Sid Aaron Hirji
Canadian born man who finds literature and science equally fascinating. Trauma bleeds through generations, words heal the hidden scars.
Every night at midnight, the purple clouds came out to dance with the blushing sky. This was how he saw the world when he dreamt. Jed would day dream and see the world how he wanted it. An escape from the harsh world. He was twenty four and should have outgrown his imagination by now, yet it seemed to grow every day. When he was a young boy he had dared his twin brother to swim across the pond and back. His brother drowned and he could not forgive himself. Armed with his plush toy he walked to the pond imagining what dreams his brother must be having. Was he in heaven? Did angels lift him up and feed him with honey kisses like in fairy tales? Jed sat on a rock by the pond. He laid the plush toy near the pond and recited a prayer. He then closed his eyes.
If walls could talk, I would probably yell that the owner of this house needs to stop blowing on that trumpet. Does he honestly think that what he plays is music? If we walls had ears our ears would be bleeding. Our faces would be flushed and probably a plethora of expletives and insults would be yelled. That trumpet would be broken to pieces if we were people. However, everything serves a purpose. That trumpet served its purpose last week. As I am talking my sooty wall is being refurnished and repainted. This whole house has to undergo a remodel. It was because of the fire, a fire which saved a life.
Professor Kass was the wealthiest most stubborn man in the city. He had never worked a day in his life. He had his teeth nicely cleaned monthly and visited the barber weekly. He was not actually a professor. He had a ton of books and played card games in his library. He had never so much read one of the books. He like many other arrogant men had inherited his fortune from his hard working father. Unlike his father he lived lavishly. Each week he would host a party. They would gamble and drink beer and fraternize with women. The reason why Professor Kass wouldn’t marry is he did not want to share his wealth. Tomorrow would begin his biggest adventure. He was going to go to Palau on a tropical getaway. Like always, he was going to fly first class.