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His Very Own Private Dancer

Icy got ready for work. Her mother woke her up even though she went to bed only three hours ago. “Jonty called. You have a job. He will be fetching you in about fifteen minutes.” After delivering the message, her mother went back to her friends. They were playing a lively game of bingo. Icy...

I Love You and I Am Sorry

Rafe was itching to go but Lacy’s flight was delayed. Lacy smiled at him, though her eyes were full of tears. “You go now.” “Do you have my new number?” Rafe asked the umpteenth time. “Yes, I have it here.” Lacy thumped her chest pocket. Her jacket was bulky with other documents. They listened...

Photographs and Childhood Memories

“We’re just five. David has no partner.” Jake didn’t raise his head. The brake needed his attention than his sister’s announcement. “Call Meg. That should even the number.” “Meg can’t come,” Jessica persisted. “Why?” The screw rolled away. “Drat!” He tried to reach it. “She’s...

You are the Only One

Elmo was not excited to go home. No, he was excited. And yes, he was also apprehensive. What would be his reception? When the airplane touched down, his mind alerted. News about NAIA’s ‘tanim-bala’ had spread all over the world. His luggage was only one and it had been wrapped tightly with tape. He...

My Boyfriend Was Gay

It started as a joke. Carlo became ‘Carla’ because of his long straight hair. Though he was not a gay, he just let the joke stuck. Only Mike, his bestfriend since college, knew the reason behind the shoulder-length hair. He was also the one constantly joking about him as ‘Carla’. “Carla is so vain...

Love Comes in Unexpected Moment

Inspired by the song, ‘Cheerleader’ by OMI and Felix Jaehn remix. Author’s note: Sometimes, there’s an event in our life that needs an explanation — and yet it doesn’t need one. It is enough that something — or someone — happens to us. Love is not expected to come even...

The Mysterious Arm

A True to Life Horror Story Have you ever asked why strange things happen to us? A scary experience could be a wake-up call or a cry for help. Hopefully, our mind would rule over our over-active imagination. My family used to move around a bit due to my late father’s job as a building contractor. At...

The Haunted Hotel Room

Lesson learned: "Don't play games with death. He doesn't like losing and won't let go easily."