Where The WiFi Signals Run Strong

It’s been around for a while now, that phone. And ever since that kid learned how to operate it without crashing it every few minutes, he has been inseparable from that thing.

He’s been toying with the internet setting in it for a while now. Uninstalling and installing new apps from the play store almost every day. Somewhere in the frenzy, he deleted the calling app. So, bye bye outgoing calls. And texts. Cool, eh? Didn’t know you could do that? But that is beside the point. Continue reading “Where The WiFi Signals Run Strong”

Just Like The Clouds

Verse and Fables

We both lay in silence; her, counting her beads, me, contemplating if I should get up and type that half-written piece lying in my notebook.

“Let’s go see if Areeb and Abyan want to go to the roof,” she says suddenly. I look at her and get up immediately.

We climb the stairs to the roof. Areeb climbs in front of me. Abyan is in Ammu’s arms. When we get there I look at the sky, because there isn’t much else to look at. It is then that I realize, I’ve never seen anything like this.

Okay, I have. But I don’t remember it.

I stare in silence. In awe. The west skyline is yellowish. Above it is a dark grey. Above the grey, very slight streaks of blue. That might as well be a trick of my eyes. I’ll never know. But I pay more attention to the grey…

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Writers’ Block Paranoia

There’s a lot of writing advice out there for wannabe pros. Most of it is about how you have to show up every day whether you feel like it or not. Have a set word limit for every day. Have a specific spot where you can sit down to write without distractions, Do it for a long time, and you’ll have your brain wired to pick up inspiration whenever you sit down. They speak long term. Continue reading “Writers’ Block Paranoia”

Dear Dale

Here is something I wrote about a year ago. This complies with today’s Writing 101 task. SO I thought I’d reblog. Enjoy!
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Yarnful of Stories

Fiction Work. Genre: Teen Fiction, Sci Fi
Written on: July 22, 2014


Dear Dale,

I’ve never gotten the chance to properly talk to you. But there are some things that I want you to know. I can’t say these things to anyone else. They’d be annoyed. But you won’t. Or maybe you will. I’m just assuming you won’t because this is about you.

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Smile. Because It Happened.

Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss
Both her feet used to fit on a single gray tile. The ceilings looked imposing and felt untouchable. The chairs were too big for her small frame, and the tables felt too high for comfort. Sometimes agoraphobia kicked in when she was alone in the rooms. The lights sometimes hurt her eyes. The sheer number of stairs on the way to the roof made her legs ache every time she climbed them to get lunch.

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The Space To Write (Writing 101- Day 6)

For some people, it’s all about the when and the where. There has to be a specific spot and they have to sit down at a specific time every day. They say that’s the signs of a  pro. That is probably true. I don’t know yet because I am still an amateur. Continue reading “The Space To Write (Writing 101- Day 6)”

Meet My New Blog: The Closeted Non-native

When you’re doing something with nothing at stake it usually ends up better than when you do the same thing with something at stake, even if it’s just the sake of doing it for its own sake.

Do I even make sense? Continue reading “Meet My New Blog: The Closeted Non-native”