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Passing Days

I woke; I showered; I worked; I slept. I woke; I showered; I worked; I slept. I woke; I showered; I worked; I slept. I woke; I showered; I worked; I slept. I woke; I showered; I worked; I slept. I woke; I showered; I read; I watched; I cried; […]

The Finish Line

Well, the finish line has been crossed, and I’m ready to go back to sanity. I think that the most important thing that I’ve learnt from this is that when we approach a difficult task, we always start out believing, then doubting, then, if we’re lucky, persevering; and in the […]

Final Chapter

I conclude my NaNoWriMo with my final chapter. Do forgive the “speling and grammers mistakes,” it adds to the “NaNoWriMo” feel of the story… Here’s a (pretty long) excerpt… Rowena turned and faced him. Her eyes, filled with tears, glistened in the light of the setting sun. He walked up […]

The Dung Pile

As I was stumbling, I came across this site on Buddhist Stories. The very first story was The Worm, about two Buddhist monks who died within months of each other, but whose afterlives went in very different directions: one went to Heaven, while the other became a worm in a […]

Giving up NaNoWriMo

In a writing stupor the 23,000th word was typed. Fingers slammed the wrong keys, misguided by the brain fatigued beyond total exhausation, hoping for some respite; but the heart would hear nothing of it, and I pushed on. I only decided to stop for the night when I realised just […]

Word Count Update

I’ve given up on quality; I’ve given up on making sense. That’s why I’m not going to post any excerpt today. I’m bull-dozing my way through writer’s block, and so inconherence rules the day for the past two days. I’ll just update the word count:  20,029. 30,000 more to go, […]

Dresden’s Childhood

I’ve been finding it almost impossible to continue my NaNoWriMo attempt along the lines of the Dresden-Rowena love story, so I’ve decided to write on Dresden’s childhood. This chapter is a short story by itself, and requires no prior knowledge of the novel. Here’s an excerpt of it, the epitaph […]

Dresden's Childhood

I’ve been finding it almost impossible to continue my NaNoWriMo attempt along the lines of the Dresden-Rowena love story, so I’ve decided to write on Dresden’s childhood. This chapter is a short story by itself, and requires no prior knowledge of the novel. Here’s an excerpt of it, the epitaph […]