The Season Of Saffron (Short Fiction)

Shuvo Shams
ILLUMINATION
Published in
8 min readNov 9, 2023

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Photo by Mohammad Amiri on Unsplash

CW: Contains strong theme of rape, violence

Saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world, is actually a flower; the stems and buds of which we would eat as spice, and it’s delicious — the smell, the subtle salty taste, the melted-like-butter sensation. If you just add a tiny bit of it with milk, it becomes this delicate balance of creaminess and the wholesomeness of the melting saffron…

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Shuvo Shams
ILLUMINATION

Trying really hard to have one epiphany at a time in this dystopia.