Francis: A 60 word story

He peeked through the gate and waved at an orphan

I used to live here with my parents and siblings.

A young lad; traversing the oceans on a boat

British winters spent in his hometown

How nice of you to take an old man to dinner.

We found each other not once but twice

Did you hear the one about the Jaffna mosquitoes?


Niroo: A 60 word story

He appeared slight until he stood up

I study zoology but I work in human rights.

A windowless brown mall erected in the 1970s

My mother wants to pair me but I’m not ready.

Couples behind bright umbrellas overlooking the Indian Ocean

Wearing jeans is not my culture.

Palmyrahs sway as lights flicker

Old guilt, new forms.

sunset on the lagoon

sunset on the bay