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Bound To Nature

Bound To Nature

As the sun rose from the mountains, their thousand year old roots moved. The sun peered through their wrinkle-stringed trunks and bark infested with anguish. They rose and broke from their aged cage welcoming a new life. Mournful fated years had advanced since they last heard that soft floating witchery sound. They remembered like it […]

Cliche

Cliche

AKIRA TAYFor the record: breathing is overrated. The brain can go six whole minutes without any, and I was at a solid three airless minutes when mom finally said; “Okay, bǎobǎo, you can go, but remember your curfew, okay?” I enthusiastically nodded, as if this whole time my neck and jaw were held together by […]

Morning Mood

Morning Mood

Afterwards, he considered it a blessing that the barking dogs woke him up, although it was well before dawn. If it hadn’t happened, he wouldn’t have experienced the bliss that now filled him. A dream had taken him back to early childhood, where feelings of joy, trust and total oneness had been hiding. His normal […]

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

I sit beside your bed through the long, long night and I pray for the first time in years. ‘It won’t be long…’ said the kindly doctor, squeezing my shoulder gently before he left the room and yet I re-visit our whole lifetime between sunset and dawn. I recall my resentment as I sat beside […]

Fresh Snow

Fresh Snow

Snow glistened as it slowly melted in the golden rays of the morning sun. White-capped rooftops sparkled in the rising light, and songbirds perched on weathervanes sang their melodies. Winter’s icy breath finally felt warmer than it had in the months past. The town was still asleep, and only the sounds of nature echoed throughout […]

A Pedestrian Deity

A Pedestrian Deity

Drifting. A desolate island of deserts and light. And you journey across in the desperate hope of finding the answers to this and to that. It pains you. But nevertheless, it develops discretely, this dramatic backdrop. You draw a line in the sand. Often enough it means something, other times, it’s just symbolic. Your desire […]

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

The old man wheeled his wheelchair out onto the front porch. His face was decorated by wrinkles, which hinted at a lifetime of emotions. This man was one who had lived a plethora of ups and downs; he’s crawled out from many valleys and reached the pikes of many mountains. He’s fallen in love and […]

The Runaway

The Runaway

Stacey was excited for the first time in a long time. It had been years since she felt like this. All the responsibilities and stresses weighing her down would soon melt away. The lazy husband she could no longer stand would be gone. The children she had never wanted, but had been pressured into having, […]

After the Apocalypse

After the Apocalypse

Evelyn shed her hazmat suit and stepped from the rover’s isolation chamber. She immediately noticed the faraway look on Oliver’s face. “Something wrong?” she asked. He shook his head before checking their robotic decontamination vessel’s control panel. “It’s nothing. Dawn was three minutes ago. Makes me feel nostalgic.” “Now there’s an alien concept in our […]

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