I met Dagny Sol only recently. And yet, already I feel I can call her a friend. She is wise, compassionate, open-hearted - and she plays with words like a master (plus she's got a great sense of humor)!
Dagny's blog, Serenely Rapt, is home to a number of her pieces - both essays and fiction. She's been published in Ripples - Short Stories By Indian Women - and like I said: she plays with words like a master, making them work double time.
Dagny wrote a story that I want to share with you, it's called Cindered Dreams - and, oh! how I love this story!!
Writing of the story, Dagny says: "The story demonstrates the inherent impotence of evil. The theme is not new, all of mankind’s mythology is built around the concept of the ultimate victory of GOOD. Just as love stories are an old theme, so is the victory of good over evil. Yet, there are variants to the theme, there are distinctions, there is newness in the incidents."
but you've got to read the story to experience it. I could write for pages on what happens in the story and how it affected me; but I think it's best to just point you to the story itself.
Cindered Dreams was presented in serial form on Serenely Rapt (which, by the way, is an awesome blog title, yes?) - there are 7 parts, and I'm including links to each part here:
- Cindered Dreams
- Cindered Dreams II
- Cindered Dreams III
- Cindered Dreams IV
- Cindered Dreams V
- Cindered Dreams VI
- Cindered Dreams VII
I'd love to hear your experience of the story!!