Sunday Levity: INDImag’s short-story contest

Bucks for tales

“But honestly, how many of us get excited about editorials?” asks Madhu Rao. (Chances are, if you are reading this, you are one of them. But read on.) In his email, Mr Rao says that INDImag is an out-of-pocket non-profit initiative (sound familiar?) “to get people who love story telling to come and share a tale.”

And it has announced a short-story contest for tellers of tales and closet Edgar Allen Poes.

Stories have a way of connecting people and touching their hearts. Like a good cup of coffee, a thriller can stimulates one’s senses and linger on far after enjoying it, while at the diametric opposite end of the spectrum, a story that your grandmother narrated to you as a kid, soothed you to sleep and filled you with sweet dreams.

Stories, like clay, provide an endless medium of possibilities limited only by the author’s imagination. We want to unleash a sea of these stories. [INDImag]

You might want to give it a shot.

Speaking of short stories, you might want to read some very short ones from our archives: Esky & the Penguins & Santa Singh on Train Number 2627