Thursday paints 18.9.14

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Have a wonderful weekend and time ahead my dear friends, wish you a fabulous time ahead.

lots of love.

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The Thursday posts are in their usual places,
sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com; coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com; etherealheights.wordpress.com; etherealpaints.wordpress.com; earthinbw.wordpress.com; magicthought.wordpress.com; mycybernovels.wordpress.com; andidreamed.wordpress.com; wingofdreams.wordpress.com

andidreamed.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-stories-18-9-14/
mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/musegames-on-wednesdays-17-9-14/
mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-scribbling-18-9-14/
magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/musegames-on-wednesdays-17-9-14/
magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-thoughts-18-9-14/
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-pages-18-9-14/
earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/friday-fury-19-9-14/
earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-blog-18-9-14/
etherealpaints.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/the-thursday-post-critiques-18-9-14/
etherealheights.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-seven-18-9-14/
coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-pedagogy-18-9-14/
sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-paints-18-9-14/
wingofdreams.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/thursday-fun-n-frolics-18-9-14/
daintypetals.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/Thursday-rhymes-18-9-14/
daintypetals.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/Thursday-bouquet-18-9-14/

http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/introspections-18-9-14/

Love and hugs.

FB page n profile

Jonathan Ojanpera the author of “watch” – an interview.

Q1 why do you write?

I write for a few reasons. The first is an innate desire to do so. I feel like my words are restless when they stay inside of me, and I have to let them out. The second is that it has been my dream to be a writer since my early teens. The third has to do with opportunity. After having been an ironworker for over twelve years, and sustaining multiple injuries, I found myself in a position to choose a different course for my life. I decided to go for my dream of becoming a full time writer. I started with freelance journalism, and have since branched out into all kinds of other areas. Diversity is very necessary.

Q2 what is the main inspiration behind your book/s?

I have only published one book so far. It is a poetry anthology of different forms and different topics. Poetry comes easy for me, so it seemed like a natural first step for me as far as publishing goes. My inspiration comes from my heart; from a place that never runs out of things to write.

Q3 what effect did it have on you and what effect do you hope it will have on your readers?

Publishing my first book was a little scary. Writing the content was easy, but actually choosing what goes into such a final thing is a daunting task. I was very nervous when I hit the ‘publish’ button, knowing it was out there for anyone to see. I hope my readers see my heart in the pages of the book. I want them to feel love, pain, fear and all of the emotion that went into the writing of my poetry.

Q4 what do you have to tell to wannabe writers?

I would say to a wannabe writer that it is a very crowded room. There are millions of people vying for a few spots atop the writing world. My main advice is to know that it takes time to learn the craft, and it takes even longer to build a substantial audience. I believe that there are many brilliant writers out there that may never be noticed because of how the industry works. Some of the most famous writers of our time have been rejected multiple times and nearly passed over. If you decide to embark on a writing career, be sure to have sufficient income while you are learning, and by all means test the market in every way you can; writing contests, blogging and any other medium to get your words in front of readers. It should definitely be a long term goal to save the heartbreak of learning just how difficult the industry is.

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You can get his work here or contact Johnny in his blog Johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com, which I assure you is a blog worth daily visits, it is filled with fantastic poems, photographs and his works.

amazon.com/The-Watch-Poetry-Jonathan-Ojanpera/dp/0692216146/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407073445&sr=8-1&keywords=the+watch+jonathan+ojanpera

All the best Johnny!

2 in top 30 of jukepop.com serials

Boy! I never knew two drops of red can look so sweet other than when they are on flowers, birds or butterflies and other natural thingies.

Here they are, the two serials that made me one happy woman!

the strange island jp30

the tower jp30

Dont they look awesome! :)

Thanks a million times Jukepop. God bless you!

love and hugs.
Sharmishtha

looking for genuine freelance writing assignments

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In case you are not familiar with this theme of WordPress and are looking for my latest posts please check the column on right side of the post.

