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Tears

Tears

Answers to your questions rapidly flow out of my eyes. The hardest ones to shed are the ones that we shed alone. and the most difficult ones to wipe are the ones you wipe yourself Yet, I wipe And try to…

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Sunayna Pal

Born in Mumbai, Sunayna Pal moved to the USA after marriage. She broke the chains of Education and the Corporate world to embark on her heart's pursuit. She started artwithsunayna.wordpress.com to teach and sell art for NGOs and became a certified handwriting analyst (sos4graphology.com) to help people understand themselves. In midst of all this and being a new mother, who loves gardening and photography, she also likes to write about her daily life experiences. She has been published in magazines and newspapers and many of her poems and stories are published in international anthologies. In her spare time, she also maintains a blog at mannkiwindow.wordpress.com. She is currently working on an anthology of 51 stories from people who originate from South Asia and are willing to share their personal experiences of the USA.

Parliaments

Parliaments

I spend most nights smoking parliaments in my parents’ hot tub, watching the smoke blend with the steam. Losing sight of which is which, of who I am, of what I need. The media tells me, thin bones, thick skin, long…

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Katie Grudens

Katie Grudens aspires to bring light and truth to everything she writes. She is a recent graduate of Ithaca College. Returning to her roots on Long Island, she has found that the act of writing, has given her support and expression during her post grad transformation.

Without You By My Side

Without You By My Side

I look for you in the hidden dustiest corners of a colorless life. And when I don’t find you there, I die a little more; one breath, one heartbeat at a time… I make my way through life like a blind…

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F.K. Jadoon

F.K. Jadoon is a girl who likes to dream and her dream is to become a recognised writer someday. She has recently done her Honours in English Literature. She's an avid reader of literature and is most likely to be found with her nose in one book or another or just writing away in her little diary which is always kept close to her heart. In a society where creative writing is mostly not considered a serious enough field, she has battled her way through a fair amount of grumbling, disappointment and being taken lightly. And yet, she has never let her inner fire die as she keeps on pouring the gasoline of passion and determination on the dying embers of her inner voice. She has succeeded so far and hopes to do so in future.

Our Stories Unite Us

Our Stories Unite Us

He had spent some time in prison. Today, he was standing in my kitchen. Only two years older than I, deep heavy grooves etched into his face clearly showed his road in life had been rougher than mine. Or maybe I…

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Renee DeMont

Renee DeMont is a SURVIVOR. She was born into poverty; spent much of her childhood homeless, living on the streets of Los Angeles, and in foster care. Renee learned early on: life is about adapting to adversity. The greatest gift she ever received? No one expected anything from her. By 18, she was ready to experience life on her own terms. First one in her family to attend college. After college, her focus and determination earned her a spot working at Paramount Studios, on the #1 show in television, "Cheers". At 29, Renee gave entrepreneurship a go and began a Biomedical engineering business out of her garage. Twenty years later, that risky venture grew into 8,000 square feet of success. She broke the cycle of poverty that plagued her family for generations. Recently, Renee turned fifty, filed for divorce (he declared WAR), and trudged through a debilitating nervous breakdown. Through therapy and writing, she reclaimed her sanity. Sold her half of the business to the ex, and now she has clarity and choices. Renee is personally and financially independent. With her new found freedom, she chooses to write in a sincere effort to reconcile her past with her present. Hopefully, through this cathartic process, the second half of her life will be led by her soul's desire, rather than by the fears and doubts of her first half. Currently, she lives in South Orange County with her teenage son and daughter, and her high maintenance yet lovable dog, Joe. Soon to be an empty nester, she plans to downsize the big house in the OC bubble, for a bigger life in the real world. Her days are spent gently launching her almost grown children into adulthood, and passionately penning her memoir. In the mean time, you can find her essays on pain, positivity, and empowerment at: onedropofgrace.blogspot.com

The Fat Girl’s Guide to (not) Getting Pregnant

The Fat Girl’s Guide to (not) Getting Pregnant

Step One: Want it. For years, I imagined Emily following me around with a blanket in her arms like Linus from the Charlie Brown cartoons.  Her hair would fall into black ringlets that dripped to her shoulders like water.  She would…

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