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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Try everything, once

“In life, you gotta try everything once!” My advice had come back to bite me you-know-where. The words had been my lifelong mantra, for all these 27 years. With these words and a cheery wave of the hand, I had sent my mother traipsing across Europe all by herself, had managed to get my then-fiancé... Continue Reading →

Old friends

The queue snaked forward. I looked up from my copy of ‘Papillon’ and immediately my gaze came to rest on him. Funny how you can always spot one familiar face in a sea of unknowns. I knew him from somewhere. I just didn’t know where. The bus arrived and stole my attention. A relief to... Continue Reading →

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