The speaker spat out gibberish 90s music. It was as if a DJ was scratching a turntable, like the songs … More
That afternoon she asked him, ‘Do you remember the cursed lady?’ It was the type of question she asked him … More
Coming back home requires ten-day hotel quarantine + a four-day home quarantine. I knew it was a ‘working quarantine,’ and … More
My cooking is a lousy business. My mother makes it worse.
It became my habit to look at the slither of light coming from the window whenever I open my eyes … More
The only house rule was to be back before sunset and never to step outside until the sun rises again, … More
Between life and death, there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides … More
Ants crawling on the wall meant rain is coming soon. Sarah always mentioned this to Naila. ‘It is how nature … More
Public speaking is probably one of the biggest fears of all of us here, and statistically speaking, about 75% of … More
I know I am lying to myself every time I say I need coffee. Every time I say I need … More
Our summer tradition, which was to visit the fiesta carnival every year, ended one starry evening in 1992.
The monsoon season in the Maldives starts from May until July. It began by mid-May this year, and we’ve been … More