Poetry Break: Sonnet V

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Editor’s Note:

I just thought I’d share a quick anecdote about how we came to call our poetic posts a Poetry Break. My wife is a very smart but shy woman. And, she’ll kill me, but she’s a far better writer than I’ll ever be. She has a couple of published posts here, just search them out. When we were dating, despite her shy demeanor, she would often send me emails or texts with poems in them. When she did, she would title them – Poetry Break! It made poetry feel like it’s supposed to feel, like a beautiful distraction from the hustle and bustle 0f this crazy world. A peaceful interlude from concrete and capitalism. And now you know. 🙂

By Mark Cayou

A green eyed babe, too precious for this world,

Born unto Heaven, needed by the Lord.

Let trumpets resound, banners be unfurled!

Moments with her mama…

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Action and Thriller, Fiction

Operation Whitewaters: The Wrath of the Unknown Enemy – Part VII

“The mission’s aim is to intercept and neutralize neighbouring Xanade country’s rogue terror groups, who are aided by some people in their armed forces, who aim to capture parts of our Atacaq, Colt-I and II islands, and then attack our naval bases……………..”

A crack team of Army and Intelligence officers are ready to embark on a dangerous mission.
Wanna check out? Do read:

Operation Whitewaters: The Wrath of the Unknown Enemy – Part VII


The Non-Fiction Contract

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A Note from the Editor:

I’m happy to publish this post today from a friend of the site, Peter Giblett, who won’t brag on himself but was instrumental in the creation of this blog early on. Welcome back Peter, we hope you’ll write more posts here in the future.

Kind regards, Scott 

By Peter Giblett

“Part of writing non-fiction means making a commitment to telling the truth.” Prof. Tilar J. Mazzeo of Colby College.

Part of the challenge for writers is the distinction between writing fictional and factual works. Fiction is written using imagined situations, but fictional stories may also spring from real events and involve real people. When writers present factual stories, told as non-fiction they must stay, wholly, in the realm of reality. There is a fine line between the two, explored here.

The Non-Fiction Contract

This is a basic agreement between the writer and the reader that…

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Corporate Trends

The Growing disparity in what Top Managements at Companies get and what common Co. Employees get

Recently, in India, we have seen a lot of debate and controversy in one of its top IT company Infosys over paying of a generous severance package to a Top exiting Manager.
NarayanMurthy, one of the founders and owner of the Company, who was till recently the CEO has raised concern. Yet, another camp maintains that this is an industry wide practice.
Now, this has been a practice not only in India, but in United States, some European countries, Japan as well as China where the top Management walks away with hefty bonuses and packages. Yet, the lower and even middle rung of employees have been struggling with low or no pay increases, barring a few.
And no, not all of those employees are mediocre, or bad performers.

Sometimes, even 1 raters and star performers are getting much below what they deserve.
When they raise the concern, they are pacified by saying that they should look more in terms of satisfying and great work, that client satisfaction ought to be their priority, and that one should not always talk in money terms.
Oh, its so laughable!
Why don’t any of the top managers say that – “Hey, I do want good renumeration. I do like good bonus, but I would distribute 5% (or some other x%) of what I have got to my employees, whose sweat and sacrifices make the day for my company!”
In the past too, we have seen CEOs living on a token amount.
This is not to say that a CEO takes just $10 or Rs.10,000/- per year from his or her company’s payrolls, but there ought to be a better distribution and not as skewed as it is today.

What do you say?


Daily Engagement: What is this?

Daily Engagement is a new, brief, daily feature on Flavorwire. It’s aimed at helping people feel somewhat less helpless and hopeless (or at least in control of their helplessness and hopelessness) in the midst of a political news cycle that’s been doling out daily affronts to human decency. Every day, we’ll post one easy thing that people can…

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Uncategorized, Writing sites

Another site on the way down?

Last few years have seen some high and some not so high profile sites like Bubblews, Zurker, Beermoneynation.com going down.
Now, since last few days, Mykites.net is inaccessible. This site was gaining good popularity by End-2015, a time when Bubblews had shut, and Wikinut had stopped paying.
However, I have seen lesser people using this site, and lower audience.
Now, whether the site is facing a temporary issue, or it has shut down is a big question, and so far I have got no information.
But if the doubts come true, it will be a big setback.

Keeping my fingers crossed.


demrits of today’s schooling


​Guys today I will be talking about the current schooling system and its demerits.
I will compare my view of a perfect school and the current schooling system.
1. Surrounding-

The surroundings around the school plays an essential role to generate interest of the students to study .

According to me the school should be amidst lush greenery to generate positive vibes where after the school the students can enjoy the nature.

But, today, the schools are just for commercial purposes and are built wherever there is space. There are schools around the bars. Can’t imagine what would be the students doing after the school.
2. Climate

The climate plays an essential part for students in studying.
According to me, the schools should grant holidays according to summer and winter and not religious festivals.

Literally I have seen students shivering in cold and flowing dear during winters and summers respectively.

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Movie watch Radar: Shanghai Noon (Year 2000 Hollywood) – LiteracyBase

Backdrop of Shanghai Noon Movie _______________________________ Shanghai Noon is a year 2000 Hollywood movie directed by Tom Dey and produced by Roger Birnbaum, and stars Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu in the lead roles. This movie did well at the box office and is first in a three part series. The movie is …

Source: Movie watch Radar: Shanghai Noon (Year 2000 Hollywood) – LiteracyBase


Writers: The Biographers of History

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“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

I have always been a lover of history, so much so that I often wondered about those who recorded the events. Who were they? How did the events they wrote about affect them? What was their ultimate goal as historians? As I take the time to reflect on them and the enormous task they accepted, I wonder who has received the torch to illuminate the future for those to come?

In The Beginning…


The Holy Bible is one of the first sources of recorded history. Would it exist without a writer to pen its contents? Where would we be without it? It is an important part…

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