The Damp Roman Candle

Ram Iyer

Read time: a minute

When I asked the author what the book was about, he said that it was about a girl on the ledge. Equipped with this description, I started the short story.

Frieda has reached a point where she seems to have hit a dead end. She has lost someone very dear to her and the story is about her struggle with that loss. It is a thrilling story about love, loss and possibly more?

Am I saying too much? That’s the tricky bit about thrillers. There is a fine line between saying too much and too little. But here is what I can tell you: it is a story that will keep you glued, and the pages keep turning without a glitch. Now I’m not saying all these nice things because I happen to know the author; there is no sugar coating here—just plain truth.

I kept thinking about it much after I read it. It could be quite engaging as a longer story too, but again I loved the story for its not-too-detailed plot, and for its ending. Perhaps it should stop where it has. Perhaps it should go on—as a reader, as much as it kills me, I’d like it to stop here.

Read the story (it’s free on Kindle for the next three days) and comment below, do you want it to go on?

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Gazala Amreen

Logophile, bibliophile, writer, designer, high on wanderlust and all things pretty.

Bangalore, KA