CHAMELEON AURA - BY BILLY CHAPATA

darling, you've got magic in your bones, and gold in your soul. don't let anyone treat you like you're ordinary.
As usual, your girl doesn’t know how to write a review for a poetry collection. We’ve been there already, remember? (read here and here)
What I always say is that I really can’…

STEEL MADE

He was ready to break that woman made of steel.
Her soft hair falling down, black and long and curly.
Her hope silent,
on a mountaintop.

LIKE A PHOENIX

Listen to my agony for a minute. Can you hear it? How I'm so scared and you're so cold.
I've been in this bed for a long time now, since I heard the whole world shattering around my edges.
I didn't know it would have been so frightening  listening to the dull sound of my ashes as they were b…

TEENAGE DREAM

"You've changed," you said, "you're different." These were the words you kept repeating on the phone.
Seasons have come and gone since the last time we spoke. It feels like decades.
But things happen, and life moves forward, and people move on. And I still think of you. Sometimes. Whe…

WHEN YOU SOFTLY TOUCHED MY HAIR

Amovie was playing in the background
while voices were running through the room.
Sitting far across from you
my cheeks were burning red,
then your hands were on the blue.
Whispers, soft sounds made,
mouths moving,
breathing in the sour taste of me and you.
Now my skin doesn't smell like me
anymore,
and m…

THERE'S STILL MAGIC

Ten years have passed. Ten years of broken promises, hidden tears.
Ten years have passed, but songs keep talking about you, as if you were here.
Have you ever been here, at all?
Ten years wasted in the memory of you. Listening to the dead sound of a door opening, letting you in with your heart in your hands s…

OURS

What if I tell you that ever since I met you everything has changed? What if I tell you that everything I thought I wanted, every dream, every hope, is now gone and replaced  by the touch of your hands slowly curling my hair at the base of my neck? What if I tell you that my life is not my life anymoreand t…

BLACKOUT POETRY - CENTREPOINT

1. CENTREPOINT

He's made a move away from the group. I packed away the camera and started to say my goodbyes. Now what? The idiot's stopped at the food table, picked up a plate and out a samosa on it. Oh, he's hungry, is he? Knows I can't afford to take him out to dinner. Telling me he was…

BLACKOUT POETRY - FIREWORKS

13 FIREWORKS


"You're not!" Mum stared horrified at my DMs peeping  out from under the hem of my sari. Tonight for the All-Women-Beauty Contest, I'm wearing  the 'Sunflower' creation with my Doc Martens smartly finishing off the ensemble. "It's the fashion.  Everyone'…

5 WAYS YOU CAN RE-USE OLD BOOKS

We all have them: the books we don't want anymore but keep clinging to them like a lifebelt on the open sea.  If you're a bookworm, chances are you already gave up on having a drawer for your socks because every piece of furniture is wasted if it's not full of books. Am I right? Well, it&…

TOP 4 BOOKS I'VE BEEN MEANING TO READ BUT HAVEN'T

Some things never change. One day you're ready to tackle your TBR and the next you just buy more books just cause. Guilty. But I feel overwhelmed by the number of books that come out every week and I don't need to buy them all but somehow I do and #UGH
What really frustrates me is that every ti…

WRITING TIPS FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE

A few weeks ago, a shared some tips to start writing your first novel. The post was very successful, I received a lot of great feedback on that and a lot of people replied to me on Twitter just to tell me how inspired they felt after reading it and how much those simple tips helped them start their …

SMALL THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH IN APRIL 2018

Oh, April. I'm gonna be honest here and say that although I'm looking forward to some sun and brighter days, I could also sleep for the entire month and call it a day. Just like that.
But like every new season, I do have some goals to work on and things I really want to accomplish, before the…

SUNDAY CRUSH - TOP 4 BLOGS I'M CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH!

If there is one thing I love about Sundays is the fact that I get to catch up with everything I missed during the week while I was busy working on my novel. What I love especially is to catch up with my favourite bloggers, see what they've been up to and the new content they put on the blog duri…