Book review: There’s a lonely girl who roams the pages of Minuscules and eases your pain

When I asked him to be the poetry I could write about,

he kissed me softly and left.

Since then, my words have been oozing pain.

Today’s instant make-up, instant break-up generation has no time to spare time at all. They prefer enjoying eternity in moments to waiting eternally for that moment. Hence, these micro tales have become the latest fad.

Minuscules is a collection of unique micro tales and short stories that are spread over various themes. From horror to social issues to romance, these tales leave no topic unwritten about, no emotion unexplored. Though told with brevity, the impact of these stories can be more lingering than that of novels. To-the-point, poignant, relatable – this microfiction book can be read by anyone in today’s time – a teenager and an adult alike. Its varied range of themes is the cherry on the cake.


Bhatt’s collection of poetry falls in line with what the Instagram generation is consuming today with an abundance of Instagram poets and tiny tales. A short read, it leaves an impact for a long time. Some pieces of poetry cut right through your heart and others leave you wondering how much pain did the author go through that she penned down such words.

Accompanying the short verses are some short stories on varied themes. Some of them will take you by surprise. You won’t even get to know what hit you. Though all the poems and short stories sing of pain and horror. There’s not much of sunlight in the book, but the rhythmic pain doesn’t burden you. It beats with your pain and makes you feel understood. Most of the poems and stories seem inspired by the author’s personal experience, but you can still relate to it. There’s a lonely girl who roams the pages of Minuscules and eases your pain.

A good and short read. Definitely worth your time. But don’t pick it up if you want all rainbows and sunshine. It’s not particularly based on the theme of heartbreak. It’s a little more than just about love.