The first thing that struck Brahms was the smell of the air in the room. The air didn’t smell as clean and airy as he had imagined it to be. It smelled like old drafty wood with the faintness of polish as if to mask the musty smell of wherein … Continue Reading
Each dawn of Ravi’s routine life broke with the cacophony of trains whistling in the backdrop, and the furious rumble of the tracks as the train passed. The vibrations from the trains, even though a couple of blocks away, made the windows of his low-lying apartment-room chatter furiously.
Having grown … Continue Reading
One misty evening, two masked men, one tall and the other hunched forward were walking along quickly along a dimly lit street. Maintaining the requisite social distance, they mumbled to each other while exchanging anxious looks. All the houses lining the street interspersed with cedar streets had shutters down, blocking … Continue Reading
Silas had a very unhappy start to his life. Conceived out of wedlock, his biological father refused to take responsibility and abandoned them. Scared of what society would say, his mother, unwilling to abort, left her baby at the doorstep of an orphanage. The people there took him in and … Continue Reading