The Edge of Mortality – now accepting pre orders!

Originally posted on Mihir Kamat:
Greetings! I’m very excited to announce that my next book, The Edge of Mortality, is now accepting pre orders on Inkshares. Inkshares is a crowd funding platform that allows me to pitch my book to hundreds of potential readers, who may pledge support for a particular project if they like…

Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 3)

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Mr. Independent Dear diary, ? I spend ten minutes in quiet contemplation. Call it a moment of silence in preparation for an act of utmost creativity. You see, I’ve lugged my half-naked carcass out of bed at seven in the morning and without even taking a second to rub my…

Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 2)

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What it takes to make a home Dear Diary, I sit here in a vacant chair at a strange airport, feeling the weight of dirt and grime of three continents on my skin and hair. Home never felt more far away this moment, as the air felt warm and balmy…

Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 1)

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Leaving on a jet plane Dear Diary, Constancy has a sadistic way of changing, constantly. Life changing things happen to all sorts of people, all the time. Things that made me not want to get out of bed, things that kept me from going to bed in the first place.…

Diaries from Suburbia (Author’s note)

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Author’s note I’m too young to write a memoir. But I have an awesome story to tell. You see, almost nine months back, I left my home back in the warm climes of Western India and moved thousands of miles away to the United States, and as a result experiencing…

Dental blues

I had my tooth pulled out today. Not any ordinary tooth, but a wisdom tooth. I can’t decide what hurts more, getting a tooth removed or getting kicked in the family jewels. While I linger around my bed and sometimes squirm in pain, here are a few lines that summarize my situation. There are some … Continue reading

The life we knew we could never live

The life we knew we could never live Is somewhere out there in the wait Asking for another chance It’s time to go, walk through the gate There are hobbies waiting to be picked Or asses asking to be kicked A million jaws just to be dropped And bullets out there to be stopped The … Continue reading

Open your eyes

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Inspiration is everywhere. A coffee cup. A winter ravaged tree. The apple seed you just threw away. Dog poop. A smashed car. The point is, anything and everything in the world around us is inspiring. *feels small* Inspiring enough to write a story. The biggest complaint some writers have is…

Writing that perfect beginning

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I’ll let you in on a little secret. There is no spoon. *dodges bullets* For folks who did not get the obscure Matrix reference, don’t fret. For those who did, *high five*. As human beings, all of us have stories to tell. Stories are born when our inherent creativity meets…

The snowman

I A slight chill graces the air As the leaves of fall mingle and fly away Riding the mischievous wind. Showers of white slowly appear And the air is now wispy, cloudy As the sleet covers The previously grassy lawn In a blanket of sparkling frost. A little child, bedecked in wool And armed with … Continue reading

New beginnings

Clear blue skies, Opened eyes Hands in hands, Wedding bands Crowded spots, Quiet thoughts Open air, Stand and stare Splash of wine, Joy divine Spoken word, Emotion spurred Years end, Ears lent Humankind, A lot more kind. Time for new beginnings. © 2014 Mihir Kamat A very happy and prosperous 2015 to one and all! … Continue reading

Clean Slate: A work in progress

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I was digging through some of my old pieces and came across an idea that I’d shelved for a while. I spent some time today cleaning up the old piece and wrote up a sample chapter based on the idea I had, a book loosely titled ‘Clean Slate’. I’m sharing…

One for the holidays

It’s that time of year again To shop and cook seems such a pain Yet this is simply not what it’s all about There are also laughs and cheers Bottled ales and sweet, cold beers Little ones who love to scream and shout A nice little getaway Children gathered round to play Night time skating … Continue reading

Happy days

A golden stroke of sunlight In the calm chill of the morning The kiss of a coffee cup With the warmth of a thousand bitter Drops of heaven… A single songbird perched nearby, Chirping till its heart content Waking in the sleep of a hundred. I sit here lost in thought While I gaze into … Continue reading

Checking in!

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Hello all! It feels great to be back at the keyboard after all this while. To everyone who was wondering where I’d been off hibernating, I want to let you know that I’ve moved many miles across the globe, and am now well settled in a small suburb of Columbus,…

Know your author – Interview with Smashwords

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Here are a few excerpts from my recently concluded interview with Smashwords. Read the full interview here. What is your writing process? I don’t follow a rigid writing process, especially since I prefer to write on an ad hoc basis whenever inspiration strikes. I start with a main character, and…

At First Sight – 4-star review!

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At First Sight has received a 4-star review from a fellow author! Madhuri Varma, published author of 1 Love, 2 Religions: A Romantic Dilemma, has so graciously published her review of At First Sight. She has been extremely kind to take the time and provide an in-depth critique of the…

Graduation day

The mother spots her teenager easily Bobbing in a sea of black As she meekly takes her seat at the back In the ocean of parents gathered today. A quiet stream of tears flow Somewhere between the laugh lines And curvy, dimpled chins. A sense of pride emerges, knowing, He was once, just a little … Continue reading