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LUNNAH ☾Excerpt #9☽

Lunnah picked herself up, turned on the squeaky faucet, and splashed her face with cool water. The vanity mirror became a canvas, containing the portrait of a fragmented girl with puffy red eyes—puffier than the one time she had a severe allergic reaction to penicillin.

She wanted to die on that bathroom floor—preferably transmogrify into flecks of iridescent stardust and reintegrate back into some star cluster from whence she came.

More often than not, she was disappointed when she was still alive and kicking once her alarm declared the beginning of a new day.

But death would ensure she couldn’t exist in the same way she had been for years, for all of eternity. She wouldn’t get to see sunsets through the same set of eyes. Her hands wouldn’t draw the countless surrealscapes her mind concocted. Her bare soles wouldn’t feel the damp dirt and overgrown grass.

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If the moon got sucked into a black hole…

1. The night would dive deeper.

2. The tides would be at a near-standstill.

3. Our planet’s rotation would destabilize.

…And maybe humans could survive, but the sun would have lost its companion, and so would Earth. Let’s face it, there would never be a moon quite like it, overlooking the majestic, life-luscious third rock from the sun.

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LUNNAH ☾Excerpt #8☽

Sunri stormed in Lunnah’s direction. “Why in Krishna’s name would you tell my fiancé nothingisfunny gif stop motion volcano lava GIFabout Aryan?”

Lunnah was used to hot coals in the flesh, but this… This was an overflowing volcano, on  the cusp of recreating Pompeii’s ashen demise.

A banana piece fell off Lunnah’s toothpick. “I was just—”

“I was wrong. You are not childlike, you are childish. You had no business saying anything to him. You promised my secret would only stay between us. It won’t be long before he tells my family.”

Lunnah raised herself and her voice. “I couldn’t stand it.”

“But this is my life. Whether you agree with my decisions or not. Friends should be there to support you no matter what.”

“Friends don’t let their friends break their own hearts just to appease others.”

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LUNNAH ☾Excerpt #7☽

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Life is infinitely more colorful when we have loved ones to share magical experiences with. Don’t you think? 🙂

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LUNNAH ☾Excerpt #6☽ + 30k Milestone! + 100 Follows

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Do you know anyone who’s one big infinity symbol in the flesh? Basically, an individual who doesn’t let limits, well…. limit them; a person who loves boundlessly; gives readily…

Oh, and I hit the 30,000-word mark! Needless to say, I’ve really been writing away as of late. 😀

And one more thing (I promise!)… This book blog simultaneously received 100 follows.

Happiness all around!

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Paper or Digital? #MPBooks

Good question! I say paper! You?

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Paper or digital? That’s what I’d like to talk about today. The rise of digital books has really brought more people into reading and made it easier for us to read on the go with a simple and light e-reader holding a whole array of books at the touch of a finger. But are digital books really that good? Do you prefer them to the physically written word? Or is there a place for both in our worlds today?

My experience of digital books is actually pretty short compared to others. I’ve always had a passion for books but for years the word ‘book’ meant a physical object made of paper which I’d get by walking into a local bookstore or public library. I never really warmed to the idea of a digital book, it seemed a fun concept but nothing, in my mind, could replace…

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LUNNAH ☾Excerpt #5☽

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Returning from a long trip of friendship-cultivating and new-culture-exploring can be quite bittersweet. On one hand, you’ve changed so much and feel like a more well-rounded individual. On the other hand, you’re back to your routine. The dread of reality kicks in. But perhaps your new-found worldview will allow you to see the extraordinary in what was once a typical, ordinary day.

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BOOK MILESTONE! 25,000-words.

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After a few weeks, I’m 25,000 words in! That’s about 60-70 pages of writing (in 12-point font) on my Microsoft Word document. It’s safe to say that things are coming along. But I can’t lie, once you reach this many words, things also start getting a tad bit overwhelming and slightly more disorganized. But I’m so passionate about what I’m writing that I know I won’t back away when the going gets tough.

Simultaneously, I’m also nearing the 100-follower mark. 😀

These are very exciting times for Lunnah!

YAY!

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Excerpt #4 ☾from Chapter 2☽

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The Beatles said it best when they uttered the words “All you need is love.” But is that all you really need? Well, for one thing, love sure gives life more dimension/color. Be it romantic love, platonic, familial, self-love… Love in its many forms is the primary muse in most people’s lives. Especially in the lives of writers and poets. ❤

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Excerpt #3 ☾from Chapter 5☽

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Lunnah firmly believes that a new look goes beyond looks. Before she travels across the globe for the year, she completely transforms her outer self to symbolize the inner transformation that’s on its way.

What about you? Do you think material items or “superficial” changes like a new wardrobe or tattoo can transform your inner world?

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Character Illustration Reveal! :o ☾

I just about fell off my seat when the artist I commissioned (Juls) delivered her illustration of Lunnah. The pencil sketch alone was incredible, but once the color was added in… I was floored. Well, I still am. 🙂

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So, what do you think? Is her outfit quirky enough? 😀 Lunnah hasn’t always rocked this sort of style, mind you. In this drawing, she’s 21 and she has undergone a makeover (new hairdo, new wardrobe, and a crescent moon tattoo) as a symbol for the inner transformation she is sure to experience during her travels.

And the funny thing is, what she’s wearing is pretty close to my style. That’s not to say Lunnah is secretly me. She’s actually drastically different, however, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t use aspects of my own life as inspiration for the book. 😉

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>> Check out Juls’ artist profile: www.fiverr.com/julsilustrated <<

If you’re looking for an artist, look no further!
And it’s not like I even need to tell you that…
The talent that went into this speaks for itself.

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