The Happy Village – Chapter 15 (NEHA)

The Happy Village   A flood of sweat drowned Neha. She woke up, with her heart jittering. For a moment, she thought that she was still in her imagination. She blinked rapidly, and the floaters in her eyes dissolved. She squirmed on the couch, she then took a look at everything around her. The table …

The Happy Village – Chapter 14 (NEHA)

The Happy Village     “Mommy? Where are you?” Neha opened the door and led herself to the main room. The couch was still in its tattered state, the bitter scent had yet die, and the room seemed to be shifting back and forth. The front door hung wide open, allowing the cold air to …

The Happy Village – Chapter 13 (NEHA)

The Happy Village     Aijin’s hair rustled. “My God! Am I in heaven? This is the worst day ever!” “Mother, you are in your bedroom,” said Neha. “B-but before, you were lying on the floor! Can you tell me what had happened? I’m so worried, that I am willing to call the doctor!” “On …

The Happy Village – Chapter 12 (Neha)

The Happy Village     Shuffling around the hallways, the students polluted the air with their conversations, and giggled under their breaths. It seemed as though they let nothing bother them. The attack of the barbarians remained fresh in their minds, they could not neglect the horrors and bloodshed they had endured. Losing their friends …

The Happy Village – Chapter 11 (Tulisen)

The Happy Village     The desert bred chills and frost among the air. The valleys of sand froze the platoon of the Holy Army in place. Just as they were about to rest their rifles, a series of barrages blasted towards them. The junior officer, Tulisen, waved his hand to the platoon besides him. …

The Happy Village – Chapter 10

The Happy Village     One of the abbots slapped Usheniko, it left the woman in tears. Collapsing to the floor, everybody hounded and cursed at her. Usheniko curled her body, then covering her ears. The people couldn’t get anymore animalistic. “Kill the witch!” Aijin said, turning to Neha. “This is the woman you are …

The Happy Village – Chapter 9

The Happy Village     The flowers wilted and rotted from the bloodbath, the streets dulled from their colors. Dead bodies that used to lie on the cobblestone and elsewhere had disappeared; the Holy Army had cleaned it up a while ago. Although the casualty count was quite high, the soldiers were able to bury …

The Happy Village – Chapter 8

The Happy Village   Rain struck. The sky grayed and the sun dimmed. Flooding the crops and the cobblestones, the villagers rushed to their homes to get themselves dry. The humid air glued on their nostrils and stuffed their lungs. At school, the Young Guards cancelled the daily ceremony, and allowed the kids to go …

The Happy Village – Chapter 7

The Happy Village     Another day, another end to school. Typical to everybody, the children and teenagers swelled the building with their sighs and giggles. They had again, endured the torment of their classes. As for the fourth graders, they remained in the classroom. Writing an endless river of words on the chalkboard, Ms. …

The Happy Village – Chapter 6 (Usheniko)

The Happy Village     At the moment, Usheniko was cleaning up her table and her bookshelf. This morning, when she saw the dust bunnies and lint all over the place, she shuddered. She wanted to get it over with, and if she were to leave it for a long time, then sneezes would infest …