She’s a mirage shimmering in the distance; the temptation you desire as lust seizes your throat. She weakens your voice of logic, growing smaller and smaller for every step you take, stumbling forward. Hopelessly, helplessly (in love).
Don’t blink, or she’ll be gone.
Hope flares, a candle you thought was burnt out at the end…[Read more]
Worries peppered into daily lives
stirred in with our scrambled eggs
as we sip on our morning coffee –
our third one for the day.
Sprinkle a bit of anxiety in there too;
shifty eyes and fidgety fingers.
Such is the life of an individual
that is no longer an individual,
but just another bar code,
a set of serial numbers
bred and…[Read more]
It starts as a growl, persistent and rumbling within my ribcage. It wants to get out, warning me like a volcano before it erupts. Then it comes, sudden and forceful, with a roar that makes me want to cover my ears and clutch at my heart. It spills out from me, all that was life pouring out of my body and pooling around me like blood. I don’t even…[Read more]
I stood back and narrowed my eyes at his major work. They were a series of snaps, some taken with a digital camera while others were Polaroid. Some black and white, others colour. Yet they were the same picture, but not, just like how a person can be an individual but also part of the mass crowd. It was a swarm of motions and movements, rushing…[Read more]
She taught me how to dance – how to pirouette in the night sky, leaping from on constellation to the next. She allowed me to develop flow like water over rocks, overcoming their obstacle gracefully and without fuss. I was swept up and paused to arabesque like the leaves which twirled and stopped in a flurry in the summer humid wind. She taught me…[Read more]
Gosh! And to ever think that I was interested in the poor boy. Ha! He’s so pathetic he’s gone delusional. Me, a courtesan of the highest order, to even glance upon the makings of a peasant. The thought disgusts me and causes my stomach to turn. I flip the card over, the scrawl of his declarations of unrequited love dedicated to me. Sighing I thr…[Read more]
The steps seemed steeper than usual, almost like they were sloping downwards as well. I was scared I would trip and fall down, branches scratching me and the concrete scraping my skin. It would be worse it my arms thrashed and I managed to pull someone down with me. Taking a hesitant step down, I felt the uncertainty in my sweaty palms and praying…[Read more]
I could feel it. Not exactly like it was in the air, but more so the vibration surrounding me. Something had shifted. I noticed his presence immediately. Fair skin and blue eyes too familiar to think about. I didn’t even have to turn around to know that he was looking at me with that sardonic smile. I could practically feel it. “Demons”, I thought…[Read more]
I remember the exact words I had though: I want to study abroad.
At first I had no idea what the hell to do to achieve this spontaneous goal, but I shrugged it off as an obstacle I would find out how to overcome. And now, standing here in Italy, the old buildings looming over me while people speaking in Italian and English bustle about around me…[Read more]
It was found in Death. The darkest, rancid corners of the earth where the Grim Reaper trailed his scythe along; where you could still see the marks in the dirt. It was a singular line that curved through sea and stone, breaking vows and happiness. But Death didn’t discriminate, oh no. As much as it was fun crushing hopes and dreams the bad ones h…[Read more]
“Come forth little one, we haven’t much time.” I whispered to the young boy, his round, brown eyes scared and uncertain. I extended my hand once more but he merely stared down at it, biting his dark pink lips.
“Damn it we need to go!” hissed Sebastian next to me, impatience in his voice.
“Yes, yes I know. But we can’t leave without him.” I looke…[Read more]