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Editor's Picks

Specifically curated pieces picked by the editor; the best of the best poetry, writings and prose.

Darth Vader & Joker: What Makes a Great Villain?

What makes a fascinating and intriguing villain? Great characters grow and evolve with the story adding a refreshing touch to our tales. Each chapter adds more depth to their personality and background. From Darth Vader's mysterious character to Joker's cunning, we see writers using the magic of mystery and a…

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50 Inspiring Writing Quotes to Boost Your Creativity

Writing has never been easier than it is today but in a way, it has also become harder. The humdrum of life sometimes real, sometimes imaginary, has leaves you with very little time for writing. Distractions suck out our inspiration and energy leaving you barren. In such a time, reading…

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Collage of classical poets like William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelly etc.

Blank Verse to Free Verse: 7 Styles of Poetry

Poetry turns a cup of water into a chalice, a wooden stick into Moses' staff, a mere fountain into the Fountain of Youth. Poetry carries emotions hidden by metaphors, allusions, and references. It strikes our hearts in the form of Cupid's arrow, scorches our mind in a fiery splendor, and…

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Australian author Markus Zusak is a fictional account based on real events and first published in 2005. Set in Nazi Germany, the pages take you on a journey through the streets of Molching. Molching is an imaginary town in the suburbs of Munich, where circumstances toss Liesel Meminger into the harsh reality of political strain and societal distress.

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Book Review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

How far is too far to go to win back the love of your life? In “The Perfect Girlfriend” Juliette faces that very question, and her answer: nothing is too far. Juliette is pretty, young, and very dedicated. Any guy would be lucky to have her.

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Top 25 Short Story Writing Ideas

Sometimes you want to write a story. You have energy, motivation, the right frame of mind, but the right story idea or the right topic remains out of your reach. You get stuck in a state where you are throwing the net in your sub-consciousness and trying to catch the…

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Happiness, Nostalgia, Loneliness, Love, Heartbreak and Hope

Here they come, there they go!

Let me tell you a story: the story of Happiness, Nostalgia, Loneliness, Love, Heartbreak and Hope – the six people I’ve met. We’ve all met some or all of these people at some point of time and here’s my story of where I met them or when I met them, and how I met them.

Equality for Humanity: Of Equal Value

Equality rings so many bells when we hear it. It is not a new word by any means. We are not strangers to it, but to what it is supposed to represent. We have been hearing this word for a long time; the fight for equality goes as back as the mid-1900s.

Dreamcatcher: A Collection of Dreams

Dreamcatcher: A Collection of Dreams

Tonight let's hang a dreamcatcher over our beds and catch our dreams; dreams of another life, dreams of love, dreams of whatever we have ever wished of because dreams are stillborn children of our brain that never get to see the sunlight. So let us dream and let us see.

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Dear Life: An Open Letter

I leave you with just one request; when my muscles start hurting from all the dancing, help me ice them. Stay with me as I cry about the state of my feet and let me rest them even if it’s just for a little bit, but remind me to get up each time and get back on the dance floor, for your lover stops for no one, and I won’t let myself be left on the sidelines. 

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