First Trailer: Jersey Boys
First Trailer: Jersey Boys
"The Mona Lisa Staircase"
Varkala - India
One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
His work must have influenced a whole generation. RIP
My hands with henna would you
bind. Intimacy’s liquid tragedy, seeping
form of kohl adornment.
Soul wrapped at cusp with ma’s filigree veil,
grandmother’s first; bought then beyond
virginal dawn unrelated
to your mark gleaming upon
collarbone. Begin -
a drunk boxed out of Delhi
pawning twenty carat bangles for sampling claret
and cobalt, sweet of Eid.
Middling, father dearest.
upward compelling maternal feet to run
voice filling physicality’s crevices.
Sister, babe, learning (all of
seven) to see with clarity
the invisible bruise.
And when the light is low,
you all conspire to spring a husband upon
a prodigal, proverbial Nineteen.
The ellipses of stories own
muffled by thoughts
of blue moon reputation…
So we conclude with me
the coward, jaundiced eyes
and jasmine hair prostrated
within bloodline trap.
Burn out all stars,scorch the breeze
Such a blaze could save us now.
Blossoming butter coloured flowers usher in Vishu, the Keralite New Year beginning with the zodiac sign of Ashwini. The Golden Shower, cassius fistula to the pedantic and kanni konna to everyone else, is the state flower, carrying with it the dreams of thirty million citizens. This waterfall of colour is to many the epitome of new beginnings, good luck and a very Indian auspiciousness. In most households the tree is placed the night before at the fore of bedrooms, so when eyes open these rather ostentatious yet charming blooms are the first sight of the New Year.
For anyone who needs or welcomes a New Year, Happy Vishu.
Every so often two people, meant to be in a parallel path or alternate universe, collide. Having done so and bemused by the vestiges of chemistry between them, they settle into a close and tense and always platonic friendship. Afterwards Jaya thought of Omar and Hannah as such a pair. But the latter would, for a long while, retain a fondness for young men in cricket whites.
From Matt de la Pena’s article "Sometimes The ‘Tough Teen’ Is Quietly Writing Stories" on NPR (via abookblog)
Everyone should read this.
2. Is there a ship/show for whom/which you are interested in writing yet are intimidated to try?
Shameless is a big one! I love the canon, but I’m afraid that delving into Lip Gallagher’s fandom might be a bit much for me to handle. I’m also really intimidated to step into The Newsroom fandom. I love it so much, but I’m always afraid I can’t live up to that Sorkinian dialogue!
4. Which of your stories would you most like to see made into a movie?
THIS IS REALLY HARD. I feel like most of my stories aren’t interesting? They’re so weirdly character driven that I’m not sure they’d make good movies. But… Hm… Maybe Load the Dice? Directed by Spike Jonze? Or Sofia Coppola?
6. Are there writers from other fandoms whom you admire? If so, whom?
In other fandoms? Um, @zamirarahim in the Newsroom fandom is BREATHTAKING and also breath giving because man oh man are those stories wonderful. In my fandoms, melika-elena, madgesundersee, blackinnonftw, and more and more and more are wonderful and beautiful and perfect and I CANT CHOSE FAVORITES everyone is so good at the thing
11. Have you ever created alternate versions of your own stories? Are there any you are tempted to write?
I have thought about alternate versions, particularly of a story like Load the Dice, which had SUCH an unpopular ending! :)
So I’m taking a possibly foolish chance and assuming that’s me - in which case thanks so much!