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Valentine's Day is around the corner. With 'Love' as your muse, get featured on our readers' writing space this month!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. With ‘Love’ as your muse, get featured on our readers’ writing space this month!
February being Cupid’s month, we’ve picked an interesting theme for this month’s As You Write It. From building the Taj Mahal to giving up the throne, people have done various things in the name of love. But we are curious to know, what would you NOT do?
With that in mind, send us your write-up on “I would do anything for love…but I won’t do THAT!” (and of course, you don’t need to take us literally – feel free to take the topic as a starting point and let your imagination run wild).
Where to send: Send in your story to [email protected] with ‘Love Story’ in the subject line, and your story as a word/txt attachment. Do include the name we should use if we publish it, and a brief introduction to yourself (2-3 lines) in the mail.
By when: Please send in your stories by Feb 12th, i.e. this Sunday. The 5 best stories will be published on Women’s Web the following week, i.e. Feb 13th onwards.
– The material should be previously unpublished elsewhere. (Copyright stays with you and you’re free to subsequently publish it elsewhere).
– Keep it between 250 and 600 words.
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He said that he needed sometime to himself. I waited for him as any other woman would have done, and I gave him his space, I didn't want to be the clingy one.
Trigger Warning: This deals with mental trauma and depression, and may be triggering for survivors.
I am someone who believes in honesty and trust, I trust people easily and I think most of the times this habit of mine turns into bane.
This is a story of how a matrimonial website service turned into a nightmare for me, already traumatized by the two relationships I’ve had. It’s a story for every woman who lives her life on the principles of honesty and trust.
And when she enters the bedroom, she sees her husband's towel lying on the bed, his underwear thrown about in their bathroom. She rolls her eyes, sighs and picks it up to put in the laundry bag.
Vasudha, age 28 – is an excellent dancer, writer, podcaster and a mandala artist. She is talented young woman, a go getter and wouldn’t bat an eyelid if she had to try anything new. She would go head on with it. Everyone knew Vasudha as this cheerful and pretty young lady.
Except when marriage changed everything she knew. Since she was always outdoors, whether for office or for travelling for her dance shows, Vasudha didn’t know how to cook well.
Going by her in-laws definition of cooking – she had to know how to cook any dishes they mentioned. Till then Vasudha didn’t know that learning to cook was similar to getting an educational qualification. As soon as she entered the household after her engagement, nobody was interested what she excelled at, everybody wanted to know – what dishes she knew how to cook.