I often have one or more sticky posts that stay frigid while i keep adding fresh posts, sometimes my friends too get confused :)

Sharmishtha Basu

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the list of my blogs in wordpress:

1. Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries: http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com : Mainly Poetries.
2. Thoughts: http://magicthought.wordpress.com : Stories mainly.
3. My cyber novels: http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com : novel, long stories, musings, cartoons etc
4. Window to my soul : http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com, PRIVATE BLOG
5. Sharmishtha Basu : http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com : My haiku, piku, lanturne, tanka blog.
6. Ethereal heights: http://etherealheights.wordpress.com- Celebrating peace and beauty.
7. Earth in black and white: http://earthinbw.wordpress.com – The real world.
8. Colours and words waltz: http://coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com – poetry and paintings.
9. Daintypetals: http://daintypetals.wordpress.com – PRIVATE BLOG
10.And I dreamed….: http://andidreamed.wordpress.com – portfolio blog – again, no rigid contents.
11. wing of dreams ….: http://wingofdreams.wordpress.com – a blog mostly for fun
12. ethereal paints ….: http://etherealpaints.wordpress.com – mostly stories

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MY PRIVATE BLOGS, WHICH BECAUSE OF THEIR TOO STRAIGHT FORWARD MANNER I WILL PREFER NOT TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE WILL BE SHARED WITH ONLY THOSE WHO WANT TO READ THEM.

SO IF YOU CAN READ SOMETHING REALLY BLUNT WITHOUT BEING ANGRY, AND PREFER DISCUSSION OVER ARGUMENT, YOU ARE WELCOME.

Let me know that you want to read it/them i will send you invitation from there, in the email id you will supply with your comment.

If you want me to send the invitation in any other email id, let me know.

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and in case you dont already know, i have joined facebook this february and my address there is facebook.com/sharmishtha.basu.50 – my doors are always open for friends. if you feel something is missing there, that is your invitation has been mishandled or something weirder do let me know!!!

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine almost gave me a heart attack when he told me that he was seeing my facebook account, and congratulated me on my kid… then he said that that account had the same address as mine only there was a slash in place of dot. So, please- my FB profile contains a very common photo of mine, a lot of you might have seen it with my blogs, in signatures.

To make things more clearer, I will use this single header for mydomainpvt for a while, this is the picture i have shared in FB too, I am not much familliar with FB lingo, not yet, so I used this picture there too, and it comes up with my profile picture, gravatar picture like headers of wordpress i guess.

Please do confirm with me if you have any confusion…

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THOSE WHO HONOUR ME WITH AWARDS-

YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY WORKS AS AN INSPIRATION, A WIND BENEATH MY CREATIVE WINGS BUT I FEEL REALLY SHY TO SHOW OFF AWARDS IN MY BLOGS, I FEEL SELF CONSCIOUS AND VAIN. SO EVEN THOUGH EVERY ONE OF THEM MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A QUEEN PLEASE FORGIVE MY INCAPABILITY TO SHOW THEM OFF!

GOD BLESS YOUR NOBLE, SWEET SOUL THAT LOVES THIS HUMBLE BLOG AND ITS CONTENTS. YOUR COMMENTS ARE MY GREATEST REWARDS AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP TRUE TREASURE.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MY SWEET FRIENDS FOR HONOURING.

THERE IS ANOTHER THING TOO- A LOT OF MY FRIENDS REBLOG MY WORKS, THAT REALLY HONOURS THOSE SILLY WORKS GREATLY, BUT, FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON (OR MY LIMITED CAPACITY INTERNET CONNECTION), IN PAST WHEN I TRIED TO REBLOG THE WORKS OF MY FRIENDS MY INTERNET CONNECTION BECAME REALLY, MISERABLY SLOW. SO, I KNOW YOU DONT DO IT FOR PUBLICITY, HOPING FOR RETURN OF THE KINDNESS BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE SAD, GUILTY THAT I CANT RETURN YOUR PRICELESS FAVOR.

HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE IT!

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The Thursday Post critiques STORY is up in etherealpaints.wordpress.com

TTPC

stop hibernating and join me there!

you will find my proposed form of critique in a page named CRITIQUE,
Submit the URL to your story in the comment
being the solo player of the post I am just sharing some tips- this week on flash fiction.
apart from that this week I have shared another story, will be glad if you give me your opinion on it :)

see you there!

Sharmishtha Basu

My recent posts and wordpress blogs

AD

In case you are not familiar with this theme of WordPress and are looking for my latest posts please check the column on right side of the post.

