Book Review – The Devil’s Gate: An Impossible Journey


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A doctor by profession and a writer by passion, “The Devil’s Gate: An Impossible Journey” is Deepak Kripal’s first novel. Though he is already a known name in the blogosphere, he was waiting for the right story to debut with. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this -

Plundered by humans of their habitats, animals take a drastic step when they decide to send a team of a cat named as Katy and a dog named as Dug, to an invisible island known, as the Island of ‘Five Hundred Graves’. The island becomes visible only for a short time on the night of the full moon.

Legend has it that the island is inhabited by the demons. Katy and Dug are supposed to negotiate a deal with the demons, convincing them to allow the animals to inhabit the island. Majority of the animal community believe that tinkering with the other world could bring their wrath to the animals. The team is sent to the island nevertheless.

But can a deal with the dead be materialized?

Are there really demons on the island? Is there any conspiracy involved?

Will Katy and Dug be able to negotiate, or will survival remain their only question in the deadly island.

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The road trip that gave them a new perspective!


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Their love for speed and adrenaline pumping bike rides had brought them close. But little did they know that the same love for bike rides was to change their thinking. Roaring away with their Royal Enfield’s, the two Enfielders loved exploring various locales across India. From the peaks in Ladakh to the plains in Madhya Pradesh, from the coastal rides across Goa to the journey around the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, biking took them places unknown, unseen and unspoilt.

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100 word fiction – The frail lady


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“The crop has been destroyed due to the amount of snowfall we got this year. Wonder how I will feed my children.”

Lucy sighed as she walked slowly towards her fields. While she appeared frail with wrinkles starting to make their presence felt on her once beautiful face, she was a strong willed lady. From the time she was born, she was treated differently since she was a girl. But being the rebel she was, she always did things her own way. As was always the case, she knew that her dogged determination would help get out of this calamity.

Written as part of Friday Fictioneers prompt

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I Me & Myself


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Every day of my life is one of self discovery. From putting all my energies at work meeting different people throughout the day to putting my thoughts into words on my blog at night, I make sure to follow my passion. Whether it’s about learning the art of time management from observing my peers or multi-tasking almost anything, there is so much I get to learn from life each day. We shouldn’t live our lives solely on terms and conditions set by our dearest ones. And I am proud to say that today I am who I chose to be.

Written as part of the I Me And Myself Wednesday prompt

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Five Sentence Fiction – Grief


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“Why are you spoiling your happiness just because of one guy who didn’t even care about you?”

Anne had grown tired of advising her little sister – Cindy who had locked herself up from the whole world trying to accept the fact that her boyfriend had simply moved on.

It was only a few months since Cindy had met her knight in shining armor or so she thought. From sweet nothings to all night conversations; from snuggling into each other in romantic movies to going for romantic dates, she was living it up.

But then, it all came crashing down almost as soon as it began leaving her in total despair.

Written as part of Five Sentence Fiction prompt: Grief

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Perspective


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Risking their own lives by helping ordinary citizens stuck in raging waters, they were going all out to protect everyone in need. But even in this hour of pain and suffering, there were those who kept pelting stones at them needlessly accusing them of being biased. Perspective matters, doesn’t it?

Written for the 15 to 50 prompt: ‘Perspective’

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Write & change the world


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If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
Martin Luther

Converting thoughts and ideas into words is what gives wings to our dreams. Whether its poetry or opinion pieces, short stories or novels, writing gives us a chance to explore new destinations and live the life of so many characters. From famous writers to celebrated journalists, written pieces have captured the imagination of millions the world over. Whether it’s analyzing and reporting incidents happening around us or talking about relationships, love, life and the likes, writers tend to take us to a different world altogether. And so, pick up the pen and let your thoughts flow as you go on.

Written for 100 word Saturday prompt on the quote “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”

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