Firdaus Rahaman's Stories

Whisper of Satan

"That's me singing karaoke." "Not you, dear. It's the devil. It makes us do horrible things." "I used to love it though." "See. That's how he lures. He makes all bad seem good. Today what you do is an act of God." "Right, Sister. Amen." "Amen." One walked away smiling. The next day, she read about the blast at the exhibition. "I will survive," She hummed as she put on her scarf once again. .

Masked Devotion

Coping with injustice, Her tears had dried. She tried to question, In answer she was tied. The tree remained witness, She was molested and raped. In blood she breathed her last; The skies burst and wept. Purified by tear drops Two flowers kissed her feet, In a nearby distance Echoed some drumbeats. The criminals were dancing; Rejoicing in fun. The lady idol had arrived; The Pujas had begun..

Tale of Life

She kept staring at the bottle as her fate for the night was being decided. She remembered rubbing the bottle during the earlier days in hope of a genie; a prince; anyone to help. Slowly she had surrendered to life but she never let the kid in her die. Each night she named herself a character for her clients. "Cindrella". "Alice, "Rapunzel". Horror stories meant more relevant to her now. She was in one..

Ignited Lesson

"Which better day to quit the burning stick than on your birthday eh?" Puffing rings in the air Vijay replied, "You smoke?" "No". "Then you won't understand. The soothe. The relaxation. The calmness." "I used to know." "What? You quit? I mean how could you? It's impossible" Firdaus handed him a birthday card. "Life teaches you the hard way sometimes. I will leave. Chemo time." Vijay threw away the butt as he read the card which said, "You are a Cancer by birth. Don't make it your death sunsign.".

Adam and Eden

"Hey, mind you, tree. You are breaking into my bricks. Check your roots." the path shouted. "Never mind. You were the one to encroach first. Your creators cut our brothers down to make you and then forgot all about you. It's revenge time", said the peach tree. The weeds, saplings, plants and trees started laughing. All except the old banyan. It smirked. "Revenge? Laughing at the weak? This proves humans also created you. They planted you." .

Agent "H2O"

"Dont go Sujoy? They are Muslims. Even in this dire situation they won't spare you." "I don't care Ma. I need to help. Families are stuck in there" "You have never been in a boat; forget rowing it." "Even the boat has never sailed on the roads Ma." Saying this Sujoy started rowing away from home. To help. Floods knew no religion. Nor does humanity. Rains poured in as some salty drops too fell down unnoticed..

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Judgement Day

Inevitable had set in. Humankind was erased to five witnesses of truth. Five souls depicting the five eternal emotions. Love. Care. Regret. Loneliness. Hope. Suddenly lightening struck engulfing the remains. Amidst the smoke and rain a voice boomed the universe “So, when they forgot with which they had been reminded, We opened to them the gates of every thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them to punishment, and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows.”.

Judgement Day

Inevitable had set in. Humankind was erased to five witnesses of truth. Five souls depicting the five eternal emotions. Love. Care. Regret. Loneliness. Hope. Suddenly lightening struck engulfing the remains. Amidst the smoke and rain a voice boomed the universe. “So, when they forgot with which they had been remembered, we opened to them the gates of every thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them to punishment, and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows.”.

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