Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, eagerly looking for publishers, publicists, literary agents and huge hearted generous readers, to see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- This book is of course a collection of fantasy stories, but longer ones than her usual pieces.
The spirits of darkness and light
Spirits of light
The days of luxury were gone but fun replaced that quite nicely.
She had absolute freedom to go anywhere she went as long as she took Gangabai’s daughter Karuna along.
She woke up with dawn and dragged Karuna out of her bed.
The studies and practices of multiple arts followed, arts included war and horse riding.
Years started to fly by, soon she was sixteen, and to her embarassment she realized that she had a fiery temper, not disrespectful to anyone but fiery anyway. Apart from that, not that people ordered her around but she was anyway really bad at taking instructions or orders blindly.
She sometimes envied Karuna’s soft, obedient nature. The way she took bullying and ordering with a smile and forgiveness.
Well, kids are kids, so sometimes the boys in the fort tried to bully Aruna and got the beatings of their lives, no squealing to elders, no complaining, she was alone enough for three or four of them together, and when she was cornered karuna always took her side. She stood beside her like a rock. Somehow Aruna could feel that she will take an arrow on her heart for her!