Cleopatra of Alexandria

Year: 3 AD

Location: Alexandria, Egypt

I was recognized as Alchemist rather than by my name Cleopatra- perhaps because it reminded people of the famous Egyptian queen.

Yuya was my indispensable associate. He assisted me in my lair, where I toiled day and night on several medications, and on ‘Chrysopoeia*’. A fantasy that all alchemists breathe, perish, and slaughter for- to transmute the stone into gold. Continue reading Cleopatra of Alexandria

Apartment 703

  Avanika knew something was wrong the second she spied his name flash on the screen. It was tempting to ignore the call, but instincts told her she should at least listen to what he has to say. “Yes?” Her voice was even. “I need your help, Avni. Come immediately, please.” “The name is Avanika. What happened?” Judging the desperation in his tone, it was … Continue reading Apartment 703

Cover Reveal of the Book- ‘You Beneath your Skin’ by Damyanit Biswas

It is my privilege to reveal the cover for Damyanti Biswas‘s debut crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin to be published this September by Simon & Schuster, India. I’ve known Damyanti for the last one year. She is a wonderful and fun person to be around.  She is vivacious and effervescent and I truly admire her as a writer. So, without further ado, here’s the cover! The red and … Continue reading Cover Reveal of the Book- ‘You Beneath your Skin’ by Damyanit Biswas

Earth Rocks

“Feeling sluggish, Terra? ” As I slowed down to leave my orbit, Venus asked.

“Signs of old age. My head is spinning. I can be selfish for a day; I have decided to rest today.” I blabbered.

“Age is just a number, sista. Besides, we are the same age, give or take a few million years. That’s like a few nanoseconds in human years…” Venus started.

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