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Review: When The Clouds Dance

6 December, 2016

Proverbial without being preachy, this collection is easy to read and is one that you can dip in and out of. I found the poems refreshing and inspiring.
The poetry style is simple without being simplistic. Each poem evokes a reaction in the reader. The overall feel of the collection is positive and up-lifting.
The poet explores many themes and the one that interested me in particular was her definition of God which fluctuated between a male and female deity. Some poems almost read as proverbs, but not ones handed down through culture or belief. Instead, these proverbial conclusions seemed to me to come from the poet’s experience in life.
A book of delights to be returned to again and again.
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© Freya Pickard 2016

Escape Pod Emulation for Sharmishtha Basu

5 December, 2016

Here is another Escape Pod Emulation! A warm welcome to writer and editor, Sharmishtha Basu!
I tap the code into the keypad to access my escape pod with a beating heart. I can hear the soft voice of AI Oceana on every speaker, urging us to hurry to pack our five indispensable items and enter our epods immediately. The attack has not came out of the blue; we have been evading it for some time. The intensity was a surprise though! We never thought we would have to desert the mother ship. I glance at the five things in my hands and then allow the rays to scan my retina.
The most important item I carry is my personal computer containing every little piece of my life that has meant something to me, from earth and thereafter. I cannot imagine my life without it.
Then there’s the charger and the small speaker attached to it. I was never a big fan of headphones. I have always preferred speakers. And of course, the large photo from my altar; that is as important as life to me, I can’t spend a night without it, forget about being lost in space!
My last item is my personal book-reader, containing hundreds of books…
The door opens soundlessly and I enter my personal pod. As I settle on the chair the security belt gently embraces me, like a hug of a dear friend. I close my eyes and pray my friends and colleagues have made it to their epods safely…

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Sharmishtha Basu is a self-published author, bookworm and blogaholic, enjoying a blissful life and trying to share her experience through her books and blogs. She is the proud creator of two Ezines Agnishatdal (The lotus of fire), which you are welcome to join and Agnijaat (Fire born), which you are most welcome to read.
Come back tomorrow for my review of her poetry collection, When The Clouds Dance….
And if you’re wondering what on earth an Escape Pod Interview is all about, please read Escape Pod Emulation.
© Freya Pickard 2016

Wing of Dreams – my 2nd interview!

18 November, 2016

I am really thrilled to announce that I am participating in a 7-Day interview over at Wing of Dreams. Thank you so much to Sharmishtha Basu for inviting me back!
The interviews started yesterday, so just hit Wing of Dreams to catch up! Remember to bookmark the page and revisit over the next few days so you don’t miss out on anything!
Each day I talk about something different; myself (!), my books, my videos, my hobbies, my illness, my creativity and lots more! Come on over and join me at Wing of Dreams.
Sharmishtha Basu is a writer herself and a great supporter of indie and self-publishing writers. She also edits two magazines which I will be talking about in a couple of weeks time…
© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

Wing of Dreams Interview

1 June, 2015
I was offline again for a couple of weeks in May, so you might have missed the interview on Wing of Dreams. Please find below links to each of the seven days I appeared at Sharmishtha’s blog. My answers are short and concise so it won’t take you long to read them!
Day 7 Changing the World
Day 6 Heaven & Hell
Day 5 Can’t choose her favourite novel…
Day 4 Freya’s published works
Day 3 Freya’s Muse
Day 2 Freya’s World
Day 1 About Freya
© Freya Pickard 2015

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