• Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Literature

Published Date: October 18, 2014
THE BUTTERFLY THAT COULD

THE BUTTERFLY THAT COULD

EDITOR’S NOTE “Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” -- Rumi -- Such is the essence of creativity. To take daily, uneventful, supposedly meaningless experiences, turn them on their heads, tune them into our souls and churn out a story. This is the theme in today's SLR. ...

Published Date: October 18, 2014
The House On The Hill

The House On The Hill

You are seven years old. You hear the sound of glass breaking outside your window and suddenly the house resounds with your mother's shouts. You see her face in the hall from your bedroom. The word she forms with her mouth is strange and unfamiliar to you. Riot. It would have sounded like a clownish way of saying 'Right.' But this does not seem to be a time for clownish behaviour. This is something serious and mysterious and disturbing and it occupies a place in the adult world, the world you do not yet understand but can intuitively grasp from time to time. Like now. Your mother enters your bedroom....