Mother’s Day evokes images of television commercials of loving moms and kids interacting in peaceful harmony. In reality, motherhood can be as nerve-racking as it can be rewarding. For mothers of teenagers and young adults, it’s mostly one way traffic, most of it going their way. So here it is, the dream day which might … Continue reading Why Mothers Of Teenagers And Young Adults Wait For Mother’s Day!
Them: So what is it you do? (conversation starter) Me: I write. (while bracing myself for the inevitable aftermath) Them: How lovely. Where can I read your book? (genuine interest) Me: I am in the process of writing it. (sounding like a recorded message) Them: Oh. Ok. (conversation ender) Me: I was busy with the … Continue reading The Hamster Who Opened A Pandora’s Box
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.
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