A doctor by profession and a writer by passion, “The Devil’s Gate: An Impossible Journey” is Deepak Kripal’s first novel. Though he is already a known name in the blogosphere, he was waiting for the right story to debut with. Does it work? Let’s check it out.
The blurb goes like this -
Plundered by humans of their habitats, animals take a drastic step when they decide to send a team of a cat named as Katy and a dog named as Dug, to an invisible island known, as the Island of ‘Five Hundred Graves’. The island becomes visible only for a short time on the night of the full moon.
Legend has it that the island is inhabited by the demons. Katy and Dug are supposed to negotiate a deal with the demons, convincing them to allow the animals to inhabit the island. Majority of the animal community believe that tinkering with the other world could bring their wrath to the animals. The team is sent to the island nevertheless.
But can a deal with the dead be materialized?
Are there really demons on the island? Is there any conspiracy involved?
Will Katy and Dug be able to negotiate, or will survival remain their only question in the deadly island.
Team: The Maverick X
Read Chapter 1 of the Story
Read Chapter 2 of the Story
Read Chapter 3 of the Story
Read Chapter 4 of the Story
Read Chapter 5 of the Story
Read Chapter 6 of the Story
Read Chapter 7 of the Story
Read Chapter 8 of the Story
After bidding them goodbye, Tara finally sat to work on the assignment which was thrust upon her much against her wishes. Once she was done with cursing all her bosses, she began to concentrate on the job at hand.
Somewhere nearby -
With his chiseled features complimenting his blue eyes and the French beard he had just started sporting, Aryan looked like someone straight out of a model photo-shoot. Despite not being remotely associated with the celebrity industry, he had girls swooning over him. A terrific computer wizard, he knew the way to hack into the most secure firewalls one could ever think of.
Packing Laptop? Check. Ironing clothes? Check. Having a bath? Check. Coffee? Getting ready for office every day involved him having his daily dose of coffee. It was like caffeine had permeated through his system and without his daily dose, he wouldn’t survive the day. For about fifteen minutes, he searched every nook and corner of his house but he couldn’t find the sugar packets he had brought a few days back.
Their love for speed and adrenaline pumping bike rides had brought them close. But little did they know that the same love for bike rides was to change their thinking. Roaring away with their Royal Enfield’s, the two Enfielders loved exploring various locales across India. From the peaks in Ladakh to the plains in Madhya Pradesh, from the coastal rides across Goa to the journey around the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, biking took them places unknown, unseen and unspoilt.
“Why are you spoiling your happiness just because of one guy who didn’t even care about you?”
Anne had grown tired of advising her little sister – Cindy who had locked herself up from the whole world trying to accept the fact that her boyfriend had simply moved on.
It was only a few months since Cindy had met her knight in shining armor or so she thought. From sweet nothings to all night conversations; from snuggling into each other in romantic movies to going for romantic dates, she was living it up.
But then, it all came crashing down almost as soon as it began leaving her in total despair.
Written as part of Five Sentence Fiction prompt: Grief