Wound Is The Place Where Light Enters You – Rumi

Sadness, disappointment, anguish, hopelessness… We, being humans, are prone to feeling these emotions more frequently than we would like to admit. The triggers that could lead us to this pit are too many to count. Loss of a loved one, struggle with a chronic illness, a crippling disability, lack of financial resources, one or manyContinue reading “Wound Is The Place Where Light Enters You – Rumi”

I Like Work; It Fascinates Me. I Can Sit and Look At It For Hours: Meaning and My Take

Jerome K Jerome is known for a lot of things. And being funny is right on top. I was surfing the web randomly one fine day – I chanced upon this quote by Jerome K Jerome: “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Mind you, this wasContinue reading “I Like Work; It Fascinates Me. I Can Sit and Look At It For Hours: Meaning and My Take”

What Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger: Meaning and My Take

These words from Friedrich Nietzsche have inspired many of us over the years – and like a perfectly-aged whiskey, they have only gotten better. The times that we find ourselves in today amid the COVID-19 crisis, these words are more powerful than ever before : What does not kill you, makes you stronger. Here, letContinue reading “What Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger: Meaning and My Take”

Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King: Summary, Analysis and Review

Drunken Fireworks is a short story written by Stephen King. It was first released as an audio book in 2015 as one of the stories in a short fiction novel titled The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.  Stephen King mentions an anecdote with this short story, wherein an old woman, recognizing him at a grocery store,Continue reading “Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Stone Boy: Short Story Summary, Analysis and Review

The Stone boy is a short story by Gina Berriault. It was first published in 1957 in Mademoiselle magazine. The story revolves around a nine-year-old boy who accidentally shoots his older brother, but is freakishly calm about it later on. The short story catapulted its author, Gina Berriault, to international fame when the story wasContinue reading “The Stone Boy: Short Story Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Judgement by Franz Kafka: Summary, Analysis and Review

The Judgement is a short story written by Franz Kafka. It was first published in 1912. The story revolves around a young merchant and his relationship with his father. Franz Kafka was running a business while writing this story, which limited his literary creativity. This conflict inspired the protagonist of ‘The Judgement.’ “So now youContinue reading “The Judgement by Franz Kafka: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Bear Came Over The Mountain: Summary and Review

The Bear Came Over The Mountain is a short story by Canadian author and Nobel laureate Alice Munro. It revolves around Grant and Fiona, an elderly couple who have been married for several decades and their struggle with Alzheimer’s and infidelity. “I don’t think there is anything to worry about. I expect I am justContinue reading “The Bear Came Over The Mountain: Summary and Review”

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Story, Summary, Review

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is a short story written by Alice Munro. This story was published in a book of the same name which contained a few other short stories by Munro. This story revolves around the life of Johanna, a plain-looking, poor but a dedicated unmarried woman. She works for Mr McCauley, aContinue reading “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Story, Summary, Review”

If You’re Not Yet Like Me: Summary, Plot Analysis and Review

If You’re Not Yet Like Me is a short story written by Edan Lepucki. It is a story of a single woman – Joellyn – who lives alone in an apartment in New York. Joellyn happens to be narrating the stories of her (failed) romance with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary to her unbornContinue reading “If You’re Not Yet Like Me: Summary, Plot Analysis and Review”

I Am The Lion Now: Short Story, Summary, Plot Analysis and Review

I Am The Lion Now is a short story by Edan Lepucki. It revolves around a pregnant woman that lives in LA with her husband. The couple lead an ordinary life until a possum shows up at their door.  No, I am not talking about the famous incident at the Bronx zoo where a womanContinue reading “I Am The Lion Now: Short Story, Summary, Plot Analysis and Review”