“The usual, Alex?” asked the bartender when a man in his young thirties took a seat at the bar counter.
“No, I think I’ll go a bit off the track tonight, Bill,” said Alex, checking his digital sports watch and gave a slight nod gesturing that he had enough time.
“Oh, what’s the occasion?” inquired Bill, the bartender.
“Nothing much, if you would really like one, I heard President Bush’s announcement today that we are going to the Moon, Mars and beyond,” said Alex, imitating the speech with a slight curve of the eyebrow.
CJ looked up at the kid who was waving at him. “Look papa! He is looking at me,” said the little boy in the red shirt to his dad who was standing beside him waving at CJ. He has seen thousands of people like him in the past one week that he had spent his time there.
“Erika, are you ready?” asked a young woman in her early twenties wearing a black shirt, khaki shorts and a traveler’s hat.
‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’, giving out a little smile reading that, he pushed the book at its place in the shelves. The tall man reached out to the top shelf sliding his fingers across the dusty old books, The Monk, check, Persian Letters, check, Hymns to the Night, check. He tilted his head slightly to the right in reaction to a slight knock on the door. Pushing the book back inside the rack, he walked towards the door.
The story of the world that we live in is pretty boring and bland. Although it was interesting when it all started with the big bang, it’s just been spinning since then. If you just see it as spinning, it’s pretty much that. If you think how it is spinning or what makes it spin is an entirely different story.
“Are you okay?” asked the girl sitting across me in the train. I never realized it was a girl until she asked me. I just looked at her with a question on my face.
“You are bleeding,” she said pointing to my fingers. “Do you need help?” Continue reading
Pier opened his eyes with a cold splash of water to his tiresome face. He had a big black beard which covered the most of his face. His red dotted bandana was soaking wet as he pulled it off from his head. Continue reading
Dan’s phone rang loud in his pocket as he drove the car to 75mph, it was Lisa who called him, and he ignored it. He didn’t want to talk to her again, he thought explaining her that he wasn’t happy and the marriage is not working for him would only make things worse. Instantly he got a text message, it was from Lisa. He couldn’t help but notice the screen as it lit up, it said, ‘Severe pain in my stomach, I fell off from the bed, where are you? I need some help.’ Continue reading
Once upon a time not too far away there was a man who ruled a country. He was named Freyr Abelon but he wanted the people to call him The Lord which won’t be much of a lie because Freyr meant Lord in Old Norse. He was meant to be a leader since his birth. He excelled in every field that he was into. He showed impeccable talent and intelligence since his childhood but one thing that was strange about him was that he didn’t like to be told what to do. Continue reading
I hated weddings. The roof, the floor, everything was white except the gentlemen who were in black just like the hearts of many women. The bride and the groom uttering vows that lasts for a week more than the New Year’s resolution. The forgotten aunt who shows up at the wedding just to show how great her life had turned out to be. Where was the food? I searched with my hunting eyes everywhere. The one good thing about weddings are supposed to be the wine and the food. But the food was nowhere to be found. I wondered why I was even there. I took a chair which was also covered with a white cloth strapped with a pink ribbon. Then I realized why I was there. Continue reading