White Room

May wakes up in a white room.  She blinks the sleepiness away and sits up. Taking in her surroundings, everything she can see is white. From the walls, empty of any decoration nor furnitures, to her bed sheets and blanket and even the clothes she has on her. She cannot remember how she got here, […]

Mamihlapinatapai

Maksud Mamihlapinatapai: Menurut definisi dari Internet (dan setelah diterjemahkan kepada bahasa Melayu oleh seorang penulis jalanan separuh masa yang kini berada di usia senja) boleh disimpulkan sebagai “suatu pandangan di antara dua insan, di mana kedua insan ini mengharapkan salah seorang daripada mereka untuk bertindak terhadap sesuatu yang mereka berdua inginkan, tetapi masing-masing tidak mahu […]

The Woman in Black

I’m being watched. Ever since I got home from… I can’t escape the constant surveillance, or something more sinister than that. Stalked. Yes, maybe that is a more correct term to use. Every movement made, every word uttered, every expression produced are under intense scrutiny of that woman in black. But my mother and my […]

long live ARIA’S

“You call this music?” Uh-huh. Ariz dengan pen di tangan, di tengah-tengah strokesnya selamba bertanya. “Uh-huh.” Aria tenang menyiapkan solekan mata di hadapan cermin di ruang tamu. “It’s MY music, abang.” Sengih.  Aria menentang mata yang bertanya tanpa insurans. Pedih. I wish my heart didn’t feel like it was shattering inside of me. Solekan mata […]

Roses

Mrs. Stevenson was outside of her house and her old self was struggling to carry sacks of soil into her back garden. George, playing the good neighbour, stopped in the middle of his evening jog to give her a hand.  “These just came?” George asked while putting the sacks into a wheelbarrow, his voice strained […]

Fix Me

I want to write something, I want to write again. But my words are always tainted with the memories of you; the memories of us. Everything from colours to weathers, flowers and places, my mind seems to enjoy wandering back to a memory – instead of writing something that doesn’t end with, “Why’d you have […]

CONFUSED

I asked you.. did you give up on us, on our friendship? you said you didn’t. But you were a little a quieter lately. No more jokes no more calls no more fun anymore. I told you again and again, i want us to be happy, to have a normal conversation with anyone. you said […]

sad short story

I was 10 when my teacher asked us to write a short story about our best friend. I looked at mine and smiled. I then wrote everything I knew about him. Once we’re done the teacher asked for volunteers to read our story out loud. My best friend went first. It was not about me. […]

kamu yang tak pasti

Masa lalu tidak boleh diubah. Titik. ‘Kalau’ sepatutnya tidak perlu digunakan untuk hal-hal yang sudah berlalu kerana ia membuang waktu dan memuruk kesal. ‘Kalau’ adahal kebarangkalian yang seharusnya dihidupkan maka gunakan ia sebaiknya untuk menciptakan keadaan yang lebih baik. ‘Kalau’ seharusnya menjadi cerminan usaha bukan kata-kata kesal percuma. Dalam kehidupan yang tidak boleh diputar saat […]

biskut marie

Hanis meletak kembali potongan kek batik yang baru segigit dimakan. Air mukanya tampak kecewa. “Tak sedap jugak?” Najua merenungnya tak percaya. Sesuap kek batik laju memasuki mulutnya.“Tak sama.” Hanis mencebik dengan wajah kelat. Mocha ais dikacau perlahan sebelum disedut melepasi kerongkong. Rasa nyaman apabila rasa manis kek batik dapat dibilas dengan kelat kopi mocha. Amaranth- […]

Colours

“What’s today’s colour?” The father asked during breakfast.  Nonchalant, the daughter kept on finishing her scrambled eggs and with a mouthful of food, she said, “yellow.” “It’s a good day, then,” he said.  “Not the sunshine, sunflower kind of yellow. The ugly kind. You know what I mean?” The parents set their forks and spoons […]

moved on

Foto lelaki di pertengahan 20-an bersama seorang gadis comel melalui paparan Instagram saat dia membelek laman sosialnya. Kopi o ais sejuk yang sedang diteguk seakan berhenti seketika di kerongkongnya. Air ditelan perlahan dan senyum tipis lambat-lambat diukir. Pahit. Ikon hati terpapar saat gambar itu ditekan dua kali. Lama jemari terhenti di situ merenung senyum manis […]

jebat dan tuah

Dunia ibarat sebuah pentas lakon. Maka, ada antara kita yang akan menjadi pemain di atas pentas berhias itu dan tidak boleh tidak pasti akan dikritik, atau boleh jadi dilambung puji puji. Dan untuk selebihnya, kita duduk di kerusi penonton, memerhati, menghayati drama yang tersaji. Realitinya, sebaik mana pun kau berseni di atas pentas, pasti akan […]

” berakhirnya sebuah era ”

Aku ingin kisahkan tentang sebuah zaman di mana kita tidak memerlukan apa-apa yang gemilang untuk merasa senang. Era yang tak boleh diulang, walau hati sentiasa mengenangnya. Zaman yang membentuk aku. Zaman remaja yang paling dirindui. Kisah indah, duka dan gila ketika zaman persekolahan hanyalah kerana adanya mereka-mereka ini yang meghidupkannya. Bercerita tentang mereka, sentiasa membuat […]

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