21 stories for ’21

Book title – 21 stories for ’21 by Book Buzz

Publisher – Archaic House   Pages – 136 pages    Language – English

Author – an anthology by 21 writers.

Price – ₹ 241 for the paperback and ₹0/- on kindle unlimited

Available on – Amazon.in

purchase link – https://www.amazon.in/21-Stories-Book-Buzz/dp/8194982421/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=21+stories+for+21&qid=1614400945&sr=8-3

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2020 was an unprecedented year in the lives of all of us. It was full of the unexpected, the unwanted and certainly not needed. However, the year did have some merits for it gave us the opportunity to connect with others. It gave us the opportunity to reach out to those with whom we had lost touch with. Suddenly flush with an unexpected amount of time on our hands, many of us used it to hone our skills or take some much-needed rest.

However, there were also those who used this time to observe and chronicle that which was happening around us. These talented wordsmiths brought us 21 stories for ’21, an eclectic collection of short stories brimming with warmth, love and emotions. The 2000 word stories (not more than a 5-7 minute read each) written in multiple genres amass within themselves such emotional depth, they left me wondering – if love exists in such varied forms then why does hatred rule our hearts?

Be it the Quest for a lost sister, the crimson tears shed towards realization, the childlike joy of un-boxing nankhatais, the happiness derived from children or storytelling, the imprint that others leave in our lives, the real life scenarios that we jostle with everyday, the bonds forged, or even the words that we often leave unsaid; these stories have it all. They are like a large bouquet, tastefully decorated with myriad hues and encompassing in their bosom the fragrance of emotions that leave us with a warm and fuzzy feeling. The characters stay with you, long after you put down the book.  They take you on a journey and force you to view the world through their eyes. The language of the book is simple and it has been edited with an expert hand, so much so that you do not feel the shift in the tone of the book as you finish a story and start reading the next.These are stories of life, the relationships in them and have been written after drawing from personal spaces. There are four writers who find a place in this wonderful anthology who are under eighteen years old. Wow! That just goes on to exhibit how much the relationships around us affect us and move us.

The stories leave a reader with much to dwell upon. The characters stay with you, long after you put down the book.  They take you on a journey and force you to view the world through their eyes. The language of the book is simple and it has been edited with an expert hand, so much so that you do not feel the shift in the tone of the book as you finish a story and start reading the next.

About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (www.rianplacements.com), by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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