A Chimera

she smiled with scars dearer to her heart than her own flesh and blood her own kin and kind everything had changed but resolutions, but fate  she wore the injustice of time proudly upon her wrists never fretting never regretting everything had changed but pride, but fate the hollows of her eyes housed a million... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: A short story must have…

Writing short stories is like weaving of tales from a single thread of thought. It is an art only the greatest of them like Marquez, Maurier, Chekov, Walker, etc. have mastered. While there is no one way of doing it, there are certain things that can help you go a long way in writing just... Continue Reading →

The Ocean called Love

with a reckless hope that had left me ashore the last time I was at the banks of the ocean called love I could hardly believe this time how those beautiful waves accepted me as if it had never denied me my share ~~~~~ Asha Seth

#Quoted: If a writer stops observing…

What exists if not our observation? Sometimes, mindful, but most times, just mindless observations. Tying our stories to the places we've been, the conversations we've eavesdropped on, the queer faces we've seen, the secrets we've stepped on. That's the birth-ground to our stories. Having a natural instinct to observe the tiniest happenings around you may... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: You should write because…

Happy Monday, readers. It is two months already that dad left me alone in the abyss of this world. It seems like years and at the same time no time at all. Funny how it feels! I am trying to drag myself up the lowest rungs of life right now. Writing is the rope I'm... Continue Reading →

5 Things to Avoid while Writing Book Reviews

Here comes the second installment in the series - #DoingBookReviewsRight. In the first installment, some able reviewers shared the things to remember while writing book reviews. Some pretty good tricks those were, I must add. Do visit if you missed it earlier. Let's begin, shall we? One thing, readers love more than reading books is -... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Do not write what someone else could…

One of the most powerful advices on writing that I have come across in recent times. I haven't before heard of this author but his words hit so hard. It is your voice alone that will give you the recognition you seek. Nothing more. Nothing less. Let nothing make you believe otherwise. And most importantly,... Continue Reading →

Forlorn but not Forgotten

Getting back after you've fallen down is easy. Getting back trying to live after life's mercilessly clobbered you in the back, is a different deal altogether. One can't begin to live just like they did. You realise you can't so readily trust, not even life. Taking dad away from me was worse than betrayal. I... Continue Reading →

Reunion

after a decade they denied recognition but their happy hounds wagged their tails at the unexpected reunion ~~~~~ Written for the prompt #reunion on Instagram. If you are on Instagram, you can find it here. ~~~~~ Asha Seth

#Quoted: Write everyday, line by line…

The worst thing that can happen to anybody is giving up on a dream or ambition from the fear of rejection. And yet, as I write this down, I think of time that awaits me when my book is finally done. That's when those damn talons of fear grip me, choking me, and there is... Continue Reading →

Answers with No Questions

Because that’s just how it is........ Because such is life........ Because even if for the fraction of a second, you had it, you would want it forever.......... Because you have to just accept that’s how things will be............. Because you have to go on living as if nothing had happened............ Because no matter what you... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Good story ideas seem to come from…

Let's get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun.... Continue Reading →

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