The Immortal Wanderer

THE IMMORTAL WANDERER Baransel Kutlu 1 Prologue. Birth and rebirth He was born in the middle of winter. His mother was only sixteen when she had him, alone in the cold comfort of an abandoned stone hut, lit only by white moonlight pouring in through the window. He entered the world with a feint cry. […]

Conflicted

Familiar yet unfamiliar. A piercing gaze confronted his eyes… heavy, dim and lifeless. A dark sea of ash bordered, dominating the pale skin which struggled to surface. Erratic strands of hair clenched a soft face, attempting to cloud a peculiar innocence. The limited figure produced a weak, powerful cry, “Help me…please.” The words seemed forced, […]

Sweet War

The Blitz – 1940, London “Miss! A gracious lady like you shouldn’t be walking on these hell-coated streets!” shouted a man carrying a mildly torn portmanteau, busily hurrying to the direction of the train station. Allison Bradshawe smirked to herself. She wasn’t planning on leaving the city to the safety she knew her family would […]

Poe

My body hurts as I lay on the hospital bed, staring at the walls, waiting for her to visit me, to comfort me. To see her in all her beauty again would bring joy to my sick heart. Virginia stands in silence in her white dress against the hospital’s white-tiled walls. She doesn’t say a […]

Wrong

‘Why did you do that?’ ‘Emma and Winston lied…I didn’t do it!’ ‘You already said that!’ A police officer suddenly interrupts Olivia’s speech and spits on the ground. ‘In my opinion, she is just a petty poor person who was trying to strike it rich overnight,’ another policeman chimes in. Olivia sits on an old, […]

The Driver and I*

Written by Amina Yussuf and Umar Pirbhai I told him the station. He replied “Okay.” I proceeded to buckle my seatbelt. I glanced over at my phone making sure he was going the right way. He was. I started playing games on my phone, every few minutes checking the app to see if he’s still […]

Forgotten War

Dearest Wife, I know there were thousands of questions that stormed your mind when I first showed my face, and that I failed to answer them.  At first I consoled myself that it was for your own safety and well-being. But please understand that we all had our secrets to keep from the world on […]

When the Shadows Turned to Wolves

Yicheng Teng The sun was still bright above the sky, and there was light piercing through the tall trees in the forest, but it was getting darker and darker. She was walking through the path in the forest, wearing an all red hood with a pointy, long hat behind her head. It cast a shadow […]

The Newspaper

Lillian Xie She always checked the newspaper when she got up, wondering what was going on in the world. She was a lady who always wore a pair of glasses with big flowers, as if living in the 18th century, unwilling to surrender to technology. Living alone, the newspaper was the only entertainment she had […]

Before It’s Too Late

Yicheng Teng When she opens the door to the antique shop, a little bell rings to alert the owner that a customer has entered. There is very little lighting inside, and not a single other customer. In fact, to the woman who has just entered, it appears to be closed. A short old man with […]