In their sick and radicalised minds, they feel the desire to be ejected into instant ‘stardom’ with a similar act.
His father appealed to the judge saying that his son should not have to go to jail for getting ‘20 minutes of action’.
Who says our mistakes dim with time? They may dim, but they stay with us and keep us tethered to their memory forever.
He felt as if a responsibility had been lifted off his shoulders. ‘Just as a father would feel’ he thought to himself.
“No, Marium, it is not his fault. It is your fault. And it is my fault. We’d be fools to blame anyone else.”
It was in grade 10 that Malik Khan, his son and two daughters moved two streets down from us.
The positivity of our past keeps brightening our present; the dark past keeps our smiles wrapped in its cold fingers.
If he hadn’t stuck to his decision, he would have spent the rest of his life in a state of continuous torture.
“Stop trying to use this job as your healing agent because it's creating hurt for Ali.” I hung up the phone.
I rolled my eyes exasperatedly. He knew how much his quirky comments irritated me.
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