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‘Annapurna Devi’ by Abha Iyengar (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Annapurna Devi. Goddess of Plenty. My parents had been ecstatic with the name chosen by the pundit for me. I would want for nothing. The pundit was my…

‘Free Korean Dinner’ by A.D. Thompson (USA)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology She put down her Bible and picked up her Depression Clinic Handbook: “Everybody needs to feel that they have a sense of purpose. To this end it is…

‘Brink of a Beginning’ by Ankita Banerjee (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Two things happened in quick succession after her mother’s death: her father retired from the pharmaceutical company where he had worked for more than thirty years and Niti…

‘Blood Ties’ by Vandana Kumari Jena (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology No one took Sudeep seriously when he complained of severe backache. “Hypochondria,” I chuckled. I was the wife of a hypochondriac. “Must be the armchair,” suggested Dr. Natrajan,…