Forever

I went on a quest to find forever for you. It was a long and arduous quest, many men died on the adventure. Some died helping me find forever, some of them died because they got in my way. Nothing could stop me in my search, not trolls nor dragons, not fear nor reason. I …

A Tailored Life

I see him standing there, smugly looking at himself in the mirror in my bedroom. Posing, turning this way and that. I watch as he tips his hat at his own reflection, nodding as if introducing himself to nobility. As if he was worth being introduced to someone noble. It wasn’t that long ago that …

The Painting

He woke up alone. He hadn’t quite gotten used to that experience, waking up in a bed half-cold. The blankets and sheets unmoved, because he didn’t bother getting under them anymore. It was dark in the room but he could see light peeking through the blinds, saw the jagged tooth-like indicator of sunlight on the …

Thich Quang Duc

It is the 11th of June, 1963. A man steps into a busy intersection in Saigon. Wearing the robes of a Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc emerges from the car he had been riding in. The car is part of a procession; a group of a few hundred monks and nuns marching in two columns …