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
Today was her lucky day. She heard Gangabai calling out to Karuna to help her with something and saw them entering the basement together.
She was heading for her seventeenth birthday, so the fort people were quite busy in preparation, in her family 17th birthday was the entrance to adulthood day, most probably she will be officially declared the queen of the fort, as if she cared….
She vanished into the woods in stealthy steps and took a totally new path. She has tried this path too many times and every time Karuna has appeared and begged her to return… in other words, manipulated her to give up by constantly begging.
It was quite apparent that this path was used once, but has not been used for years, because she could see the stones underneath sometimes and the milestones jutting out of thick bushes once in a while but most was gone.
The trees have made a canopy on the road, the vines and creepers have laid a carpet on the rocks. Only rebels were able to announce their presence here and there.
She quickened her pace hoping and praying that Gangabai will keep Karuna busy for long, long time.
She kept walking on the road, some mysterious power was drawing her … naah! Not magic, nothing paranormal- thaty mysterious power was her gypsy soul, that was eager to see where that road was leading to.
Hours went by, soon it was night. She decided that she will see the end of the road and return next day. She climbed on a tree to pass the night when she saw that light.