who’s done the same thing too many times before, turns off the alarm. All is quiet again.…

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Only real thing: A Reblog

Reblogging this for how moving and true it is. Some of us have everything and still we crib, while some of us have nothing, yet still offer something to others. That day would’ve turned out glum. While walking to my work from home, my mind was clouded with unpleasant thoughts and I was mentally cursing…

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TPC Romance Week, Post 6: A Short And Tall Love

“Ouch!” She yelped in pain. Her hand quickly shot up to the side of her neck and was cupping it. “What happened?” He had turned and walked the few paces back where she stood clutching her neck. Her eyes were screwed shut in pain and she was now rubbing the side of her neck. “What…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #20 – The Rebuff

  “Here, kitty, kitty, kitty”, I call out to the scraggly cat that wanders our neighbourhood, the one with a mark on her forehead that makes her look like she’s a feline Super(wo)man. She’s very coy, especially of humans who wear dog prints on their tee-shirts. I’d have to agree. If I wanted to earnestly…

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The Mason

He’s a mason. He builds and mends for a living. Each day he carefully measures and lays down the mortar and bricks required to build walls, windows, roofs, courtyards; a home, a school, or a prayer hall. He’s the man when you need someone to mend the cracks, collapsed walls of your buildings, and even…

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