Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I bought this classic from a book sale last year. As a writer, you learn a lot from this book. Also, as this genre has come a long way since the early 19th century, and as we are often subjected to modern-age movies, novels or series that have much gory, gothic and horrifying stories than … Continue reading Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

SnapShots: To My Bully

We have all known bullies; either we have seen them, met them or had the unpleasant experience of being bullied by them. But I have befriended One. Dear Bully, When I first met you, it was the first day of school. I smiled at you because that's a nice thing to do. You smiled back … Continue reading SnapShots: To My Bully

Book Review: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A penpal of mine introduced me to this book and the author. It sort of had a calming effect on me, like that of sea waves.   The Time Keeper is an inspirational fiction novel written by Mitch Albom. It was first published in 2012 and has been in  reprint ever since. You can easily … Continue reading Book Review: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Snapshots: Another Morning, A Smiley and The Ticking Clock

7:15 am. Nadia knew she couldn't hit snooze anymore. But she hit it anyway. "Last 5 minutes. I won't take a bath" 7:35 am. Officially late. May be too late even. She snapped her eyes open. She "dismissed" the alarm and slapped her phone screen-down on the pillow with frustration. With some strength from her … Continue reading Snapshots: Another Morning, A Smiley and The Ticking Clock

Snapshots: You Could Have Saved Us

The last sun of summer was about to set. Abr- The Silent One, cursed the translucent moon.  A wild gust of warm wind swept her red, shiny hair away from her brows. She sensed footsteps behind her and knew who had arrived. “The Bearers had anticipated an end like this…” I heard Abr say that … Continue reading Snapshots: You Could Have Saved Us

A Book, An Author, The Sadness

"This event is gonna be so great. I will be signing away books to people all day. They will ask me questions, wait in line just to let me know that they loved his book..."  She wondered if this were his first thoughts in the morning today. Then she realised that  not everyone thinks wishfully … Continue reading A Book, An Author, The Sadness

Fence

I once met a man He was a reciter of poetry A teller of stories Dresses in a vest, and a plain shirt His copper hair rests on his shoulders He often spoke to your soul I didn't like him He loved free air and open sky I stayed in a closed room all my … Continue reading Fence

Colours

The fervour and anticipation for Holi is all around, and everyone is getting ready for a day full of joy and merriment. We at BlogAdda thought that we should get into the mood for Holi and add some colour in your life, so we’re giving you a creative blog writing prompt about 'A Life Full … Continue reading Colours

Snapshots: The Guy, The Girl and The Knife

The following is a prompt by Niel d'Silva on the FB group For Writers, By Authors--   A woman is bound with ropes at the wrists and ankles. There is a gag in her mouth. She is in a room she has never seen before and does not know of any exits. Her captor is … Continue reading Snapshots: The Guy, The Girl and The Knife

Block block go away, don’t you dare come another day.

I have not written in about 6 months. I got stuck with a story around that time. I landed myself in a total crisis around that time. I have been in an uncertain, moody and distraught place ever since. I sat like a rock and stared at empty pages, feeling red hot bubbles rise from my … Continue reading Block block go away, don’t you dare come another day.