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Short Stories. Comments and criticism welcome. Enjoy!



Updated: 2018-04-15T15:42:01.900+05:30

 



Madras Chronicles—Fathers and Sons

2012-10-14T18:10:05.542+05:30

We were driving home after I picked up my sons from violin class. The underground tunneling work for the Metro Rail had made our drive home a tad longer. I stopped humming Yuvan Shankar Raja's Billa...

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Madras Chronicles—Guitar Hero

2012-10-07T17:39:17.694+05:30

The first audio cassette player I used was a Sanyo. It was a cassette recorder with a built-in microphone and a mono player. My uncle bought it and it was in my grandmother's house. It was the year...

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Triggers on a Leash

2012-03-31T09:23:33.053+05:30

Based on two very different blogs by yours truly, and drastically adapted and written as a play by Naren Weiss and uniquely shot as a short film by Ashwath Nair - Presenting, Triggers on a...

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The Tourist

2012-02-04T20:08:10.030+05:30

“How was your flight?” “Long, but comfortable...” “You can crash at the hotel tonight. I will pick you up tomorrow morning. We begin work the day after. A day's rest would help you get out of...

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50

2012-04-06T09:34:21.944+05:30

This is a stub for the 50th story on Storywheel. See Contest Rules for details.

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Win a Free EBook!

2012-04-06T09:33:56.134+05:30

Do you want to win a Free EBook? It is very easy! Send me an idea, theme, logline or title of my 50th short story. You can send your ideas in the following ways: A comment in response to this...

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Happy New Year!

2012-01-01T17:56:06.325+05:30

Wishing all Storywheel readers a very happy and prosperous New Year 2012!

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Storywheel: The Best of 2011

2011-12-28T22:13:56.061+05:30

As the year draws to a close, here is The Best of 2011 from Storywheel. This list is in order of my preference, so the first one is what I like the most (Sorry, David Letterman. This is my blog...

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Random Acts

2011-12-18T23:13:31.019+05:30

The train was not crowded for a Tuesday morning. Velachery station was next and a few minutes away. I was sitting on a seat near the door and noticed the commotion behind me. A man had fainted and...

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The Crush

2012-07-31T13:36:09.900+05:30

I glanced at my watch. Coach Singh was still answering a question from a reporter from The Sydney Morning Herald. The press conference should be over in a few more minutes. I looked around the room...

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Storywheel Turns Two

2011-12-28T15:29:27.972+05:30

Dear Readers,    Storywheel turns two today. I would like to thank all the regular readers for their support. When I started posting my stories on Storywheel, I had taken on the goal of...

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Unfinished Business

2011-11-28T02:17:49.635+05:30

Sundaram sat in the backseat and looked outside his car window. The city had changed so much in the last twenty years. He had come to India on business for the first time in many years. He had a...

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The Odds

2011-11-24T22:59:23.383+05:30

Prakash looked at his watch. It has been more than forty minutes since the scheduled departure time for his flight. There was no sign of the aircraft leaving the departure gate. The cabin was...

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Escape

2011-11-20T01:33:21.992+05:30

The alarm sounded signaling the end of the hour. The watch tower had a change of guard. Superintendent Jackson had tightened the security protocols after the riot that broke out two days ago. One...

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Homework

2011-11-08T09:35:24.565+05:30

Selvam sat in his classroom looking out the widow. Two sparrows sitting on a branch of the mango tree in the playground were chirping playfully. The teacher was reading a passage from the Social...

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Madras Chronicles — Summer of '79

2011-09-24T22:22:14.281+05:30

Every kid grows up with a song that keeps repeating in his head. For me it was என்னடி மீனாட்சி, சொன்னது என்னாச்சு from the movie இளமை ஊஞ்சல் ஆடுகிறது directed by ஸ்ரீதர் that had memorable...

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Identity

2011-09-24T22:22:29.498+05:30

The Police had cordoned off the area at the corner of Sutton and Main streets.  The place looked like a warzone.  Curious onlookers stood behind the police roadblocks trying to get a...

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Madras Chronicles — Billa and Ranga

2011-09-24T22:22:52.446+05:30

My first memory of Madras is from the year 1979. I was 4 years old. I still vividly remember walking along with my maternal grandfather, mom and dad in a suburb of Madras at that time called...

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Storywheel meets iTunes

2011-08-24T09:24:02.574+05:30

The Heist – A Ten Minute Play is now available on the Apple iTunes bookstore! This play is available for royalty-free performances worldwide. Here is the...

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Genome (the comic)

2011-08-24T09:24:32.974+05:30



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The Heist – A Ten Minute Play now available on Smashwords.com

2011-08-13T09:43:39.430+05:30

The Heist – A Ten Minute Play is now available from Smashwords.com! The play is an adaptation from two short stories – The Heist and Transference – previously published on Storywheel....

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Storywheel Collection - Now available for Kindle on Amazon.com

2011-07-13T23:55:35.262+05:30

Dear readers, You can now purchase Kindle eBooks of collections of stories from Storywheel at Amazon.com! For the convenience of readers, there are different collections available. The Storywheel...

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Precious Cargo

2011-09-24T22:23:19.645+05:30

Image Credit: extranoise via Flickr R aghavan walked to his desk dressed in a white bathrobe. He pressed a button and a monitor sprung up on his desk and lit up. It seemed to be a busy day ahead...

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Prayers and Solidarity

2011-07-04T17:38:56.046+05:30

Dear Storywheel readers,      Join me in expressing our prayers and hopes for the people of Japan who have been ravaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami and its...

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Siachen

2011-09-24T22:23:43.495+05:30

Image Credit: Crevasse by Barrie Sutcliffe via Flickr T he train stopped at Jolarpettai station. Sundaram collected his bag and walked towards the exit. Porters scurried around looking for...

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