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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Aged 27, Amit Parmessur has been writing for the past 8 years. He has been published many times in his homeland Mauritius. He has also appeared in several literary magazines and ezines including SHALLA's Magazine, The Short Humour Site, Orchard Press Mysteries, Postcard Shorts, People of Few Words, Long Story Short, Eunoia Review and Burnt Bridge (forthcoming). He has also published one anthology entitled The Words I Loved in 2007. A gold medallist in English, nowadays he is busy with his own ezine Golden Apple, of which he is the chief editor. He can be found on where he is widely read.

Amit Parmessur


A Mirror in a Mirror

A mirror suddenly starts walking
and goes to stand in front of another mirror.
It sees itself in the other mirror,
but also sees the other mirror in itself.
Angered for no reason, it breaks the other.
It can no more see itself in the other mirror
but sees the other mirror in itself, broken.
This is often what happens in love.
You just should not be made of glass.