The Devil and the Rose – 7

– 7 – The next morning Jack came and found Rose in the bedroom. ‘Here’s your car key, sweetie. How did you get here?’ ‘Peter drove me down.’ ‘Who? That wimp?’ Just the mention of Peter was enough for Jack to lose his temper. Lately, he had grown unusually...

The Devil and the Rose – 8

– 8 – Patience was not one of Jack’s virtues. He didn’t have many to begin with. And he just revolted when somebody tried to pin him down. Lately, he’d been a bit upset because they wanted him to shift base to another city. Cops were beginning to smell...

The Devil and the Rose – 9

– 9 – Nosy monk never probed into people’s lives, yet people gave him such undeserving name. Because he was helpless, because he didn’t hurt anybody. That’s probably why local people never wanted him put in some sort of asylum in the first place. Because...

The Devil and the Rose – 10

– 10 – The day following Rose’s birthday, sitting in his rocking chair and staring at the ceiling, Peter was still musing over Rose’s coldness the day before. ‘O Rose! Must you be so cruel to me? Do you not want to be happy, to be loved? The more I want...