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“When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.”-William Shakespeare
Inspired by Robert Swatwood’s Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, Short & Sweet, curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa, is a collection of more than 160 stories, some of which reflect shades and scars of Sri Lanka’s recent past . The stories uniquely Sri Lankan in flavour, have a universal appeal. The book works as notebook too and can be treasured or passed on to loved ones.
Like Swartwood’s original, this “short & sweet” book is one that you can start reading at any page. Though it started off as an experiment in creative writing, the end result is a collection of little surprises, that bring forth a psychedelic myriad of emotions- tumultuous and horrific on one page and surprisingly sensual and mischievous on another.
Sanjana Hattotuwa is a senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo and the curator of Groundviews http://www.groundviews.org an award winning citizen journalism website.