Book Review: The New Face of Grief

The author addresses important aspects of grief that may lead to addiction, depression, and physical and mental ailments. There is power in “ugly crying” and there are “deeper lessons” in the process of grieving. Part 3 of the book is engrossing as it highlights the manifestations of grief in both physical and mental terms. In the end, she talks about the tools of healing.

Who will speak?

Suppress them not
Let them ebb and flow
Opinions, notions, emotions
Break the shackles
That bind you to silence
With anchored inhibitions;
In thoughts, voices, words
Our world is made, unmade
In never-ending cycles
A constant alchemy of change.

Musing under the moonlight

Musing under the moonlight
Streaming through glass doors
I wonder if the Moon beings, too
Meditate on our blue-green orb
Does it work for them and how
As we spin on the axis of flaws?
Distant flashes alluring, magical
Seeking, finding solace in ignorance
Across obscure transcendence
Such is the destiny of all born

Book Release: Spookoween

Originally posted on WriteFluence:
Spookoween?is a compilation of 20 spooky winning short stories selected from a collection of 97 submissions received from all over the world for the Spookoween contest organized by WriteFluence in September-October 2021. Here’s a spine-chilling book full of stories that won’t let you sleep. AUTHORS IN THIS BOOK Aneesha Shewani, Arya…

Results: Spookoween

Originally posted on WriteFluence:
We are extremely pleased to announce the winners of the Spookoween contest. Mentioned below are all the winning writers and stories that have qualified to be published in our next publication. Congratulations! Top 3: Wilbur Watts, Aneesha Shewani and Shanaya A.V. Our sincere gratitude to all the writers, participants and our…

Book Release: A Lie On Her Lips

Originally posted on WriteFluence:
A Lie On Her Lips is a compilation of the winning stories from the LGBTQ Romance / Betrayal short story contest organized by WriteFluence in July-August 2021. The book consists of short stories selected from 173 submissions that had been received from all over the world for the contest and the…

War-Torn

In a world without wars
The children are not
Washed ashore
Swept into the sand
As deadwood
To be long forgotten
By the ailing world
Only to be lamented
In the gnawing pain
Of those who cared
But were powerless
To control the bloodlust
Of men sans conscience

Trolled into Silence

Originally posted on Blue Pen Strokes:
Trolled into Silence Screaming into the voidLike lunatics caged, gaggedMuzzled emotions, numbedTrolled for spoken wordsSounds buried in the headSane voices, now long deadVictim to resounding fear! How to silence the howlsRaging, trapped in the mindInjustice bellows, how to findRespite, refuge from woundsGrowing like sepsis, unheededGasping for breathe, unheardMauled into…

Let them glow

Firefly storms convey
Sheer brilliance of
Powerful strobes
Coloring musky nights
A million sparkles
Glimmers of hope
Let them dance, float
Don’t touch them yet
Don’t stop the trail
Just let them glow
Let them lead the way

Results: LGBTQ Romance/Betrayal Short Story Contest

Originally posted on WriteFluence:
We are pleased to announce the winners of this contest a couple days early! Mentioned below are all the winning writers and stories that have qualified to be published in our next publication. Congratulations! Top 3: Antoinette Fritckz, Aneesha Shewani, Mutovz Waltzer Name Title Of Your Story Aishiki Bandyopadhyay A Different…