I often have one or more sticky posts that stay frigid while i keep adding fresh posts, sometimes my friends too get confused :)

Sharmishtha Basu

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the list of my blogs in wordpress:

1. Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries: http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com : Mainly Poetries.
2. Thoughts: http://magicthought.wordpress.com : Stories mainly.
3. My cyber novels: http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com : novel, long stories, musings, cartoons etc
4. Window to my soul : http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com : mainly form poetry
5. Sharmishtha Basu : http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com : My haiku, piku, lanturne, tanka blog.
6. Ethereal heights: http://etherealheights.wordpress.com- Celebrating peace and beauty.
7. Earth in black and white: http://earthinbw.wordpress.com – The real world.
8. Colours and words waltz: http://coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com – poetry and paintings.
9. Daintypetals: http://daintypetals.wordpress.com – portfolio blog- no rigid contents.
10.And I dreamed….: http://andidreamed.wordpress.com – portfolio blog – again, no rigid contents.
11. wing of dreams ….: http://wingofdreams.wordpress.com – a blog mostly for fun
12. Ethereal paints…..: http://etherealpaints.wordpress.com – mostly short stories

I DON’T USE SKYPE, TWITTER. My hotmail ids are acting haywire so DONT WRITE ME ANY MAILS IN sharmishthabasu@live.in – I have deleted that account, you can try your luck in the email id provided with the gravatar… but… I WILL SUGGEST YOU TO use my facebook account : facebook.com/sharmishtha.basu.50

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sharmishtha basu
21.2.14

blushing in dreams 10.2.11

Sharmishtha Basu

haikuhues

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Some old n new works, for testing and keeping or forgetting :)

help me! Let me know if you like them enough for my upcoming ebook.

love and thanks dear.

Sharmishtha
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footprints 8.2.11

Sharmishtha Basu

haikuhues

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Some old n new works, for testing and keeping or forgetting :)

help me! Let me know if you like them enough for my upcoming ebook.

love and thanks dear.

Sharmishtha
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brook of joy 8.2.11

Sharmishtha Basu

haikuhues

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Some old n new works, for testing and keeping or forgetting :)

help me! Let me know if you like them enough for my upcoming ebook.

love and thanks dear.

Sharmishtha
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Monday Morning Interview with Author of Bea in your bonnet Charles W Martin

A book or two to go with your sunday morning coffee cup- In all my years of blogging in wordpress I have come across some amazing writers, some of them have published their own books, one of such writer is my friend Charles W Martin, honestly, he is one of the best poets I have come across, you can check out his wordpress blog if you dont believe me, if you love poetry you will thank me (slpmartin.wordpress.com).

Here is an interview’s excerpts, and the detail of his three published books.

When did you start blogging and what inspired you to do so?

I started blogging in January of 2010 as a means of sharing my first collection of poems Read Between the Minds. The book had been illustrated by my college friends and I wanted to share their art as well as my poetry. My friend John (http://everchangingperspective.com/) was the one who suggested blogging as a means of accomplishing those goals. I must admit that I had no intention in the beginning to publish a poem a day for such an extend period of time.

Is there a particular person who inspired the character “Aunt Bea?” If so who and why?

Aunt Bea, my mother twin sister, represents all six of the aunts, my mother, and grandmother. Aunt Bea’s voice is one I’ve heard almost every day of my life. The poems are family observations, lessons, and advice given to me and every other family member who had the good sense to listen. Her homespun philosophy most likely will not be found in any collegiate textbooks or for that matter in any local town crier newspaper catering to city dwellers. Indeed, she has a different way of viewing the world– a bit old fashion, sassy, and steely at times but a viewpoint which has engaged my imagination and heart.

You have developed your own special style, spare and pungent. How did it evolve?

I began studying and writing poetry in high school. Since my high school English teacher, Mrs Wills, was quite traditional, she insisted that I study and practice the various forms of poetry before ever attempting to develop my own style. During my collegiate years, I continued to write and study poetry, sitting in on graduate writing classes whenever I could work them into my professional coursework. While at university, I also had an opportunity to mentored some by Quincy Troupe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincy_Troupe) …not that I was all that talented at that stage but he did lived in the same building complex and was willing to share some of his insights with me about the creative process. Perhaps, Dr. Floyd Gaffney (http://theatre.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/InMemoriam/FGaffney/index.html ) was one of the key people who encouraged me to find my own voice with my writing…he was a true mentor to many students throughout his academic career. It was during this period that I began to explore my own voice in terms of writing style: something, that I continue to do… as I suspect all writers do.

