First of all, please allow me to apologize for not writing or posting in a very long time! As I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been busy with Grad school and have not been writing much. The good news, however, is that I am almost done with school and will be graduating end of this year. Yaay, can’t wait for that to happen!! I will be continuing school in a doctorate program, but I am doing that at a much slower pace so that I can dedicate some time to my writing. I have missed writing so much that I started to think that I may never write again! (Yep, I can be dramatic!) So, while I was wallowing in my dramatics, my soul sister, Piyusha Vir the Wandering Soul Writer, published her first book! A collection of three short stories. So without any further ado, read on to find what I think of that! 🙂
Much Love from,
Mind and Life Matters
P.S: I promise I am going to try and start posting more often from now on!
It was Just Another Day when this book with three amazing short stories fell into my lap! I am not exaggerating when I say three amazing short stories because I finished reading the book in one sitting as soon as I bought it.
The stories were so engaging and it had me enraptured in their world and I found myself transported into the lives of the three main characters. I could feel myself getting anxious for the group in “The Writer’s Circle”, story number one. This story deals with a murder theme, but from the POV of only one of the characters. I was racing through this with the pace of the main character’s heartbeat because that’s how bad I wanted to find out whodunit! I will not say more so as to avoid the spoilers.
In the second story titled “Happy Birthday, Saisha” I saw myself when Saisha described her daily brush with casual sexism at work! I think every woman can relate to that. The climax of this story moved me to tears and made me angry at the same time. If I had to pick a favorite, it would definitely be Saisha’s story!
In the last and final story titled “Elevator Tales”, I found myself giggling everytime the main character said something. I think I felt butterflies in my stomach when the character went on to explain what they felt everytime their love interest came into sight! I remember times when I have felt like that for some of my crushes! So totally cute! Oh, don’t be misguided by the use of the word cute here, the climax/plot twist at the end was NOT one that I saw coming!
These are three varying tales told with such panache that it lifts the reader off of their feet yet lands them back safely only after injecting them with a healthy dose of adrenalin! Any thrill seeker would know what I mean here!
Piyusha has a flair for the epigrammatic writing style that is evident in her short stories, it leaves the reader feeling satisfied yet at some point makes them yearn for more! I am honored to know Piyusha as a writer and a friend and am looking forward to reading a full-fledged novel from her.
I would definitely recommend the book to anyone looking for an entertaining, engaging and easy read. If you are interested, you can pick up a copy of the e-book from Kindle by clicking on this link: Just Another Day