Stories & their tellers

Some stories yearn to be published. From the time they begin as ideas in the mind of a storyteller, they know that they will one day transform into words and sentences craft-fully woven to evoke emotion and meaning. But many stories never make it past this stage. Procrastination does everything in his might to shut down any creative impulse a storyteller has. He tells the storyteller that he certainly doesn’t have it in him to

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A Letter to the Tribe

So the story I ran last week is about Mark, an alcoholic who finally sought help. The setting is in a chapel, it is an AA meeting. I intended to depict the typical dynamics that turn addiction into a vicious cycle. Not that I am an expert in addiction matters. The story ends whichever way you’d like it. Either with Mark getting the help he much needed. Then rebuilding his relationship with his son. Then

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A Prayer of Serenity (Part 2)

Even though everyone comes in at their own time, they are all a few minutes apart. The hall which had erstwhile been cold and empty, is now coming alive as the ever pleasant sound of genuine laughter and the blend of different voices combine forces to drive out the somber evening mood. Mark’s anxiety lessens its grip on him and he forgets that he ‘needed’ a drink. Sophia is now settled beside him, and a

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A Prayer of Serenity

There are days when the darkness arrives early on duty to watch over the earth. However, on the other days, she takes her time like a woman preparing for a dinner date. She jumps into the shower, scrubs herself clean for an hour and a half, then walks to her room where the big task awaits her. She tries out a new outfit; a pair of silk beige pants and a white blouse on top,

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Waiting for The Muse

If I get a dollar for the number of times my eyes have engaged my cursor in a blinking contest as I try to fish at the back of my mind for words to write, I bet I will be on the Forbes Magazine next year. Or maybe not. But still, I will have enough cash to take me on a trip down to the coast to watch the sun going down, beer in my

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