Seorang Penulis yang Bertanya pada Dirinya Sendiri

Seorang penulis suatu hari bertanya pada dirinya sendiri. Apa jadinya jika dunia kehabisan kosakata? Akankah diksi menjadi sunyi? Tak ada lagi awalan atau akhiran? Tak perlu lagi imbuhan? … Pertanyaan-pertanyaan itu tak kunjung ia temu jawabnya. Tapi setengahnya ia tak lagi peduli. Toh, kata sekarang makin kehilangan makna. Tak lagi diperhatikan tanda bacanya. Tak lagi…

Better When I’m Writing

Zaki asked me the other day, what things I am still passionate about lately. I gave him three answers, and among those, the first and most definite one was writing. Later I realised that writing is actually the only thing I consistently do since I was still in the elementary school. Though I must admit,…

The Colors of Autumn

The leaves turned red on those days of October When fall was here and winter was near Could you taste the sweetness in the air? The taste of a life free from despair? I pictured us walking hand in hand Along the way where everywhere was a yellow lane I remembered how I would have…

Kid’s Stories Project: The Old Tree

Story and Illustration by Hayya Habibi Once upon a time there was one child that loved to go to the rainforest. And one day he saw two big old trees. The big old trees had lots and lots of animals living on them so the little boy went home and told his mom and dad…