The Frost Chronicles: The heist

The Frost Chronicles: The heist

17 March 2019

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She gathered the diamonds in a small cloth purse and gave a few phone calls to diamond merchants she knew. One of them who had helped her earlier invited her to his office in Deira. She quickly slid the cloth purse into her handbag and set off to the diamond trader’s office. When she reached she found him sitting in his usual corner inspecting a batch of diamonds. He beckoned to her to apprach and she sat on the bench facing him. He was surprised to see her as she had mentioned to him that it was the last piece of jewelry she was selling the last time he had seen her. He knew her to be a very resourceful woman however and was ready to see what she had brought him as she had been quite mysterious over the phone.

Nothing prepared him though for the sight of what she brought out from her purse. Huge pear-shaped diamonds that were worth several hundreds of thousands of dollars and a couple perhaps worth a million or two. He reached out for the diamonds and inspected them closely. Surely enough, one must be worth around two million and the other big one a million and a half. He looked again surprised as something caught his attention and he realised what it was. Some of the yellow coloured diamonds were those that were supposed to be sold at an auction before they had suddenly disappeared. He asked her where she got the diamonds and she told him she could not provide that information.

She walked out of there stunned and dismayed. He had told her he would not be able to buy the diamonds as they had been stolen from an auction. He had told her that there was someone else who could buy them but he would definitely pay her much less than what they were worth given their provenance. She looked down at the number he had given her and dialed it. The man answered and gave her an appointment for the same afternoon. She decided to take only some of the diamonds and passed by her home where she hid most of the diamonds only taking with her one of the two big diamonds and three smaller ones.

  • How did you do it, was his first question before he even greeted her.
  • I did nothing she answered. I got them from a friend.
  • Of course, he sneered, beckoning to her to show him the diamonds

He took the larger diamond from off her extended palm and whistled.

  • I’ll give you four hundred thousand for this one he said.
  • But it’s worth more than a million
  • When you buy it at an auction, maybe but down here it is only worth that much.
  • That’s very little
  • I’ll tell you what. I’ll throw in an extra hundred thousand because I feel you’ve got more to show me.
  • I don’t have much. Only two or three
  • Show me

She laid the diamonds out on the table and he picked them up quickly.

  • I’ll give you hundred and fifty thousand for these three he said
  • Sure she said. She was glad she had not brought the other ones with her or she was sure that he would have downplayed them even more and perhaps given her that same amount for five of them.

She carefully counted the bills he gave her and he put the diamonds in a safe behind a portrait on the wall. She was still stunned by the combined effect of finding out the diamonds were from a heist in an auction house and of how much less they were worth now because of that. She realised however that she had a handsome amount in the big bag he had given her that would pay the bills. Now the problem would be how to pay in cash for the medical treatment of her son. She would need to get the money moved into her bank account and that would cost her an extra 15% she thought gloomily. She dialed the hawala dealer Ashok and sure enough he confirmed he would be charging 15% for the transaction.

A few hours later she was looking with great satisfaction at her bank account balance that had increased by several hundred thousand.

She sighed and thought to herself that she would need to summon the Marid again to ask him why he had chosen a heist instead of just creating the diamonds for her. She set the candles around her and summoned him using his special name. He appeared in front of her and seemed to know what she had on her mind. She explained to him that he could not simply steal jewelry and give it to her as it was not simple to handle. He told her that he could not create the diamonds from nowhere. Either he got them from somewhere or he got the energy necessary to create them. He told her that if she wanted him to create them then she had to provide him with enough energy. When she asked him how she would do that he answered that she could grant him energy in a condensed manner by giving him several months of her life. She stared at him, realising what he was suggesting and asked him to leave. She looked at her laptop where the amount on the screen was still visible. This would last her a few months of treatment but soon she would have to think seriously about his proposal.

 

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Marilyn Monroe

The Kettle

The Kettle

5 August 2017

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The kettle was on the stove with its contents probably close to boiling point she thought. She looked at her ring idly and sighed. It was a beautiful ring but somehow its beauty was stifling. She looked at it again and the sparkle of the huge diamond lit a corner of her face as the sun hit it reflecting its sheen on several items around her. She looked at the kettle again.

The last time she had seen it, it had been across her face, with Elias handling it to give her a blow across her jaw, splitting it partially and breaking open a tooth. Elias’s unrecognizable face had poured out a flurry of ghastly words at her, while she had slowly fallen to Earth, further trampled by his large feet. The day she had returned home from the hospital in his company with a large bouquet of roses, he had been so remoseful that she had forgiven him fully. Since then once or twice he had growled at her when she did things “the wrong way”, i.e. in a way that he thought incorrect but had not been violent.

