The Fifth Horseman

How are you, boy? Tzen peered at his wristwatch, the handles reaching as eagerly as he was for 6 pm, the mark of the end of his shift. All he had to do now, was hand his patients over to the ones left behind to slog and slave till the coming morning. ‘Bed 3 needs [...]

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The Fifth Horseman

I Win Night presented a strange and ominous quiet, caressed by the steady beeping of monosyllabic monitors, humming a rhythm of somnolence. Sheila was feeling agitated. Something didn’t sit right with her. Just hours ago, Sheila was forced to tell a family that one of them was probably not going to make the night. She [...]

HARD

CHAPTER 21 Rayna had never seen anything like it; spread out before her, and endless body of liquid salt, dense, and majestic. It was a mixed wonder- frivolous ripples kissed the sandbanks & giant waves bellowed in its deep. If she had learned something from nature, it was that it was a mighty yet compassionate [...]

HARD

CHAPTER 18 Kim awoke abruptly, her bladder about to burst, her eyes tired, her head in swinging pyrexia. She walked away from the pyre and the others to relieve herself by the bush. It had been burning for days. ‘Damn it,’ she winced through a tough squeeze. ‘Which one gave me this?’ It smelled funky [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Faith, Family, Friend I couldn’t think. Exhausted, emotionally and physically drained from all the crying, my eyelids were literally pruning. Abah was amazing. Ibu as well. They excused us for a lunch break, and the families stayed apart, bunched to their own little corners. Atirah needed her milk. I told Yus, my dear sweet sister, [...]

The Fifth Horseman

You knew didn't you ‘It’s gonna be alright,’ Ram’s father told him, holding proud his boy’s collar, adjusting his Windsor knot, while his mother fought her sleepy eyes to ready him his breakfast. ‘I’m not that worried father. Don’t worry, as long as my salary is undisturbed, I’ll continue wiring in every month without fail,’ [...]

K.A.R.T.H.I.C?K

SHE SANK ME ONCE, AND SHE’S GOING TO DO IT AGAIN So, you’re still with us? Interested are you? The last time you were with us, Karthick had found himself in the middle of an unfamiliar circumstance, well, partially familiar that is. ‘Oh God, you narrating again?’ Karthick retorted. Well, what else should I be [...]