THE SUBTLE ART OF TALKING TO SELF

Presenting to you one of my random musings for today. It struck me out of nowhere and I spent some time marvelling at this. I’m talking about the art of talking to self. Talking generally involves addressing your thoughts to a person. Talking to oneself involves addressing your own thoughts to yourself. Normally, there is…

Reboot: A Short Story

This is a short story that I wrote today on a creative prompt. The prompt is ” His mind went numb as he stared blankly at his phone. His gaze was centered at only one word… Reboot. “ His mind went numb as he stared blankly at his phone. His gaze was centred at only…

The Hate You Give : Book Review

‘The Hate you give’ is a young adult novel written by Angie Thomas in 2017. It was written as a reaction to the police shooting of Oscar Grant and focuses on the ‘Black lives matter’ movement. The novel received critical acclaim and was widely appreciated. It has also been adapted into a Hollywood movie by…

Slow Thuds

I recently got a creative writing prompt to write a short story. Y’all can also submit your prompts on the “Your Idea Box” page here. The prompt : “The dull sound has echoed in her ears as long as she could remember. No one else seems to hear it. The thing is, over the years,…

The Reality of Snape: A Pause

Today is the anniversary of the renowned book and movie series ‘Harry Potter’ by J.K. Rowling. So, what better day to write this post. I tried writing ‘a pause’. It is a form of a writeup in which I analyse a particular movie scene which is very iconic and powerful. So, basically you pause and…

Author’s Update & The Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

Hey readers ! How are y’all? I have been very occupied in the past few days. My college is going to start soon online in this Covid situation and I had to submit assignments as well as get my affairs in order. I will try to be as active on the blog as before. I…

The Sunshine Blogger Award: III & IV

I was nominated for this prestigious award again, taking the tally of this particular award to four. For the previous two awards, check The Sunshine Blogger Award: I and II. This time, I was nominated by: Shubhangi Srinivasan of The Shubhster Diaries. Nida Khan of Seeds. I thank both of them. Both Shubhangi and Nida…

Writer’s Block and ways to tackle it

Here I am, staring into this endless abyssMusic in my ears, and caffeine in my bloodstream.Yet again, the land of my thoughts is barren.My mind, which is usually a patron of succulent imagination, now boils with rage at this creativity shutdown. This situation is experienced by every writer once in their lives and is lucidly…

Moon

For each sun, there is a moon.Which is passive yet illuminating.It will maintain its eerie presence, for the sun gives it energy and its soul lies therein.Perhaps , the only retribution it has is that the sins of the sun will be inflicted upon it.The nights cannot be powerful without the moon.The magnificent beauty it…