Madness unto Sanity

By Rehema Something bad is about to happen. It is already in the room. I can feel the pressure and terror that is like a twisted cord running down the centre of my body. This unknown thing frightens and shakes my existence. Then, I begin to wait. I wait and wait some more but then […]

Ripples of your Words

By Rehema Even though we spoke about it last time, I have this feeling at the pit of my stomach that our conversation ended so rapidly and prematurely. That those words which came out of my mouth were not in any way congruent with my brain and perhaps. Perhaps that’s why you recognized the cracks […]

Pangs of Tenderness

(By Rehema) This is the umpteenth time I am on the phone with Dr. Kabuccua. He tells me to remind him to sort out the issue before end of business today. This is the umpteenth time he reiterates the same reply which makes me wonder if it’s normally intentional, coincidental or just sheer ignorance from […]

In the clutches of Grief

I remember not crying during the entire spectacle. I remember begging my tears to come out but they refused. Instead, they turned out into thoughts which were as painful and an equal dose to the tears I should have shed on that very impulse. Hence, these thoughts have continued to churn within me years later, […]

Pieces of my soul

By Rehema I rest my head on the pillow, squeezing my eyes shut hoping that this storm that rages within me will soon be over but I can’t. For sleep evades me and I am left to feel the chiming of hours from the clock, chiming longer then suddenly briefly. This has happened to me […]

Shreds of my Soul

By Rehema With Love Silpah….. There is something about me wondering who I am , when life itself feels like a prologue and everything else banal.The thoughts on this question are stuck with me like a leech which is not aware of how repugnant it is. Hence, each time I try to shake off these […]

This is the day I die

By Sifa Remmy He stands next to me wearing a lab coat as he carefully examines my face, eyes,tongue, turning my head from side to side.He goes ahead to run a whole host of symptoms. “Fever” “Yes” “Joint pains” “Headache” “Yes ,yes ,yes “ He continues to study his clipboard and from the look on […]

Breaking Down

When Liru calls the first time,I am climbing a flight of stairs to my condo .I am exhausted after working 8hours to cover my night shift in hospital.Hence today is not the day I am enamoured by people’s calls.Today is the day I seek the embrace of my pillows.I have a yearning to be tucked […]

Light has come

Unedited Having to wake up every morning to face the same thing was quite sickening and required a fit of strength but seemingly ,I was acquainted to this routine.For a long time now I have not existed.Months have gone by which I have not truly lived.It felt as though I’ve been trapped into a strangers […]

Engulfed

Unedited I had not done much of anything for the past few months and it feels as though I have mastered this concept of my reality more than I would ever imagine.I cannot count how many days I have been drained and defeated but I know that each day felt more or less of the […]