Oct 19, 2011

Mini Saga Winners - 2011

A MINI SAGA is a short story in 50 words. It takes great skill with words to keep to this word limit and to use irony and suggestion to say without saying. The following sagas won the competition held among the A1 Language students. Kudos and congratulations to them!


Forbidden
By Zoha Jabbar.

She was seventeen when she first entered his classroom. He was thirty-two. It was wrong, yes; but oh, how the sunlight framed her. They were spellbound. He was fired, she was disowned, but it didn't matter. They wed on her eighteenth birthday, and how the sunlight framed their intertwined forms.



The Survivor
By Shumaila Abbasi

"I am sorry to say that you have cancer and only six months left to live."
The words of the doctor shocked Anne. She could not believe what she had heard.
Three years later, Anne told her inspiring story of survival to a number of cancer patients.


Death
By Junaina Junaid

Something tastes peculiar in my mouth. Grime? Soil, maybe? I need some water..

As i head down the stairs, my attention is diverted by the reflections in the mirror at the landing.

Everythings reflected. Except for me..

"Bilal!" I cry out to my husband as he walks straight through me...



Ashes To Ashes

By Farwa Haider


Dust and grime covered every inch of the house's interior.The floor-boards creaked. The rats scurried by.

Were they the only inhabitants? That is what Cassie wanted to know.

Nothing unusual was sensed.

Three hours later, Cassie muttered "No ghosts here".

A voice whispered "Don't be too sure".

22 comments:

Khurram said...

This is brilliantly written/
Though I wonder why people choose to write about a young girl and an old guy. Why can't it be the other way around? :P

Zoha Jabbar said...

Thanks :D
Hahaha we shall write one about that together :P And then we'll ask the moderator to create a separate category for "collaborations" ;)

Sania Bilwani said...

This is so well written!
love the last line;
"how the sunlight framed their intertwined forms."
Brilliant indeed!

Khurram said...

Haha. Now that's what I call a great idea, Zoha. We do make a good team :P

Fatin said...

Zohhaaaa I really like this O.O

Punhal said...

I love the simplicity of the second one.

Zoha Jabbar said...

Thank you Fatin :)
OMG Junaina, I love yours!

Marium Ibrahim said...

I lovee the first one

Fatema Shabbir said...

Junaina yours is brilliant! :)

Naveen Qazi said...

I loved Zoha and Junaina's. So well-written. :)

maha asif said...

junainaa wow.. great mini saga ..loved it... :)

Farwa Haider said...

I love both!!! The ideas were genius!! Especially yours, Junaina.
Zoha I loved the gist of your story.

Junaina Junaid said...

Thank you so much. :) Truly flattered.

Zoha Jabbar said...

Thanks guys <3

Noor-us-Sabah Adamjee said...

Junaina your story stands out =) i love the plot =).

Sana Noor said...

I love Junaina and Zoha's minis! Really good.

Junaina Junaid said...

Thank You! :)

Zoha Jabbar said...

Thanks Sana!

dania said...

All of them are great and Farwa yours was really interesting!

Farwa Haider said...

Thanks Dania =)

Zoha Jabbar said...

Wow, Farwa. It was brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Jay Jay! Amazing. Truly amazing! loved it and the first one, zoha's. Too sexy! :P
munaim

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