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Getting To Zero

I keep hearing gunshots from downstairs The nine o’clock news bulletin is over and my cousins must be watching a movie The gunshots, blood and death in action movies excite them...

A Tale of Two Georges

He was called George, just like me, but we were nothing alike I was tiny Puny hands Frail I was like this tall (imagine a dog’s height) And I was, let me just say this blatantly...

Turning 24

I curled myself on the living room couch, staring at our hunchback Sanyo TV, but not really watching it It was a Sunday afternoon, so Sinbad must have been screening I was lost...

Nine Years An Orphan

ecause you are in form one, you have no clue about saving You are a spendthrift with your pocket money, and you use your bidhaa carelessly Bidhaa is what you call goodies in your...

Needles And Handshakes

Our shadows dance merrily ahead of us The sun is retiring by the time we leave the hospital, and deMaitha and I are a pitiable pair Each of us dangles a bottle of Fanta on one...

Review: Left To Tell

There was a time in history when I was four When I had not fully shed away the innocence of childhood I was without blemish, and if Jesus had come back then, there is a fair...

Time’s Up

One can never be said to have lived life, until they have lived through a lurid chapter in their lives Bad things inevitably and irrevocably find us all Be it an estranged wife...

The Tears I Can’t Cry

I have been staring at this blank word document for the past half an hour trying in vain to find the words that would attempt to bring out this story the way it happened The way...

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