Tarnished Vanity

Tarnished Vanity It was an itch on my right cheek. I scratched the itch. Another itch came to my other cheek. I scratched that itch. Other itches came to the face near the eyes. I scratched those itches. I was sitting in a hotel bar with friends The friends noticed my discomfort. “Are you okay?” […]

Imagine

Imagine Imagine the end of corruption, evil, and greed. Imagine no need for news and sensationalism. Imagine hearts and minds filled only with love. Imagine Peace an unbroken global standard. Imagine Freedom and Liberty uncompromised. Imagine honesty and integrity never doubted. Imagine crime and wars words void and unspoken. Imagine Happiness an implicit way of […]

The Cardinal

The Cardinal Taking a break from writing I stare at the beautiful fake cardinal in front of me. It sits on a big tome in a niche above the TV entertainment center. It is one of my frequent diversionary tactics to avoid putting my mind to work for writing. Unlike the image above, the cardinal […]

Sunday With The Grandparents

Sundays with The Grandparents It’s been so long ago, but I remember the wonderful weekends at my grandparents – kerosene lamps, outhouses, and all… those inconveniences of the times that were taken for granted and did not spoil the most special feeling of family and love. Many of my uncles and aunts were there with […]

I’m Alone

I’m Alone With only my memories – I sit alone on the hill and watch the sunset… Faces float by in surreal silence And, In words only I can hear, each tells a story of My life, unadorned with gratuitous Words of praise and solicitude… With each face,     With each story, I know […]

A Parable of Sorts

Because so much is happening in the world today, I thought I would get 2016 started with a short story I wrote back three years ago. It conveys the ugliness in the world but it has faith and love as well. Hope you enjoy: It’s curious how the mind can wander off into a story. […]