My Curls Have Blown All the Way to China

Amos Oz Translated, from the Hebrew, by Maggie Goldberg Bar-Tura

It is an interesting story. Depressing though, but interesting. The story is told from the point of view of the narrator. The narrator is preparing a list of things to buy for the upcoming winter when her husband enters the room. She asks for some money to buy some winter wear when her husband breaks the news. “O.K., fine. But, listen, first I have something to tell you. It’s like this. During the factory outing... continue reading→

The Wise Parrot

by Ruskin Bond

This is my second story collection by Ruskin Bond. I had read The Elephant and the Cassowary. I liked some stories in the collection, disliked some. This book is no different. And I hate what Bond lovers are going to think of me! I am expecting hate comments already, but since I said I will give an honest opinion, here it goes! Follow Cover page It is nothing great. There is a hazy crayon coloured... continue reading→

cover: The Wise Parrot

The Freezer Chest

Dorthe Nors Translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra

This is a story of a rather unpopular guy who was bullied in his childhood and his way of standing up to the bully. He remembers: When I think about it, the freezer chest, it’s with a sensation of the ferry rocking and the North Sea beneath us. With beautiful imagery the author has also worked with great narration. The bully talks about his awesome short life being a musician and how he came about... continue reading→

The Hotel

Veronique Bizot Translated from French by Youna Kwak

This is the first story I am reading that is translated from French. It begins astonishingly well. A lady describes the scenario in the hotel for someone called ‘you’. Having finished dinner in the hotel restaurant, the young couple went back up to their room to find half a dozen rats running around in every direction. Follow It was a surprise since in the hotel was rather expensive where they did not keep even the... continue reading→

cover: The Hotel

Puerile Delusion

Preeti De Sarkar

All right, what am I to do when my friends write short stories and I like them! Puerile Delusion is a short story by another blogger friend. Ex-blogger, actually; she doesn’t blog anymore. As the title suggests, this story is of a child; a little girl whose only sister has been ill for what seems like a long time. The little one is close to her sister, so much that they “[didn’t] need words to... continue reading→

Hope Hidden in Hibiscus

Shruthi EN

Hope Hidden in Hibiscus is a very short story by a friend. I do not want to make this post longer than the story itself, so I’m going to make this post as brief as possible. The story is of a girl who just saw her father furious over what she did. She’s just five years old, and has taken up her share of responsibilities at home. The story begins with her father yelling at... continue reading→