“He died for you right now and you do not know it.”

The PriQuill- Slivers of the Soul Sometimes brevity expresses gravity better than verbosity. For those unknown soldiers, fighting a war not of their own making. For their families, who fight internal battles as great or greater than any war. As you are reading this, someone, somewhere, died for his country. R.I.P. Alisha “Priti” Kirpalani is the … Continue reading “He died for you right now and you do not know it.”

A fairy tale : Kinderella and the KDP Select Free Days.

I remember my first time. I was a debutante at the ball of KDP Select free days. After the two day free promotion on Amazon drew to a close, the clock struck midnight and the revelry started to fade. There are just too many glass slippers left on the steep ladder to success. It’s back. … Continue reading A fairy tale : Kinderella and the KDP Select Free Days.

Music and Lyrics: Getting Heartbroken in the 80’s.

The SpeciaLIST - A few of my favourite things. Looking back at my teenage years in the 80’s is simply mortifying but acutely amusing too. Remember that first love that did not work out? That terrible fight with your boyfriend that seemed like the end of the world. That angst, that anguish… all of it … Continue reading Music and Lyrics: Getting Heartbroken in the 80’s.

Short Stories: The Stepchild? Novels: The Favoured Child?

Imagination does not discriminate when it gives birth to a story. I gathered the children of years of labor and set them free into the publishing world. There I learned the bitter truth. Correct me if I am wrong. “Short stories have no market. Send in the novel.” “I will take a pass on the … Continue reading Short Stories: The Stepchild? Novels: The Favoured Child?

The Seven Dwarves of Publishing a Book

Dreamy Hopeful Struggler Desperate Despondent Disillusioned Quitter And they lived happily ever after, forming a boy band instead of chopping wood for paper and writing stories. Their song, “Heigh Ho” hit top of the charts worldwide. Alisha “Priti” Kirpalani is the author of a “A Smattering Of Darkness: Short and Shorter Twisted Tales,” a collection … Continue reading The Seven Dwarves of Publishing a Book