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Does five-year-old Emma get the explanation she needs regarding death? What is strangely beautiful about that man who wakes up for his routine morning jog? When the relationship between two founders begins to collapse at a crucial juncture, will their dream survive the test of truth? There’s the case of a master storyteller who is unable to narrate the most interesting story that he ever had, a warrior who finds inspiration in a tulip, and the soul mate who knows it all.


Most of the stories are not what you are about to read. Inspired by true events, these warm characters are sure to leave you intrigued, inspired, and at times jolted. These are sixteen shorter stories told in few words.

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Tulip - Gloom
Reluctant Goodbye
Fallen in Love
Recognizing a hero


The author put his effort to explain the human complex behavior "In a few words". Most of us might have seen the characters in these stories or even be a character. The stories are an attempt to explain a different perspective of the same situation. For an example, most of us believe that the creativity is not possible with distraction but the author feels it begins with distraction. I was raising my eyebrows many times while reading the stories. The biggest surprise is the "A Thanksless Job" story!

I read the stories in single pass but i was reflecting on the content for few days. This is a big achievement for the author.

Simply awesome! I would highly recommend to read this book is written with so many good things embedded in each story so it is worth reading twice. I personally liked the "recognizing a hero" story. I am waiting for my 4 year old daughter to read "sundar's realization" story!!! This book covers every age group...

- Amazon Customer

These short stories are really nice and I enjoyed reading. Though there is no complexity in the stories I had to read few stories twice because of twist in last line. Ramaswami has narrated the stories beautifully and eloquently. All age group will find this book interesting.

This gathering of sixteen short stories shows the richness and vitality of the form. Each story represents one of the many modes of storytelling now in our literature. This is a uniquely contemporary collection, yet with an eye on tradition.

- Dinesh,

Amazon Customer

- Udhayakumar Durai,

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