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So.....I got published as a writer in Spillwords

It’s published.

My writing has been published.

I have only published inMedium publications, Pratilipi and my blog site so far.

This seems like the first logically step. I’m finally published in a publication site today on 10 April 2020, in Spillwords here. I’m trying not to freak out since yesterday, but honestly, it is hard, not clear your mind off something when it is something you have always wanted and it is a surreal feeling.

I woke up earlier than usual today. I was getting published at 11 am my time (IST). I could not ward off the thoughts in my head, or suppress the excitement and anxiety I was experiencing.

Dream. We all grow up dreaming – to become a teacher, an astronaut, a doctor. I secretly dreamt of being a writer for the longest time, one day, someday. It was hidden deep inside, no one had a whiff of it.

I always loved writing. For two decades I have written, in my journals and it has only been a year since I started submitting my writings to be read, to be heard…
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Buzz in Shower - A Short Story

Tuesday. It is another usual day, the same rudimentary routine of waking up, freshening, getting ready and going to work.Half-awake, I rise from the bed and I step into the shower, toes flinching as they touch the chilled ceramic tiled floor. My mind still in shreds; I am still dreaming. It felt as though I sleepwalked to my bathroom, to splash water on my face, to get myself out of slumber. I am still in my dreams, I could not get the picture out of my mind, the witches & wizards bewitching mankind.As I make my way with a towel in my hand to the bathroom and splash some water on my face, I decide to take a shower and get it over with. I strip down, wear my shower cap and step turn the knob. I adjust the perfect pressure and temperature, turning the water on high and letting the water beat over my head in steamy rivulets. My eyes still closed, as the heat soaks into my skin, I stand still waiting for the picture in my mind to go away, as I lean against the cool tiles when my legs …

Book Review - Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

Title: Bluest Eyes By Toni Morrison Language: English Toni Morrison Genre: Self-help/Motivational Pages: 288
Rating: 5/5

Excerpt: The book has a dark keynote with varied themes. It covers war, torture, child abuse, racism, sexism, incest, misogyny, self-destruction and failed pursuits in life. It depicts how roots of family and a stable life impact a kid in their making while growing up vis-à-vis from a broken abused family. This book exposes the buried history of hidden racist ideologies of America.
My thoughts: The book has a narrative style bringing to light historic fictional writing, where the hardships brougt by the great depression is discussed. If one is interested to learn about the American ideology on the Afro Americans lives at that time, it is a must-read. The writer has subtly drawn the veil off from the hidden tales and experiences of perpetual racism of the coloured people in the US, which is denied often. The female narrative has a strong voice, which makes it sound like fe…

Dancing with my Shadow - A poem

A guest shining in the darkness with rays glowing as shadows
a momento to become nothing under the starlit night or sunlight
It reincarnates and dies alongside me Like we humans, are nothing but dust
Shadow zips up into my body until it’s beneath my feet
I see it unfurl, walking away once more stretching itself into the dark
It trails me, dances between the trees as the sun flickers through it
Mirroring my actions, Looking up at me, admiring my every move
Immaculate outline of my shape echo of my movements
Lifetime of companion melting into the darkness with twilight
Loopy strides, or walking at a snail pace Darkness leading us up to the light
Dancing endlessly with my shadow As if — I am & I am not!

©Shweta, 2020. All Rights Reserved.Originally published in the publication Spiritual Tree

Reading in Progress - A poem

She sat there in a corner On her favourite couch
With fog on her glasses From the cup of tea in her hand
A book in another hand As she deeply indulges herself in reading
She smiles as the characters Talk and express among themselves
She cries as the book comes to an end Dreaming of life the characters lived
She catches her breath Each time the climax grows near
She is deaf to the surroundings The book is all she can hear now
She is completely lost in the words Black & white flying in her head
Sparkling and connecting the circuits Inside her brain, shining bright
And each time, she found herself Indulging in a new experience, the book took her along.

Author’s Note: Dedicated to all the readers and bookworms out there! Happy Reading!

Originally published in the publication The Cornered Gurl on 11 May 2020 ©Shweta, 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Book Review of Ancient Toltec: Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Title: Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Language: English Genre: Spirituality, Self-Help Pages: 192
Rating: 3/5

This book is about the beliefs of the ‘Ancient Ones’ community who believed life is an endless dream — a world of illusion which is just like a smoky mirror that doesn’t allow us to see who we really are! The quality of the dream purely depends on whether your mind or soul is controlling your life. Smoke in between us keeps us from knowing what we are.

Miguel talks about four agreements we need to live by to achieve the life free of limitations, make profound changes to your life, help you re-create your existence — where you find yourself and learn how to be happy at all times in life no matter what life has to throw at you. The four agreements are :-  

Be impeccable with your wordDon’t take anything personallyDon’t make assumptionsAlways do your best
My Thoughts :
A must-read to improve the quality of thinking and way of life. The book is engaging to read about an idea de…

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Tuesday’s With Morrie by Mitch Albom — Book Review

Title: Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom Language: English Genre: Philosophical, Memoire  Pages: 192
Rating: 5/5 💗

Excerpt: Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.
Morrie Schwartz— the old professor, heart and soul of this book, a doctor of sociology, was diagnosed with a neurological problem in his seventies. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — an unforgiving illness that consumes a person — day after day, week by week, as time passes. By the end of it, a person is still alive- wide awake, making you lose all control, frozen inside one’s own flesh. The book captures Morrie’s last few months of his life when the realization of mortality is a source of enlightenment.
This philosophical book is written with great clarity, conviction and wisdom glorifying the rekindled connection of student & teacher, along with profound discussions. 

My Thoughts:
I simply love this book and can't think what kept me from reading this marvellous book for so long.
A must-read f…