Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Complaints---(55 fiction)

“You barely have time for me.”
“Honey, I am doing this for you and our family.”
“That is what you always say.”
“But it is the truth.”
“What about me?”
“What about you?”
“Yes, what about me?”
“What do you really want?”
“I want a divorce. This house, that car. And half your bank balance.”

Sunday, January 15, 2006


“Shit!” He thought. Jason was always bored with such crowds. He seldom attended these parties. But Paul, his business partner had insisted and he could not refuse. Now, Jason stood there holding a drink. He looked around and stopped short. She was so breathtakingly beautiful with long silky black hair, dark eyes, and full kissable lips. Skin so soft and silky. A body so very inviting. He felt something stirring inside him. It astonished him. Females had never interested him. Until now.

She was laughing at something Paul had said. Lilting laughter. Jason walked towards her. Looked deep into her mysterious eyes and said, “I am Jason. And you?” “Olivia,” she answered. She too had been watching him all along and was pleased that he had finally reached her. She looked over him and liked what she saw.

“Dance?” He asked.
“Yes. Paul, will you excuse us, Please?” She asked turning back towards Paul. He gave a strange look towards Jason and said, “Be my guest.”

After that, there was no looking back. Jason forgot his boredom. It was as if it never existed. They were inseparable. He had a gut feeling it was a start of something new in his life. He was confused by his own reactions. But he wanted to savour the moment. He knew people were talking about him and Olivia They knew enough about him. Why not? He had never hidden anything. He didn’t really care.

It was rather very late, when the party started to break up. Jason did not want to let her go. He kept looking at her unseeingly. Finally asked, “Would you like to go with me?” Olivia too was silent for a moment. She knew all about him. In the washroom, she had heard enough gossip. “Yes,” she answered. “Your place or mine?” He asked. “Yours.” Olivia answered.

In the lift up to his Apartment, they could not keep their hands off each other. He was pleasantly surprised. And very pleased with her body’s responses to his. Next morning, Jason woke up and stretched, smiling to himself. It had never been so good before this. Most important, he was normal. It was going to last forever. He could not have asked for more. Olivia was, after all, Oliver, a male.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ecphrasis Haiku

sun peeping from clouds
nature looks magnificant
thoughts bleak as ever

Syllable war on Haikus

Had this interesting syllable war at one of the networks where I contribute my writings! A few haikus on that!

all this confusion
over writing a haiku
my head spins over

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so short a haiku
and so long a discussion
add to confusion

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Thus it has ended
counting syllables whole day
peace now in my dreams

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Seasonal Haikus

new year ringing in
disappears the previous one
lifting my spirits


cold wintery day
warmth of sun takes away
my thoughts of darkness


memories of past
why come and trouble me so?
new dawn is here now

New Year Haiku

ideal resolves
impressive, admirable
bitter to swallow