Seema and Duchess

Even at four months of age, anyone could see that she was no ordinary dog, IF they looked beyond everything that WAS ordinary about her and looked into her eyes. She had already seen too much for a puppy that young. It was like her heart was already broken, but until her body broke, too, she would still need to feed it. But her eyes were there for everyone to look into – a peculiar mix of sadness tinged with a tiny sliver of the gigantic love she was so capable of giving and yearning to receive. She just didn’t understand why it had to be this way. This is the rags to riches story of the one we shall, for now, call ‘the dumped dog’.

Read more on Whisper of Love…

Share

Echo, as we came to name our sweet Dalmation, was born with his disability. Despite being deaf in both ears from birth, he is the calmest and happiest puppy I have ever met. He doesn’t know any differently and perhaps thinks that silence is just life. He will never know or hear his name being called or hear other dogs bark at him or be afraid of the sound of thunder.

Share
How To Tell A Great StoryGreat StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 3 – 19 March 2020
Dear [FIRSTNAME],Generally, writers choose references that are similar in nature to what they are writing about. For instance, when I wrote In the Name of the Father? Maybe Not, the references had some connection with the law because I was writing about the continuing confusion between the two legal systems in Malaysia. This was in light of the recent case where a boy, born less than six months after his parents’ marriage, was deemed illegitimate under Syariah Law.

Read more on Great Storytelling Network Newsletter – 19 March 2020…

Share

“In my books, I try to bring my settings to life by giving minute descriptions of the buildings, the way of life of these ancient peoples, their food, their farming practices as described by the archaeologists and scholars who studied them. This is how it works sometimes in science fiction and most of the time in historical fiction. Writers create (or recreate) the universe in which their story is to unfold,” VJ Singam, author of ‘Disorientation’.

Share
How To Tell A Great StoryGreat StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 1 – 22 January 2020
Dear [FIRSTNAME],

Please forgive the fact that this newsletter is coming to you late.

You see, towards the end of October last year, I said to myself, “Ah! December is coming and I’ll have about six weeks free. I can have some time to rest and catch up.” I think that the good Lord must have heard this and thought, “Hmmm… Aneeta thinks she can rest. Let’s see if I can make this interesting.”

Read more on Great Storytelling Network Newsletter – 22 January 2020…

Share