“Stories are of two types – those motivated by intellect, and those motivated by heart. Where intellect is prominent, feeling is scarce.”
~ Munipalle Raju (Born 1925),
Sahitya Akademi award-winning fiction writer in Telugu
Welcome dear Readers and Writers.
The quantity of short fiction being received by Muse India has been rapidly increasing; and the quality also has been going up. No doubt, it is very heartening for Muse India, as a journal – since more and more good writers are preferring to contribute to it. Yet, on the flipside, it has become a very arduous task for the editors.
At the same time, our heart/conscience doesn’t permit us to eliminate a good story on the grounds of space constraints or for hair-splitting reasons; it would be a gross injustice to the writer. Hence to find a way out, we are coming up with a new Feature – Annual Short Fiction Bonus, so as to accommodate the surplus treasure.
And we restate, that Muse India keeps a gap of at least two issues before repeating the same writer in order to encourage new talent.
Just read the following stories sieved and selected for the current issue, and you are sure to endorse their quality, variety and realism.
1. The Shrinking Man: Sunil Sharma
2. Fury: Sukla Singha
3. Sacrifice: Sahar Raza
4. Love the Reason?: Reema Tripathy
5. As quiet as a feather falling: Neera Kashyap
6. A Different Sky: Humera Ahmed
7. Entrapped: Eva Bell
8. The Cats: Ananya Sarkar
9. New World: Akshat Joshi
We congratulate all the above writers, and five out of them are first time contributors to Muse India, in tune with our policy of encouraging more and more new writers. The new contributors are Akshat Joshi, Humera Ahmed, Reema Tripathy, Sahar Raza, and Sukla Singha.
Happy reading! Happy time!