Author on Reedsy Prompts since Apr, 2021
Author on Reedsy Prompts since Apr, 2021
6:45 A.M. ‘Please let me come with you, I am already late for the interview.’ ‘ Sorry mam, I don’t know you, and even if I knew, it would be a tough job for me to double in the bike.’ As Duke was trying to ignore the request, a side glimpse of the lady caught his attraction. He forgot the fact that he was stopped in the mid of his ride on the boulevard and stared at...
Mysteries never happen, but it's we who always try to make ordinary things mysterious. From the very beginning, though the word mystery was unknown to Chinmoy as a child, its presence in the whole ball of wax couldn't escape from his inquisitive mind. Chinmoy believes, conversing with the mind is like emptying all his stresses with the credence they’ll fade in nowhere. The thought ‘Life without color is like monochrome black and white picture palace where everything has the same hue,’ made him think of clearing the shouts of his whispering mind. As a child, Chinmoy could easily guess the entire story of a movie just in the first few minutes. His investigative mindset made every incident around him mysterious, though he has little faith in mysteries. As Chinmoy was used to seeing his father a police officer regularly writing daily diaries, he adopted a habit of writing from his early childhood. Putting thoughts in papers and letting the pen dance to his mind became an unbroken exercise, but he doesn’t know what to do with his writings and never imagined that his hobby will one day manifest itself as passion. Chinmoy, a student of science background, didn't have additional time in his college days to write prproperly. But with time, he developed a habit of writing the summarized version of every incident he encounters that seemed live-interesting for him. His sister Prarthana who was a master’s in English was the first discoverer of the writer hidden within the voracious reader Chinmoy. She helped him in overcoming his fears and put his thoughts in papers. Her continuous support encouraged him to continue. “ Don’t dream of gathering money by your writings, dream of first having a plunge into the world of dreams where everything is possible. Do you know Chinmoy, there are solid instances where an author became famous not in his lifetime but after his death, his works became popular and came to the limelight? Just keep on learning, writing, and polishing your works. A day will come when you will read, understood, and accept. The show must go on, my dear little brother”. Life took a U-turn for him when he unwantedly had to join a missionary school to teach and his world of thoughts and emotions broadened. Chinmoy, a good storyteller amongst his students, started discussing his ideas with two of his favorite students Sonubar and Shabana. The idea of writing fiction made them very excited. In a month Sonubar developed some of her creative fiction and published it in a newspaper. This inspired Chinmoy to continue his work confidently with the belief he can write as he can speak and narrate events. He started writing short stories in an international online platform reedsey.com where he got in touch with many authors. Their advice helped him a lot in improving his writing style and he started experimenting with different genres. Chinmoy's every short story has a mysterious touch. He first felt it complicated to jump in the past, future, and present at the same time that his stories demand. When he discussed the matter with his sister, she taught him a unique narrative style ' stream of consciousness where she told him he would get the freedom to let his characters jump into the three worlds of past, present, and future at the same time. In literary criticism, stream of consciousness is a narrative mode or method that attempts "to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind" of a narrator. As his problems got solved, writing became not a tough task for Chinmoy. Writing gives him peace of mind. Whenever he gets time, he made a habit of putting everything that comes to mind in pen and paper. Rather than useless gossip and useless outings, he prefers to engage in free time in writing. He took writing seriously and wrote short stories in more than 7 anthologies. His book ‘Shouts of the whispering mind’ is a collection of 30 short stories which convey the relation of the human mind with its suppressed emotions. Writing and reading is a bipolar process; one is always incomplete without the other. Reading was always interesting for Chinmoy and books his ultimatum company. But when he started to write seriously, Chinmoy stopped reading novels and tuning to television thinking it may mingle unwanted thoughts with his writings. Emptying his mind, collecting all his memories, present experiences, and merging all his past diary writings, Chinmoy tried to give reality to his debut novel ' The Unsolved Riddles'. Writing and putting his thoughts on paper wasn't an easy task. Finally, Chinmoy became a published author. The writing wasn't tough, publishing wasn't too that tough, but making his stories available to the majority of the readers became a bit tough. Putting thoughts in images was an extraordinary art of his old school buddy, Ajay Sharma who is an excellent artist was an inspirer of Chinmoy in his world of writing. Both of them have nostalgic memories of sharing their views about art and writing. His well-wisher, his master Mr. Basanta helped Chinmoy quench his spiritual thirst in form of scientific explanation. Mrinmoy Borpujari, one of Chinmoy's seniors in the field of spirituality inspired him a lot in his works. Nevertheless, Chinmoy’s mother Miss Anima, daughter of a traditional village schoolmaster was ever ready to listen, encourage and support him. He was lucky enough to get a supporting staff in his professional life as a school teacher. He never heard a ‘no’ rather always welcomed by positive criticism, which heartened his writing skills. A positive criticism draws attention to a good or positive aspect of something that is being ignored, disregarded, or overlooked that Chinmoy felt was very inspiring. John Hanna an author of an international online platform encouraged him to use the app 'Grammarly' for creating flawless pieces. Their comments on three of Chinmoy's stories are directly copied and pasted. ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉⁿᵗ 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 ᵃⁿᵈ ᶜʳⁱᵗⁱᶜᵃˡ ʳᵉᵛⁱᵉʷ "Hi Chinmoy, I like how Miss Darcey and Suzan can observe for themselves that Mercy is an introvert. Some of the dialogue felt a little unclear, but overall, it a good story!". Williamson ––––––––––––––––––– "Hi Chinmoy, I've been selected to do my best to review your story by way of the critique circle provided by Reedsy. I'll do my best. The eerie atmosphere made the bungalow more dominant than any human. - I don't understand this Every nook and cranny of the room proved the inefficiency of a question unanswered, and a request unaccepted. - I don't understand what a room has to do with unanswered questions, but I like the sentence. this Estate is if no exception - I think you meant of on all its side. The series of Pine trees on either side - I have trouble with its too What a story! The exposed feelings were so pure! Your words are a little off, the intended meaning isn't as exact as you had meant them to be. But there is a huge range of good words, it almost reads like poetry. It may be that English is your second language. If that is so, congratulations, you have certainly done better than I could do in your native language. There is an app that I use, the free edition of Grammarly. That app will prprobably be of use to you with some word tenses you have problems with and with punctuation. Great job! I hope to see more of your stories". John Hanna ––––––––––––––––––– "Hello Chinmoy, I like this story and this Tea Estate in the countryside, that you have created in my imagination. This has a very "Shutter Island" feel to it, in that at first you don't know who is the doctor and who is the patient, nor what is real and what is imagined. Good job." Jude.S. Walko ––––––––––––––––––– At present, Chinmoy is working on the sequels of his debut novel ‘The Unsolved Riddles’ which is a psycho-spiritual novel….. a never-ending mysterious journey of the soul escaping the bondage of the mortal world. You can reach the author on the following links https://www.facebook.com/chinmoy.nath.75 email@example.com