The Storyteller


"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  'My Life-story', 'Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf', 'Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelganger', ‘Love Stories’ – compilation of 30 Short Stories on Love & Relationships and 'Time Heals' 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 skillful 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 savory read that keeps the reader asking for more! A true Mumbaikar at heart Arti is single and currently lives with her parents. 

Author says - "It's acceptable to not being liked for who I am; but do not hate me for what you think I am." 


Some people are simply blessed! Blessed with a god given gift- an ability to dive deep into the human mind, and discover the treasures of priceless emotions. Only a few people protect and nurture this gift in an envelope of modesty and stay rooted. Arti, without doubt, is one such person. She has mastered the art of bringing out the most complex and abstract emotions in the simplest of words. All her stories are simple with characters pulled out of real life that appeal to the reader. The reader flows with the words, finds himself in the characters, feels their feeling and cries their tears. Her stories are indeed a great reading experience.  - Ketki Yennemadi





i am a story-teller
i tell stories
through poetry as well
if you listen carefully.
the words might not rhyme
but they are dipped in emotions
they will take you -
on a journey of love, pain,
anger, sadness and joy
they will show you -
what it means to be alive
and what it means -
to let go.

i am a story-teller
and no rules can contain me
my words will flow
the way they are meant to be
i am a story-teller 
and i will tell my stories
listen to them, if you will 
and be prepared 
for an emotional journey.

i am a story-teller
my characters mean a lot to me
i feel their emotions 
and i make sure you feel them too
lose yourself in to their world
cry with them
laugh with them
love and forgive with them 
make memories with them 
or learn to let go..

i am a story-teller
come, listen

let me tell you a story.

(c) Arti Honrao