“I don’t understand,” said Vincent. He looked at Victoria with confusion in his eyes, “I know that you love me. Even if you don’t want to marry me, can’t we just stay together?” It was true that Victoria loved him and she did not doubt his love for her. Not so long ago before there was any talk of marriage, Vincent had suddenly taken her hand and said with stunning sincerity, “I can’t wait to be married to you for a decade to be able to tell you how much I still love you.” Victoria believed him. Yet, love is not necessarily enough. It was not Vincent who would leave her but she who would leave him. Worse, she would leave out of boredom. She did not want to hurt him like that. It wasn’t that she found Vincent boring but boredom is inevitable if we are made for something else. How could she tell Vincent that she was made for something more? He would feel less than the beautiful soul which he was. And so she said little, hoping the pain would soon ease for her dear friend. Continue reading “There is a Greatness in You – short story”
The Manhattan hairdresser asked with genuine intrigue, “Darling, how did your husband ever find you in Australia?” Amy could see that he was envisaging Arthur setting off from the United States on a quest to find his wife-to-be and, against all odds, finding her amongst the wild kangaroos of outback Australia. There was more than a little truth in it. Continue reading “How Did He Ever Find You? – short story”
It was Daniel and Bethany’s time. It was a gift from life or, perhaps, it was life’s little joke to itself. Dan and Beth were not laughing. It was too important and promising. It did not take long for Dan to turn to Beth one day and say, “If I asked you to marry me, would you say yes?” Beth was surprised; such a serious question. Daniel’s eyes would not let hers turn away. They were tunnelling with the demand, Answer me, now. Continue reading “Another Chance – short story”
Man cannot really live without attachments, but mostly we are reaching for the wrong attachment. Thomas Hora
Ide watched Fabian walking unsteadily down his driveway towards the builders in the backyard. He hadn’t dressed properly. Continue reading “You Didn’t Dress Properly – short story”
Mirko and Saleha were seventeen and each other’s first love. On the cusp of youth and adulthood, they had a foot in both worlds. They fell in love with each other’s being and then with each other’s body. Perhaps, it happened at the same time. Continue reading “It Will Pass – short story”
Thomas was a man who didn’t cry about himself. He cried at movies. That was other people’s lives. He was used to carrying on with his responsibilities. However, this particular day, Thomas was sobbing.
Kathleen hugged him and said, “I’m so sorry Tom. We have been friends so long. I know you want us to be together but I feel that we are better as friends.” He apologised but kept crying. Continue reading “It Was Only Natural – short story”