Kindness, love, brotherhood, beauty– all of them look closer to fiction than fact as I receive dark news from all over the world. Or maybe it is my dark frame of mind as I start on a new novel. I don’t know that I can change the world. But each of us can make a…
I’ve stared at this photo in the past years, and imagined her growing up, growing older, falling in love, getting married, becoming a mother.
But there she sits, a teenager on a sunny afternoon, surrounded by classmates, ‘tiffins’ full of food, steel dinner plates (in the days before the scourge of plastic and thermocol), a skinny street dog behind her and that confident half-smirk-smile she always wore. And there I am, by her side, unknowing that one day, this photograph would be all I would have of her, as I sit at my table, writing.
This year of blogging and writing has been a bit of a roller-coaster. I moved to my own domain, drafted my novel manuscript twice, and went through about a 100 rejections of short stories. On the other hand, the work-in-progress novel got longlisted for the Bath Novel Award, and I had flash pieces published at…
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