October 30, 2014

Thin Yarns # 1 - Amuse


flash fiction

Like mushrooms towering over grass and roots and stone and peppered with morning dew, these tents grow like giants in red and white stripes looking down with a cryptic grin over women and children and dogs and surrounded by men in awe. The fun and excitement, crudeness and cruelty come in two bright alternate colors, as a pack of weirdness and misunderstood begins a promised performance of a lifetime. The quirky rendition ends after a prolonged applause and a shower of thorny roses under a blinding spotlight, crowd pleasers march back to their dark rooms, with nary a word to each other, like a wounded squad counting the steps, each a defining moment, to its execution chamber. But the ghosts can hear the quiet sighs.

125 words
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(Thin Yarns is my amateur attempt at "flash fiction." I was inspired by Logo-Ligi’s Friday Fictioneers posts and The Sill of the World’s Week in Seven Words.)

October 27, 2014

A reader is not really a reader until he reads at least one play in his lifetime

reading plays

There is a fictional story going on in my mind and it goes like this:

Once upon a time, there was a teenage girl with a room full of books. Her collection was eclectic and she did nothing but read day in, day out. It was a living dream.

October 26, 2014

Why literature should be an important part of your life


In America, in 2012, The Telegraph announced that American literature classics will be replaed by insulation manuals and plant inventories, which are approved, non-fiction texts, in US classrooms by 2014.

Three beautiful homes turn into the 'most haunted houses'


The term “beautiful” can be subjective. What I have here are interesting facts about homes that would have been beautiful for a big family and their successors to live in, especially without stories about ghosts and spirits.

July 16, 2014

Should you believe in superstitions about weddings?



I know of some wedding superstitions but I never really cared about them until I started preparing for my wedding. Mind you, I’m fascinated with superstitions. In fact, about 10 percent of my blog posts deal with superstitions and folklore, mostly found in literature. I never really thought the day would come when I would become one of those “victims” of “do-this-do-that-because-old-folks-say-so.”