blanket and shame (a dizain*)

Still wrapped in blanket of soft innocence, like a butterfly fresh from its cocoon, a young breath given too short existence by evil desire of a maniac goon. A lifeless, cold shell wimps a wordless croon. An animal act, perhaps it is not, for mammals, reptiles, these kingdoms just ought to kill to survive. But […]

orange veil

Steps. More steps. Pointed heels tap, tapping, Hard soles clank, clanking, against the tiled, abused floor. The invading final rays of the setting sun again entered unwelcome, between the squared gaps of the rusting wired fence. The outside world’s noise, helped him in keeping me silent. Even the orange veil connived in hiding me beneath […]

Yes, I Am

he tried to give me the kiss of eternity, like a parched flower he thought i need his shower, but i don’t. i felt my warm skin against the cold wall, as he pushed me deeper to surrender my all, but i don’t. i sank, scratched my nails against his back, he tried to stop me with […]

Mirror: Fiction with Vignettes

I’m an audience for decades now but no one knows I’m watching. — 1945 “Ssshhh,” I whispered to myself. Hiding behind my wooden closet across my huge mirror, trembling with fear, I am finding it hard to breathe. “Please, Lord, don’t let them see me, please, oh please.” — 2015 “You’re such a beautiful lass,” I […]

BOOK READS: A Review of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

It will not leave you haunted. It is not pornographic. Yet it conveyed a powerful message. As I said in my recent post, I read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson as part of the 2015 Reading Challenge that I joined. It is the BANNED book item on the list of 50 novels. Surprisingly, I don’t think this book deserves that ‘banned’ tag. Genre: […]

2015 Reading Challenge Update: A BANNED BOOK (4/50)

Because I want to be able to finish this reading challenge as early as possible, it took me two short nights to finish Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This short yet controversial book is reportedly banned due to its considered ‘soft pornography’ content. Intrigued, I read this novel with anticipation for something gross, pornographic and offensive words about sex and […]