Tag Archives: life

Postmodern Emotion: A Subtle Seduction

He liked his drinks old fashioned, his women made of plastic, and straddled the divide between past and present like a well versed time traveller. Outside he was Mr. Ak-med Shaw-cat; CEO of Steel of Deal, a 5-linked chain of stores that specialized in the production of custom wheels. His subordinates viewed him as an…

Word Portrait || The Swan Princess

She had elusive eyes, noticeably high cheekbones, and a soft laugh that somehow managed to be heard despite the presence of other more belligerent bodies. Every aspect of her physical being could be described by the word, ‘long’. It was as though the finer details that completed her whole had been elegantly stretched by a…

Word Portrait || Loaded Dice

There are those whose entire existence is defined by grief. Such was the case with the little boy who lived three houses down from us in the impish rendition of the modern villas that lined the rest of the street. It was through no fault of his own that he grew up haunted by the…

Word Portrait || Uncomfortably Young

She is young, uncomfortably so. This is because today she is beautiful, and been made to look so by the hands of professionals. Her hair has been neatly combed into a bun behind her head, her skin caked many shades lighter, and her cheeks painted red by a paste made of beetroots and cherry skins.…

Word Portrait || No Impression

He was twenty-six, ordinary, and left no impression. He had blonde hair, lightly freckled skin, and pale blue eyes. At 5 foot 10 you could say he had height on his side, but his poor posture and begrudging walk curved its impact. He worked as a barista at an independent coffee house where there was…