Creative writing

I’d like to use this space to showcase some of my more creative writing.

Science Fiction

I recently entered a writing contest sponsored by the Times of India.  A well-known Indian author provides a paragraph, and the idea is to use the paragraph somewhere in a 2000-word story.  I believe the author’s intention here was a love story or menage a toi, but I turned his idea on its ear.  Needless to say, I did not win.

Children’s Books

I’ve always been curious and impressed when I meet an author who claims (with pride) to write children’s books. So I set myself the challenge to write my own children’s book. In for a penny, in for a pound: so just like Dr. Seuss, I’ve decided to do my own illustrations. The book itself is now finished, but  I’ve decided to published it here in installments, as I finish the accompanying illustrations.

  • Ode to a monk

 

Experimental Poetry

I first heard this term on an episode of Garrison Kiellor’s radio show, Prarie Home Companion, and it immediately piqued my interest. I knew all about experimental physics – but experimental poetry?  Experimental physics is a branch of human endeavor that attempts to discover new physics – so I thought, do experimental poets work hard to discover new poems?

I think it is all about throwing caution to the wind, so after I digitize it and upload it, you’ll be able to read my first attempt in this direction here:

  • Writings of a sage