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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Stories and Books.

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The Queer Night

Pitch dark it was. Even the midnight shadows had sought shelter. I looked out the window again. Unsure if I really had heard something or just imagined. It had stopped raining. The water-logged street outside filled me with disgust. Rotting... Continue Reading →

Sometimes, I am a writer…

Sometimes, I am a writer. Most times, just a dreamer. Sometimes, I am a writer. Most times, just an observer. Sometimes, I am a writer. Most times, just a muser. Sometimes, I am a writer. Most times, just a craver.... Continue Reading →

The Proofreading Checklist for Writers

When I was on a job-hunt couple of months ago, I had an interview scheduled with the National Creative Director of a reputed advertising agency. After three-quarters of an hour into the interview, she asked me, "How good are you... Continue Reading →

Perfect Bliss

On a windy night In the middle of summer The light showers Soaked me skin down ♥ Walking down the street With all but myself The darkness invited me Welcomed me as its own ♥ Uncertainty followed me Fear shadowed... 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 →

Vain

What wouldn't I be to have my name on her lips? Be as vain as mere puppets played at her fingertips. ~~~~~ Written for the writing prompt #vain on Instagram. If you too are on Instagram, you can find it here.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Melancholia

the night grows on as minutes burn to hours I lie in my bed curled in the sheets that was once ours ♥ the matted off-white blanket the stains on the pillows remind me just how inconsolably incomplete I am... Continue Reading →

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