Cassandra Carter’s house held celebrations nearly every weekend: classic sit-down dinners, cake or new recipe testing, get-togethers, or just casual Friday gatherings. Carters had invited the usual crowd that included the Crawfords, Cooks, and the Coopers one Friday evening for a celebratory dinner.
Commenting on one of his friend’s queries, Chris Carter said, “The entire credit goes to Cassie how she cooks, cleans, and takes care of this house so immaculately and still wants us to have parties every week.” Chatting more conversationally, he added, “We are different as chalk and cheese, though. I’m an extrovert, and she’s an introvert.”
Bedazzled by his boyish charm, Beatrice beamed at him across the dimly lit bar. Balancing her walk as the high heels made her wobbly, she briskly walked over to say hello. Blurry eyes found clarity under the blazing chandelier, and Beatrice stopped for a second.
Blankly staring at a strange guy, Beatrice breathlessly asked, “Have we met before?”
Benjamin Black stood up awkwardly, extended his hand with a bemusing smile.
“Yes! I believe we have met several births ago where you had promised never to leave my side.”
Blushing profusely and turning crimson red, Beatrice was lost for a befitting…
Approximately five hundred years ago, an impenetrable forest was known to beings as the amazing Amazium. An attractive array of water systems flowed in the Amazium from freshwater rivers, streams, canals, and lakes that sustained the forest population adequately. Axiomatically, the world’s largest forest represented all the varieties of creatures, from the savage beasts to the tiniest bee hummingbird. An amicable administration structure had developed over the centuries called the Social Contract by the Amaziums. Any being who wanted to live peacefully in the Amazium was required to fulfill the contractual norms stated in the contract. Apt and educated beings…
Let me come into this world-please let me get born.
I’m your flesh and blood.
I’m your heart and soul.
I’m as good as your son.
Let me come into this world- please give me a chance.
I promise I will never disappoint you.
I promise I will fulfil all your expectations.
I promise I will never give you a reason to complain.
Let me come into this world- take a leap of faith.
I’ll always keep you happy.
I’ll always fill your house with laughter.
I’ll always take care of you.
© Fatima Imam
*This piece is dedicated to…
After spending 50+ years on the planet, I am just living for myself and enjoying every moment. I’ll like to call myself a student of life. Being born in an intellectually wealthy family in India’s most culturally diverse cities, Lucknow, gave me a clear perspective that knowledge leads to success. I stuck to my path for the next thirty years: finishing degrees, making friends and getting married. Well! I gradually discovered that the universe would teach me invaluable lessons about trust, financial security, confidence, and self-respect. …
Efficient administrators who manage their work efficiently.
Diligent readers who mentor writers diligently.
Intelligent individuals who maintain transparency intelligently.
Terrific people who meet expectations terrifically.
Obliging personalities who magnify writers’ potential obligingly.
Reliable professionals who modify content reliably.
Sincere individuals who model exceptional behavior sincerely.
© Fatima Imam (All Rights Reserved)
Sincere thanks to Ivette Cruz for hosting my poems in her publication. 💕❤️
My tribute to all the editors on Medium and especially those who are publishing my words in ILLUMINATION ILLUMINATION-Curated Denise Larkin Francine Fallara Somsubhra Banerjee Priyanka Srivastava Suraj Ghimire Dr. Preeti Singh GB Rogut Ivette Cruz…
Acceptance gives hope.
Belief gives hope.
Chaos gives hope.
Dreams give hope.
Effervescence gives hope.
Failure gives hope.
Generosity gives hope.
Ideas give hope.
Justice gives hope.
Kindness gives hope.
Loyalty gives hope.
Maturity gives hope.
Negotiation gives hope.
Optimism gives hope.
Patience gives hope.
Questioning gives hope.
Resilience gives hope.
Sincerity gives hope.
Thankfulness gives hope.
Uniqueness gives hope.
Versatility gives hope.
Weather gives hope.
X-mas gives hope.
Youthfulness gives hope.
Zealousness gives hope.
© Fatima Imam (All Rights Reserved)
Sincere thanks to the Dreams and Stories team for publishing my poem on September’s theme: hope. Suraj Ghimire has…