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Part 1

Stories Varied - A book of short stories

BS Murthy

ISBN 81-901911-9-5

Copyright © 2016 BS Murthy

Cover design of Gopi’s water color painting by Lattice Advertisers, Hyderabad.

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Ashok Nagar, Hyderabad – 500 020

Dedicated to readers - past, present 'n future - of my body of work - in full or in part(s)


With the addition of ‘Prey on the Prowl’ to my body of work, I thought the accretion was over without short story genre. Not that I didn’t try my hand at that, indeed I did, but finding the output wanting, I didn’t refill my pen again.

Maybe, literature was keen to have my contribution in this fictional sphere as well, so it seems, as beginning from July 2015, Vinita Dawra Nagia came up with “Write India Campaign of Times of India”. Her idea was to let the aspiring writers build their stories on the ‘prompts’ provided by eleven of India’s popular authors starting with Amish Tripathi.

When I penned Ilaa’s Ire on Amish’s prompt, it felt like I had crossed the unassailable frontier, and thereafter, for the next ten months, thanks to the prompts by Chetan Bhagat, Aswin Sanghi, Ravi Subramanian, Preeti Shenoy, Tuhin A. Sinha, Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Datta, Madhuri Banarjee, Jaisree Misra and Anita Nair, I had experienced the joy of short story writing.

That in the end, I could pen my Twelfth Tale, sans any prompting, perhaps, is a testimony to the success of Vinita’s Write India Campaign.

Story Titles

1) Ilaa’s Ire

2) ‘201’ Qualms

3) “?”

4) Cupid’s Clue

5) Autumn Love

6) A Touch Affair

7) Love’s How’s That?

8) A Hearty Turn

9) Love Jihad

10) Tenth Nook

11) Eleventh Hour

12) Twelfth Tale

Other books by BS Murthy -

Benign Flame – Saga of Love

Jewel-less Crown - Saga of Life

Crossing the Mirage – Passing through youth

Glaring Shadow – A stream of consciousness novel

Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel

Onto the Stage – Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays

Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife

Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of self – help (A translation in verse)

Sundara Kãnda - Hanuman’s Odyssey (A translation in verse)

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