The Echo: A Story About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and debilitating mental illness which affects a person’s thoughts, perceptions and behaviour. They may not be able to distinguish reality from imagination, experiencing hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that do not exist) and delusions (false beliefs). Symptoms include disorganised speech and behaviour, lack of ability to function normally and social... Continue Reading →

Cluttered Thoughts: A Story About Anxiety

A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety. It is your body's natural response to stress. It is a feeling that causes increased alertness and fear, and physical signs such as a rapid heart rate. Here is a story of a girl with anxiety that tries to deal with life... Continue Reading →

Dear Coronavirus

Dear Coronavirus, No, it is not fun anymore. Binge-watching only makes sense when I’m under academic pressure. And while I’m not a fan of social gatherings, I’d prefer to have an option. Online Ludo is not the same as the real thing and I am not going to play it till I can feel the... Continue Reading →

Master of Disguise: A Story About Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. It can cause a variety of symptoms— some which affect your mood, others which affect your body. Some symptoms of depression are inability to concentrate, fatigue, hopelessness, loss in interest in things... Continue Reading →

The Forbidden Vacation

“The real voyage discovery consists not in seeking view, but in having new eyes.” The words of Marcel Proust echo in my ears as I open my eyes with the utmost reluctance. Opening the balcony doors to let in some fresh air, I notice that the city is still asleep. The dimly lit streetlights line... Continue Reading →

Ramble – Day Thirty of NaPoWriMo

  Where has my eloquence disappeared? ⁣⁣ I pause, I stumble.⁣⁣ Dissect every thought⁣⁣ Into minute fragments that⁣⁣ No longer make sense. ⁣⁣ That seem out of context. ⁣⁣ Purposeless.⁣⁣ On, I ramble. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Then I wonder what I was trying to say. ⁣⁣ What led to this cut up, incoherent stream of words?... Continue Reading →

Orbit – Day Twenty Nine of NaPoWriMo

  The spheres curve along my well-trodden path Engrossed in their bustle Unseeing the all - seeing I am the perpetual passage Constant in the chaos Quiet in the commotion A Hyperion incarnate Around my busy lanes Meteors burst Twinkling in the twilight Planets collide Upsetting the utopia But I remain noiseless Picking up fallen... Continue Reading →

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