The First and Last Kiss

He could see the other man waiting in his bedroom. It was a tantalising prospect. The honesty, the daring, the sheer illegality of the night-time encounter made the hairs on his arms stand up. He walked inside and reached behind him to close the door. His hand tightly gripped the handle. Quader was jolted out…

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The boy in the picture

  “Naim, you are generalizing things. You yourself being a student of International Relations and Politics shouldn’t make such comments about a particular nation. It almost sounds xenophobic.”Ayesha seemed genuinely irritated by the strong hatred Naim held towards Pakistan. “It’s not about being xenophobic. I just can’t get over what they did to us, thousands…

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Guilty By Association

  The plain room, sparse and clean enough to be fit for use, could have been anywhere in the world. Imagining it was somewhere else allowed them to live, thus to imagination they surrendered. Jalil’s day had built up to this moment. The world ceased to exist as he took possession of the delicate figure…

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