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 …

The Happy Village – Chapter 5

The Happy Village     The stars twinkling, the comets splitting the darkness of the sky, the students of the fourth grade elementary section were behind the temple of what people called it the ‘domain’. It was an expanse of grass that stretched all the way to the southern gate, to which the grasslands lied …

The Happy Village – Chapter 4

The Happy Village   The villagers flocked around the southern district, where the temple was the only building in the area. Being large and spacious, it provided enough room for the whole population to gather; from a bird’s eye view, the area looked like an ocean of flowers. To the sides of the temple, the …

The Happy Village – Chapter 3

The Happy Village   Sachen examined Neha’s foot. Seeing her skin reddening, she squealed. “Neha, this looks awful!” Neha whimpered and held back her tears. “I think I might have sprained my ankle. I can’t stand up.” Sachen rubbed the afflicted area with her hands. Neha yelped. “D-don’t do that!” “My bad…” Sachen sighed. She …

Playing Cupids – Chapter 1

Playing Cupids   I, Raijin, am a hard-core gamer and a wee bit introverted. I take that back: I am a big-ass anti-social human being. That’s an oxymoron right there. “Human being” and “anti-social” are supposedly apart. So why am I like this? For starters I have a weird name. Everybody had “Brian”, “John”, “Arthur” …