The Shift

The Shift

My phone alarm is horrible but it works because I am dying to turn it off. If I don’t, I am sure I will have convulsions. Now that is not a good way to wake up. I sit there zombie-like on my bed wondering what…

The Perfect Date Does Not Exi-

The Perfect Date Does Not Exi-

They recognized each other the moment they met in the cafe. He was already seated and reading the newspaper. He looked up and waved at her. This made her giddy like a teenager on a first date. “Was this place hard to find?” He asked…

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

There were not too many people inside the church because it was a weekday. A couple of old ladies were standing before the statue of Mother Mary chatting with each other. Why there, of all places? She went to the side where other wooden statues…

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

I could hear her playing Portishead this time. An hour ago it was Thelonious Monk. If it wasn’t for her taste in music, I’ll be cursing these thin walls. I have shared the elevator a couple of times with her. She has that brooding type…

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

She can’t believe it. Two visible and looming purple lines appeared before her from the pregnancy test. She wanted to vomit and cry at the same time. She didn’t want this. She didn’t know who to talk to first. If she called her best friend,…

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

She woke up before he did. They slept facing each other.  Shadows of the waving curtain played on his handsome face. She tucked wisps of his hair behind his ear and kissed his forehead. “Good morning, love.” He opened his eyes, smiled at what he…

The Navigator

The Navigator

They sat near the shore watching their slippers get wet and sucked in by the sand. The younger one would laugh every single time. “They will be gone by the fourth wave.” He looked at his brother and chuckled. “I bet you on the eighth…

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

He paddled out into the waves hoping to catch a big one. He would have to wait. It was surprisingly calm today. The sun burnt his face. He felt every scorching ray on his skin. His dark tan specked with salt water. It reflected every…

The Dinner Guest

The Dinner Guest

She placed her dinner plate on the table gently and sighed. Another day of eating alone and she missed him. Her playlist was blaring Incubus. His favorite. As she started fixing her napkin, she heard the front door open. She stood up to check but…

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Fasten Your Seatbelts

“I am so excited! How many hours til we get there?” She looked out the oval window, beaming. “Two hours. You can nap all the way, I will wake you up when we land.” “Nap? Are you kidding me? This is my first plane ride.…