Friday, 10 January 2014


‘I will never let the world forget you’, he had promised his Queen on her deathbed. Fate had cruelly stolen her away, but he could not let go so easily. He employed the best craftsmen in his kingdom to build her a fitting mausoleum and now after ten years of toil, it stood ready. 

He went for inspecting the vision in white marble. Every nook of the building was perfectly carved and every arch spelt perfection.Every stone in the intricate carvings gleamed in sunlight. He was smugly satisfied until he spotted something in the middle of the sanctum. The ugly box stood out like a sore thumb in his flawless monument. 

He ordered for the Queen’s casket to be carried away.