Contests

Winners Announced for Pen Your Story Contest 1 - Yes, I Can

Thank you, everyone, who participated in the first “Pen Your Story” contest at Vandana’s Pen and shared the story for the muse “Yes, I Can”. It was indeed a pleasure reading so many good stories. Amongst all the good reads, the story “When I Overcame My Fear of…
Quick Reads

When I Followed My Dream - Yes I Can

Have you ever dreamt of having that one thing or one dream in your life so severely that you can risk it all for it? Yes, that is what is art and teaching art to me. It all started when I was directionless. I was confused about my career choice. I unknowingly followed the…
Lifestyle

When I Overcame My Fear of Failure & Self Doubts

Reading has always been my hobby. After marriage, this hobby of mine took a back seat as I was busy maintaining balance. My passion for writing was discovered only when my kids started their schooling. As I spent a lot of time reading articles, blogs, and various other…
Fiction

Dream of A Small Town Girl - A Short Story #YesICan

Aahana was born and bought up in an orthodox Indian family, where rules differ based on gender.  She had a younger brother Aryan who was apparently the wanted one.  Aryan was always the apple of her parents’ eyes, as is usually the case in such families. Aryan was a…
Parenting

It's All Within Me #YesICan

We pass through many phases throughout our life. Leaps and bounds, slow and steady, or at times we dip into potholes as well. Over the years, the person within us transforms, for better, or worse. It is always our inner demons that we fight relentlessly. I was an introvert…
Bedtime storiesKids

When A Greek Goddess Protected Her Being

Going for long walks has always been my passion. As usual, I was walking through a thick green forest when I heard that voice. I thought it was a bird. I kept walking, but the voice sounded again. I grew tenser now. Curiosity got the best of my scruples, and I decided to…
Contests

YES, I CAN. Pen Your Story Contest-1

About the Contest How many times the fear of failure has managed to conquer your desire to do something. Well, for me many times. It took me almost five years to discover myself as a writer. I had written many stories but could never publish them. I was afraid. Afraid of…