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THE GREAT WAVE-WEP JUNE 2021

Welcome to another post for the Write, Edit, Publish, blogging community.  If you would like to know more about the WEP Challenge and how to participate, go here. https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/ This month’s prompt The Great Wave is an iconic work created in the 1820’s by Hokusai. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)  was a  Japanese artist from the Edo period.  GHOL …

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Our Kitchens Are Lonely Spaces… Muse of the Month

Hello everyone! How are you all holding up? Things in India are grim and being in Delhi at the moment is like sitting on a ticking time bomb. The second wave of Corona Virus has hit us hard and the only way to be safe is to stay home. Several people and organizations have come …

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Wild flowers in the woods

More than four decades ago, in an army cantonment far away from the city, a young Captain and his new bride sat watching ‘The Little Tramp’ in action. As the Captain rolled over laughing, his young bride peered into his sparkling eyes with admiration. Her own eyes, then darted towards the wall clock. Half past …

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WEP August- Encouragement Award

Hi everyone It gives me great pleasure to share with you all the wonderful news that my flash fiction piece for WEP August based on the prompt ‘Long Shadow’ has been selected for the Encouragement Award. [Read the post here]. This is so gratifying as all those who read my post on how the story …

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Urban Nightmare- WEP June

Hello! Could there be another time to discuss ‘Urban Nightmare’ ? That’s the theme for this month’s WEP Challenge. And aren’t we living it every moment? I’ve attempted a flash, and while the premise remains the same (I can’t seem to break away from my preferred style of writing) but I’ve attempted not to talk …

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If there’s one thing we inherit from our mothers…

Hi friends One of my short stories titled “If there’s one thing we inherit from our mothers, it’s certainly their madness’ was picked up by Women’s Web for the Muse of the Month Contest. I had titled the story ‘Crazy Scribbles from Mom‘ but the title was changed by the portal. Also, I struggled to …

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WEP February 2020- Results

Here are the results of WEP February 2020. An invigorating prompt “Cafe Terrace” . I feel elated to have made it to the final shortlist. Do check out the results as well as the lovely blurbs by Nilanjana here.. https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2020/03/winners-post-february-challenge-cafe.html?showComment=1583836454123&m=1#c420270527662223850 You can read my entry here, WEP/IWSG February 2020- Café Terrace Check out the winner …

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WEP/IWSG February 2020- Café Terrace

The first WEP Challenge of 2020 is here. To read more about it, visit here And here is my take on the prompt which is a popular painting by Vincent Van Gogh, given here… Café Terrace Ah! The balmy mornings of late summer. How I love the sun on my back and on those wicker …

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Muse of the Month

Friends, after trying hard for one long year to find a place in Muse of the Month, a monthly short story writing contest held by Women’s Web, here is my story “Sister Stranger Saviour” that makes it to the annual anthology. Woven around a prompt from Amanda Lovelace’s poem, do read it here. Sister, Stranger, …

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WEP/IWSG December Challenge- FOOTPRINTS

It’s time for the WEP Challenge- the first for me! To read more about it visit here FOOTPRINTS The door slammed shut behind Chander. Dropping his bag to the ground, he made his way to the hallway. A strong musty odour filled the place. Such a contrast to the scent of fresh pine and hot …

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