A message from a first-time voter

Originally published on Groundviews. Two choices, by schelly In 2005, I didn’t vote. Being 21, I was eligible to vote, but I didn’t – and if you asked me why, I would ashamedly admit I simply didn’t care. I was in University abroad, my mind preoccupied with the Arts, my arms wrapped around my glossy…

Trinco Rising.

Originally published on Perambara.org. 11 years ago, Trincomalee was paradise. I have memories of aquamarine beaches, walking out to sea for miles on shallow sandbanks, spending a morning at Pigeon Island climbing rocks and looking at coral. The only thing that marred our trip was the coral thief we stumbled upon there, who was sternly…

That old feeling…

  It’s happening… And yet… Could it?   She giggles. Bites her lip and smiles at herself in the mirror. Checks her hair. Again.   Such a weird mix of feelings. Suddenly strange. Suddenly shy. Suddenly good. Suddenly self conscious. Suddenly happy. Suddenly unsure. Suddenly even a little scared.   The drive is long, the…