Stories and Storytellers

There is magic in every story and the storyteller, a magician. Spellbound I read, listen, tell and retell stories.

I am more than my parts
I am still I am, in spite of living or perhaps because of
I am not what I was, nor do I want to be
I am who I am
All that I am is what you make of me
I am more than the boundaries of your sentience
I am ..

I love stories, I collect them. I love listening to them and I have come to love telling them as well. I started Second Chances as a compulsion, something I felt compelled to write. The story had a life of its own, and it spent many months gestating in my head.

More than six years ago, I chanced up on Meera30’s stories, and fell completely in love with A Words Worth –  her story, her characters, especially Arnav, Aman [of course] and Aparna Raizada. I had, in my sincere gratitude, exclaimed that if I ever wrote a story I would dedicate it to her. I could never imagine writing anything that resembled a story, much less anything that came close to her caliber of writing. So, eight months later, there I was, offering this story as a dedication to Meera30. This was in 2014!

About Second Chances
As the title alludes, it is about life, second time around – after chances offered, gained, lost and regained. It is a story about love, loss, grief, bereavement and all that goes with it. It is also about courage to recognize those second (and third, fourth…) chances that life bestows. I am being upfront here. If you are seeking to read a one-man/one-woman love story, then this is not it.

Like the title itself, this story went through many periods of slow decline, stillness and silence, reflecting its author’s. I am hoping this is a second chance for the story itself. Thank you for your interest. Thank you for not giving up on the story or its author. 

If you are here and you have read some of this story, then leave me your thoughts. That is all that is expected of you. I am not seeking criticism of any kind. I am not a professional writer. I write for my pleasure. Unsolicited criticism does not work well with this algorithm. 🙂

I write to give myself strength.
I write to be the characters I am not.
I write to explore all the things I am afraid of.
— Josh Whedon

If you are still here and would like to read the story, then here it is



106 thoughts on “Stories and Storytellers

  1. Mira, I’m yet to pick my jaw from the floor! So so happy to read this notification I had signed up for, what now seems like, ages ago. To see it come to life again, is beyond words. I wish you the best and now that you’re here. Stay!

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  2. welcome back MB. I am soooo happy today to see your message.

    Bless you for getting back with new vigor and freshness.

    I am with you in this new journey. You go girl….

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    1. The follow button is a bit different on this site (I don’t know why.) Right under the image and right above “Recent Posts” you should see a blue long link/button which says Follow Second Chances by Mirabell. Hope this works.

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  3. Welcome back to your second chance. I am glad you are here. I am so happy to have Mira and Mohan back more than Arnav and Khushi themselves. I remember having my first ever communication on IF PM over Vrindavan and significance of the names Mohan and Mira. I can’t believe it’s been five years already. Bring it on dear. I am giving myself a second chance to begin this journey with you.

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  4. So glad to see u back. I have always loved this story. About second chances.
    Its not necessary that first love works out. Its also not a rule that if first love doesn’t work out that u cant fall in love again. And wen that is lost too, that u wont find love again.
    The emotions of Khushi is so palpable. I cud very much understand the turmoil she was going thru.

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  5. Mira Dear!I am here and always be! I love stories too they are all that we are here to create on Mother earth… sometimes with our lives and sometimes through a medium like this one.
    The famous song”Ek pyaar ka nagma hai…. zindagi our kuch bhi nahi teri meri kahani hai”says exactly that❤️
    Can’t express in words how happy I am to have you back…

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  6. Hi Meera, awhile back I did begin reading Second Chances and just as the story started to grip me -it was that good – I made a conscious decision to stop when I discovered it had no end.
    I did tell myself though the day the author of this unusual but beautiful story comes back, so too would I the reader…and finally that day has come!
    Welcome back dear and wow to you too for not just a repost but a proper rewrite…all the best!!

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    1. There is a small blue button right below the image on the home page. That’s the follow button. I know that there are others who were able to follow. Perhaps one of them can help?


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