Ordinary lives #shortstory

Mona was astonished by the sound of her mother’s laughter.  She could hear it from inside the last room of the house while her mother laughed away in the front yard as if there is no tomorrow.

‘Do you hear that?  Mumma IS acting weird,’ said Mona to her husband Rohit.

‘It’s just your imagination.  Mumma always laughs like this, with abandon.  You should too instead of being a grumpy old woman,’ said her husband Rohit.

He adjusted his glasses and walked out to the front yard.  The older woman was engrossed in playing with her grandson.  Both were in fits of laughter trying to catch each other.

There was nothing amiss, he decided. Continue reading

Book Blitz : Encounters by Sumana Khan


Someone’s Always Waiting
Sumana Khan

ENCOUNTERS is a potpourri of five sumptuous stories involving a motley crew of protagonists. Skating along the borders of fantasy and paranormal themes, the stories track incredible and poignant journeys of self-discovery, tracing the cathartic aftermath of fleeting encounters.
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Sumana was born and raised in Bengaluru, Karnataka, where she went on to graduate with a BSc in Electronics, much to the surprise of her teachers, and relief of her parents. In what can only be described as a quirk of fate, she ended up as an IT consultant – a role she essayed for more than a decade. She then moved to the UK where she quit her job and pursued academic and literary interests. The result of this pursuit has been two Masters, one published book, quite a few manuscript drafts, and above all, being stone-broke perpetually.She currently lives in the UK with her husband and several books.
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