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Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

I’ve always been good at playing a part: the mysterious seductress for the sleaze bag, the doe-eyed innocent for the protector. I had tried both on the security guard and … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran

…She turned her face towards the fading light. Nala warned her about her skin getting darker but she had never ceased. She loved the feeling of the sun on her. … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Nerdy Dozen by Jeff Miller

THE ENEMY FIGHTER JETS SURGED PAST NEIL ANDERTOL, soaring over desolate, sandy terrain. Neil glanced out either side of his cockpit window. Two planes from his own squad were flying … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons by Ashok Ferrey

  I was born ugly. That’s what my mother always said. ‘Sonny,’ she said, ‘when are we ever going to find a girl good enough to marry you?’ A cunning … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Idris:Keeper of the Light by Anita Nair

But now your heart is set: you want to have the tale of all my trails- I must add more tears to those I have already shed.  What should I … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

She lays her warm cheek to mine. ‘You have to live,’ she says with quiet passion. ‘Sometimes, at court, a woman had to do anything to survive. Anything. You have … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

‘Do come in Michael!’ Lady Athelinda Playford sounded as ebullient as ever. She was seventy years ols, with a voice as strong and clear as a polished bell….’Now, about my … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

  …When the doctor arrived with one of the nurses close behind he knelt down next to the tarpaulin without. Word and studied the mangled forearm. There were no surgical … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The House of a Hundred Stories by Mariam Karim-Ahlawat

Sometimes in distant, clouded dreams A wondrous house I still espy, And all it’s friendly memories Touch me like a happy sigh.   Where as little children we learnt To love … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

…In every phone call during the time they were apart she had reminded him of this, of her inability to stop daydreaming about the day she would leave Limbe and … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment