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Mother Tongue

By Richa Pokhrel/@nepalichoriblog

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For this piece, I decided to share one of my short stories instead of a personal essay. Here is a story I wrote last year and submitted to Duende Literary Journal.  To my great surprise, they had chosen it to be published! I was floored when I got the news because I never thought that an awesome literary journal like Duende would like my work. Sharing my creative work has always been difficult because I am very critical of myself. The strange thing is that when I write personal essays, I feel good about what I write. But with fiction pieces, I am never confident. Do you guys ever feel that about some things you do? I’m working towards not letting that self doubt get in the way of my creative writing.

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Culture

By Manisha P

Culture

Whether it is our relationship with someone or our perception of people around us, there are several cultural interactions we constantly experience. Most of that interaction often happens within our head. Yes, we talk to ourselves. It is beyond uncomfortable when your friends wear shoes inside your parent’s house when you grew up taking shoes off outside the door. Or when that awesome friend’s mom who makes martinis for you, when your mother would never, EVER, offer you an alcoholic drinks – besides wine – because it’s supposed to be good for you. Yeah, that interaction, my friends, is cultural. Continue reading “Culture”