By Mudabbir Ahmad

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A good part of his day would be spent waiting, which of course was not very likeable — not because he had nothing else to do, but because Time liked him very much, or so it would seem to him. That thought was disgusting; the notion that it was in fact a fact was dreadful. Time liked him so much that she stayed with him, refusing to pass and even if she did, she would stretch herself all over him, like a monstrous dragon spreading its wings, eclipsing the sun and spitting a shadow all over the ground. I am using an example from my fantasy, may be because it is easier for the human mind to conjure  fantastical elements, to explain Time. But in all honesty, and this has taken serious courage to write, Time was not a dragon to him, she was something much more terrible, much more torturous and horrible to even contemplate- she was eternal.

Time was in love with Argos. It was a bestial kind of love-savage, pure and perhaps too much to be contained in meek words that I put here. She fed off Argos, and Time was one hungry beast, gluttonous and without the slightest mercy.

‘The Escaped Moments’ novel by  Jaasindah R Mir released: Kashmir Times

Asserting that the youth of Kashmir are very talented and can create master pieces in literature if guided and mentored properly by senior writers, authors, novelists and academicians, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad today urged the young writers to pen down their observations on the natural landscape of Kashmir which he said “has lot to offer and inspire.”