Ten days to go for April 1. Ten days to go for Blogging A2Z Challenge to begin. Also, ten days to go for Camp NaNoWriMo, since I foolishly decided to participate in both. I'm already feeling the heat. The other participants have already begun to put up posts with the theme reveal, and here I … Continue reading April Double Attack – A2Z and Camp NaNoWriMo
How does it feel to start something only to leave it midway just because you were unable to keep up with the commitment and work it involved? Guilty, and of course, a sense of incompleteness. That's exactly how I felt about ignoring my blog for the past few months as I pursued new interests and opportunities. … Continue reading Why I Write?
Vicky stared at his reflection in the mirror. True to its character, it stared right back at him. His eyes wandered to the top of his head where the rays of the Sun streaming from the window kissed his hair, warming it in its faint glow. They lent a natural golden tinge to his luscious, … Continue reading Who Said Girls Only Have Long Hair?
Here I am sharing a short story I wrote long back, in response to a prompt given by Short Story Lovers' Facebook Page. I had even forgotten about it. Only now when it came up on my notifications recently, because someone clicked 'like' on it, did I remember that I had written it quite some … Continue reading A 100 Words Micro Fiction
Beyond Coffee and Words is now up and running, and we are eagerly waiting for your arrival. Do join us there as we unveil the website and the exciting features that we have lined up for all writers, readers, and bloggers. In the near future, we also plan to have contests, guest bloggers, author meets … Continue reading ‘Beyond Coffee and Words’ is now LIVE!
When I started writing (and blogging), I had certain dreams, of course. But what I hadn’t expected was how close I would be realizing them. I have a story in a soon-to-be-published anthology as well as my almost complete novel. While there’s still work to be done on that, I am excited that it’s nearing … Continue reading The Big News
Rajan stood with his ear to the door. Only when he was sure he heard a soft snore, indicating the occupants were fast asleep, did he straighten up. He rolled his shoulders back and took in a long deep breath. It was time to put his plan into action. This had needed some careful preparation … Continue reading The Case of the Broken Spectacles
Aarti stared at the bubbling water with vacant eyes. She could hear vague murmurs from the adjoining room. Listlessly, she added the tea leaves and the sugar. She had insisted on making them tea herself. He always loved the tea prepared by her. Soon the murmurs got louder and turned into chatter. An exuberant burst … Continue reading Gimme One Moment of Solitude
"No!" Aisha giggled. Mark checked his speed-o-meter again. "No? You sure?" He asked her, sticking his tongue out even more. "Daddy, noooo." Aisha giggled again. "Still no doggy," she said, flapping the large ragged doll in her hands for emphasis. "Okay, No." He laughed. "What about a horse?" Checking the rear-view mirror, he cautiously overtook … Continue reading Daddy’s Princess
Dear Reader, How have you been doing? I've been sort of out of touch from the Blogosphere lately - guilty of not visiting blogs, not commenting on your posts, not even clicking one measly like! It's not that I don't remember you. It's definitely not that I am too occupied with my own blog either. … Continue reading Letter to You, Dear Reader!
I'm super envious, Of those who've been victorious. In the challenge of limericks, That gave every poet inspirational kicks. My spot in top 4 hopefully now makes others jealous! Do you think I am as pathetic at writing poems as I seem to be? What limerick would you write for the prompt - envy? … Continue reading The Green Monster’s Visit
The Story Continuation Challenge ran for 11 straight weeks and some amazing stories came out of it. The prompts were as difficult as I could make them and yet the ones who participated wrote such brilliant stories that it sometimes made us sad, sometimes angry, sometimes all goey and warm-hearted and always left us wanting … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Season Finale
The Mother's Day prompt was interesting and easy enough , I guess. At least the responses seem to indicate so. There were two very interesting write-ups. Once again, from Mandi and Sonali. I absolutely loved both the articles and especially was impressed by the novelty and unique perspective in both. It helped me change my … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 11
Last week, we had changed the rules a bit and upped the ante. You story-tellers had had it too easy I had thought. 😀 I had prepared myself to be surprised yet again with your amazing stories. And surprised I was! Mandi's story about waging war to maintain peace and Sonali's story about battling environmental destruction to save … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 10
I cannot express in words how much I enjoy reading your stories. And I do agree that it's time to go beyond the 1 or 2 line limitation. Please do read the challenge rules as they are a bit different now. From now onwards, please write a longer piece of flash fiction. Please feel free … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 9
I've already been shouting about this from the roof-tops. I've also been dragging you along on my journey, turning to you often enough for moral support, motivation and encouragement. I only talked about my novel and of Camp NaNoWriMo this whole month. Looks like it worked after all. This is to thank you for standing … Continue reading The Camp NaNoWriMo Battle Victory
Last week's challenge was interesting, wasn't it? I enjoyed it a lot, especially the contradiction in the tone of the words and the actual action happening in the scene. I liked Kay's story a lot. Wicked, it was! Lisa had me begging for more and Mandi's story on 'Renewing My License' was interesting. If you … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 8
A few months ago, a close friend had said this about me: “Give her any prompt and she dives right into it; writing in full flow.” At the time I had simply laughed and brushed it off. But her words came to mind yesterday after I completed the first assignment at the Interactive Flash Fiction … Continue reading Of Rains and Rainbows: Solicit your feedback
With Camp NaNoWriMo in full swing and my Sikkim travel tales, the Story Continuation Challenge got second rate treatment, unfortunately. But here it is , with another interesting prompt this week. But first, over to last week's stories. I loved the stories that came in last week. Let me repeat that. Absolutely, loved them! With such … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 7
It's heartening to see the creativity and stories you spin from just one random sentence. Last week's prompt couldn't have been easy. It was as random as can be and yet, some of the most interesting stories came out of it. Even the additional challenge doesn't seem to anything more than an interesting angle for you … Continue reading Story Continuation Challenge Prompt 6