What are your plans for the future, now that you have two books out?

Actually, I have three books out, two of just my own work (The Hawk Chronicles {http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D10248&field-keywords=hawk+chronicles&rh=n%3A10248%2Ck%3Ahawk+chronicles } and Bea in Your Bonnet: First Sting { http://www.amazon.com/Bea-Your-Bonnet-First-Sting/dp/1304002764/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407528878&sr=1-3}) , and another duel poetry book with River Maria Urke (when spirits touch).
The next major project will most likely be an ebook with audio recordings to accompany the poems. Like those poets who have proceded me, I am motivated by a desire to bring about the social changes necessary to enhance the quality of life for those around me and around the world and to give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

What suggestions do you have for beginning writers?

That’s always a difficult question because each individual develops their own voice through diverse processes. Exposure to other writers is always a good starting point to setup a foundation, but one must do more than mimic someone’s style to be a good writer. The writer has to tap into their unique perspective of the world and not compromise to appease others. Charles Bukowski said it best in his poem “so you want to be a writer?”…that poem says it all to me about the becoming a writer and I keep it near my computer to remind me about that aspect of writing.

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This interview is in my facebook page too, you can check it out there too, whether you are in FB or not, it opens everywhere :) http://www.facebook.com/sermistabasu

ebook writing a little help please!

Can anyone suggest me a site that will let a novice like me create my own ebook with lots of illustrations?

I cant pay a single dime, so please dont talk about those sites that merrily flaunt “free” and then give you a format from which God cant create anything and then offer you service with fees.

A decent ebook acceptable to both phones and computers is savvy enough for me.

Before you even dream about money let me tell you I HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED SINCE 2007 so dont even dream about money from me. I want to publish my works like any other writers but THAT IS NOT THE MOTTO OF MY LIFE, JUST A DREAM.

I will be immensely grateful if you can suggest a site for rookies like me, who is totally lame in these things. I wont be able to build a page in microsoft word properly. Lame to that extent!

thanks jukepop.com again!!!!

JUKEPOPSERIALS BULLETIN-

Thanks a million times jukepop for allowing me to gloat a little over my stories, my totally neglected works, I invested most of my energy on my poems and paintings because my stories did not get any readers at all. But my opinion changed after joining jukepop.

God bless its admin for opening the blogs. All my four stories are still hanging in their top 30 of september. They will eventually slip out because the writers there are absolute groupies, they dont waste a single second outside their union :) but if i can do something in THAT ENVIRONMENT then I have every right to gloat a lot!

so forgive my gloating- the last time i checked, that is on 10th night their positions were:

The tower- 9
The strange island – 6
Harmony – 22
Honeytrap – 23

My first story The Tower –

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4601

second story :) The strange island

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4639

Third story : Harmony

Third story- Harmony

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4675

Fourth story : Gateway to hell- I keep forgetting to add its URL but hey, if anyone is going there, which I dont think is because I dont see any votes spilling there :) but in case you do you will be able to find the story if you can access one of the stories.

Sorry for the misinformation, You will have to become a member before you read the stories, or else it will be a hunting ground for plagiarists i believe. So, if you love to read stories you can join, if you want to write stories and get them tested by “no nonsense” writers join, if you love to spend your extra money with poor, hungry writers join!

figures 4.2.11

Sharmishtha Basu

haikuhues

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Some old n new works, for testing and keeping or forgetting :)

help me! Let me know if you like them enough for my upcoming ebook.

love and thanks dear.

Sharmishtha
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Thursday Paints 11.9.14

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Have a wonderful weekend and time ahead my dear friends, wish you a fabulous time ahead.

lots of love.

