Category: Stories

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes  – Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

“Hey Jashim, Look what I found.” “You are so lucky, Zaid. This shoe almost looks brand new. I wonder why they threw it into the dustbin. Must be nice being rich. You can dump your good shoe and buy a new one. You are really lucky, you know. You can sell...

I was only 20 years old when I started writing. My father was one of those little paid employees, who worked all day on a desk filled with documents and files

Joe’s Pen । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

I was only 20 years old when I started writing. My father was one of those little paid employees, who worked all day on a desk filled with documents and files. My mother died because of an illness 7 years ago. Obviously, we couldn’t spend little money for her medical...

I'm Still Here

I’m Still Here! । Fatima Binte Mostafiz

Wee woo wee woo!! After the surgery, I’m lying on a stretcher in an ambulance, which I think is kinda cool cause no one in my class has ever been on an ambulance before, now I can talk big words about this! Hehe. But I guess papa isn’t happy, who...

MIDDLE CLASS DREAMS

MIDDLE CLASS DREAMS । Rafikul Hoque

Mr. Jamaluddin is now in the balcony, looking towards the starry sky. The sky is clear today. He is trying to count the stars, and thinking about the strange pattern of the stars in the sky. In his imagination he is trying to draw a parallel line among the stars...

Warmth -Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

-Hey, Zaid!  How do you feel?” -“I don’t know haha. But I guess I’m in a good mood because I’m starting a conversation with you” -“Oi Oi are you saying that it’s wrong to talk to me, huh?” -“Haha oh please do forgive me for my rudeness.” -“Hummm apology accepted.”...

FEATHER Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

She was beautiful. No, she wasn’t fare. Her skin was not white. She was skinny, didn’t have a nice figure. She didn’t have long silky thick hair. But still she was beautiful. She represented beauty in her words, in her writing, in her work. She was honest. She was polite....

DAFFODIL’S RITUAL Golam Kibria

Here it is Adria. Our creator created the creatures that He might be known. He created flowers with much care Adria think so. Adria feels that deep in flowers roots, all flowers keep the flame. And so, she keeps a flower garden in her house. One night while she was...

This Is My Will -Fatima Binte Mostafiz

Such a sunny day it is, there is no cloud in the morning sky. And the sun is burning gracefully. But its beauty is nothing to the people of Gaza. They are running for a place to hide themselve from the bombs of Israeli plane. But still a little boy...

Last sight -Fatima binte Mostafiz

Here I am, sitting on a bench, waiting for the train to arrive. I can see how annoyed everyone is, just because the train is late today. But what about me? What am I feeling? In this case, my answer is nothing. I’m not feeling annoyed, angry, sad or anything....

A wish  -Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

A white ceiling. I’m staring at it. After all there’s nothing else for me to do. It hurts. My body hurts so much. It’s really painful. I want to get out. It’s been so long that I haven’t seen the sky. This white empty ceiling of this hospital is so...

Dear Little Snowbell -Kazi Falguni Eshita

“Look at those eyes, all blue!” Melissa pointed out, gently stroking the little ball of fur. “Huh? Blue? Kittens don’t have blue eyes, Lisa.” Jordan shrugged, brushing away some stray fur from his fingertips. “See for yourself, bro.” Jordan held the little kitten close, to get a better look at...

Heaven’s Children -Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

Zaid turns off the TV. He hates violence and bloodshed but that’s what the TV shows every single day. How many people died, how many cities are destroyed that’s always the headline. But there’s no way to blame them because that’s what the war does. Sitting on the Sofa of...

Dana and the Butterfly – Kazi Falguni Eshita

“Dana, good morning! Rise and shine!” “Oh, Amma, it’s Friday. Can’t I sleep a little late?” “Nope. It’s good to get up at the same time every day.” Dana never had school on Fridays, and it had rained the day before. She always enjoyed sleeping a little late on rainy...

Teen Drinking – Taking Life away from Life – Kazi Falguni Eshita

Shelby Allen, a 17-year old athlete didn’t seem like the usual wild party girl. One night, she went to a friend, Jane’s party. Shelby planned to drink 15 shots of vodka when there were no adults around. When Shelby got sick, her friend led her to the nearest bathroom to...

An Offbeat Decision -Ifrith Islam

‘A car crushed against a truck… A scream of a woman was heard… Lying there a woman with one hand on her stomach and the other hand was holding the car handle seemed she tried to protect herself… There was blood all around the road…’ All of a sudden, my...

Penelope The friendly Dragon

“Mommy, I want to learn more about the Golden Apple”. Penelope squeaked, cuddling closer to her mother. Penelope had large,  bright eyes, and a very friendly smile always lit her face. She hardly got angry, but beware! If you behave well with her, she will do the same to you....

‘Evil’ Wasps that Rule the World

These wasps lay their eggs inside other insects, which their larvae then eat from within. It sounds horrendous, but they are spectacularly common On Costa Rica, inside a wheel of sticky silk, an orb weaver spider is doomed to die. She is a formidable predator, but this Leucauge argyra has...

Aqua’s Adventures

“Where did he go? He said he would be back soon.” Aqua asked her friend, Mary. “Quack! He should be back by now. He went in search of a nice surprise gift for you.” Mary replied. Aqua felt worried. Bob never left her alone in the duck nest for so...

Save A Boat Sail A Stone

Nafisa Tabassum# Sometimes, we humans get the urge to travel around a bit. Sitting still as a stone gets on our nerves sometimes. But it seems we’re not the only ones who feel that way. Stones themselves sometimes get the urge to sail around a bit. Fascinating, isn’t it? A...

Tiny Plastic Big Problem

Scientists find that tiny pieces of plastic travel great distances, threatening the ocean ecosystem Plastic bottles lying in the gutter. Grocery bags tangled in branches. Food wrappers scuttling across the ground on a windy day. Although such examples of litter easily come to mind, they only hint at the serious...