December 15, 2022

Yugen – Volume 2, Issue 6 of the MockingOwl Roost

Each piece published by our contributors and staff have this sense of "otherness" in the in-between space where words are never enough. Being a publication full of words, this was a unique challenge for authors, perhaps, but the community has done a beautiful job of showing this challenging space through stories that help give words to those feelings.
February 4, 2023

I Wish…

I wish we were perpetually happy. I wish there's always love to share. I wish there’s a better way to say this. I wish. I wish. I wish…
February 3, 2023

Light Hues of the Soul

After preparing for the festivities and waiting for the puja, she sat on the chair near the gate. She watched the whole neighbourhood celebrating the festival with their families, and when she looked up, she saw the skies were filled with colourful sparks. The atmosphere was filled with the sounds of bursting firecrackers. In the midst of the noise, Sahitya prayed silently for the arrival of her children.
February 1, 2023

Book Review: Pastoral Suite

Pastoral Suite, is a wonderous poetic movement through each season of the year, as well through the seasons of one’s life.
February 1, 2023

The Lull

Her gaze was as uncertain as her every step. And although the moon was bright and the stars graceful, no one seems to notice…
January 31, 2023

Adjectives Aren’t Everything

I don’t have any pre-title adjectives attached to my name. In other words, I haven’t been called brilliant, haven’t been nominated, celebrated, acclaimed, or given a trophy for something.
January 30, 2023

To Be Seen

I peek out furtively to see if I’ve been noticed…
January 28, 2023

Oh, Muhammad ﷺ, My Love for You is Infinite!

Oh, Muhammad ﷺ my love for you is infinite! If I could rewind time, I would make my way to you. My love for you is not like a wildflower that blooms precipitously in a few days or hours;
January 27, 2023

The Doll

Mrs. and Mr. Goode were dentists and rarely home. They’d try to compensate the kids by giving them everything they asked for. That is how the kids got a cat. Being spoiled as they were, the children expected the cat to obey their every word and when their parents were around, the two little angels were nothing but good…
January 26, 2023

Book Review: Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

Allison Hong’s book is mesmerizing and gut wrenching. Any one (especially women) who has felt the stab of betrayal, knows what Allison is going through.
January 25, 2023

What I’ve Forgotten

I’ve forgotten so many things. I’ve forgotten how to say “eleven” in Spanish and where I laid my phone…
January 24, 2023

Dark Enchantments

Perhaps all things are beings, waiting for the right key to be turned at the right time, and we are but frustrated midwives, randomly trying different keys at different times to release them.
January 22, 2023

Positivity Corner: Waterfall Bathing in Prony Bay, New Caledonia

I could hear water pounding the surface of the sea and glimpsed out of the hatch to see a waterfall on the shore. The next minute the skipper, Alex, was calling to me. “Do you want to come and wash your hair in the waterfall?”