I think about when I had Cochlear Implant surgery for my left ear in February 2022. I remember waking up from anesthesia and suddenly bursting into tears for absolutely no reason. I later found out that’s a side-effect of anesthesia. What was most memorable about that surgery wasn’t the surgery itself. I’d had the same… Continue reading How quickly we can be humbled.
I made the decision to start writing fiction back in December 2021. I had been a writer before then. In addition to my job as a Software Engineer, I wrote and still write technical software tutorials for money. Fiction was something I had dismissed in the past as the hardest thing ever. Imagine having to… Continue reading Writing my idea of what a novel should be
Dara glanced at her husband, Dapo as he yawned. He was driving them to his hometown, Iwata. The twins were fast asleep in the back seat. She had pulled them out of bed at dawn to get them ready for the trip. They had to start the trip early because it is a long-distance trip… Continue reading The Visit
In September 2005, I was at my aunt’s house on holiday to spend some time with her, and her family. On one particular Sunday, when she had left for work, her daughter Kira and I had decided to go outside the apartment and play. We were still within the gates of the property. I being… Continue reading Rough Play
The alarm made a shrieking noise that jolted Dan out of his sleep. He flagged his left arm several times till he hit the snooze button on his side table. If his memory serves him right, the last time he had to wake up this early was the day he got fired at work 3… Continue reading The Interview Morning
The road is free today. On most weekdays, cars would be bumper to bumper on this route, with hawkers begging to have their wares bought. I look around me, I don’t see any of them. I had a long day at work today. I would have driven straight home as I always do, but I… Continue reading The Taker
That’s right. I have a fear of publishing stories. I’m not sure if that is an understandable or irrational fear. I’ve been writing fiction more seriously in the past months and when it comes time to edit and publish, I hesitate because a piece of me is afraid it will be judged once it is… Continue reading My Fear of Publishing
Melinda got out of the shower dripping wet. She grabbed her towel from the shower door to clean off the water on her body. A phone rang in the background. She looked around the room to find her phone and spotted it on the bed. She picked it up. “Hello. Who am I speaking with?”… Continue reading Blind Date
Bola wept while discarding pumped milk.
“So this is what the people of your world have done with magic. You take Cryomancy and call it refrigeration. You take electrokinesis and call it wiring. You take telepathy and call it the internet. You call familiars robots. You have taken all this magic… and you have made it boring!” Apollo said. “And what… Continue reading The Guardians