Whispers of Love in a Tearful World

The Yin of Human Strife, the Yang of Human Love

by Nilayan Basu


Book Details

Enjoy vivid descriptions of nature, and memories blended with imagination and imagery from the author’s personal photo collections in this fanciful new short story collection!

Some say that whenever we see or hear something, it is permanently etched in our brains. Sometimes memories return to haunt us, sometimes to amuse us, and sometimes to make us laugh. Sometimes what we see or hear appears in our dreams, obscured and blended with other memories or fantasies. Neuroscience is complex, and the wonders of the human mind are amazing. Nilayan Basu brings this concept to life in his new short story collection.

In Whispers of Love in Tearful World, the tales are imaginary but have distinct ties to real-world events. The natural tendency of the human spirit to seek peace forms the core of Nilayan’s soothing, eloquent prose.


Book Excerpt

Another red leaf fell on her head and slid over her forehead, brushing her right cheek on her arm. And then another. And another. Three pretty red maple leaves - that was a message to her. Her smile now was more assuring. “Why three?” “Every good thing starts with three - traditions, faiths or just likes.” “So what’s starting now?” “Your smile, you’re feeling good, your relaxed mind. All three are here to stay.” “Wait a minute, are you a poet?” “No. I am just a leaf. Before falling off and withering, thought of doing something for you.” “Too puzzling. But you made me smile. What can I do for you?”


About the Author

Nilayan Basu

Nilayan Basu’s love of photographing nature and traveling to exotic places is apparent in his writing. His first book, Ornate Wanders, is a collection of short stories based on real places and circumstances but colored by imagination. Nilayan lives in the Silicon Valley, California, with his lovely family.



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