Devanshu’s Session on Magical Realism

Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism. – Neil Gaiman Any guesses on what might have been the topic for last Saturday’s, Write Club session? Magical Realism, you say? Well, absolutely. Aren’t you a regular prophet, my friend? What is magical realism? Devanshu did…

Dear blog (Vaibhavi’s Sesssion on epistolary writing)

Dear blog, Hope this finds you in the pink of your health. I write this after having attended Vaibhavi’s session on epistolary writing. That is the form of writing where the story is told in the form of letters or diary entries. Kind of like this letter I am writing to you right now. It…

Long Time No See (Anil)

Miss Kasa, I hope you are not too distressed to receive this letter, though I suspect you are. Point of fact, I hope you are. You must’ve thought we’d forgotten all about you. You must’ve believed that you could make a go of it, a new life in this icy beach town. I don’t blame…

May Edition: Chronicles of Jim and Other Stories

The Write Club magazine is getting bigger and better! Ten writers this time.  And a lot of good stories. You can find the link to it.  And my review follows:   But I shall go in order. And this time, I shall get a bit on the harsher side. The good as well as the…

The Vial (By Anil)

“This is truth, this is enlightenment” said Marcus, holding the vial up into the sunlight. The dark, musky room felt cleaner, brighter, warmer even, as though angels had refracted from the sunbeam. And then he clasped his fingers around the vial, and the light was gone. I’d gone to meet Marcus to get a bit…

Guru’s session on Addictions

Guru’s session dealt with all kinds of addictions, and its impact on literature.  His material had a very very exhaustive list! I am going to list it out just for the kicks: Alchohol. Tobacco, Opioids, Prescription drugs, Cocaine, Cannabis, Amphetiamines, Hallucinogens, Kleptomania (Stealing), Pyromania (Fire), Gambling, Food, Sex, Porn, Computers, Internet, Workaholic, Exercise, Spiritual Obsession,…

Peyotl (by Vaibhavi)

We call her Peyotl….the Sacred plant….she who watches over the tribe…. For us who worship her as a sacred being demands, she reveals the secret of life…The Truth is that nothing is ever what it seems at first glance… For the ignorant she is not sacred….she is a means to what only appears to be…

Addiction (by Krace)

It was summer in KK Nagar, a remote part of Coimbatore. The sun was on time without mercy scorching down the land. It was eight AM on an April, Wednesday. The school students flocked at the bus stand. The smile was the common factor in all the students face. It was the last exam of…

Dream Coasting (Vishal)

Year 2518 CE, Gliese 667 Cc. It was yet another day on the shorelines of Hydrologos- the largest ocean on the Planet Gliese 667Cc. The shores of the ocean were truly a unique location in the entire constellation. For it received constant light from its host star- the red dwarf Gliese 667C. The planet was…