SHORT STORY | Amma by Perevenia Shan

“Beb! Twenty-seven missed calls? Are you dead?” asked Filah. “If I am dead, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now,” said Priya. “You know, sometimes you are smart.” There was no reply from Priya. “Hey! What happened? You don’t sound you.” “She’s talking,” “Who’s talking?” “My mum… she’s talking.” “Are you serious?” “Yes,” replied Priya with a broken voice, “I need you.” “Well, how can I come past the polices and armies guarding our area? You know they are everywhere!” There was a silence again. “I will call you later again to check on you beb. In the...

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