CREATIVE BEATS

 Mushtaque B Barq

The Flood- part  III

The Flood- part  III

The Agony

“Aba Jan, how are you”, Basharat asked. There was no response, it seemed that his body had lost all its energy and now he was just a corpse waiting for that final call. The oxygen cylinder was almost empty; his pulse was too slow to be located. The last person to attend the couple was […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

The Flood part  II

The Flood part  II

With two backpacks fully loaded with God knows what, he came out and stood before me. He dropped his load and I shouldered one. My imaginations were caught in the wild shock of eddy where my senses and sensitivities were in their standard parlance disclosing my deprecatory fancy. The backpack seemed lighter than the cargo […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

The Flood - I

The Flood - I

The Jhelum and Dal Lake had finally found a common course to cart off whatever was left on the banks and areas in vicinage. Roads and subways had long been inundated, leaving everyone to arrive at his destination at his own peril. Communication like a mad man’s imaginations was reduced to soliloquies. People all over […]

 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 […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

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 […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

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. […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

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”, […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

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 […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

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 […]

 Mushtaque B Barq

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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