Fiction & Stories
Fiction (Short Stories & Excerpts)
Fiction, Short Stories and Excerpts of Novels. Indian Literature and Fiction from India and the world over.
“Hello Mr. Murty …” phoned in Sadanandam, the General Manager of ABC bank. “We have reviewed the business of your Abids branch. After you took over, you are achieving excellent results. Business is growing. Congratulations”. Krishna Murty thanked Sadanandam. He … [Read the rest...] “The Scape-goat | Indraganti Narasimha Murthy”
If ever you go to Laxmipuram and ask for the house of Veera Venkata Satyanarayana garu, nobody will be able to tell you. But if you ask for the house of Gandhi garu, immediately you will be shown the house … [Read the rest...] “Gratitude | Dr. Veluri Rama Rao (translation)”
Gopal threw down a bunch of scrunched up ten rupee notes on the dirty glass counter. The notes came to rest in the gap between large, even dirtier, glass jars filled with enticing wares and a fair share of flies. … [Read the rest...] “Corporate Ladder | Swapnil Bhatnagar”
In the dim light glimmering from an oil lamp, Mother saw an unusual sight — a pout and a frown on Fatima’s angelic face. Mother was unable to digest the rarity of the event — Fatima was behaving irascibly, and that too for a new frock? She never behaved this way, what has happened to my little girl, Mother wondered in suppressed anguish. Adding to her surprise worry here was the strange insistence of her girl on not providing any convincing reason for so extravagant an expense. Why, forget convincing, Fatima insisted that she need not provide any reason at all, and that she wanted a new frock for the upcoming wedding reception simply because she wanted it. [Read the rest...] “Fatima’s Frock | Sharjeel”
Before his retirement to his cottage outside Chiangling, the peasant/poet Chen Hsi-wei had always been on the move. When the news spread that he was able to receive visitors, several came. Among the most welcome was Liu Qing-sheng, who, before … [Read the rest...] “Hsi-Wei And The Three Threes | Robert Wexelblatt”
This is and extract from the novel Still She Cried by Anuradha Bhattacharyya. Her novel One Word has won the prestigious Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi Award of Best Book of the year 2016.
Chapter 1: All in Her Hands
Consider Parul … [Read the rest...] “Still She Cried | Anuradha Bhattacharyya”
The journey back home was tedious and disappointing than the last one, six months ago. I slept more than usual in the twelve-hour flight in spite of the bustle by twenty first-time flyers. The taxi to the apartment reached at … [Read the rest...] “Waves of Solitude | Shashank Chimbalkar”