By Abhishek Anand, 8 March, 2016

"Mummy, when will Papa come back?"
"He must be on his way! It's too late, you eat and go to bed."
Saying this she offered me my silver plate, only to hear,
"No I'll eat only with Papa!"

At 11pm he came back and as a routine gave a gentle tap on my head, and we had dinner together. Mummy ate after us and went to wash utensils. Though no one ever told me what my papa does, but surely he was a very popular and respected man of our village. Our family also had the priviledge to buy anything without giving money in return, unlike common people!


By meimeisimmy, 14 August, 2015

The morning sunlight began to trickle in through the openings in the curtains. My legs were overheating in the places where the sunlight fell directly on them. I tried to curl up to move them out of the light and accidentally hit Nick in the process. He didn’t make a sound and I thought maybe he didn’t even notice until he reached his arm around me to pull me closer to him, kissed my head through all my bed head, and whispered ‘good morning’ in my ear.

‘Morning,’ I sighed back to him as I opened my eyes. I turned my head to the right to see his face sheepishly smiling at me.