Short Story – La Ville-Lumiere – Mehreen Ahmed

La Ville-Lumiere By: Mehreen Ahmed The city’s spirit is aptly sensed, by none, other than Gil, in Midnight in Paris. La Ville-Lumiere or “the city of light,” as Paris sometimes is called, is full of cultural sophistication and sensuous get up; something it owes largely to fashion, the glamour glitz … Continue reading

Short Story – The Sudden Makeover – Mehreen Ahmed

The Sudden Makeover By: Mehreen Ahmed Once, there lived three friends, Una, Ulle and Ursula. While they were all outgoing, Una was a bit shy, Usha was not and Ursula, the happy medium, perfectly poised between the two. Ulle’s vivacity sometimes angered Una to the hilt. One day, they went … Continue reading

Short Story – Macchiato – Mehreen Ahmed

Macchiato By: Mehreen Ahmed Meaka woke up with a cold sweat. By the clock sitting next to her on the bedside table, it was three in the morning. She lay there in the dark, cold and sleepless thinking of getting out of bed. But somehow she could not. Her limbs … Continue reading

Short Story – The Black Coat – Mehreen Ahmed

The Black Coat Mehreen Ahmed One black wintry night, Piccolo -Xavier bumped into someone while crossing the road. Once he was across, the person on the receiving end was not visible anymore. It seemed that in the Parisian dark alley, it had just melted into darkness. When he peered further, … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 38 – Dream and Write

Are you writing about what you dream or do you dream of writing…decide and tell your story… Featured Quote: “All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” William Faulkner Featured Poems: There is … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 37 – Poems and Prompts

Poems from our forums and relationships found… Featured Quotes: “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust Featured Poem: One Word Is … Continue reading

Story Institute RamblingVerser – Episode 36 – Choices

Choices for you and choices for your characters…End where you began but make it a good one… Feature Quote: “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” Frank Lloyd Wright Featured Poem:Traveling Through the Dark By: William Stafford Traveling through … Continue reading