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Month: September 2014

Five Sentence Fiction: Darkness

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“Those people in the dark with long hair, scary eyes and deformed faces will stare at you if you go towards the attic.”

She had been warned by her mother to avoid going there since the time she was born. Though Anne had heard ghost stories of how they roamed about in darkness, she seemed to be at ease even when there was not a ray of light around.

She stealthily walked towards the loft and opened the door. The voices calling out her name began to grow louder and finally she was sucked away into darkness and the door slammed shut with her mother yelling in the background.

Written as part of Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Darkness

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Book Review – 60 Minutes

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Upendra Namburi is a sales and marketing professional who is on a journey to complete his triumvirate of novels – 31, 60 minutes & 8. His novels cover everything from life in corporate boardrooms, corporate rivalry to love, relationships and the likes. With ’31’ , he had a cracking debut winning the Tata First Book Award. ’60 minutes’ is his second novel. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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Making sense of committing suicides!

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There are so many of us who don’t give importance to our lives. Whether we die or live, we feel that it won’t matter to anyone. Call it inferiority complex or whatever you like, we feel that there aren’t many people who care for us. Sadly, our life is not only ours. Our family, friends and many others are dependent on us in one way or the other. Do we even realize how they would feel if we commit suicide? Do we even think of them? Why are we so self-centered?

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Book Review – The Full Moon Bride

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Shobhan Bantwal has published 5 novels and 2 anthologies before this one. Her books cover a wide variety of women centric issues from dowry to pre-marital sex to even abortions based on gender. ‘The Full Moon Bride’ explores the concept of arranged marriage from the point of view of an Indian American woman. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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55 Fiction – Drought

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“How can you even think of taking a bath when we don’t even have enough drinking water?”

They were facing the worst drought in decades. With destroyed crops and deaths due to excessive thirst, the drought had started to affect daily lives. There was water all around the island but not a drop to drink.

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Book Review – Private India

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Ashwin Sanghi has made a name for himself in the Indian literary industry with some interesting novels whether its ‘The Rozabal Line’, ‘The Krishna Key’ or ‘Chanakya’s Chant’. He is known for mixing mythology, historical events with some amount of fiction and thus producing a brilliant read captivating audiences across the spectrum. With ‘Private India’, he combines with the internationally acclaimed author of the ‘Private’ series – James Patterson. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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Stuck in the Bathroom

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“Where is he when we need him the most? I always hate this habit of his. He never respects anyone’s time.”

“I am truly sorry Rajesh. I had reminded him about this meeting since the last few days. We had also prepared the presentation together.”

“I don’t care about you, him or this bloody presentation. Do you realize the importance of this meeting? It is the one which will decide whether we are able to crack the deal which many other vendors are pursuing as well. Get him here in the next 10 minutes any which way. If you don’t, then you will see the consequences.”

The D-Day had arrived for Rajesh. He knew that they could win the deal as they had individuals with superior skillsets and had prepared well in advance. But just when everything was going according to plan, Narayan informed him about the absence of Arjun.

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55 Fiction – The Bag

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“Keep it in the right place for maximum impact.”

Dressed in western formals with a laptop bag to boot, she looked the perfect working woman. She signaled for an auto and sped off to her destination. As she got out and walked calmly to her cabin, a loud bang was heard somewhere in the distance.

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