Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini

Irony of fate

“Who is it again this time”? Mzee Hatibu wept. For the third time his grand daughter was pregnant again. “Who on earth would think of doing this injustice to my grand child”-he continued weeping. Zuhura was orphaned even before she was born. Her father .....

Genetic Counseling

“Thirty years ago I was a young man” “No; thirty years ago you were a bastard”. Maria had never used such vulgar words, especially to her husband. But after the incidents, her anger, shame and worries had made her utter the word which she despised most......

I love her

All his family members and friends watched him dying, dying in agony murmuring “I love her; I love her; I lov…h….r….r”. Samuel was only six months old when he was attacked by the crippling disease of POLIO. Both his legs, from the hips downwards were aff.....

Bega Boy

“Saheb, while you are waiting for your child, I could be wiping your car, it’s a bit dusty, not for free though.” “You are very daring for a beggar boy. Why you are not in the class like the other children? Leave my car alone. “I have a note book in my .....

Red Man with African Dog

“Julie, stop torturing the child.” Julie was questioning her 3 years old daughter demanding full description of the person who robbed her. ‘Was it a man or woman?” “A man. I saw him running. He was wearing a long trouser.” “Was he , was he an African .....

Married to be Divorced

“Mary! its 8 O’clock in the morning. Get up please. Give me at least a cup of tea. I will be late to go to work”-John was trying to wake up his newly wedded wife. About a month ago there was a marriage. It was the talk of the town. Two richest families o.....

Elite Organisms

John was not joking. He had been doing some serious thinking. People might call him crazy but he was serious about his hypothesis. John was a happy go lucky person. Even when he was very sick, he still had his humor intact. Doctors and nurses loved to .....

Gift of Bibi Asha

Bibi Asha had forgotten how to smile. Her frail body could not support her body weight any more. She stooped almost to a right angle. While walking, after every 7-8 steps, she had to stop for few seconds to straighten up her body. She was blessed with m.....

Suit for Idd

Mother’s instict?Premunition? An uncomfortable, unpleasant, indescribable chill feeling suddenly struck Fatma. “Could it be Ali, my son?” Ladies-young and old, children, youth were yelling to each other on the way to the “well” - A child is found float.....

God Given Gift

Mariam always believed that God gives everybody a special gift. The moment her daughter was born, she knew that God had given her daughter a beautiful face and body. And she made her daughter utilize the God Given Gift at full advantage. While she was ma.....

Partner

They were a perfect match. Physically they both looked very fit. He was tall, hefty and had a pleasant look. She was of medium height with a slim figure. Nothing remarkable but she looked charming. First time he saw her, he was attracted to her. She was .....

Illegitimate

“Mummy! Where is my father?” Fatma had been anticipating this question. She knew one time or the other this question would be asked. She had thought of several answers, all of them not even near to the truth. Fatma had been working as the domestic serv.....

Engagement Party

Even though he was not invited, he got the information. The birthday party was actually planned to be an engagement party. He was prepared to gate crush and attend the party by any means and get drunk. “I know he lured Shally with his wealth, the wealth .....

Diamond Necklace

“I am telling you the truth; I did not steal this necklace. It was given to me as a reward by Mama Lucy”- thousand times he repeated the same sentence and every time he uttered the words, he was whipped, he was kicked, and his arms were twisted. Bakari w.....

Forgotten Marriage

He could not concentrate anymore since she phoned him. They were separated for a decade and half. They both felt already divorced. Her phone call reminded him that they were not. She sounded very mature and concerned. He could not cheat himself-he missed.....

Don’t Leave me

- She did it purposely - No, it looks like natural death - She was ashamed of herself. Getting pregnant at 15 years? - But why did she kill the innocent baby? - You think she should have informed Madona earlier for adoption? Everybody was exercising .....

Too late

“Mum, help me, I want to be normal again”-Peter was sobbing. Since his mother married the second husband, Peter had lost meaning of his life. When the smoke he inhaled made him euphoric, the only thing he remembered and made him happy was his childhood .....

Provoked

“Mummy, it hurts. Mummy, help me, it hurts.” 5 years old Cathy was crying in the toilet. She had been in the toilet for more than 5 minutes. Maria was cooking. She ignored her daughter’s call for help. “ I always tell you to eat fruits to get soft poop......

President’s son

“My God, you are the real one! I can’t believe it. I should have trusted you.” Richard had missed the freedom he enjoyed with his friends. Since he became the son of the president, he had been under constant surveillance. He was only 11 years old. He ha.....

Unique Romance

“Cathy, come and see they are fighting again’ “ But mother says grandpa and grandma got love marriage”- Cathy was telling her brother Jack. “So what, they are tired of each other now. Don’t you see? They do nothing but fight the whole day.” One year ag.....

This Is My Life

“This is my life. Who the hell are you to give me advice?” Since her childhood, nobody loved her. Her mother was only 17 years old when Lily was born. She could not remember even a single episode when her mother or her father sat down with her, read her .....

Home-coming in a Box

“Darling, this is for your own good that we are sending you there. By staying in the hostel, you will be able to study nicely”- Dorothy was trying to convince their youngest daughter Paulina. Dorothy and Charles had 4 daughters, no son. Their eldest daug.....

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