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The Musing Quill

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Dead to Them: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: A good suspense novel takes a lot more than the customary whodunnit twists. With all that and a lot more, 'Dead to Them' is as good as it can get for a debut novel. Author: Smita Bhattacharya| Genre: Suspense... Continue Reading →

In Arabian Nights: An Excerpt

Standing there, the ocean breeze cool on my face, I sensed the tingle of something I could not understand, and saw a fine geometric carpet laid over the lawn. I strolled down over the terrace and on to the grass,... Continue Reading →

In A Disused Graveyard

The living come with grassy tread To read the gravestones on the hill; The graveyard draws the living still, But never anymore the dead. The verses in it say and say: "The ones who living come today To read the... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Write even when you don’t want to…

We grew up reading Agatha Christie. Some of her tales have been etched in our memories like they were things that happened yesterday. She was damn good and there's not a freckle of doubt about it. Looking back, thinking of... Continue Reading →

Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – An Excerpt

Lena Login watched as an emissary from the Tower of London, escorted by yeoman warders, entered the drawing room. He carried a small casket in his hands, which the queen opened delicately. She showed the open box to Albert and... Continue Reading →

Wings of Poetry: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: All lovers of poetry must read this once for it's sheer opulence of sagacious introspection woven intricately with words. Author: Meenakshi Sethi| Genre: Poetry | Pages: 284 The Blurb: This is journey of heart On wings of poetry Flying, moving, searching Through... Continue Reading →

Mathilda – An Excerpt

When I had lived here some time other animals visited me and a fox came every day for a portion of food appropriated for him & would suffer me to pat his head. I had besides many books and a... Continue Reading →

The Fall – An Excerpt

Let’s sit down on these steamer chairs. What a fog! I interrupted myself, I believe, on the way to the little-ease. Yes, I’ll tell you what I mean. After having struggled, after having used up all my in-solent airs, discouraged... Continue Reading →

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