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It is 7:30 PM. I hear whining from the sofa. Another two hours before I can curl up and be lost in blissful sleep I think. My feet hurt from being up all evening. I load the dishes. Time slows to a crawl. Another half hour later, the twins hug good night and head upstairs.…

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The Fault in Our Stars

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. This is a recurring line in the book and sort of encapsulates what the book was for me. It is that kind of book that if I read the second and third time, various sentences will pop out, loaded with meaning based on whatever my personal circumstance is…

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Point of view

This is my entry to Day Eighteen of Writing 101 at The Daily Post. Today’s prompt: write this story in first person, told by the twelve-year-old sitting on the stoop across the street.  The neighbourhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember. She raised a family of…

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In love, hopelessly.

He breezed in one Monday morning looking dapper in his business casual. I sat at my desk watching his head bob up and down in the cubicle next to mine. Even before I could turn away, his eyes caught mine and he smiled. I bent down as color crept up my face and busied myself…

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Changing Moccasins

The sky was blue. The kind of blue that reminds you of kites and ice creams. Of all things gloriously summer. It was the first weekend after a brutal winter and a wet spring. The park was crowded. I was meeting my girlfriend for the first time after something about our relationship shifted inside of…

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Star-crossed

“Funny how fate plays its hand” She says wistfully looking at water lapping along the edge in front of her. She and I are sitting on the patio of the food court in campus. “I once thought my future lay here.” The air around us is pregnant with words unsaid. My mind flashes back a good…

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The Lowland – Reflections

The story starts with a description of the Lowland and somehow you feel desolation fill within you. The story ebbs and flows with the two brothers and their wife. As the chapters alternate between the characters and flip back and forth in time, you are caught in it. By the time the novel reaches its…

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To the moon and back

Thursday night. The clock showed 9:03 PM. Kids were in bed. Saathi zoned out in front of the TV while I leaned back on the recliner with a book in hand. A week back, in conversation with a friend the topic veered to books and she said if there was one book that epitomized Romance…

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The Help

I read “The Help” on Kindle courtesy my library. I liked the book but put off writing a review to see how much of it stayed with me after a few weeks. It has been almost a month since and all that remains is a feeling that I enjoyed it. So I try hard to…

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iChanged the world!

The clock showed 2:00 AM. I sat back and closed my eyes for a few minutes before I went to bed. I had just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. I loved the book. It was a fast read considering the technical and business nature of most chapters. It is a book that…

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Ten Treasured Years!

Eager eyes, heart beating faster, I spy the rather large car filled with people come to a stop before the house. I suddenly feel nervous. I run upstairs before anyone has a chance to catch me at my most vulnerable moment. I slink back unseen, mustering courage, a smile firmly in place. I sit on…

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Feeling happy. For a stranger.

Waking this morning I hopped on to Google Reader while my eyes were still resisting sleep. Saw a new post on MirrorCracked. Now Nikhil is a blogger I have been following just recently. Perhaps in the past one year. His posts reek of a genuine nice person. I read it for glimpses into his personality.…

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