I really have nothing to write about today

So I should probably just keep shut. No?

Well, I’ve been running around like a headless chicken for the past few weeks. Doing the school run, the tuition run, the back to office run, and generally stopping myself from taking off and run in the middle of the night in deep sleep.

When my head hits the pillow in the night there are one million things that I need to do tomorrow or the whole wide world will collapse that flash before my mind.

And there are friends who are having their worlds collapse as I write this. High paying cushy jobs are being snatched away on a moments notice. Loan EMIs hover. Children have to be fed. Lives have to go on.

Marriages around me are breaking up. Marriages between people we thought were perfect for each other. Infidelities seem to be the norm these days and loyalty the aberration. Friends younger than me are being diagnosed with breast cancer. People around me are being mulish and difficult to live with.

So forgive me. If I take a break for a bit. I need to clear my head and come back.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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9 Responses to I really have nothing to write about today

  1. aneela z says:

    Awww..saying a little prayer for you and hopefully this too will pass.


  2. beachesandhills says:

    Hugs.. and prayers for you and every one


  3. Shilpa says:

    I hope things get better.
    Reading this post makes me realise things are indeed bad for most people these days. A prayer for everyone out there who is hurting.


  4. jaya says:

    You seem to be really sad. Go watch dostana and tell me how it is. may be it will cheer you up.


  5. Gigi says:

    Kiran! Gah – I have close friends who are also breaking up.
    Ditto for everything else. I hear you.
    Take your time and clear your head.


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  8. Dottie says:

    hugs kiran. come back rejuvinated.


  9. Abha says:

    good to see you already back! 🙂

    and yeah! lotsa terrible things happening. but this too shall pass.



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