All posts tagged: Words

Short Story: Samskeyti / The Week That Plane Went Missing

Aida stared at the screen of her phone, unblinking until it dimmed due to inactivity. Her mind went blank yet jammed at the same time and stayed that way for the next couples of minutes. The breaking news on Twitter just told her that a plane flying to Singapore lost. A plane with flight code on Rudolf’s text that she suspected got multiple recipients; herself, his company chauffeur, and his wife. She didn’t know what to do, the news was unclear and unconfirmed. Based on an article she read on the internet, the probability of surviving a flight is 99.9999815%, much higher than surviving an affair in marriage. As she scrolled down the timeline, some people mentioned about praying. How long has she stopped praying? Should she start again? She decided not to get her mind stuck thinking about the praying option and used her cell phone to call the airline, hoping to gain some information. The operator refused to tell anything about it and suggested to pray while waiting for the official statement. Pray. She remembered how she wanted …

And even stars are not forever

A: They say no matter how deep dark, and stormy a night seems to be, the stars are shining still. B: But what if, instead of stars, they are just pretty yellow little flowers easily wiped by the rain or your absence? A: I don’t mind. I’ll just try my best to protect them. I think I’ll build a shelter. I’ll even save to buy that kind of self-watering thing people use for a green house. B: You sound…….. sad. A: Well, I can’t turn flowers into stars. B: I see. A: And even stars are not forever. They will turn into explosion in the end.