Mushtaque B Barq

Punishment

Punishment

Drooped neck coiled behind the iron bars, Danish was down like an inert stack. His limbs like his bald head were portraying nothing__Nothing momentous.  A monotonous look of his bald head held between those frail arms appeared cemented and controlled.  His neck was naked like a freshly ravished hilltop after a bombardment to yield minerals […]

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Burdened Shoulders

Burdened Shoulders

The morning sun invited one and all, for its face was slowly pushing the long veils of mist beyond the mountain tops. The appeal of the vast Blue was afar to be described in words. It was an unadulterated sensation of enchantment. “Get up boy”, the shepherd shouted. Rubbing his dreamy eyes, the boy half-heartedly […]

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Gold Bangle

Gold Bangle

Proficiently my subsistence drew closer both rundown and lavish clientele. I dole out for all to meet the requirements of the human race. From the golden hands of the artists to the much caretaking merchant’s shelf and from the shelf to the wrist, my journey ends in the furnace to be re-shaped for future use. […]

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Pitiable Judgment

Pitiable Judgment

“The moon is decked up with the silver dust to cover the coarseness to turn its surface into a couch for saints”, announced Rehman Khan “What about the stars”, I simple asked. His prodigious glow faded on his hypnotic hyper cheeks that few minutes back had put on a smile. “Stars are for the stars”, […]

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Mystery of The Blue Roses

Mystery of The Blue Roses

Book Review Fantasy fiction dovetails with authors nascent thought process is often inspired by myths and folklores. Myths aided with fantasy attentiveness have been serving the world of literature from Greek and Roman ancient literature like Homer’s epic tales to the Islamic world of literature in the form of  The Arabian Nights and down the […]

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Experience

Experience

In that decent pretence in comity, he offered her a mug of coffee. Her tacit finesse by some reason in good-will her hand reached for the mug. Nothing, surely nothing like verbal exchange save a rudimentary smile bothered the quiet of the waiting room. Cutting all the excuses short, she passed a prudent smile just […]

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A novel way

A novel way

The old and cracked coffee mug in my kitchen once again winked at me. I ignored. Once, twice but third time the wink was romantic in texture. How long one can pay no attention to the old love! Third wink did the trick, lured my sanity, filled my eyeballs and above all raised a wave […]

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Under the bough of cherries

Under the bough of cherries

Our cherry trees are green, we are confined to their crimson rush carrying our blood cells to newer curves, changing entire hormonal heterogeneity, tantalizing the blossom to reach our backyards, luring our future seeds to wring the deluxe cheeks, deprive them of dulcet divinity, a pipe dream so to say, and from the kernel our […]

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Alchemy of Wisdom

Alchemy of Wisdom

What catch the attention of a lover to turn the pages of Sufi writings is that the prosperity of thought put forth with delicate know-how and observation through awe-inspiring insight.  A spiritual experience is devoid of both corporeal and cogent philosophy. It is the sacred road to inner light. The intensity of light depends upon […]

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I Am Just A Thread (part two)

I Am Just A Thread (part two)

Saints know the secret of my sincerity. I serve them too in their privacies. They make a rosary out of me. I am their need. I rest on their worship mats like a supplication in Heaven. Every devotee pays heed to my being sacred. The pearls that I hold, the rush I count, the secret […]

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