There is an author in me since the day I was born. Being an unconfident kid in the early years, no one but I would listen to the tales woven by me. My siblings were my first audience. They felt delighted by my tales. I developed confidence as the changing expressions in my stories changed their expressions. I knew of my skill as a story teller. As a teacher, I started telling young kids tales. I was loved because my tales were thrilling and instigating.
Then there came a stage when again I was pushed back into pessimism, and I lost trust in my optimistic stories. The people around me spoke words without prudence, and this caused the change. The inconsiderate words felt like a blow. The harsh sapped me always. The optimism in me died down.
I started weaving tales in my heart, but the theme changed from optimism to pessimism. I wanted to tell my tales, but the words felt lost inside me.
However, I felt the environment listened to my woes and pains. I could see my words everywhere unspoken and unheard. I started listening to other people’s unspoken words released from the hearts. I felt like a creature with a sieve. I caught the words, and I titled myself as the word catcher. I then weaved the tales which I thought nobody would ever read.
This time I was wrong, as I got messages of hope from people around me. They said my tales were different and interesting. The author in me woke up. The pain did wonders to the author inside me. I am happy as I have an audience for my stories.
My audience is vast. I write mainly for kids. I contribute to magazines locally. Traditional Publishers offered me contracts for four of my manuscripts. I plan to write in other languages as well. I want my stories to be read all around the world. The author inside me is now optimistic again. The painful words now don’t hurt me. They make me stronger. The author inside me believes I will be a great author one day. InshaAllah
I am a words catcher. I catch the unspoken words and weave them to inspiring tales.
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