Short story

Envy

Sunlight evaded the curtain and burnt his hair gold. I took a step back and watched from the doorway. As always, the long eyelashes poked sharp fingers into my soul, made me aware of my deep, unquenched longing. I needed to get on with it. But, mindless of the risk, I gave it another minute. … Continue reading

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Age no bar

“Aman, Aman!” I yelled. My poor husband fell over himself getting to the bathroom. But my hair had changed colour – almost overnight – and I had to tell someone! “Look here,” I said, showing him. “It’s happened, hasn’t it?” He took off his glasses and just stared and stared. Yes, he confirmed eventually, indeed … Continue reading

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An appointment

I met him in the elevator. “Which floor?” I asked, looking down at him. The lift trundled slowly upwards and I veiled my eyes and gave him a quick once-over. Tall and handsome, he looked dapper in his white shorts and navy blue shirt. Pity about the wheelchair though. “What happened to you?” My natural … Continue reading