With Closed Eyes

The screaming siren of arriving trains followed by whispering rushed steps and crawling human scents keep me company as I wait for her. My heart's racing like a hungry horse and the wooden bench offered no help to pacify my agonized soul. I  tried to personify her before our eyes meet today. Always, I fail.… Continue reading With Closed Eyes

Special Child

Special Child I am used to kids with autism being called ‘special’ until I have given birth to one. Since then, I hated that term. I gradually figured out they call kids with autism special to sugarcoat the word abnormal. My son isn’t normal. I’m fine with that. No sugarcoat needed. He can only say… Continue reading Special Child

Thirty Seconds

Thirty Seconds Thirty seconds that’s all he need to take his family away from this park. He told his wife and their little girl not to visit him today. He said his job will just take a few hours, but his hard-headed ladies didn't listen. 23...22...21... His mind’s ticking clock is now in panic mode.… Continue reading Thirty Seconds

Olympic Dream

An extension of my arms, that is my cello. The gift I received from my rocker parents when I was five. Ironic as it may seem, dad and mom have accepted that my inherited musical ears are not for loud drum beats but for soft, melodic classics. Since the beginning, they supported my dream---to play… Continue reading Olympic Dream

Bridal Car

26 years ago, this car was just a rusted metal crap in my grandpop’s old garage. It was left to decay and die its natural death until I was born. Once my painter parents learned their first child will be a girl, they christened the car with colours. We're like twins born on that fateful summer… Continue reading Bridal Car

Shattered

I remember the blissful smiling eyes you shared when you picked me. You placed me inside your room. Like a ghost I witnessed the love you shared above, beneath your queen-sized bed. I remember how the morning starts with your warm kisses, done always in front of me. Sometimes I just want to close my… Continue reading Shattered

Counting Birds

Counting Birds It’s that time of the year again. Flock of little birds swing in electric ropes. Their sweet chirps signal morning’s hope. My eyes are wet again, whenever I see them. How time flies. My little girl, my first angel, learned numbers when she was barely two by counting those little singers. One… two… become sixteen… to… Continue reading Counting Birds

Silent Witness

Salted breeze combed my hair as my bare soles sink in sun-bathed sand. With eyes closed, my ears are delighted by the singing pelicans. Then suddenly, a strong force hugged me from the back. Chills ran through me as his lips moved closer. He whispered "Do you remember?" Slowly I turned, looked into his full-of-love… Continue reading Silent Witness

Like Father, Like Son

The familiar high-pitched screech of tires, the familiar loud cheers of race enthusiasts, welcomed me as if it was just yesterday. Two decades ago, my heart’s racing as the man who owns it zooms for his dream trophy. Now my old beating ticker’s jittery again, this time for our beloved son. My love lost both--… Continue reading Like Father, Like Son

Book of Future

Note: This is my first try on fantasy so please forgive me. 😀 I'm not picky with books but this one’s  eerie. I hesitantly flip the metallic cover when it suddenly jumped and flew open on top of a humongous rock. Uh oh. I love words but not geometry. I am about to leave when… Continue reading Book of Future