Colourblind by Britta Benson

So what exactly are you meant to do, when you wish to spruce up your home a little – and let’s be frank here right from the start! All I intended to do was to paint a few walls, pick a new rug, perhaps a few scatter cushions, nothing major, just a cheap and cheerful…

The Building was still Unfinished by Bogdan Dragos

They will never finish the building It would stay in its skeletal form forever because the government is corrupt but then they all are so it wasn’t the grandest tragedy of the world It was a fun place for the kids A place where they pretended to be monkeys and did parkour and whatnot A…

Earth by Diana Menezes

What if the mountains did more than just expand their chest?What if the rivers carried secrets andnot just tears of withering hearts?Does a moon lend its lightonly in darkness anddo leaves fall to show us how to let go?Do stars speak through their glimmer,is that why we gasp as they   tumble out of the sky?Is…

Just an Illusion by Bogdan Dragos

like it’s been painted a million times, the room seemed smaller narrower suffocating. The window too small, the door too sturdy, ceiling too low and the generator of the illusion stood across from her on the bed He’s been around for a year and six months Result of her first and surely last non-aborted pregnancy…

Half a dozen of the other, or: Jew by David Bogomolny

Tassels swinging as they walk to the Wall on Saturdays;       perhaps not. It depends,       you know. Some wear frock       coats so you wouldn’t       know it;       plus- tassels probably don’t swing much under heavy polyester. I went abroad to teach a group of secular Jews       from Russia       in Georgia….

Kissed So Hard by Bogdan Dragos

“Have you ever kissed a lover so hard you chipped a tooth?” she asked with a grin that revealed more than one chipped tooth He shook his head. “No, and I really don’t intend to.” Well, that’s what you get for hitting on a girl you meet in the yard of the local asylum. But…

Colonial Driving Rules Dumped by Kulveer Singh

New Rules Issued and Patented By notifying the ‘Hindian Driving Rules – 2021′, the Government of Hindia took a landmark decision aimed at strengthening conventional Hindian driving techniques and maintaining Hindian leadership in road accidents. Shri Godigiri, Road Transport Minister of Hindia, said today at the notification ceremony that “Hindia is a global leader in road…

I Breathe in the Ocean by Jeff Flesch

is it so difficult to grasp the meaning of a life lived upon the grasslands, meadows, deserts, forests, and seas, which, we see within our mirrored view in contrast? reflecting upon this question at last… I ponder the feeling stirred upon an ocean of everlasting love, and grace seen within the beauty of human capacity…

Before the Leap by Bogdan Dragos

so this is it then He stood by the margin of the ravine looked down took a deep breath looked behind him no shadowy figure reaching out no pale silhouette making stop motions no apparition telling him to not jump Of course, what the hell was he thinking? These things don’t happen outside of stories…

Wayfarer by Bharath Upendra

Often times I wonder what it’d be like, if we belonged to someone. The warmth of a bonfire heart, the tender bliss of one skin against another. How does it feel when patterns overlap? When colours are in harmony, like on grandma’s rug? The smell of home, the touch of grass, the recklessness of the…

Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead by Bogdan Dragos

The old lady kept coming by the hospital to assure the medics that it’ll be okay “He’s a true fighter,” she said. “I know he’ll make it. He has won the battle with drugs twice in the past. He’ll make it this time as well. I know it. I feel it. I believe in him.”…

Those Shimmering Tides by Shobana Gomes

Those shimmering tides bring back memories, Of some past, reminiscent of a bygone era when time stands still, An everlasting. I have stepped on pebbles small and large, Tread on sun-dried leaves, Sidestepped tracks that sea-crabs built, Walked soundless on a cradled beach, Barefoot – silkiness adorning my tender feet. Those shimmering tides, though exultant,…