Reality-Check



The sound of machinery was deafening and it caused her pain as it vibrated in her ears though the prayer room in which she was seated was silent. The silence was deafening and memories flooded her mind. The prayer room failed to offer peace to her troubled mind. Tears rolled down her cheeks as she silently knelt down praying for the life of the only man in her life.

The agonizing sound of machinery crushing the bones of a man’s forearm was heart-wrenching even today. Her white T - shirt was stained with blood of her son. On one hand she prayed for the life of her son who was being treated by the doctors and on other hand she thought about the man she had once loved. The man, whom she thought she had forgotten. But today, as he stood in front of her she came face to face with the fact that nothing had changed since the last time she had met him. She still felt the same way for him as she had done years ago.
She was weary of thinking about the consequences of this meeting. The past was right in front of her waiting to be a part of her present making the future uncertain.

There was a sound of the door being opened and as she turned she saw the doctor standing behind her. The look on his face was as if he had won a battle. Yes, it was a battle, her son’s battle against death. She wiped her tears and got up. The doctor told her that her son was now out of danger but still unconscious and if she wished she could see him.


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Love Stories - compilation of 30 short stories on love & relationships now available in paperback format on pothi.com and amazon.com, will soon be available on flipkart.com and amazon.in.
Also available in kindle format. (Currently available on kindle unlimited for free).



Book details:
Publisher: Arti Honrao
Number of Pages: 315
Dimensions: 6 inch x 9 inch
Interior Pages: Black & White
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)


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Love Stories



Description of Love Stories:

Love Stories, a compilation of 30 short stories deals with a range of emotions - from the sweet feeling of first love to the brutal and intolerable suffering of a love lost. It includes pangs of jealousy, helplessness of one-sided love, anything and everything to do with love.

Memories play a vital role in our lives and as the protagonists go through emotions, create memories and re-live them, the author assures that you would go through every emotion, feel the turmoil of the protagonists and the warmth that spreads through their body as they bask in the wonderful feeling of Love.

When it comes to the matters of the heart, everything becomes unpredictable; we become what we never thought we would become; nevertheless we turn out to be a better version of ourselves. That's the power of Love. We love people not for what they are; but what we become when they enter our lives.


Read a note from one of the stories in the book



About the author:

What you feel deep within you is more important than what you think you feel...
Reaching that deep within place is not too difficult; you just need to cut off the chaos,
Go on a walk, spend some time with nature, listen to music, do something you really enjoy doing and not do it only because you have to...”

These lines by Arti herself perfectly sum up Arti’s writing and all that it stands for. Her writing represents feelings more than thoughts, insight more than opinions.

When you read her stories, or talk to her about them, you realize that she has lived her stories, each word, each character as though they were a part of another world, a world that she could open for us through her stories. Her blog 'You me and stories' is one such sneak peek into this amazing realm of love and relationships.

Author of fiction books 'My Life-story' and 'Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf', Novel 'Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelganger' and ‘Love Stories’ – compilation of 30 Short Stories on Love & Relationships, Arti is quite prolific and has written several poems, short stories, blog posts and more. She is an avid reader, an active blogger and a gifted photographer. Her unique way of depicting feeling and emotions, a simple yet skilful use of language and believable characters make her writing truly different. As the author herself admits, she does take words and dip them in feelings! The result is often a sweet and savoury read that keeps the reader asking for more!
A true Mumbaikar at heart Arti is single and currently lives with her parents.







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