REVIEW: “Ink Stains” by Tamoha Sengupta

Review of Tamoha Sengupta, “Ink Stains”, in Liane Tsui and Grace Seybold, eds., A Quiet Afternoon (Grace & Victory Publictions, 2020): 44-46 — Purchase here. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman. (Read the review of the anthology.)

This is a beautiful little story about writing and the fear of writing — the fear of “that [the words] would never create the impact that the original words would have had, the words they would have been if they hadn’t become stains” (p. 45). Every reader will cheer when Ajay overcomes his fear and sets free the words trapped in his pen.