The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.



Meet 6: Holiday

So the theme was `holiday' in keeping with the Christmas spirit. We took to the theme quite literally and come meeting day few of us had much to share that reflected the theme :p So, we said to ourselves, it's... Continue Reading →

Storming in tea-cups

by Meena Kandasamy “a cup of tea is not a cup of tea. . . when you make it at twilight, just for him.” call it a love potion. liquid dreams. scented desire. wishes boiled to a blend. three cinnamon... Continue Reading →

Holiday in Disneyland

One of the most common associations of holidays is with Disneyland. Here is a true incident about the holiday of two little girls narrated by a person who used to dress up as the "Goofy" character in Disneyland for a... Continue Reading →

All the hemispheres

This excerpt from a poem by the famous Persian poet Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī  (pen name Hafez) is a lovely definition of a `holiday' Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses and bodies stretch out [...] Change... Continue Reading →

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