Archive for the ‘supernatural’ Category

Red Light

By Novid Shaid, 2011 Wa kulla shayin hammana yahuna bismika Ya Azeem Red light, in a traffic jam. A swirling, rich, lollipopish red. Good enough to bite a chunk out of, not red like blood, but sweet red. The red light shone in front of him, in a tiny revolving ball, which seemed to be […]

The Soldier

A Lesson On Spiritual Laxity By Novid Shaid, 2004 (Author’s Note: First and foremost, this is advice for myself) A nervous, young soldier, waited impatiently underneath his trench. Listening carefully, he held his breath. For a whole minute he heard silence ruling above him and it seemed that the bullets and bombs had stopped. Hope […]


By Novid Shaid Since its sudden appearance one morning onto the Arts corridor decades ago, the “Captivation” painting, a wonderful view of the countryside through a gigantic window perhaps in a stately home, had mystified academics, students and visitors to the university.

When Mummy and Daddy Go To Sleep…

By Novid Shaid When mummy and daddy go to sleep, I am still awake. Awake and alone in my bed.  I haven’t got a brother or sister; I’m an only child, but I’m not sad about that. My parents love me lots and lots. I know I’m lucky to have such wonderful parents, and I […]