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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Stories & Books.

What is Poetry?

What is poetry? I know not. I’m a mere amateur trying to be someone. Mind you, not like someone. Poetry, to me is elusive. I know about poetry just as much a new-born knows about the wide vast world. It’s... Continue Reading →

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The Book Lover

She read books. Devoured the words. Let sentences consume her. Drowned in the writer's thoughts, she experienced a liberation she long sought. ♥ She read books. Wallowed in their magic. Allowed the stories to fill the gaping holes. And heal... Continue Reading →

Magic

the red wine the black dress the silver smile and my mind in a haze i still don't remember what worked the magic i was with you and you were everywhere ~~~~~ Written for the writing prompt #magic on Instagram.... Continue Reading →

Neil Gaiman on the Future of Libraries

It's only natural I feel that as a lover of books, one gets caught up in bookish currents no matter where, no matter how. Yesterday at work, I was hankering for a much-needed escapade from routine and I started reading... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Frenchman’s Creek

Tell you what? Grab a cup of tea, get into the rocking chair on the porch as the sun sets, and start with ‘Frenchman’s Creek.’ It’ll leave you immensely delighted, and I promise you that! A period of lasting insipidness... Continue Reading →

So You Want To Be A Writer?

If it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. Unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. If you have to sit... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Clay Jensen finds a gift-wrapped show box lying at his doorstep which contains thirteen audio cassettes. Surprised, he starts to listen to the first cassette and is dumbstruck when he finds Hannah speaking out of the player. The same Hannah... Continue Reading →

Confession

He: I am a sinner. Don't know where to begin. Pastor: You've already begun, child. Just keep going. ~~~~~ Written for the writing prompt #confession on Instagram. If you too are on Instagram, you can find it here. ~~~~~ Asha Seth

An Unexpected Show

on the lazy Sunday morning when the city had just woken up from a deep sweaty slumber suddenly lightning cast a flash and the clouds dark and energetic gathered at once ready to enact the howling wind got in action as... Continue Reading →

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