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Dr. Asha Sougaijam, Manipuri short story teller, wins global online portal contest for short stories

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Manipuri short story teller, Dr. Asha Sougaijam,  wins global online portal contest for short stories



StoryMirror is a global online portal for short stories and poems. It offers a chance to all budding and experienced storytellers, poets, artists to showcase their creativity and provide an unprecedented platform to share their creativity with the world to read. So, express yourself in poetry or prose or art and touch a heart somewhere. Let your imagination free, let your stories breathe!

The recent season 3 contest on short stories is won by a Manipuri short stories teller, Dr. ASHA SOUGAIJAM, who is presently a faculty member at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur. She is a educator by profession; writer by passion.

She recently released her debut short stories compilation in English "HODGEPODGE: 7 PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS" by My books Publication, New Delhi.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The debut collection of 7 short-stories describes particularly the ordinary stage of one’s life, which were instigated by the lives one would come across. It’s filled with different characters, story lines, plots, and backgrounds. This book attempts to give the readers to focus inwards on the bigger details within smaller stories. Each story leads at different lives and hooks you into a compelling journey one connects into.

#Quarter 4/F: The first fiction which the author was inspired to write when she realised the emotions behind every story of men/women who saved the lives of thousand, and the loss to their family members. I salute each one of them from the bottom of my heart. They are the “Hero” for someone out there.

#The Encounter-What lies within!: The story depicts the conversation between two strangers at the airport waiting area. At certain angles, some lives are lucky and others they don’t look so well. One begins to learn when we’re willing to view the world from different perspectives. As the saying goes, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”- Abraham Lincoln.

#Fly-by-Night: The story represent the strength of fighting back and to live a greater life. The ability to trust ourselves is what made us to face the fear everyday; the need for unconditional positive self-regard.

#The Direful Anima: The unusual sensations can be an intriguing facet of the paranormal world. They can be tarrying aspect of the natural world, especially for those who believe in unworldly being. As the subconsciousness motive gains energy and leads off to manifest more easily, all the fear will increase and intensify, and one might also begin to experience many unusual discomforts or dread.

#The Price of a Sacrifice: Special memories are everything in a relationship, just like it is in spirit. When we look back at our lives, we remember it by the happy memories we hold. The more the memories we can conceive of, the better and more worthwhile our lives would feel. Love works the same way, if we stop creating excitement and fond memories, we’ll bear nothing that’ll make our love felt special and wonderful. Treasure those people who built your life once a worth living for. It’s the little things that really count.

#Contract Marriage - Beyond the Union!: We do get anxious about losing our connection with others and we endeavour to fix quickly whatever goes awry. Happiness is not having what others want, but having what you want. No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower the hardships. One shouldn’t make a permanent decision for a temporary emotion.

#The Other End- What it takes!: Parents should sacrifice so that the child has the life they want to subsist in. They must establish the sacrifice so that the children can have that they deserve. Being part of a family means everyone pitches in and tries to make life better for each other.


* This information was sent to e-pao.net by Asha Sougaijam
The writer can be contacted at asha_sougaijam(AT)yahoo(DOT)co(DOT)in
This article was posted on June 16, 2016.


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