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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Stories and Books.

Book Review: A House for Mr Biswas

'A House for Mr Biswas' does quite a fair job in demonstrating to its readers why owning a house for many mostly remains just a dream. It is difficult not just today but was equally impossible even in those days when people earned... Continue Reading →

Forgotten

Everything around feels indifferent suspended in limbo forlorn and forgotten losing life breath by breath ♥ old books on the table dried flowers on the mantel cold ash in the fireplace rotting sausages on the plate unmowed uncared lawn creepers... 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

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