The kettle let out a high whistle as it puffed steam out of its top. She gazed at it before looking at the point where Elias had been sitting…

 

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You’ll Never Know – Vera Lynn

Walk Swim Fly

Walk Swim Fly

6 July 2016

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Rebirth’s toil

Reinventing self

Gathering

The remnants

Low hanging fruit of cluster

Like diamond pendants

 

Aftermath

Resounding silence

Only core

Leftover

Remembering the absent

Decoration spent

 

A lifetime

Walking in penance

Hearts and spades

All just fades

Tricolour flag of clover

Hovers in game dreamt

 

Dealing rack

Falling through the skies

Like black rain

Hurried pain

The lashes bring back flashes

Of otherworldly

 

Thoughts to stack

Truth to tell from lies

When twin suns

Sizzle roads

Even dark rain quenches thirst

Of insides that burst

 

Seamless stitch

Metamorphosis

Don’t ask why

Walk Swim Fly

Change with the hammering tides

The meek soul abides

 

Reading of the poem: 

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Walk – Ludovico Einaudi

Elegy for the Arctic – Ludovico Einaudi

Fly – Ludovico Einaudi

 

Finding Love

Finding Love

18 June 2016

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Blinding Love

A streak of lightning

Bolts through Heart

With a start

On comes the reckoning Time

Tides for bare seashores

 

Binding Love

Oft misconceptions

The snide talk

Of bondage

Thoughts in the mind that rummage

Through empty drawers

 

Buying Love

Silver coin in palm

She will tell

Your fortune

In dark alleys where eyes look

Away empty halls

 

Chiming Love

Sacred be thy name

To death’s toll

It peals, squeals

The greying head it reveals

Decaying monster

 

Shining Love

Diamonds in a dream

Brittle glass

Of trinkets

True nature washed by the stream

Of the years’ routine

 

Finding Love

Impossible task

The rare gem

Sewn in hem

Tucked away in silent pouch

See it when you crouch

 

Reading of the poem: 

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Give me Love – Ed Sheeran

One – Ed Sheeran

Thinking out Loud – Ed Sheeran

 

When youth and beauty did fade

When youth and beauty did fade

25 November 2015

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New found memories

Strike a chord in my heart’s lines

Gathering pieces

 

 

Yesterday’s pride spent

Remembering the playgrounds

Brings thoughts of penance

 

 

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Nymphs circled around

Clamouring for your presence

Emblem of beauty

 

 

Playful happenings

Jaded other waters swirled

A backdrop of rain

 

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Perhaps they will yet

Within Indian summer’s shade

Raise Love’s pedestal

 

 

Dance to beat of life

Mea culpa is the spin

Blue red purity

 

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Two freedoms entwine

Take the pulse of winds’ movements

Shattering waters

 

 

In sands of Time plunge

Discover the miracles

Find the light of one

 

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Nature’s gifts within

Heartbeats’ purple pulsation

Butterflies in source

 

 

Inverted climates

Implosion of the senses

Colours my love’s trail

 

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Twirling, dissolving

Within the Eye of the storm

Resurrection green

 

 

Giant leap of faith

Diamonds birth from the pressure

Winds of Love carry

 

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A kiss into Light

Within darkness of woodlands

Twin becomes the flight

 

 

Mythical creatures

Blue freedom on winds of Love

Dance of unicorns

 

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Into light’s stillness

Within mirrors the without

Gifts eternity

 

 

Meet the beloved

Abandoned tower’s safety

To yellow castles

 

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Peace in the Heart’s ways

Alien separation

Spun the enigma

 

 

Tomorrow will tell

When youth and beauty did fade

Forgetting love’s length

 

 

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Enigma – Mea Culpa & Find The Light

Natacha atlas – Gafsa

Replicating cells

Replicating cells

24 November 2015

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Mother calls me so

Night time spent in drifting winds

Wandering the skies

 

Pulsating her scent

As I fly through her linings

The push and the pull

 

Heartbeat resonance

The blue trace of her lingers

Within diamond frame

 

Mind flies through her blue

Scarlet trace of her fingers

Her palm my meadows

 

Mother sees me shine

Through the thick and the thin walls

Reverberating

 

Starry eyed children

Chest filled with her white powder

Intoxication

 

Bring me the waters

Metamorphosis strikes Heart

All dough will bear bread

 

The flesh for the soul

Nourishment instils bearers

The joy of the One

 

Mother carries me

Her back a bone of kingdoms

That icy emerged

 

Snow falls on her ends

Scarcity in knowledge spent

Book of shells for fools

 

Glorious her walk

Within the depths of her soul

Twisting gyrating

 

Replicating cells

I walk within my still self

A mirror for Eye

 

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Trobar de Morte – The Song of the Stones

Natasha Atlas – Adam’s lullaby

 

Reaching a place of stillness

Reaching a place of stillness

4 October 2015

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Spurting like fountains

My Heart spreads like a lotus

Drenching all flowers

 

Engorged in Essence

My love disseminated

Is carried by bees

 

The garden coloured

By fragments of my soul’s ink

Echoed in Heart’s prism

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The shining facets

Diamonds’ glow for a King’s crown

Built your inner sheen

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I danced beyond void

I looked into birth of fear

Which lost its voices

 

Look into abyss

I am below and above

Ethereal always

 

Expanding in love

Reaching a place of stillness

Where thunder lost sounds

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