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Today, I’ve put up the trailer of my first short fiction series ‘Stranger Ways’ online for the world to see. Its something new we’re trying to create, to present an Audio Book to the listener like never before.

Would love you to take a look and give me your view on it!

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In the making: A free downloadable eBook for all my readers!

 

Its a great feeling to be read and appreciated by people from across the globe; and that’s simply why I love writing this blog: because it connects simple people like you and me, who live different lives but hold the same love and taste for writing and expression.

For all my dear readers, there’s a small eBook of my first fiction series in the making. I will be putting it up online on my website for a free download, and of course, you’ll be among the first people I notify! 🙂

Here’s a synopsis of the series Stranger Ways. You can also catch the first, uncut version of the series right here, and any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

Stranger Ways: Ways Forward

This time, Karthika came across another wretched woman at the Doraisami Subway, to whom she donated a lot of her old clothes…after all, winter was soon approaching.

The wretched woman we know now works at the Domestic Terminal of the Chennai Airport. Her kid is looked after by Shantiamma, who named her Muthu.

Fedora is the same sweet old mother, and her kid now knows a lot of mermaid stories.

Juhi is doing great at her job since the day she decided to work on her Tamil. She also has a few Tamil songs on her iPod.

Leela is dating again, and she visits Swati more often; for reasons other than buying Mysurpa.

Swati is now Senior Store manager at one of the biggest outlets of Shri Krishna Sweets. Rajan never came back, and Swati never accepted a single penny Rajan sent for their daughter Rukku.

Hari is working as a manager at the hotel he was appointed to. He plans to shift to a better hostel room after his next promotion. He’s visiting Swati and Rukku for Dussehra this year.

Manoj is the lead guitarist in a newly formed rock band. He also teaches at the Sahityam Academy of Arts on weekends.

Ravi Sir still pens upto 4 songs a day, and will be directing his last play soon. After which he plans to write only for his wife.

Kashif left his post-graduation midway, and moved to Dubai, where he works at his uncle’s construction company. He plans to abscond soon.

Meera now works with an NGO in Kerala. She plans to make a visit to Cologne this December, and spend this Christmas with her mother’s family there.

Jaggi visited many other places across Kerala. He’s booked a boathouse vacation at Munnar for January, with his wife and soon-to-be-wed daughter.

Mrs. Preetha Nair was thrilled to be on television. She now loves to talk about her job.

Shirley continues to be a good journalist, but on one of her recent trips, she lost her wallet again.

Baalan doesn’t sell pipes anymore. He’s found a small time job at a car garage. With the money he found in Shirley’s wallet, he purchased a bicycle and shopped for Jaya. Next month, they plan to rent a small room for themselves. But much sooner, they plan to secretly marry. Only the old mad woman knows about their plan.

Shanmugam and Vijayalakshmi will be travelling together again in December; this time, to play at the Chembai Music Festival in Kerala.

Harbinder continues to work as airport security staff, but she has also rekindled her passion for cooking – and for herself.

Chandni hasn’t pulled down much, but she quit being a fulltime housewife. She and Vinod have started a small restaurant business of their own.

Nandita loves being back in Chennai, and works for a leading music channel. If things go well, she’ll be hosting a show starting in January.

Velu still works at Sangeetha Tea Stall. He can now write more than just his name in Tamil.

Janardanan bought a transistor for himself. He now catches all the news, but still misses being with his wife and daughter for dinner.

Ganesan bought that bike he wanted to buy; but later that month, his help at the store fled with over Rs. 15,000 from the store.

And the cabbie still needs his pills; but he is now more often on time than not, and his wife Shailaja now cooks better than ever….

(The above post is a part of my first short fiction series: Stranger Ways. More from the series here. Thanks!)

Stranger Ways: Profit and Loss

After all the windfalls and pitfalls of the MLM businesses he ventured into, this stable-income business was a relief. All he needed to do was decrypt the doctor’s handwriting to figure out the medicine names, know his racks and drawers in and out, and keep a regular record of the medicines going out and the ones that need to come in. Well, he didn’t really have to look into the record part; he’d hired someone smarter than him to handle the complicated stuff.

This monsoon brought in the busiest and the most profitable days. Days when at any given time, he was attending to atleast 3 customers simultaneously. Looks like I can manage to buy that bike this month

This is an excerpt from my first ever fiction series ‘Stranger Ways’, which will be available soon as a downloadable eBook and an Audio Series on YouTube. Check out the trailer of the series!

Stranger Ways: Night duty

Usually, he sat on his wobbly chair outside the gate, and couldn’t wait for the shops and the people on the street to retire for the day, so that he could catch some good sleep. But tonight, long after the neighbourhood was asleep, Janardanan was still sitting up wide awake on his chair.

He had nothing to even keep himself busy thinking about. This is going to be a long night, he thought, as he got up and started walking around.

A few minutes away, he could hear some…

….

This is an excerpt from my first ever fiction series ‘Stranger Ways’, which will be available soon as a downloadable eBook and an Audio Series on YouTube. Check out the trailer of the series!

Stranger Ways: The spirit and the pen

He walked briskly, humming his latest favourite song, with the crate of coffee cups in his left hand, and tea cups in his right. The watchman of the Commerce Plaza was sleeping gloriously this morning. Good, I won’t need to write my name in his book. Saved of the embarrassment of his illiteracy, he sneaked into the complex carefully not to the wake the old guy, and at the same time, not break the glasses. He’s done this a couple of times. I’m a pro at it now-

“Stop right there!” a voice blurted out from…

This is an excerpt from my first ever fiction series ‘Stranger Ways’, which will be available soon as a downloadable eBook and an Audio Series on YouTube. Check out the trailer of the series!

Stranger Ways: Home

Many would term her return as her failure, and its many ugly consequences were yet to surface, but it was better to face and be done with them than to have stayed back in the city that had treated her horribly. The city that had shown her many dreams, only to have crushed them irreversibly.

She stopped in the middle of the empty road…

This is an excerpt from my first ever fiction series ‘Stranger Ways’, which will be available soon as a downloadable eBook and an Audio Series on YouTube. Check out the trailer of the series!