So, today, I decide to let you go. I promise to not call or text. At 2am in the morning when all I want to hear is your voice, the way you speak when you're unsure, I will close my eyes and try to sleep. I promise to not wince when I walk past someone… Continue reading Today, I Let You Go.
I did something different. I listened to someone I've never seen, a person I've never hugged. I opened my door and windows for the first time in 3 days. I took a cold bath because when I woke up and looked in the mirror, I couldn't recognise the person I saw. I took out the… Continue reading Yesterday.
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. Stay, he says. Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her… Continue reading Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Africa's most talented writers. Her prose flows, her words stay with you, long after you've read them and her characters are firm solid people with plethora of emotions. Here is a compilation of 12 quotes about race, love, feminism and all other things in between. 1. This one about… Continue reading 14 Chimamanda Quotes About Feminism, Race, Love & Everything In Between.
This is my attempt, To take my life back after two decades, To hold my own hand in the dark and walk this path alone. To stop pouring myself into bodies that are already full, To stop trying to hold hands with people whose palms are clenched into fists. This is my fling, To try… Continue reading This Is My Story.
I have heard a lot of people say that there is a level of hardship one needs to be successful. I think this is a mentality that needs to be disregarded. Why? It's pretty simple. If you think that it's necessary for you to "suffer" before you make a headway, you are likely to settle.… Continue reading Hard Work And Smart Work: Why Hardship Is Not a Catalyst for Success.
Remember when we were kids? How we used to talk about how we'd grow up, go to college, get a great job, marry someone beautiful and be happy? Someone should have told us, you know. That the world is not all that it seems to be and we should not hope for too much. Someone… Continue reading 7 Things Someone Should Have Told Us.
Am I allowed to dream of you? Holding hands and talking loud When humans are asleep? My back to the wall, legs crossed Your arms around a pillow, Talking about how our days went And how we're looking Forward to the weekend. Am I allowed to think of you? As mine, belonging to me and… Continue reading Am I Allowed To Dream of You?
Death, cancer, short story, flash fiction
So he left on Friday, and I couldn't even get to say a proper goodbye. It's not like I'm not happy, I am. I am happy for him, happy that everything has turned out just the way he wanted them and that his efforts haven't been in vain. But I am sad. What do you… Continue reading Leaving Home Behind.