The trials, emotions and triumph of the city of Chennai, stirred by the 2015 floods, have been thoughtfully manifested into an anthology of short stories by The Chennai Bloggers Club (CBC). ‘After the Floods’ is authored by twenty two bloggers of CBC who have earnestly brought out the voice of Chennai in their stories. The impact that the floods had on each of them combined with their individualistic thought process and creativity has stream-lined into twenty one unique fiction.
The trials, emotions and triumph of the city of Chennai, stirred by the 2015 floods, have been thoughtfully manifested into an anthology of short stories by The Chennai Bloggers Club (CBC). This upcoming anthology, ‘After the Floods’ is authored by twenty bloggers of CBC who have earnestly brought out the voice of Chennai in their stories. Written in diverse genres, the anthology is certain to delight readers of various interests. While the book is awaiting its release, next month, I request all of you to watch out for updates about the release or bookmark this page for update.
Did I miss to mention that I am one among the 20 authors?! Yeah, I feel excited to be a part of this and glad, for this will be my third short story publication.
And I pass through a tunnel. The darkness grips me with a sudden fear. But it wasn’t for long. I reach the other end which is still darker. I am now confined to a body. But my lady angel tells me that I have freedom for ten more months to navigate in and out of the womb.
Guru: Silapathikaram, Manimekalai, Seevaga Chinthamani, Valaiyapathi, Kundalakesi! Have any of you heard any of these before?
Disciple Ka: Nope! Nothing of the sort mom played on you tube!
Disciple Gna: Neither in dad’s tab or mom’s kindle!
Disciple Cha: My Hindi and Sanskrit teachers didn’t teach me either!
Disciple Jna: Some kind of learning Apps?
Disciple Ta: New toy collections at Amazon?
Guru: 😯 Phew! You little children are not be questioned. Perhaps, the only Tamil literature your grannies were familiar with were Anandha Vikatan and Ponniyin selvin. The generation of your parents must have memorized a few verses of Thirukural, the day before the exam. I am glad that children of your generation can manage to converse in Tamil. Anyways, the purpose of your parents sending you all here today, to this Gurukulam, is to make you all get introduced to Tamil literature.
What a little girl had changed in me in four days, I doubt if it could have ever happened to me otherwise. The mother, the writer and most of all, the human in me found a new inspiration in her!
This is my attempt at a fiction, after almost 15 years. I had this written for a fiction contest. It did not qualify for winning though. Hence self-publishing at my beloved blog 🙂 Slender fingers with a little hair lined up on them. Long arms, upright back, sturdy shoulders and then those ears – Ah!…