The House H(a)unting

Hello! Happy Halloween!
I wrote the following story some time last month and it feels appropriate to post it here for Halloween. This flash fiction was inspired by a prompt my cousin suggested, “A story set in a dystopia/AU where living with ghosts is a norm/common”
I hope you enjoy it!

 

Refer the glossary present at the end of the story for the meaning and explanation of the terms marked with an (*) asterisk

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Moving is always difficult. There are always so many things to pack. So many things to be left behind. Finding a decent living space is even more difficult when you are a college student living on minimal wage.

I lived in a dorm until last semester and you can probably imagine what it was like. Paper-thin walls and late night parties on the night before exams. Which was generally followed by drunken accidents and fights (that is how I got my broken nose). Let us also not forget the heating that rarely worked or the questionable stains on the furniture… you catch my drift, right?

The apartment complex was an old structure and hence it came as no surprise to me that it was haunted by a few ghosts.

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Review: What if it’s Us

Hello, hello! Today I will be reviewing a collaborative project from 2018 by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, What if it’s us (without the interrogation mark.) I would not be lying in saying that this book changed me. I’ll never be the same.

What if it’s us was recommended to me by Goodreads after I read Simon vs The Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli whose review you can read Here. I have never read any of Adam Silvera’s books but I am really looking forward to reading them (one of his books is literally titled “They Both Die at the End” like woah, spoiler much? 😂)

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My #RMM Rating: 4.5

(Read it. Just go read this.)

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Review: Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

It’s June. It’s Pride month. And I am going on a self induced torture which I am calling Reading Marathon Mania where I am going to read as many LGBTQIA+ related books as I could. I am not following any list or recommendations, I am going to read all and any LGBTQIA+ book I come across in this duration. Like a Maniac, yes.

Hey and I am back again with a very queer book for this gay, beautiful month.

I am talking about a book which got a movie adaption last year and since then it has been the talk of the Queer town and is a little bit too hyped for my liking. I am talking about Simon vs The Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Yes, the one on which the movie, Love, Simon is based on.

So, strap up you metaphorical seat belts (I hope you are not reading this while you are driving) and let’s dive straight (kinda) into the reviewing of Simon vs The Homo sapiens Agenda.

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My #RMM Rating: 4/5

(Just read it! It’s adorable)

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Review: Captive Prince Trilogy

It’s June. It’s Pride month. And I am going on a self induced torture which I am calling Reading Marathon Mania where I am going to read as many LGBTQIA+ related books as I could. I am not following any list or recommendations, I am going to read all and any LGBTQIA+ book I come across in this duration. Like a Maniac, yes.

Hello, again!

I am in a daze as I come back from reading the Captive Prince Trilogy by C. S. Pacat in 4 days flat. And just now, while I was further researching about the author and her books, I have learned that she has written a collection of short stories which happened during or after the Captive Prince series.

and hence, this review has been delayed.

I will be giving a general series review and then a detailed review of each book while trying to keep it spoiler-free.

So without further ado, let’s go!

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My Overall #RMM Rating: 3.7

(It’s good)

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Review: The Song of Achilles

It’s June. It’s Pride month. And I am going on a self induced torture which I am calling Reading Marathon Mania where I am going to read as many LGBTQIA+ related books as I could. I am not following any list or recommendations, I am going to read all and any LGBTQIA+ book I come across in this duration. Like a Maniac, yes.

Here is a review for the book which tore my soul apart in the most beautiful way possible.

I  went into this book knowing about the love and legend of Achilles and Patroclus. But this did not stop the rush of emotions overpowering me. If anything, knowing what Fates had planned for them only made the The Song of Achilles even more of a tragedy than it already is.

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My #RMM Rating: 4.5

(Totally worth reading)

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Review: Healer (힐러)

This review is Spoiler Free.

If there are some Korean terms in this blogpost which you don’t understand I have added explanations for few of those terms at the end of the post. If you want to know more about anything I have mentioned in this post or if I missed explanation for any of the terms please leave a comment.  I will get back to you asap!

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So yesterday I decided I wanted to write reviews about stuff I have watched and stuff I have read. Because why not? I have a freaking blog to do whatever.

So today I am going to review…. Healer.

Healer or Hilleo (힐러)  is a Korean drama which was aired in the winter of 2014. (That’s years ago, wow. )

Recently my friend, Ajumma A, suggested I watch this series because KBS decided to upload all the episodes with captions in multiple languages on YouTube (Bless them!). Did someone just say free Kdrama? Well, here I am!

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The world is not a wish-granting factory

Today I picked up The fault in our Stars and began reading it from a random page. As I was reading, I imagined myself in the characters’ position, as you do.  I imagined what it would be like to have a disease which kills you not only physically but also mentally. What it would be like to be a Grenade as Hazel puts it in the book.

It would be heartbreaking and scary, no doubt about it and I am not one of those weirdos who wish to be Hazel Grace because it’s oh so romantic. But I still imagine what I would do if I come to know today that my days are numbered.

And thus began my mental checklist of what I would do and what I should do if I have few months of life left. Midway through this discussion I asked myself, “Why don’t I do these things now? Why do I have to wait for a deadline before I start doing things I want to?”

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