Mythology is not just about old stories passed down from generation to generation. Mythology comprises not only the morals we derive from its stories. Mythology isn’t only about the stories of the majestic and heaven- bound entities, nor only about the extra-terrestrial and celestial secrets this universe holds. Mythology is not just the stories that have tried so hard and succeeded in staying alive century after century, millennia after millennia. Mythology is ever-present, swirling in our minds, trying to explain the things that can’t be explained.

But you see, there is a certain myth about a certain writing organisation. You know what it is? It’s that the organisation is simply that- an organisation. There can not exist a myth more false than this one.

Ecritture is not an organisation; I mean of course it is, but it is so much more than that. Ecritture is a family. The love and affection towards a new member, the happy memories with the old ones, the little secrets and interesting spiels here and there that only the ol’ members seem to know. The rapid messages firing away in excreta, you can hardly read one message before the next ten come in at lightning-speed succession! How the conversation turns from some nonsense to biology lessons. The numerous stickers our members have to spam in reply to a single message. The many conversations typed side-by-side. The different people, the contrasting opinions, the encouragement, the hyping up, the double meanings, the brilliant writers, the creative designers, the diligent editors, the adoptions, the disownings, the so much else. I have this feeling inside my heart that I can’t express in mere words; this overwhelmingly grateful and happy and- and so many more things that I just can’t type out. Even if I could, I wouldn’t change a thing. I would join Ecritture all over again if I could. I am ever so grateful to whatever power is out there for making it so that I join this organisation that I can now call my second family.

Author: Saptaparna Chakraborty

Editor: Anousha Ambar

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