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The Thursday posts are in their usual places,
sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com; coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com; etherealheights.wordpress.com; etherealpaints.wordpress.com; earthinbw.wordpress.com; magicthought.wordpress.com; mycybernovels.wordpress.com; andidreamed.wordpress.com; wingofdreams.wordpress.com

andidreamed.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-stories-11-9-14/
mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/musegames-on-wednesdays-10-9-14/
mycybernovels.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-scribbling-11-9-14/
magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/musegames-on-wednesdays-10-9-14/
magicthought.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-thoughts-11-9-14/
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-pages-11-9-14/
earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/friday-fury-12-9-14/
earthinbw.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-blog-11-9-14/
etherealpaints.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/the-thursday-post-critiques-11-9-14/
etherealheights.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-seven-11-9-14/
coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-pedagogy-11-9-14/
sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-paints-11-9-14/
wingofdreams.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/thursday-fun-n-frolics-11-9-14/

FB page n profile

Lots of love.

TIPS AND BRAGS 14.9.14

Hey…WILL YOU HELP ME ON SORTING OUT 100 OR SO POEMS/WORKS THAT I CAN COMPILE IN ONE/MULTIPLE EBOOKS?

No, you wont have to pick 100 of my works that you wont mind buying as an ebook, only few will be enough, as they will vary from one friend to the other i will get my hundred.

Apart from that, can you suggest how many should be compiled together for one book and how much will I name as price?

puhleeeeeeez…

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JUKEPOPSERIALS BULLETIN-

My first story The Tower –

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4601

second story :) The strange island

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4639

Third story : Harmony

Third story- Harmony

https://www.jukepop.com/home/read/4675

Fourth story : Gateway to hell- I keep forgetting to add its URL but hey, if anyone is going there, which I dont think is because I dont see any votes spilling there :) but in case you do you will be able to find the story if you can access one of the stories.

Sorry for the misinformation, You will have to become a member before you read the stories, or else it will be a hunting ground for plagiarists i believe. So, if you love to read stories you can join, if you want to write stories and get them tested by “no nonsense” writers join, if you love to spend your extra money with poor, hungry writers join!

I cant earn a dime from there at present but will love to have your votes, as many as you can give after joining :)

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SMASHWORDS BULLETIN

After initial testing and downloading their guideline to get the ebook ready for being published I gave up! It is impossible to follow that guideline. I am not an expert in formatting such things.

Spending 40 dollars to get a book published… well its a tough game for me. So if I can manage to handle their formatting demands then it is ok or else sorry for me. :)

in case you are in smashwords, or you are interested to take a peek, here is my interview-

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/sermistabasu

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POTHI.COM

I have opened the gmail account, joined the bandwagon but it seemed i will have to either create my ebook and publish it there or forget the entire waste of time.

The ebook building services they are referring are run by their own administrators, tried to build one but it refused to accept images after repeated efforts.

Thus it’s fate hangs there in my book.

Can anyone suggest a good site from where a novice can develop own ebook with lots of illustrations? without paying money, sorry, dont ask an unemployed woman for money. have a heart!

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Wattpad:

Joined Wattpad, am yet to discover what it is about and how much it will help me. The details:

http://www.wattpad.com/user/sharmishthabasu

31.8.14

31.8.14

This year, hmmm, this year I have been a busy bee, first joined FB, then JP, and in the beginning of the year made the decision to get my work tested by publishers. That is why this digging in the past happened. It will continue. :)

A fresh specimen for this year-

throw them chains away 31.8.14

31.8.13

It was an invitation to join a blog I wrote for, for very short period. I will remind you, I have not written for any blog ever since, cant afford so much time after doing blogging, FBing, JPing and publisher hunting.

the final haiku of august 2013 was this one, I was busy packing for shifting then and that rain, oh boy that rain :)

sb

If you have missed me I am grateful. Love and a big hug for that.

First it was prankster rain that ended in a deluge :)
Now its time to flee the dungeon, will be busy packing and unpacking. Regular conversations will have to wait till September.

Wish me luck that abandoned me in this dungeon, pray that she returns in the next household :)

love.

Sharmishtha
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31.8.12

sweet flute sing for me
let your music lend me wings
carry me to dreams

sharmishtha basu
31.8.12
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31.8.11

Sail in the ocean of life like an oyster carrying a priceless pearl, no tempest can touch that pearl, disfigure or corrupt it.

sharmishtha basu
31.8.11