To Quill the Mocking World


By Jane Roe
(7 min read)

The room was lit up with a dull red. She had covered the lamp with a pink paper and the low intensity of light gave a ghostly look to the things in the room, dark shadows everywhere.

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Envy of the Pink

By Jane Roe
(5 min read)

But this was going to be only for a few more days. Then I’ll be big like daddy and I would never stick my hair to my head. But then I wouldn’t be able to pull at Laila’s tails.

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Old Man who just wanted to go Fishing

By Jane Roe
(5 min read)

They watched her slowly swinging herself on the string and wood log swing they had tied, hanging from the tree branches, many years ago. She had somehow never outgrown the swing.

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crumpled Papers

By Jane Roe.
(5-minute read)

He saw steeliness in her eyes. He never really liked this type. They were so fickle, always. One had to be very careful. He slowly moved his hand to hold her waist.

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Worth the trouble

By Jane Roe.

She thought of her husband. And how much she loved him. Sometimes she wondered how odd it was that the unapologetic strong-heads they both were, they had managed two happy years, and were going to manage the whole life.

August 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Idea of Him

By Jane Roe.

She remembered reading a novel by Salman Rushdie, where a woman who was married to a man she did not love decided to start loving him in parts. She never thought of him as a whole picture.

August 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Shattered Dreams

By Jane Roe.

How does a child who hasn’t ever been loved, understand love? How does a girl who doesn’t understand that she’s broken, understand that love can fix broken things?

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Non Possibility

By Jane Roe

But he knew every muscle of her face so well, he could tell from the mere angle of her head and the set of her mouth what mood she was in. He rarely knew the reasons, but he knew the moods well.

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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