After a pretty successful first two books – ‘Another Chance’ and ‘Urban Shots’, Grey Oak Publishers is coming up with their next short story anthology – ‘Down the Road’. While ‘Urban Shots’ dealt with life in urban India, ‘Down the Road’ deals with as the name suggests, life at school and college. Did you like the girl sitting next to you in class? Do you miss the time with friends in the college canteen? Do you miss hostel and school life when you had no tensions whatsoever? ‘Down the Road’ includes all this and more.
After my poor attempt at short story writing for Urban Shots where I was rejected outright, I was determined to do well and work properly on submitting a good short story for the new anthology. But this time too things didn’t work out too well though the story has been selected by Grey Oak to feature on d.ustb.in which is an interestingly named website for short story lovers.
But before I could sit down and wonder what went wrong and what I should improve on, Ahmed gave me a chance to contribute an essay on two decades of Bollywood movies on school and college campuses. And lo, after a lot of editing and re-editing it has finally been included in the book along with the other stories.
I would like to sincerely thank Ahmed Faiyaz and everyone else at Grey Oak Publishers for giving me a chance to get published. I would surely keep working on my writing over a period of time.
The book launches across India in the 2nd week of April
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