About Me and My Stories

2020 Credo

As per the advice of Colum McCann in the book “Letters to a Young Writer,” I’ve decided on a credo for my writing: I am not the two-dimensional propaganda carefully crafted by those who wish I’d never been born. Nor am I any mythical heroine burdened with limitations of virtue, or vice. Imagination attempts representation…

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My Life – A Glimpse of My Coming of Age Story

I was pregnant by the age of 15, six months pregnant on my 16th birthday. It was predictable, but tragic nonetheless. By the age of twelve or thirteen I’d lost a desire to live. I don’t remember why, that was so long ago. The trigger could have been the news that my biological father had…

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Love Letter from a Beggar

Cliche but apropos – a vision of myself in the depths of a dark and silent ocean. Weightless and peaceful, absorbed in infinite bliss of nothing and everything, finally I can breathe. Inhale silence, exhale silence.  Abruptly pulled to the surface by necessity of food and clothing, I become nothing but a beggar and an…

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