Category: Short stories

‘A Killer On A Coconut Tree’ by Shruthi Rao

Shruthi - Rao

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Ramayya rolled up the shutters of his tiny shop with an eardrum-shattering noise. He stepped in, touched the cash register and pressed his fingers to his eyes. He…

‘Kings and Sons’ by Vrinda Baliga

Vrinda Baliga

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology All eyes were on the girl when she entered.No one, however, met her gaze when she glanced timidly about the courtyard. Only Hirabai observed her frankly, noting every…

‘Recreation’ By Krupa Ge

Krupa

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Minakshi hit the play button, struggling to find a comfortable spot. Phule phule dhole dhole, Bohey kiba mridu baay. … Ki jani kishero lagi Pran kore haay-haay. By the…

‘Returning the Bird’ by Kerri Harris

Kerri Harris

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology I creep out of the quiet darkness of our house, where the smell of last night’s lamb chops lingers to a pre-dawn feeding and drinking frenzy that I…

‘Sleeping Around’ by Abdul Sulamal

Abdul Sulamal

 Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology  Translated from Pashto to English by N. Atal As soon as Amir walked through the door, he started shouting and cursing, “where are you!? You honour-less scum!” His…

‘Maid’ by Ritika Pathak

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Everyone called me Angoori and the name has stuck; I never questioned its origin. I can still remember the day when my life changed completely. My uncle Rajgopal…

‘Sparrow’ by Karishma Khanna

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Anshu sat on the footpath and cried. Back then, it seemed like a good idea. Soon, people at the streets looked at her and pointed her out to…

‘The Bitch’ by Ritika Pathak

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology She was labelled a bitch. Of course, after two divorces, both initiated by her, she was viewed with suspicion. There is nothing more annoying than being a lowly…