Mythical Drabbles: ‘The Relic of Love & Lust’ by Fariel Shafee

Time for a drabble from a new contributor, Fariel Shafee!

The Relic of Love & Lust

Fariel Shafee

At nighttime the heat was unbearable.  Mamun lay on the floor, asking for some air.  When he opened the door to the courtyard, the full moon flashed. 

The breeze was sudden and it brought in the smell of wood-roses.  It was an intense suffocating smell that he yet could not resist. 

The moon had shown him the path ahead, to the relics left deep inside the woods.

The tune came in from the delipidated house.  A dancing woman’s payal anklet. 

The olden days had risen.  Inside, the landlord drank merrily, clapping.

Another commoner would walk in to die tonight.

Fariel Shafee was born in Bangladesh.  Her drabbles are inspired by the folk stories and mythical spirits of rural Bengal. 

Besides creating stories and poetry, she also likes to paint, and has exhibited worldwide.

In her other life, she has a PhD in physics. Her portfolio can be seen on:

Work Published with INSIGNIA STORIES:

Mythical Beings of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.4.)

Read more Mythical Drabbles online here


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