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DetailsThey say, bad luck comes in threes - here it comes in 25 dark, chilling, mind-numbing stories. Lore and superstition would have you think, bad luck omens were easy enough to spot and, with a bit of caution and contrivance, easy enough to avoid. Well, you couldn't be more wrong.If you really think bad luck knocks your door because a black cat crossed your path, or you walked unthinkably under a ladder or probably because of the salt you inadvertently split as you seasoned your soup - then you really must think again. But, it really is not that simple. Life and destiny are a lot more complex than that.We humans are addled by the worst ever luck at the worst ever times. It's just our lot, and no four leaf clover, or horse-shoe or evil-eye bracelets will make it go away. Even the rabbit's foot you carry on your person for good luck was such bad luck for the rabbit; the poor thing is dead because of that!Our authors come out with stories from the darkest depths of their minds, making you thank your Maker that you are not at the centre of these cursed lives. Have you had the feeling that something sinister is going to happen? And then you shake your head and chide yourself for being paranoid. You could be right, you know...Uttara, Vibha, Rajee, Taniya and Subhojit tell you how, just how wrong things can go, for life surely is unpredictable. And if something can go wrong, it will - at the most inopportune time.Buried alive in a coffin by one you could never guess, revenge of people you thought of as long dead, hypnotist birds who hold your life in their hands, youth lost at the hands of an abusive sect of fanatics, jealous friends, jinxed souls, premonitions, curious cats and a lot more of the dark world that exists along with the sunshine and the flowers. But through this midnight dark, shine tiny sparks of hope, sometimes... Think you can catch them and make a bright glow before they die down? Don't be so sure.CONTENTS:1.You never know2.The reunion3.Coffee4.Transgression5.Cheese and butter6.Frozen7.The girl who had everything8.I dream of death9.Kim and the cobra10.The believer11.I belong12.The reunion13.The commuter14.Lazy sunday15.Skin deep16.My story17.Plum cake18.The debauched braiding of destiny19.Radhika and the pigeon20.Her brother, Nikhil21.Lady luck22.The pink shirt23.Divine justice24.In search of a story25.The indispensable servantABOUT THE EDITOR: Sonalini was appointed Chief Editor at Prakash Books, now Fingerprint Publishing when she was only 28, a feat unheard of in the publishing field. But she did Prakash proud, creating their paperback list, curating the best classic prints and commissioning scripts that topped the Neilson charts.Her paperback successes just to mention a few are: 1. Marathon Baba by Girish Kohli 2. Shit Happens by Karan Puri 3. Hello Goodbye I Love You by Steve Reichstein 4. Move on Bunny by Vivek Atray 5. God is a River by Mona Verma 6. In a Bubble of Time by Susy Matthew 7. Iora and the Quest of Five by Arefa Tehsin 8. Daughter by Court Order by Ratna Vira.Sonalini writes for children and designs books with great thought. She has established her own boutique-publishing firm, The Book Co., and a content agency by the name of Papermills. Her company aims to mentor first time authors, hoping to build a community of strong voices that find an audience. The team also hopes to bring out childrens literature like never published before in the country.ABOUT THE AUTHORS :Uttara Talapatra is an Engineer and MBA by qualification and a writer by choice. Her true passion lies in writing and she hopes to someday turn it into a full-time career. She has been writing ever since school and college and has won various awards for the same. Having lived in multiple cities across India, she has a broad perspective of human nature and this is reflected in her stories.She has worked with reputed MNCs in their Marketing and Sales functions for eight years, and has extensive experience of corporate work culture. However, due to her interest in the fine arts, she has dabbled in writing, acting, direction and singing among other things, and this is her first independent collection of short stories. A freelance writer of short stories, she likes to read, write and travel. She resides in Mumbai and can be reached on email@example.com. Her other books are : SURPRISES, which is a delightful collection of short stories.Vibha Batra is an author, advertising consultant, poet, lyricist, translator, travel writer, playwright, translator and columnist. Her published books include: Ludhiana to London, Glitter and Gloss, The Activist and The Capitalist, Sweet Sixteen (Yeah, Right!), Seventeen and Done (You Bet!), Eighteen and Wiser (Not Quite!,) Ishaavaasya Upanishad: Knowledge and Action, Tongue-in-cheek, A Twist of Lime and Family Crossword. She has also contributed short stories and poems to several anthologies.
SKU Code PRK B 6289 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788172343439 Author Name Authors: Vibha Batra, Subhojit Sanyal, Rajee H. Singhania, Uttara Talapatra, Taniya Sachdeva. Editor: Sonalini Chaudhry Publisher Name PRAKASH BOOKS