Fiction and other Realities

'Fiction is inspired by reality' That is what they say. Yet, I have observed that a few events happen a lot more in fiction than they do in real life or vice versa. Take sweating for example. Imaginary characters sweat way more than you or I ever would. I understand being in a story is…

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Toothaches > Heartaches

  Tobacco, tomato, timber, and toothache. Smoke it, hot, don’t burn, in pain. Please don’t bother for my sake Because I am pretty insane.   Human, you humane. Heartache! Didn’t I tell you to refrain?   Nothing to offer, I have, I'm afraid, Yet my blood, you continue to drain. When the last few drops…

A Perfect Sphere—WringoInk

Zoobia Shahid was among the brightest students in her class. The 14-year-old had only recently learned that world was elliptical. Copernicus and Galileo had faced quite a handful of troubles before the perfectionists finally came to terms with the fact that their beloved earth was not a perfect circle. She didn’t know what kind of sacrifice she would have to make for her parents to appreciate her truly.

When a Cat Calls

This happened a year ago. We were in the third month of our marriage and life was grand. I loved her to bits and surprisingly, she doted on me too. When I said surprisingly, it is not just my low self-esteem screaming for some kind of validation but an undeniable truth. The thing is my…