December 23, 2019

Cleopatra of Alexandria

Year: 3 AD Location: Alexandria, Egypt I was recognized as Alchemist rather than by my name Cleopatra- perhaps because it reminded people of the famous Egyptian queen. Yuya was my indispensable associate. He assisted me in my lair, where I toiled day and night on several medications, and on ‘Chrysopoeia*’. A fantasy that all alchemists breathe, perish, and slaughter for- to transmute the stone into gold.
December 16, 2019

Atop the Rolling Hills

It had been a week since I met her. Ever since, I visited the cemetery every day, hoping to get her glimpse. That day, she looked like a vision- in her yellow dress, sipping wine in the cemetery.
September 8, 2019

Apartment 703

  Avanika knew something was wrong the second she spied his name flash on the screen. It was tempting to ignore the call, but instincts told […]
August 16, 2019

Cover Reveal of the Book- ‘You Beneath your Skin’ by Damyanit Biswas

It is my privilege to reveal the cover for Damyanti Biswas‘s debut crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin to be published this September by Simon & Schuster, India. I’ve known […]
July 25, 2019


11/4/19 Ma… it is a beautiful word, and I’m sure you are as beautiful as this word is. Do you look like the woman I see in my dreams? You sing to me lullabies in your soft and tender voice. I love it when you caress me, so gently and affectionately. I want to be in your arms soon. 
July 11, 2019

Earth Rocks

“Feeling sluggish, Terra? ” As I slowed down to leave my orbit, Venus asked. “Signs of old age. My head is spinning. I can be selfish for a day; I have decided to rest today.” I blabbered. “Age is just a number, sista. Besides, we are the same age, give or take a few million years. That’s like a few nanoseconds in human years…” Venus started.
July 4, 2019

The Frozen Tears

Sia takes apprehensive steps towards the intriguing gothic structure.  Her mind is filled with myriad chaotic thoughts.  She has lost her nation, her people, her family, her friends. The partition has taken its price. Sia has survived to tell the gruesome tale of partition.
June 27, 2019

The Forgiveness #TellTaleThursday

His wrinkled hands joined together, but his eyes didn't dare to look into mine. This was the day, I had waited for. But now, it felt useless, this whole charade of forgiveness. How did it matter anyway?
June 20, 2019

The Wish #TellTaleThursday

In the intense gloomy darkness, as the dying candle flickered - my heart was filled with dread. It was hard to tell what was darker- the night or my life? It was my birthday, today.