The Year That Was

a year on Medium and the stories which bloomed

Priyanka Srivastava
2 min readAug 1, 2020


illustration by Author

Yesterday I learnt a new word Cockaigne which means an imaginary land of luxury and idleness, that’s what Medium has been for me.

It’s been an year since this place has been a home for me, a place where I can walk in and write anything in the name of poetry. Most of the time it’s a rant or that scribbling which I know I can’t keep aside. I love to find myself in your stories too dear writers and the many poems which you all scatter like stars.

Apart from writing poems and stories it’s been a journey working with editors of Literary Impulse Publication, special thanks to Keta Nachi and Somsubhra Banerjee for being so patient with me.

The fifth edition of the Literary Impulse Magazine is live on the website.

and the friday edition is live on the medium page of Literary Impulse.

The illustration above depicts my life this is where I hide when I need to ignore the chores looking back, I pick a book and read or I write here or elsewhere.

Thanks for the love for my words and for your kind words which you leave after my stories and ramblings.
It’s always a happiness to know my words brightened someone’s else sky.
I will be here and losing myself in words
thanks for being with me and for the love.



Priyanka Srivastava

Editor of Literary Impulse, Writer when I am free, Artist when my words are silent and reader when there are books which I love to read.