Fiction – Muse of the month February Shortlisted story on Women’s Web

Ever since I started blogging, I also started nurturing the desire to become a published author. As part of my pursuit of dreams, I have started writing Fiction. I had begun contributing articles to quite a few websites since December last year.  Women’s Web happens to a personal favourite for lending voice to hundreds of women across the country. Every month the site runs a contest called Muse of the Month(MOTM) wherein a prompt is given for the authors to write a short story within 2000 words and submit it within 12th of the month.

My maiden attempt at MOTM for the month of February titled “But The Truth Is That She Is In Charge Of Her Life”had been shortlisted among of thousands of entries. While it didn’t make it to the coveted top 5, the fact that it came close enough to get into this list is a big booster and encouragement for a new author like me. Sharing snippets from the story here –

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Book review – Don’t Let Him Know

Book – Don’t Let Him Know

Author – Sandip Roy

Publication – Bloomsbury India

Pages – 246

Price – Rs. 499

Genre – Fiction

Plot –

” For a moment that anger rose again, inky dark, from the pit of her stomach , dredging up bits and pieces of the past,like unabsorbed pills,their cheery candy-colored coating long gone, just the bitterness now, still there after all these years,little pills of bitterness.”

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Book review – The (In)eligible Bachelors

Book – The (In)eligible Bachelors

Author – Ruchita Misra

Publication – Rupa Publications

Pages – 242

Price – Rs. 185

Genre – Fiction


‘You came…,’ I said my voice fumbling and tears gathering in my eyes.

‘How could I not?’ he said. The simplicity of his four word answer wrenched my heart as tears wet the sides of my pillow.

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Book review – Tea for two and a piece of cake

Book – Tea for two and a piece of cake

Author – Preeti Shenoy

Publication – Random House India

Pages – 265

Price – Rs. 199

Genre – Romance


“Our lives have intermingled so much like the colours on the face of this card. They merge, they blend and they create magic.”

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