Tag: 2021-Micro-03

The Moment

The Moment

It resurfaced from the pages of a book, fluttering to the floor from its position of responsibility marking a much loved verse. The writing was hers, but rounder, younger. Cracked and brittle now, it was once a letter to her new husband. Written but never bestowed. Lily read it with embarrassment. At twenty she had […]

Native Species

Native Species

“Here is the native species in a habitat similar to the one they would have originally lived in.” Janta craned her long, slim neck to ensure a better view. “They’re all so beautiful. Black, brown, white. The many melodic languages soothe me.” “I agree.” Her guide frowned. “But since they fought so much, their numbers […]

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

The possibilities are endless.  Imagination a fanciful lens for postulating how many and what kind. Men with decorative papers tacked to their walls use giant magnifying glasses to find out. They have facts on nine in particular.  Among them, one is different from the rest. It’s washed in moon-phased waves, and a penchant to prospect […]

Identical

Identical

It was my first time to have them so close to me. The resemblance was bewildering. I couldn’t tell who was who. But, after more than six years of being together, I can differentiate them even from their back view. I can no longer be bamboozled. More, is that I have come to appreciate their […]

Monster Maelstrom

Monster Maelstrom

Daddy, I’m scared.” The fishing trip on Loch Ness was not going as planned. A thick fog obscured the millpond-still loch, the silence deafening. “Don’t worry, Jamie, we’ll soon get to shore.” David rowed harder, trying to look brave for his son. He gripped the oars more tightly, as the boat suddenly sped up. They […]

The Awards

The Awards

Miss Penelope Nike confidently strides to the stage. Receiving her winning medal, she holds it high for all, and waves it through the four compass points. The new head, Mr Level, taps the microphone above the noise of the emptying hall, calling the puzzled leavers back to their seats. There’s just one more award, would […]

Variety

Variety

“Mum, look at those birds over there!”“Yeah Scott, I can see them.”“Mum, where are they from?”“I can’t say precisely where they are from. I guess they should be from somewhere far away.”“Mum, what’s their name?”“They are Crows.”“I hate them. They are ugly. They don’t look like the Robin birds. The Robin birds are cute. Mum, […]

Candid

Candid

“Why can’t you see things the way your brother sees them?”“Mum, that’s impossible .”“You know I hate to hear that word, ‘impossible’.”“Mum, this time around you have to.”“Daniel!”“We are different. He can’t wear my shoes, though he’s my brother. Mum, do you know the challenges I go through every day?”“The ones I don’t see?”“How would […]

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