What Is To Write – Guest Post By Anum Safique

I had the great opportunity and honor to be invited as a guest author at newauthoronline.com by my fellow author Kevin Morris. Check out my post and do pay a visit to Kevin’s lovely blog! 🙂 🙂

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Many thanks to Anum Safique for her excellent guest post. Anum’s blog contains a wealth of poetry and other writings many of which have a dark and/or a mysterious theme. You can visit Anum’s blog here, https://atopsyturvyworld.wordpress.com/



What is to write?
Writing is not so different from reading. It is only a stronger dose of catharsis. Picking up a beautiful book to read that makes you cry and laugh at the same time, that brings out pent up emotion can be wonderfully relieving. However, it can never match the experience of bleeding out your feelings through the pen.

As a young girl, I used to read fantastical stories about fairies and witches, magic and dragons. I used to love reading about parallel worlds and imaginary creatures. I remember there was a time that I used to live my life through the eyes of Harry Potter, wishing for…

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  1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 · December 16, 2013

    Thanks for appearing on my blog Anum, it was a pleasure hosting you. I haven’t read Lord of The Flies since I was a teenager but your mention of Golding’s book has inspired me to pay a visit to Amazon and purchase a copy. I think that not only children but quite a few adults also would succumb to savagery where they to be marooned on an uninhabited island. Even if we do not go to the extent of imagining, as Golding does, a group of people marooned on an island, one can speculate on the chaos which would ensue where the power in a major city such as London or Bombay to fail for a protracted period. The authorities would experience problems in maintaining order while criminal elements would have a field day. Also the fear of getting caught is undoubtedly a factor in stopping certain individuals from committing crime. If the power failed and the risk of getting caught was thereby reduced then, I think the number of thefts, crimes of violence and sexual assaults would rise. Of course many people’s moral scruples would act as a check on them committing crime. There would, as I suggest above be a fair number of individuals who would allow their baser instincts to prevail, (the beast to which you refer, which resides in all of us). I understand that some research has been conducted which indicates that those who go to countries such as Thailand, to abuse children, deliberately visit developing nations due to their perception that they are less likely to be caught and/or punished than they would be where they to harm children in developed societies such as the UK or America, again the darkness in the human heart. Having said all that there are many kind people (if this was not the case the world would be in a far worse mess than it is today). Kevin

    • anumshafique · December 16, 2013

      There were never one kind of people in the world… There can be the kindest of hearts in the midst of the rule of cruelty and there can be the most sadistic of creatures in a land pious.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and I agree with you cent percent.

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