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My Novel - Update

I’m shaking right now. My gut is burning. At 107,400 words, I just wrote “The End” to finish my first novel – ever. It’s a first draft, and I intend to spend a good deal of time over the coming months on revisions. 76 more words



Planted by the wind
watered by rain
a seed grows in the garden
A rose, by the looks of it
Will it be an English rose or something wild… 133 more words



“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. 518 more words


The Mistake Was In The Assumption

People make assumptions everyday – work, socially, we schedule our lives around assumptions.  Some assumptions are minor and go without consequence.  But others …well the problem is not in the assumption itself,  but what is assumed. 106 more words


Writing Update

First of all, thanks to all of you who bothered to read that bit of flash fiction I posted yesterday, especially to those who made encouraging comments. 848 more words


portrait of a woman in kanchi

Bone thin, the madame,
purple-draped, spared the sweat
of summer, her stride and jasmine,
fresh. A ladder of vermilion climbed
her forehead – a morse code of… 17 more words