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Yusop Masdal
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The Beast & Other Stories
In my senior years in law school, an old friend, Aziz Mustafa called me up and inquired if I needed a job. The offer was like that of Marlon Brando's, it was hard to refuse. Working for a foreign-funded institution is like a baptism of fire, threading anoth...

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The Accidental Politician
Law school was both a destiny and a curse. The first appreciable words I heard from my father was "you would be a lawyer when you grow up" and stuck to my mind like mildew on wet rock. If he were a warlock, it would have been the curse from Gods. But since ...

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The Accidental Tourist
            What do we mean by producing fruits from our repentance? To produce fruits from our repentance is the condition attached to the rewards of forgiveness that the angels have brought with them and this condition must be fulfilled.             To pr...

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THE ROSE BUD c.1994
Set your fodder widest Like an ocean of yellow poppy field, On an orange farm That once ruled The mazes of my dreams. Here I stand, A smirking child Lost in the underground caves Where I set my Indian soul free Always upon your magnificence. You offer me yo...

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Into the Great Wide Open
When finally I was of school age, my mother got me back and started living away from my grandfather. It was hard at times to be away from my grandfather since I got so used to be with him. The giddiness and wonderment of childhood might have staid off these...

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Constellation
Substantial cognizance if I only have, Of the house where you once forgot your name, Intentionally, maliciously or otherwise, I would have spared no minutes nor seconds In order to stand before you and beside you, And thereupon render my pleadings and other...
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